BREAKING: Fired Aide Returns to Rep. Issa’s Office


By Betsy Rothstein Comment

We hear that Kurt Bardella is leaving his job as publicist of The Daily Caller and returning to the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the lawmaker who fired him in early March.

Issa fired Bardella after he leaked reporters’ emails to NYT reporter Mark Leibovich, who is working on a book about insider Washington political culture. Politico leaned on Issa to look into the matter as editors believed emails belonging to their scribes had been compromised. Bardella hemmed and hawed, bizarrely wrote a few op-eds for Politico, and rested in his hometown of San Diego before deciding what to do next. In mid-April he went to work as spokesman for The Daily Caller.

Congratulations to Bardella for getting the politician who fired you to hire you back. But really, who didn’t see this coming?