Pittenger Won’t Release Letter Confirming Sale of Real Estate Company

He sold the company to his wife before taking office; the company is now under federal investigation.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Aug. 19, 2015, 6:40 a.m.

Rep. Robert Pit­tenger (R), whose fam­ily’s real es­tate busi­ness is be­ing in­vest­ig­ated by the FBI, “won’t re­lease a let­ter from the House Eth­ics Com­mit­tee that he said ap­proves of the sale of his long­time real es­tate com­pany to his wife be­fore tak­ing a seat in Con­gress. … Al­though the com­mit­tee’s ad­vis­ory work is usu­ally con­fid­en­tial, no rule pre­vents mem­bers of Con­gress from re­leas­ing such let­ters. Oth­er law­makers have done so in the past when ques­tions were raised about their con­nec­tions.” (Mc­Clatchy)


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