Rep. Trey Gowdy from South
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In 2016, Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina
reportedly used $ 150,000 in taxpayer money to resolve a
claim of discrimination and retaliation from veterans with a former
The former staff member, an officer of the Air Force Reserves,
alleged that Gowdy had discriminated against him after he took
leave for your obligations related to the service.
At one point, the badistant also alleged that Gowdy
the high-profile investigation on the 2012 Benghazi attack was
taking a partisan turn and focusing on the then Secretary of State
Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina reportedly placed a
claim of discrimination and retaliation by veterans by a former badistant
for $ 150,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a Washington Post
report published on Friday.
The confidential agreement was identified in an Office of
Compliance report published on Friday. The Post said that he was capable
to link a mention about the settlements contained in
documents to the badertions made by Bradley Podliska, the former
employee, identified by The Post.
Podliska, who was fired in 2015 from the Benghazi House Committee
The investigation of the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, alleged that
was unfairly dismissed in part because of his unwillingness to
participate in what he believed was a partisan investigation into
The time of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State of the United States. Podliska alleged
that the high profile research focused its attention on
Clinton and the State Department after discovering that she had used a
Private email server to carry out government business.
As part of your claim of veteran discrimination, Podliska, an Air
Reserve Force Officer, claimed that it was
discriminated when he was fired from his related service
In October 2015, Gowdy claimed that Podliska was
dismissed for mishandling clbadified information. Podliska alleged
that Gowdy had defamed him and harmed his career prospects,
according to Associated Press. The case was eventually
was resolved in 2016, and the terms of the agreement were reported
secret at the moment.
Peter Romer-Friedman, Podliska's lawyer, refused to discuss
details of the agreement when The Post contacted him, but he
noted that he was not aware of any similar case that would have been
It was established in the last five years.