Fox News Terminates Trey Gowdy

Elias Hubbard
October 10, 2019

Fox News reported during the network's "Outnumbered" program Wednesday that Trump has hired Gowdy as outside counsel.

Gowdy was hired as a Fox News contributor in January 2019.

Trey Gowdy has reportedly been hired as outside counsel by the White House to assist in fighting a Congressional impeachment inquiry now threatening President Donald Trump's time in the White House.

Watch one of the best Gowdy moments below.

After a discussion about the constitutionality of Congress launching an impeachment inquiry without a vote (hint: the constitution doesn't call for that), the issue came to Gowdy's new role working with White House efforts in fighting the impeachment inquiry. On Tuesday, Gowdy met with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, another former lawmaker from SC, at the White House.

"I am pleased to announce that former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joining our team as Counsel to the President", Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow told NBC News. He is also a regular Fox News contributor. "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".

The 55-year-old is a former chair of the House Oversight Committee and led the House Benghazi Committee, where he grilled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Obama administration officials in October 2015 over what occurred in the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

When the Benghazi panel was created by Republicans who then controlled the House, Democrats protested that it was formed after several other congressional panels found no deliberate wrongdoing by Obama administration officials in responding to the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Gowdy spent eight years in the House of Representatives, before deciding not to run for re-election in 2018. Instead he returned to law joining firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

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