The Obama Administration, which has denounced and investigated a series of high-profile leaks, declined to comment today on the leaked State Department emails that cost them a high-profile diplomatic nominee Monday.
But the torpedoing of the Administration's young, ambitious, and aggressive choice as Ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, leaves behind a whodunnit with any number of suspects.
McGurk's candidacy for the Baghdad post had faced increasing resistance after at times flirtatious emails between him and his current wife, Gina Chon, were published on Flickr on June 4, two days before his first round of hearings on the Hill.
The well-timed email leak, coupled with criticism from Senator John McCain over McGurk's role in negotiating the end of the U.S. military presence in Iraq, had the effect of crippling his confirmation.
So why would State leak emails to torpedo an Obama pick and what did McGurk do in negotiating the end of the Iraq War which is getting McCain so perturbed?