McGurked

Obama nominee for ambassador to Iraq withdraws nomination
McGurk

The Obama administration’s choice for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn his nomination.

Boo hoo

Journalist at center of McGurk scandal says she's the victim

Disgraced Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon maintains that she is a victim of the growing row over the nomination of her husband Brett McGurk to be the next ambassador to Iraq, according to an email she recently sent to friends.

GOP Senators: Withdraw McGurk

GOP Senators Call For Withdrawal of McGurk's Nomination in letter to President Obama

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.

Wife of Iraq ambassador nominee resigns from Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon has resigned from the paper following the revelation that she shared “unpublished news articles with” former National Security Council member Brett McGurk, who is currently nominated to be the next ambassador to Iraq.

Baghdad Booty Call

Leaked emails of embattled Iraq ambassador nominee raise questions over reporter’s access, coverage

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.

Fifty Shades of Disgrace

Emails add to concerns over Obama nominee for Iraq post

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.

Nomination Interruptus

Leaked emails put Obama Nomination in Jeopary

Revelations that the Obama administration’s choice to be the next ambassador to Iraq engaged in a torrid extramarital affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter have put his nomination in serious jeopardy according to multiple sources close to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is currently considering the appointment.