Days into the controversy over whether or not he was in a helicopter that took enemy fire in Iraq in 2003, as he has claimed over the years, the NBC Nightly News anchor today told staff in a memo that he is temporarily stepping away from the anchor desk. This comes one day after NBC News boss Deborah Turness announced that the division is conducting an internal investigation into Williams’ remarks over the issue. The controversy erupted last weekend after a January 30 NBC News segment detailed the 2003 incident on air. Members of the U.S. military began posting online disputing Williams’ recollection of events. On February 4, Williams apologized to viewers and members of the military on air for the version of events told in the January 30 segment.

Read the full memo below:

In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.

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I predict he won't be back, ever. And good riddins!

Hey what do you expect from a left wing Reporter, like most of Obama's press corp NBC,CBS and ABC they get confused and cant remember what version of the truth they are talking about, you see Obama and his press corp can make up anything they want Because there is no one to hold them accountable... They own and or control almost all the news out lets,      

When are we going to tell them the BS. isn't working any more, we know you carry water for, now if I had the ability to reach people I would be proud to the first one to be arrested for protesting at the offices of ABC,CBS,NBC Its about someone did something to stop the Bull Shit they have been feeding us for years ! 

He could hang himself.

Quit or be fired?

Damn Wink! I love it! You should be a jounalist on TV....and there's an opening just now available! GO FOR IT!!!

He could start his own website titled: The world news through my perspective

he will never be trusted.  not only is he a liar, but also gives aid and comfort to our enemies by undermining our nation. give him a noose and a sharp drop!!!!!

Obama will probably hire him for his teleprompter writing staff .. can't let a good liar go to waste

What a dumb ass!! He actually admitted lying!! He cannot be a true Democrat if he admits he lied and he certainly isn't a Republican! So he must be an Independant Liberal....anyway after this career-ending fiasco he has created it really doesn't matter what he is.....(dead dumb ass meat!)

But now he is free to run for President! That's what all great liars do, isn't it? lol

Now just think about this for a moment.  He lied  he admitted it and apologized for it.  It has been on the news for two weeks now.  So now probably of sheer frustration he is taking a leave.  Well how about this  Obama has been lying for 6 years already and the damn media does not cover that or even care.  It is much more tragic that the President lies daily that this one reporter.  This shows how this media is shaping the news and what we hear about and what we don't.

LOL! LOVED WINK'S POST . UNFORTUNATELY , WHAT PASSES FOR HARD NEWS THESE DAYS HAVE MORE TO DO WITH SPACE ALIENS OR WHATEVER .

I wonder if he will be going to the same "Reprogramming" facility that Glenn Beck went to?

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ALERT --> Florida Democrats Urged Voters To Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms

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 Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes.

That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, was reported Thursday morning by Ana Ceballos of the Naples Daily News, who notes the scheme has already been reported to federal prosecutors.

Ceballos reported:

A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline.

The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.

But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a “cure affidavit,” that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.

One Palm Beach Democrat said in an interview the idea was to have voters fix and submit as many absentee ballots as possible with the altered forms in hopes of later including them in vote totals if a judge ruled such ballots were allowed.

Election Day was November 6.

A decision Thursday by federal judge Mark Walker, a Barack Obama appointee, will allow voters to correct mismatched signatures on mailed-in and provisional ballots until Saturday. Republicans have appealed.

Republicans are already crying foul over Democrats’ efforts to overturn GOP victories in the races for governor and U.S. Senate by suing local election authorities to include votes that were improperly cast (or not cast).

Election officials in Broward County and Palm Beach County failed to comply with state laws and court orders regarding the counting and reporting of outstanding ballots, leading to speculation about efforts to tamper with the results.

Democrats have countered by claiming that Republicans do not want every vote to be counted.

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