Gowdy joins Trump's personal legal team

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Trey Gowdy Joins Donald Trump’s Legal Team As Impeachment Ramps Up
Former South Carolina congressman tapped to represent the president

Disgusted by what he'd seen, the former SC congressman retired from office past year, declaring his skills are better used "in a courtroom than in Congress".

The Ukraine case is a controversial impeachment process against President Trump, which claims he would have called on the Ukrainian president for an alleged "favor" to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is his political rival in the 2020 elections.

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The footage came from Gowdy's time in congress and was aired during a discussion between New Day anchor John Berman CNN legal analyst and Constitutional law professor Michael Gerhardt. His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well.

In 2015, when Trump was a presidential candidate, he referred to Gowdy as a "loser" for not producing any overtly damning information during the Benghazi committee's 11-hour grilling of Clinton, who at that point was also a White House contender.

Trump is beefing up his defense team as his administration notified the House on Tuesday that the White House would not participate in what it called Democrats' "illegitimate" impeachment probe.


In response to a question from us about Gowdy becoming his chief attorney, Trump replied before boarding the Marine One helicopter that the former congressman has "a problem. he can't start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations".

In addition to casting doubt on the credibility of the Democratic impeachment inquiry, Gowdy has in recent TV appearances also been deeply critical of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Adam Schiff of California.

"I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got-and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump", Gowdy told Fox News in May 2018.

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

A clip of him discussing the importance of Congress's oversight powers in 2012 resurfaced on social media, where he said, "The notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress no matter whether you are the party in power or not in power is wrong. Trey's command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team".

Gowdy's time as a prosecutor and member of Congress "will serve this nation as we seek the facts", Scott said in a statement.

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