Gowdy’s addition to legal team delayed

Gowdy’s addition to legal team delayed

Since leaving Congress in 2018, Gowdy has joined the firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough.

In this context, it's a stunning development.

Gowdy joined a string of GOP committee chairmen who made a decision to leave Congress as the GOP faced a challenging 2018 midterm election which resulted in the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives.

"Do you want the information or do you want the drama?" "I prefer the information".

Trump today that he would consider cooperating with the impeachment inquiry if the House formally voted to approve rules for the investigation and if those rules were "fair".

Trump said lobbying rules are preventing the former Republican congressman from SC from joining the team immediately. Who told you Trey Gowdy?

"With all the questions out there, there's still a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Joe Biden was involved in the Ukraine thing", said Simpson, now a government relations consultant.

And while Gowdy might have bemoaned the ugliness of the American political system and regretted that Congress was nothing like his first love, the court of law - and insisted that he was an attorney first, a politician second - Gowdy is, at the end of the day, a member of the Republican Party.

Fox recently brought on Gowdy on as a contributor in January of 2019.

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Trey Gowdy, a colorful congressman who led the Republican investigation into Hillary Clinton and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, will help defend President Donald Trump as he faces the Democratic-led impeachment investigation.

While he is a Trump ally, Gowdy has not been among the president's strongest defenders. Gowdy swore he'd had enough of Washington. "His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well", Sekulow said.

Fox News cut ties with Gowdy today ahead of Sekulow's announcement.

The White House this week declared it will not cooperate with the "illegitimate" impeachment probe and said no additional witnesses under administration purview would be permitted to testify to Congress or comply with document requests.

Still, Gowdy's path to entering Trump's orbit has been a long one.

This led CNN producers to air footage from a 2012 Congressional hearing in which Gowdy blasted the Obama administration for what seems to be the very thing that the Trump administration is now doing. Gowdy also contradicted Trump previous year, saying there's no evidence that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 campaign, as Trump repeatedly claimed.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a Gowdy friend and Trump supporter, called Gowdy "a welcome addition" to Trump's legal team.

Gowdy ultimately turned down all of these opportunities. Gowdy held his position at Fox News up until the news broke that he had joined Trump's outside legal team. Sekulow said congressional rules prohibit Gowdy from dealing with Congress for one year from his departure.

Dave Woodard, a veteran S.C. political consultant who advised Gowdy on his 2010 reelection campaign, said the time might have finally felt right for Gowdy to reenter the arena. "I have to check that with Rudy because that would be a joke, because we all don't think much of him", she said of Gowdy, adding, "Are you kidding?" "I just didn't know what it would be".

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