Brett McGurk, President Obama's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, has withdrawn from consideration following revelations about questionable conduct, an administration official said Monday.
The personal conduct of McGurk (pictured) came under intense scrutiny since flirtatious e-mails exchanged with Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon were made public.
The e-mails appear to show that the two carried on an affair while they were stationed in Baghdad in 2008. They later married.
Chon recently resigned her position at the newspaper in the wake of the controversy.FULL STORY