Did Email Hacker Bring About Gov. Sanford's Fall?

Seems the emails from the Argentine mistress of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford were distributed by a hacker, or so Sanford's mistress claims according to a report by FoxNews.

The emails were obtained by The State - the South Carolina newspaper - in December, the Huffington Post reported. The State said they did not inially publish the emails as they could not authenticate them.

Sanford went missing last week and initial reports said he "had gone hiking" until he admitted thr affair a few days ago.

People are now calling for Sanford to resign, news reports are stating.

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