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October 12, 2015
Trey Gowdy Responds To Fired Benghazi Committee Staffer’s Claims That Investigation Is ‘Partisan’
A former Benghazi Committee staffer who says he was fired, in part, because he complained about a “partisan investigation” aimed at former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton had ample opportunity to raise his concerns over the past few month but did so only recently in order to help his forthcoming lawsuit, according to committee chairman Trey Gowdy.
“I was fired for going on military service and I was fired for trying to conduct an objective, non-partisan, thorough investigation,” the staffer, Bradley Podliska, told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.
In a lawsuit to be filed next month, Podliska, an intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserve, claims his firing in June came after he questioned the committee’s focus on Clinton and because he requested a 39-day leave fulfill his military service requirements in Germany.
But Podliska, who began working for the committee as an intelligence investigator in Sept. 2014, only brought up the Clinton angle on Friday when he granted interviews to CNN and The New York Times to discuss his lawsuit against the committee, according to Gowdy.