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.