Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy was one of President Trump’s top defenders in Washington.
Gowdy was expected to play a major role in defending the President from the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt.
But now Trey Gowdy made this impeachment confession that had all hell breaking loose.
Last fall, the President’s lawyer Jay Sekulow announced that Trey Gowdy would join the President’s legal team to help defend Donald Trump from the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt.
Gowdy expected to replace Rudy Giuliani as the President’s public face of the legal defense team.
Insiders expected Gowdy to appear on cable and broadcast television programs and act as the public face of the President’s legal defense.
But just days later, Gowdy reversed course and stated he could not join the President’s legal defense team because of Congressional lobbying rules that force a “cooling off” period for former members.
Gowdy stated he could not join the President’s defense team until January.
But with the calendar turning to 2020 and a Senate impeachment trial set to begin at any moment, Gowdy finally revealed in an email to McClatchy that he would not be joining the President’s defense team.
McClatchy exclusively reports:
Amid confusion late last year regarding his status on President Donald Trump’s legal team, former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said Thursday he has no plans to formally assist the White House in its effort to defend the president in the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial.
“The president has good lawyers and more importantly good facts,” Gowdy said in an email to McClatchy. “He does not need another lawyer added to his team. He needs the trial to begin and end.”
This news disappointed the President’s supporters.
In Congress, Gowdy established a reputation as being a ruthless and effective fact finder.
Gowdy’s time as chairman of the Select Committee of Benghazi led to the discovery of Hillary Clinton illegally mishandling classified information on her unsecured private email server.
During Gowdy’s time on the House Intelligence and Oversight Committees, Gowdy also unearthed massive abuses of power and criminal wrongdoing by anti-Trump FBI officials like James Comey and Andrew McCabe.
Gowdy led the charge of exposing the FBI’s lies and lawless behavior in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
In addition, Gowdy ably cut through the fake news media talking points and misinformation in his many appearances on Fox News that helped unite Republican voters in defending President Trump from the Russian collusion conspiracy.
It was for all of these reasons that many Trump supporters cheered the news that Gowdy would act as the public face of the President’s impeachment defense.
Gowdy not joining the legal defense team in any way means the President is doomed or that a conviction in the Senate is likely.
But when a politician enters any fight, they like to have their “A” team on the field.
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