HUGE: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump Legal Team Against Impeachment
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Former Republican Representative Trey Gowdy is joining the Trump legal team to help the White House with the fight against the ongoing impeachment inquiry against the President.
According to an anonymous Trump administration official, Gowdy will be an outside counsel to President Trump.
“BREAKING: CNN reports that former South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy has accepted an offer to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump,” Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire tweeted.
BREAKING: CNN reports that former South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy has accepted an offer to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 8, 2019
Check out what the Daily Caller reported in relation to Gowdy's past experience:
The former South Carolina representative once served as chairman for the House oversight committee. He supported investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi embassy terrorist attacks in Libya.
Gowdy decided to not run for reelection in 2018 after serving eight years in the House, according to AP.
Gowdy's decision to assist the President in the impeachment inquiry comes at the same time as the White House sending House Democrats a scathing letter which announced that the Trump Administration will not comply with the inquiry.
On Tuesday, the White House sent an eight-page, defiant letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, announcing why they will not be complying with the House Democrats' "illegitimate and unconstitutional" impeachment inquiry.
The Trump administration stated that the letter is one of the, if not the most historic letter ever sent by the White House.
"President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process," the letter starts. "Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances."
The document finishes: "The president has a country to lead. The American people elected him to do this job, and he remains focused on fulfilling his promises to the American people."
In late September, Pelosi started an impeachment inquiry into President Trump based on a second-hand account from a politically biased whistleblower. The inquiry was started on the basis that President Trump set up a quid pro quo agreement with Ukraine where Trump would release military aid to Ukraine if they started an investigation into Joe Biden. This was found to be untrue considering the transcript of the call was released which showed absolutely no mention of military aid. Instead of shutting down the inquiry, Democrats decided to continue with it even though no crimes were committed.
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