Brian Williams to Face NBC Probe Over Iraq Claims

TIME

Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is now the subject of an internal investigation at NBC, after admitting to giving misleading accounts of his involvement in a helicopter attack in Iraq in 2003.

The probe is being led by Richard Esposito, the head of NBC’s investigative unit, the New York Daily News reports. There was no information about how long the investigation would last or what it will entail.

“As you would expect, we have a team dedicated to gathering the facts to help us make sense of all that has transpired,” NBC News President Deborah Turness said in an internal memo, USA Today reports. “We’re working on what the best next steps are – and when we have something to communicate we will of course share it with you.”

Since reporting on the Iraq war in 2003, Williams has repeatedly said he was in a helicopter that was forced…

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