A former investigator for the House Benghazi Committee sued the committee's chairman for defamation on Monday, NBC News reported.
Brad Podliska, the former investigator, alleged last month that the Benghazi committee terminated him based on his military obligations and his refusal to advance an agenda targeting Hillary Clinton. Podliska singled out Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy in the new federal court filing, alleging that the chairman defamed him in their public battle.
Gowdy claims that one of the reasons he fired Podliska was for his mishandling of classified information. The statement is a career killer for Podliska, he claimed in the filing, and he wants Gowdy to be prevented from making such statements again in public.