The last 24 hours have brought with them dramatic shifts in the way Washington DC operates, as President Trump and House Democrats are locked in a contentious battle over the future of his presidency.
We are now involved in what the left is calling a “formal impeachment inquiry”, which sounds explicit and focused, but has been anything but. The White House, fearing that this open-ended, unofficial-ish investigation would not allow for proper judicial equality, has asked the Democrats to take a proper vote on impeachment. The Dems have refused, setting us up for one hell of a fight to come.
As such, the President is working to fortify his fort, ramp up the ramparts, and strengthen his team of legal strongmen.
The latest addition to the team will be a familiar face for modern political observers.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has reportedly signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as part of his efforts to fight the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
An unnamed administration official confirmed the move to the Associated Press on Tuesday evening.
Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for eight years.
The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and signed on as a Fox News Channel contributor.
Gowdy had made quite a name for himself while in Congress, earning a reputation as a bit of a bulldog during contentious committee hearings.
Given the way that Washington seems to be heading these days, a bulldog might be exactly what the President needs right now.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.