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Dems Want Mark Sanford’s Controversial Payout Investigated

By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is facing criticism – and calls for an investigation – after news broke that he received a quarter million dollar deal from a lender facing scrutiny over its allegedly dishonest tactics. Among the interesting reveals?  A huge chunk of Sanford’s take from Tree.com…

By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is facing criticism – and calls for an investigation – after news broke that he received a quarter million dollar deal from a lender facing scrutiny over its allegedly dishonest tactics.

Among the interesting reveals?  A huge chunk of Sanford’s take from Tree.com was received after he won a May 2013 special election to the U.S. Congressional seat he previously held from 1995-2001.

According to the AP, the former two-term South Carolina governor “received his $108,539 in Tree.com stock after taking office in Congress” – although the company didn’t disclose the payout until May 2014.  The wire service says Sanford’s acceptance of the money has “never been made public until now.”

The scandal has reignited speculation about potential challengers to the “Luv Gov” – but it’s also got Democrats demanding he be investigated.

“Once more Representative Mark Sanford has shown he’ll put his own interests before those of working South Carolinians,” S.C. Democratic Party (SCDP) chairman Jamie Harrison said. “Sanford’s payout from a company under investigation required last minute maneuvering to avoid losing money when he took office. Working families across South Carolina don’t get sweetheart $239,159 buyouts. Our elected officials must be open and honest about their financial dealings.  I encourage the appropriate oversight bodies to review the details of this questionable transaction.”

We agree …

No matter how you look at it, Sanford’s deal screams “shady.”

Seriously … we don’t yet know the quid  from the quo  here, but something smells incredibly fishy.

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18 comments

Bible Thumper December 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

“but something smells incredibly fishy.”
Is that a legal phrase?

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William December 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The technical name for smells fishy is “probable cause”. Is there probable cause to suspect Sanford took a bribe here. I think so. It certainly should be investigated, but will it? I expect Darrel Issa to hold a hearing on it. When hell freezes over.

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Jerk hater December 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

By all means…investigate the jerk.

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WW December 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Sanford should be investigated for endorsing/contributing to and helping hamstring South Carolina with Haley!

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Your buddy Ervin elected Haley! Why don’t we find out why Tommy spent almost $4 MILLIION $$$$’s of his own money (LMAO!!!), with NO chance winning while quitting the race one week before the election. He received 0.92% of the vote.

This just don’t pass the smell test. In my opinion there needs to be an investigation of the Sheheen and Ervin campaigns and find out how long they had been working together (if they were :-) )and if Ervin received any financial benefit from dropping out of the race.

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Kiss That Ass Goodbye December 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Funny, the idiot can’t get anything right. Hell, just look at that fine woman he let go of…

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nitrat December 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

It’s because he really is an idiot.
Read his 2009 homage to the atheist Ayn Rand in Newsweek if you have any doubt,

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"Belen" December 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

He was pissing and moaning about how financially burdened he was with his kids tuitions, yada, yada, so I ended up paying for our Paris “honeymoon” kiss-off! That Ba$t@>d ?!?!? was holding out on ME!

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nitrat December 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Well, Jaime Harrison, has the SCDP sent the AP story to the US House Ethics Committee where it belongs?

It obviously needs to investigate this.

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ThreePalms December 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Mark Sandford. What a piece of work. Thanks a lot Charleston Republicans. Remind me again why he is better than..er..anyone?

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Nancy Pelosi+Elizabeth Colbert Busch= Obama
Did that help?

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SCBlues December 18, 2014 at 4:49 am

“Nancy Pelosi+Elizabeth Colbert Busch= Obama
Did that help?”
Pogo needs a brand new bag.

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Scooter December 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

He will never be prosecuted in SC. No one has the guts to do it. This will smell worse than that of the ousted Lexington Sheriff. No one wants to carry the ball because they might be the next one hit.

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jesse December 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Where is his soul mate now? Did he take her back after he dumped her on Facebook? Just curious.

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shifty henry December 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

Probably sitting in front of a cozy fire drinking nogs with Jenny.

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??? December 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

Wonder if she leaked some info to the AP? She could have been the one to leak the soul-mate e-mails in 2008 too for all we know. She is a “journalist” with contacts, and mistresses have been known to act out to seek revenge or gain undivided attention from their affair partners.

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sparklecity December 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Where is the investigation on the “progress” of the “investigation” of the SC DOR hacking is what I want to know!!!!!!

NOWHERE THAT’S WHERE!!!!!

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SCBlues December 18, 2014 at 4:55 am

“By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is facing criticism . . . . .”
Not from you he isn’t.
You’re still slurping on his schlong and enjoying every minute of it.
Your knees probably have more soil from the Appalachian Trail embedded in them than the feet of Cherokee Native Americans who lived there their entire lives . . . .

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