Gina Chon — the Wall Street Journal reporter who was revealed to have had an affair with President Obama‘s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Iraq — has officially resigned. Leaked emails disclosed their relationship, which began in 2008 when Chon was reporting in Iraq and Brett McGurk was stationed in the country as well.
Per the WSJ statement:
“Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon agreed to resign this afternoon after acknowledging that while based in Iraq she violated the Dow Jones Code of Conduct by sharing certain unpublished news articles with Brett McGurk, then a member of the U.S. National Security Council in Iraq.
“In 2008 Ms. Chon entered into a personal relationship with Mr. McGurk, which she failed to disclose to her editor. At this time the Journal has found no evidence that her coverage was tainted by her relationship with Mr. McGurk.”
The emails between the two were published by Cryptome — after which Chon had taken a leave of absence.
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