GOP Rep: Benghazi Committee Ex-Staffer Just Had A Disagreement With Investigators

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) brushed off allegations Sunday that a former staffer on the Benghazi Committee was fired in part for refusing to focus his investigation on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Bradley Podliska, who was an investigator on the committee for 10 months, told news outlets Saturday that he planned to file a federal lawsuit against the committee for wrongful termination.

Labrador said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” to not “mix up” Podliska’s words.

“Let’s be clear what he said. He said the investigation turned political according to his opinion,” Labrador said. “He just had a disagreement with the people who are doing the investigation.”

“They asked questions about what Hillary Clinton did. They asked her for her emails,” Labrador continued. “She wouldn’t deliver the e-mails and they didn’t know why she didn’t deliver the emails. They didn’t know if there was a smoking gun. They turned their attention to that.”

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: