Gowdy declined to seek re-election in 2018 after four terms in the House.
"Trey Gowdy doesn't know s***", [Victoria Toensing] said...
Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, praised Gowdy in announcing his hiring.
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. "His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well", Sekulow said.
Fox recently brought on Gowdy on as a contributor in January of 2019.
As of this writing, neither Gowdy nor President Trump have commented either way as to whether the South Carolina Republican has been hired to the join the president's legal team.
The 55-year-old former federal prosecutor is best known for pushing relentlessly for information on Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in responding to the 2012 attack on a US government compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four USA officials.
Ina letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the three committee chairmen leading the probe, White House counsel Pat Cipollone declared that the Trump administration would refuse to engage with a process it considers to be "constitutionally invalid" and "lacks any pretense of fairness".
Trump is beefing up his protection group as his administration notified the Home Tuesday that they might not take part in what it known as Democrats' "illegitimate" impeachment probe.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against Trump last month over his attempts to have Ukraine's president investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company.
Trump is suiting up for a legal fight with the House as the impeachment inquiry heats up.
It was unclear what specific role Gowdy would play in the current White House strategy of not cooperating with the investigation, but when word got out that he was being considered, a television clip from 2012 surfaced showing him saying it is "wrong" to withhold documents from Congress regardless of politics.