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Trey Gowdy has been "terminated and is no longer a contributor" at Fox News, just one day after Axios reported that the former South Carolina lawmaker had joined president Trump's legal team as outside counsel.
Gowdy retired from Congress last year after opting no to seek reelection, instead returning to private practice and joining Fox News as a contributor.
Axios - Trump - Gowdy - Advice - Impeachment
According to Axios, Trump asked Gowdy to assist him with legal advice amid an ongoing impeachment inquiry. "Gowdy is expected to advise the White House behind the scenes and appear on TV to advocate on behalf of the president," a person familiar with the matter told Axios's Margarate Talev, adding that his experience heading the Benghazi probe (which found no wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) was seen as an asset.
According to Gowdy's bio at law firm Nelson Mullins:
Member - US - House - Representatives - South
As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, Mr. Gowdy chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He served on the House Committees on Intelligence and Ethics. He also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on...
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