GOP Whistleblower Was Fired For Refusing to Target Clinton Benghazi Investigation

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, issued the following statement in response to a New York Times report that a Republican investigator was fired in part because he would not go along with Republican plans to target Secretary Clinton:

These are extremely serious whistleblower charges by one of Chairman Gowdy’s own handpicked investigators who reports that he was fired in part for not going along with the Republican leadership’s plan to use the Select Committee to target Hillary Clinton, and they show – from the inside – that Kevin McCarthy’s stark admission was true: Republicans have been abusing millions of taxpayer dollars for the illegitimate purpose of damaging Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.

The New York Times reports that,

A former investigator for the Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plans to file a complaint in federal court next month alleging that he was fired unlawfully in part because his superiors opposed his efforts to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in the Libyan city rather than focus primarily on the role of the State Department and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The investigator in question, Bradley F. Podliska, is a major in the Air Force Reserve, and he claims in part that his firing was due to the refusal of Repulbicans to take his reserve commitment seriously when he was sent to Germany for 39 days.

He began working for the Benghazi committee in September 2014. He is no slouch. The Times details that he is “a lifelong Republican, holds a doctorate in political science from Texas A&M University.” According to the committee, he was “terminated for cause…in part, because he himself manifested improper partiality and animus in his investigative work.”

Of course we can expect Republicans to do their utmost to discredit Podliska. Their investigation is crumbling around them following the admission by Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that the entire purpose of the investigation was to discredit Hillary Clinton in an effort to block her way to the presidency.

Of course, this only adds to Republican woes:

The only press Republicans are getting lately is bad press. As Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert tweeted,

Colonel Morris Davis, Guantanamo chief prosecutor from 2005-07, tweeted what has to be the last word in this new development: “So McCarthy’s mistake was telling the truth.”

21 Replies to “GOP Whistleblower Was Fired For Refusing to Target Clinton Benghazi Investigation”

  1. Once again, Congressional Republicans, desperate to drive nails into the Clinton campaign coffin, have formed a conclusion that is desperately in need of an evidence-based rationalization.

  2. The gopers are finding out that if you play in the cess pool, some of it will splash on you. They’re now up to their eyeballs in shit!

  3. Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott must’ve known a lot
    of tea drunkards in his day. Bless up.

  4. And more evidence in how scared silly the Republicans are of having to go up against Hillary Clinton in the general election. They know they can’t beat her.

  5. But yes, it is increased this year on the Republican side – dramatically so. Dark money is deep in Florida.

    And before somebody erroneously says Hillary has dark money – she does not and her pacs disclose donors.

    from the opensecrets article linked above:

    “While Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, have single-candidate super PACs providing them big-money firepower this cycle from sources that are disclosed to the public, they have not yet taken the step of incorporating single-candidate dark money organizations into the mix.”

    She is transparent. Even her ooohhhh scary democratic party pacs… are above board.

  6. GOP your time is up. go go go go go you are not useful to Americans. You are national disgrace to have been fighting the only good woman who wants to be precident of the United State in my life time.

  7. If we had a functioning and true fourth estate, not the propaganda outlets we currently have as our U.S. mass media, the Republicans, GOP, and RW-Libertarian groups wouldn’t get away with what they’re currently getting away with.

  8. This will be handled just as the 10 embassy attacks under Bush that killed 60 were handled. And just as during the Bush administration, 5 MILLION emails were lost or deleted. There will not be a whimper from the GOP or the media.

    Bush White House e-mail controversy – During the Lawyergate investigation it was discovered that the Bush administration used Republican National Committee (RNC) web servers for millions of emails which were then destroyed, lost or deleted in possible violation of the Presidential Records Act and the Hatch Act. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Andrew Card, Sara Taylor and Scott Jennings all used RNC webservers for the majority of their emails. Of 88 officials investigated, 51 showed no emails at all. As many as 5 million e-mails requested by Congressional investigators were therefore unavailable, lost, or deleted.

  9. Scandals hurt peoples reputations and future plans very badly. Look what the GOP did to John Kerry when he was campaigning. John has two purple hearts, a silver star and a bronze star of valor but by the time the GOP was done with their lies, he couldn’t be in the boy scouts if he’d tried.

  10. …John Kerry is a fellow Navy Vet {…albeit “Brown Water Navy”…lol}{Brown Water navy= working inland, ie swiftboats on rivers}
    …since then I became VERY interested in GOPPIE dirty tricks…either that made me sick, or I got the flu at that point…

  11. From the House Ethics Manual:

    The misuse of the funds and other resources that the House of Representatives entrusts to Members for the conduct of official House business is a very serious matter. Depending on the circumstances, such conduct may result in not only disciplinary action by the House, but also criminal prosecution…..

    Members and staff should be aware that the general prohibition against campaign or political use of official resources applies…to any campaign or political undertaking. Thus the prohibition applies to, for example, campaigns for the Presidency. . . and it applies to such campaigns whether the Member is a candidate or is merely seeking to support or assist (or oppose) a candidate in such a campaign.

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