NBC's Williams takes himself off air amid Iraq comment controversy

February 7, 2015 11:20 PM

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Brian Williams, under internal investigation by NBC News over his embellished account of a 2003 helicopter mission over Iraq, told NBC staffers Saturday he'll step down temporarily to avoid becoming a distraction.

"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 Leste...

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