BRETT MCGURK, OBAMA NOMINEE TO IRAQ AMBASSADOR POST, ENGAGED IN EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR WITH WSJ REPORTER
Yet another story involving a woman named Gina. I promise, it's not me!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. The emails raise questions about whether the administration official traded access to sensitive information for sexual favors and his fitness for the ambassadorship.
The 2008 emails between Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon and former National Security Council member Brett McGurk, Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq, expose a torrid love affair that unfolded over a period of several months. Neither Chon nor the State Department responded to request for comment.
One source with knowledge of the nomination said the State Department had acknowledged that the emails came from their system.
The explicit details contained in the missives indicate that McGurk, who was married at the time, dangled unprecedented access and information before Chon in return for a series of increasingly intimate sexual encounters.
McGurk is now married to Chon.