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Did Gorka Lie About British Military Service?

White House aide Sebastian Gorka has been linked to a neo-Nazi group in his native Hungary. Now it seems like he might have lied about his military service in the United Kingdom, where he was raised.

According to BuzzFeed News, the British Ministry of Defense has no evidence that Gorka worked in the 1990’s on counterterrorism and threat evaluation in northern Ireland, a role that he has claimed in multiple interviews.

The government agency told BuzzFeed that the reserve intelligence unit that Gorka worked for was composed of those who had special language abilities, and that it was unlikely it would deploy Gorka - fluent in Hungarian - to northern Ireland, where there was no language barrier issue.

Gorda refused to comment to BuzzFeed on his British military service, telling the site it was “because I am a government employee and have to get it cleared.”

Gorka, a national security aide who previously worked at Breitbart News, is rumored to be leaving the White House this summer, following the Forward’s enterprise reporting on him, but the White House hasn’t said anything definitive about that possibility.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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