The web of spin and lies continue as the Left tries its hand at legal recourse to distract from important investigations. Since Trey Gowdy began tearing chunks out of the complicit liars who try to give false testimony, it appears he has become DNC Enemy #1, and the Democrats need to shut him down before he brings down the whole party machine.
Enter Brad Podliska. He was an investigator on the Benghazi committee and a major in the Air Force Reserve who was fired for mishandling classified information. But since pressure has started building on the Dems, h has been called in to try and discredit Trey Gowdy. He is claiming that he was fired for refusing to investigate Hillary Clinton (and also that Gowdy defamed him afterwards).
Let’s first look at the glaringly obvious: If he was tasked with investigating Benghazi, and refused to investigate Clinton, who was Secretary of Stat and ultimately responsible for any action taken, then he was not doing his job and should be fired. In his own lawsuit, he is claiming this is why he was fired!!! How desperate must the Dems be to try and hang something on Gowdy if the best they can come up with is someone whose whole basis for a legal case is that he himself tried to pervert the course of justice and lost his job for it?
This is nothing but a distraction to involve Gowdy in a frivolous lawsuit. They want to be able to say to the friendly MSM that Gowdy should recuse himself from looking into the Democrats until this case is settled. Nothing more. They are trying to save their skins from Gowdy’s tough prosecutions.
Democrats are bringing out the big guns, firing feckless lawsuits against Republicans in the hopes that something will stick.
Brad Podliska, a Major in the Air Force Reserve and former investigator on the Benghazi committee, is suing committee chair Trey Gowdy for wrongful termination and discrimination (via MSNBC).
According to the the suit, Podliska was fired because of his military service and for his refusal to investigate Hillary Clinton. He further alleges that Gowdy inappropriately defamed him publicly after the termination.
The Benghazi committee has denied the accusations and maintains that Podliska was terminated for the mishandling of classified information.
Speaking on NBC News, Trey Gowdy dismissed the allegations, claiming that Podliska was lying. The committee’s top investigator is a three-star general, which undermines any claims of discrimination.
However, Podliska’s claim that this was military discrimination is crucial to the case being heard. Podliska is relying on The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act to claim standing for the case.
Normally, House staffers are prevented from suing their employer to protect classified information. Claiming military discrimination is Podliska’s only avenue to court.
A lengthy court battle is the ultimate goal of the lawsuit. Podliska and his liberal lawyers have requested a jury trial and are hoping a prolonged legal battle would detract attention from Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton is, of course, central to the lawsuit, and possibly behind the spurious court case. Podliska claims that he was mistreated because he was not willing to advance a line of investigation implicating Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State during the Benghazi assault.
The entire lawsuit stinks to high heaven of a distraction campaign orchestrated by the Democrats. Podliska could not prevent the Benghazi committee from investigating Clinton from the inside, so he is hoping to derail the committee from the outside. He is also demanding his former job back.
The lawsuit seems to have gone out of its way to target Trey Gowdy, who is a rising star in the Republican Party.
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