Old footage has resurfaced when the then-young journalist Michelle Kosinski was caught briefly during a canoe segment for NBC's Today Show when it was discovered that the former British ambassador to the United States was being investigated on suspicion that he had seen her during a Affair had passed on White House secrets.
It was revealed this week that former British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, 66, was being investigated over an alleged affair with Kosinski, 46, who was a reporter for CNN at the time.
The suspicion arose among US officials after a series of articles by Kosinski contained highly sensitive inside information about the Trump administration.
An investigation by the Justice Department later cleared Darroch of wrongdoing and denied sharing any stories with the journalist.
But this is not the first time Kosinski has gotten into the hot water because of her reporting.
Old footage has resurfaced when then-young journalist Michelle Kosinski was caught briefly on NBC's Today Show when it was revealed that the former British ambassador to the United States was being investigated on suspicion of telling her the secrets during an affair of the White House
It was revealed this week that former British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, 66, was being investigated over an alleged affair with Kosinski, 46 (pictured), who was a reporter for CNN at the time
Archive footage from the NBC Today Show reveals the crowning moment when the avid reporter appeared to be trying – and failed – to deceive viewers about the extent of the flooding in parts of the east coast.
The incident, later referred to as the "Canoe Author," occurred on October 14, 2005, when the new and up-and-coming NBC News correspondent reported live about flooding in Wayne, New Jersey.
It shows Kosinski canoeing through the floodwater and shows the audience how deep it is before it rumbles when two men casually stroll through the ankle-deep water.
The segment begins with anchors Matt Lauer and Katie Couric walking live to see Kosinski, who is sitting in a canoe paddling through the floods on a submerged suburban street.
"Good morning, so we obviously have a nice break from the rain, but not from the floods," Kosinski begins.
Her dramatic section is quickly interrupted by two men in waistlines walking through the water directly behind her, the boat.
The water is ankle deep for the men.
The correspondent continues to row on the water as if nothing had happened, describing how tough it is in a canoe or boat.
& # 39; This is essentially now part of the Passaic River in this neighborhood. It was racing through the streams yesterday and it's really difficult to control a canoe or a boat when you're out – it's a lot deeper out there, ”she says.
Archive footage from the NBC Today Show reveals the culmination of the avid reporter attempting to mislead viewers about the extent of the flooding in parts of the east coast
The incident known as the "Kanutor" happened on October 14, 2005 when the new and aspiring NBC News correspondent reported live in Wayne, New Jersey. It shows Kosinski canoeing through the floods when two men casually stroll through the ankle-deep water
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The hosts in the studio ask Kosinski about the water level.
“Actually, there is some kind of heavy garbage in between the floor. When we go back, we saw these guys running a few seconds ago, ”Lauer asks while Couric laughs.
"Do these holy men walk on the water?" Lauer continues as the show reiterates the moment Kosinski went broke.
Kosinski tries to shed light on the uncomfortable situation: “Why walk when you can row?
"If you're having such a ride, why do you want to run?"
Lauer continues to make fun of her and asks: "Have you run ashore yet?"
She replies, "They didn't let me go back into deep water because they feared I would just drift away."
"It's a strange bit of video, Michelle," Lauer continues before Couric laughs along.
"Is your oar hitting the ground, Michelle?" She asks.
"Of course not," replies Kosinski.
The embarrassing gaffe was picked up by other outlets and soon had the rounds in Fox & # 39; Tucker Carlson and Don Imus & # 39; Radio broadcast made.
Former British Ambassador Kim Darroch and his wife Vanessa dated in 2018. Darroch has been investigated over an alleged affair with Kosinski. He was later cleared of wrongdoing following an investigation by the Justice Department
US officials believed that Michelle Kosinski, pictured on the left with her British husband Kimbell Duncan at the 2015 White House correspondents dinner, had been briefed by Lord Darroch on highly sensitive information from the Trump administration
After fifteen years, Kosinski was once again on a creek without a paddle when allegations of an affair with Darroch surfaced and questions surfaced about how she had obtained sensitive information from the White House this week.
Lord Darroch was reportedly suspected of telling Kosinski about several secrets of the Trump administration, including plans to make CIA Director Mike Pompeo foreign secretary, which later happened.
Kosinski is also said to have learned of Pompeo's plans to travel to North Korea to help drive the return of three US citizens.
No story was reported, but the White House became more interested in Kosinski after that time.
She also apparently raised her eyebrows when she was informed of US plans for harsh sanctions against Russia.
The secret proposals were reportedly discussed privately with allies in France, Germany and the UK before being announced on April 6.
A source told The Sun Kosinski that "be aware of these sanctions before they are announced".
She also became concerned after learning of a closed-door feud between Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
The Sun said it saw "intimate" messages between the two detailing their plans to meet. Their affair reportedly began in early 2018.
The US authorities investigated the alleged relationship in detail, fearing that Darroch could be blackmailed by enemy states.
Darroch has been married for 42 years and has two grown children, while Kosinski is also married and has two children.
Kosinski hit back on the allegations in a social media post in which she blamed leaks in Trump's own circle for her series of shovels
Darroch resigned his post in Washington last July after leaked cables showed he classified Trump as "incompetent".
Darroch also claimed the President "exudes uncertainty" and told British officials that if they meet him, they should "start praising him for something he has done".
Kosinski left her post on CNN just five months later, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Darroch vehemently denied any inappropriateness and suggestions he submitted to Kosinski.
Kosinski hit back on the allegations in a social media post in which she blamed leaks in Trump's own circle for her series of shovels.
“There is a lot of wrong and just wrong with what is being reported,” she wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; A so-called leak test did not reveal any such leak. For all of the stories listed, this means that "sensitive" information does not come from the former ambassador.
"Sounds like I have good sources and did my job."
She added, "The Pompeo information all came from Trump's own orbit. Every damn time. & # 39;
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