Wall Street Journal Iraq Reporter with Romantic Link to Ambassadorial Nominee Will Take Leave of Absence
The Wall Street Journal reporter whose amorous 2008 emails with a senior Bush official in Iraq appear to have been leaked on Flickr and Cryptome earlier this week is scheduled to take a leave of absence from the paper later this summer, a spokeswoman from the paper told The Observer.
“Gina Chon, currently a reporter in Money & Investing, asked for a formal leave of absence from The Wall Street Journal in March when it appeared her then-fiancé [Brett McGurk] might be nominated as ambassador to Iraq,” she wrote. “The request was granted at the time, and the leave is scheduled to begin later this summer.”
As for the leaked emails, the spokeswoman said the company is “looking into the matter.” Read More