Isn’t “disgruntled” a great word? Is anyone ever gruntled? Anyway, this little tempest has “disgruntled fired employee” all over it.
Washingon (CNN)The attorneys for a former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Monday issued a cease-and-desist letter alleging that Republican Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy violated confidentiality terms of a mediation between the parties.
Bradley Podliska, the former investigator who was fired this summer, this weekend publicly accused the committee of pursuing a “partisan investigation” targeting Hillary Clinton and is planning to file a lawsuit next month alleging he lost his job because he resisted pressure to conduct a biased investigation and because of his absences from the committee to complete his Air Force reserve duty.
Podliska’s attorneys alleged in the letter they shared with CNN that Gowdy and his staff “disclosed materials and information from the mediation” to the media and that Gowdy in a statement to the media described “private settlement discussions between the parties.” Discussions that are part of the mandatory 30-day mediation between Podliska and the committee are confidential under the Congressional Accountability Act.