Feds Pulled Sanford's Security Status For A Week

Federal documents show the Department of Homeland Security temporarily pulled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's classified security clearance following his secret trip to Argentina.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Wednesday that a Homeland Security division chief notified Sanford in a July letter that the Republican governor's actions raised questions about his judgment and trustworthiness.

The newspaper obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act request. The newspaper reports that the federal agency suspended Sanford's access to classified information for a week before calling the decision an error.

The letter suspending Sanford came after he admitted a yearlong affair with an Argentine woman during a rambling, tearful news conference.


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