The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate. Islamic terrorists have reportedly seized control of the airport in Tripoli after days of heavy fighting, while Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a series of secret air strikes on militant positions, according to U.S. officials. U.S. ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah has fled the country.
On Monday, Deborah wrote on Twitter that she was “still” in the island nation of Malta, a popular tourist destination known for its sunny beaches. She included a photo as proof:
The White House withdrew the nomination of Timothy Broas, a prominent Obama fundraiser, for ambassador to the Netherlands after he was charged with drunk driving last week.
President Obama is being pressed by a delegation of prominent Republican Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee to “withdraw” his nomination of Brett McGurk as the next ambassador of Iraq.
Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon’s repeated use of anonymous, high-level sources in her dispatches from Iraq has raised further concerns that her sexual relationship with former National Security Council member Brett McGurk—now President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq—won her unprecedented insider access.
Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) may hold up the nomination of former National Security Council member Brett McGurk in light of allegations that McGurk engaged in a love affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter while the duo were stationed in Iraq, according to sources close to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
President Obama’s ambassadorial nominee to Iraq appears to have conducted a lascivious extramarital affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter while the duo were stationed in Iraq, according to a collection of often-explicit emails posted on the website Cryptome earlier this week.
President Barack Obama’s pick for ambassador to Iraq has come under fire for his ties to Islamist parties, as well as his failure to negotiate for continued U.S. troop presence in the country.
The U.S. ambassador to Russia implied that certain forces may be spying on his e-mail and listening in on his phone calls, a premise that State Department officials in the U.S. rejected.