Trey Gowdy is now a member of Trump’s impeachment legal counsel

Trey Gowdy is now a member of Trump’s impeachment legal counsel

Trey Gowdy is a powerful player to have as part of President Trump’s legal team.

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It seemed odd when South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy announced he would not seek re-election to the House, and many were worried he would fade from DC politics. He went back to work in the private sector and served as a Fox News contributor since leaving Congress.

But on Tuesday, Gowdy stepped back into the spotlight in a big way. He is now officially a member of team Trump. He will serve as outside counsel to POTUS.

Here’s everything we know so far…

The White House has reached out to outside lawyers for impeachment counsel.

One of the lawyers they reached out to is Trey Gowdy.

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Trey Gowdy has accepted an offer to serve as outside counsel to President Trump. He met with Mick Mulvaney at the White House today.

Confirmed, per a senior White House official, who says Trump has blessed the move. Trey Gowdy is on the Trump team.

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After meeting with Mick Mulvaney at the White House today, former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy has accepted an offer to serve as outside counsel to President Trump, sources tell @PamelaBrownCNN and me.

Gowdy is not expected to join the administration. Allies reached out to him recently to help with the impeachment fight, which brought him to the White House today. He’s currently working at a South Carolina firm.

NEWS: Trump advisers since late Sept. have weighed the idea of asking former US Rep Trey Gowdy to provide impeachment strategy.

Trump warmed to the suggestion and asked @TGowdySC to be part of team.

Gowdy said yes.

He’ll work from *outside* the White House, sources tell me.