John R. Houk
© October 11, 2015
Have you noticed the Dems have been crying that the House Benghazi Committee is a political witch hunt ergo the Committee should be shut down? The Dems want to continue the cover-up that a few well-placed Clinton allies failed to investigate or the State Department and Obama Administration refused to release incriminating data to all the previous investigative Committees in Congress?
The Dems – especially Hillary – are exploiting a fired Benghazi Committee staffer - Bradley Podliska – who with sour grapes turned the firing into an accusation against the Republican members of the Committee:
WASHINGTON — A former staffer for the House Benghazi Committee said the investigation has turned into a political pursuit against Hillary Clinton rather than a fact-finding mission into the death of four Americans in Libya.
“This has become a partisan investigation,” Maj. Bradley Podliska, an intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserve, told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Podliska, a self-described Republican, worked for the committee for nine months until being fired in June because, in part, he resisted the focus on Clinton, he said. The GOP-led committee has turned its attention on Clinton’s email server and pulled resources from other agencies involved in the Sept. 12, 2012, terrorist attack, he said. Podliska also alleges he was unlawfully terminated for taking leave from work for his military service obligations.
He intends to file a lawsuit against the committee. (Fired Benghazi staffer says probe ‘hyper-focused on Hillary’; By Marisa Schultz; New York Post; 10/11/15 11:05am)
Rep. Trey Goudy responds to the hypocritical sour grapes staffer:
Chairman Trey Gowdy, in his first public statement on the controversy, said committee investigator Bradley Podliska never mentioned any concern about Clinton or politics while fighting his dismissal from the committee staff this fall. In his formal complaints, Gowdy said …
“Until his Friday conversations with media, this staffer has never mentioned Secretary Clinton as a cause of his termination, and he did not cite Clinton’s name in a legally mandated mediation,” Gowdy said. “The record makes it clear he himself was focused on Clinton improperly and was instructed to stop, and that issues with his conduct were noted on the record as far back as April.”
According to interviews and documents reviewed by The Post, Podliska asked committee interns in June to help put together a PowerPoint presentation focused on the whereabouts and statements of Clinton and National Security Council members in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex in Benghazi. The attacks killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
“What the record makes clear is he himself was focused on Clinton and was instructed to stop, and that issues with his conduct and performance were noted on the record as far back as April,” Gowdy said. “This individual was hired as a former intelligence staffer to focus on intelligence, not the politics of White House talking points.” (Head of Benghazi committee rejects claims by fired staffer; By Carol Leonnig; Washington Post; 10/11/15 11:22 AM)
A UPI version picked up by Breitbart adds more clarity to nefarious action by Bradley Podliska:
A former GOP staffer on the House Select Committee on Benghazi says he was fired because he didn’t go along with efforts by Republican panel members to politicize the process and steer the focus of the investigation onto former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Bradley Podliska, an Air Force Reserve major, told reporters he plans to file a federal lawsuit over his firing next month.
“My non-partisan investigative work conflicted with the interests of the Republican leadership, who focused their investigation primarily on Secretary Clinton and her aides,” Podliska said in a released statement.
The House committee vehemently denied the accusations, claiming in a statement released to the press that Podliska was in fact fired for his own attempts at politicization.
The panel said Podliska was fired for cause, for “repeated efforts, of his own volition, to develop and direct committee resources to a PowerPoint ‘hit piece’ on members of the Obama administration, including Secretary Clinton, that bore no relationship whatsoever to the committee’s current investigative tone, focus or investigative plan.”
“Thus, directly contrary to his brand-new assertion, the employee actually was terminated, in part, because he himself manifested improper partiality and animus in his investigative work,” committee members said in a statement. (FIRED GOP STAFFER: BENGHAZI PROBE POLITICIZED; By UPI; Breitbart.com; 10/10/15)
And Fox News on Podliska blackmail effort:
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said he never met with the staffer, investigator and Air Force Reserves officer Bradley F. Podliska, and that Podliska was, in fact, warned about his own efforts to discredit Clinton, who was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
“Because I do not know him, and cannot recall ever speaking to him, I can say for certain he was never instructed by me to focus on Clinton, nor would he be a credible person to speak on my behalf,” Gowdy said.
He also said Podliska has never mentioned Clinton -- from when he was counseled about his “deficient performance” to when he was fired and through the entire legal mediation process.
Furthermore, Gowdy said, Podliska has “run to the press with his new salacious allegations” after failing to get money from the committee. (Gowdy: Fired Benghazi panel staffer decided to 'run to the press' after failed effort to get money; By FoxNews.com; 10/11/15)
Breitbart on the blackmail angle:
Actually, the committee says the staffer was fired in part because he would have undermined the committee’s factual investigation with a bizarre project attacking Clinton, and for other conduct violations. And now the committee is accusing the staffer of trying to blackmail them for money with falsehoods emanating from his “wild imagination.” (BENGHAZI COMMITTEE: SPURNED STAFFER LYING ABOUT WHY HE WAS FIRED, TRYING TO ‘BLACKMAIL’ US; By PATRICK HOWLEY; Breitbart.com – Big Government; 10/10/15)
In light that the Dems and Hillary are lying and covering up some kind of nefarious activities related to the September 11, 2012 Islamic terrorist attack against the American Embassy Annex building in Benghazi I like the questions from Youtube pundit Wild Bill. Was Hillary just incompetent or were criminal activities going on under then Secretary Hillary Clinton aegis?
VIDEO: Benghazi Baloney
Published by Wild Bill's America
The Democrats are doubling down on stupid once again by sabotaging the Benghazi "murder investigation".
JRH 10/11/15 (Hat Tip on video: NoisyRoom.net)