accused Republicans on the committee in October of inappropriately targeting Hillary Clinton.Bradley Podliska, a former staffer for the House Benghazi Select Committee headed by Trey Gowdy,
Some Democrats pounced on the accusation to argue that the Benghazi committee needs to be shut down. Representative Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the committee, stated at the time: “It’s been clear that Secretary Clinton has been the true target of this investigation, and the Republican whistleblower who has come forward only provides further evidence of what has long been evident. It’s time to shut down the Benghazi select committee.”
Now, Podliska is back again, suing the panel and Chairman Trey Gowdy for responding to Podliska’s accusations in a way which he alleges defamed his character.
According to MSNBC, Podliska claimed that such a “serious crime” has “ended the careers of many professionals in national security-related industries.”
Committee Republicans had earlier stated that Podliska was fired after extended efforts to create a “hit piece” on Clinton “that bore no relationship whatsoever to the committee’s current investigative tone, focus, or investigative plan.”
Podliska is an Air Force Reserve major and is using a channel which allows military members an avenue to protect themselves against employer discrimination.
He is not seeking money as a part of the suit, but rather is hoping that the ruling will find that Gowdy’s narrative is false and bar Gowdy from repeating it in the future.
Podliska announced his claims that the committee was inappropriately targeting Clinton prior to her appearance before the committee in October.
What do you think of Podliska’s accusation that Gowdy and the Republicans on the committee have committed a “serious crime”?