WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell confirmed Tuesday that he will return all gifts from the political donor now at the center of a federal investigation.
For the first time, he also indicated that he was not aware of all the gifts that had been given to his family.
"I am deeply sorry for things that I have done, or perhaps choices that members of my family have made," said McDonnell on WTOP's "Ask the Governor."
At question is the Governor's relationship with Jonnie Williams, the CEO of Star Scientific. McDonnell announced last week that he had returned a $120,000 loan from Williams, and, in his first remarks since that announcement, the governor says he will also give back around $50,000 in gifts.
"It is my intent to work with my counsel to ensure that all remaining gifts that we have are also returned," said McDonnell.
"My daughter who just got married has returned her wedding gift," said McDonnell.
The governor maintains he hasn't violated any laws, either state or federal. But he is considering changing the laws regarding disclosure of gifts in Virginia.
"I am going to have some proposals here and we'll have some announcements soon," said McDonnell.
But one thing he will not consider is resigning.
"I intend to work this next 160 days to do everything possible to be able to finish out a very good term," said McDonnell.