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Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor

Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor
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Former Republican Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington MORE (S.C.) has returned to Fox News after ultimately not joining President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE’s legal team as outside counsel, a network spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Friday. 

The news of Gowdy's return first was reported by New York Times reporter Annie Karni. 


Gowdy, a former prosecutor in South Carolina, was in discussions to join the president's impeachment defense team starting back in October.
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Those discussions fell apart after federal lobbying rules mandated that Gowdy is not permitted to accept the job until January 2020. 

The 55-year-old is a former chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and led the House Benghazi Committee, where he grilled former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report The Hill's Campaign Report: What the latest polling says about the presidential race | Supreme Court shoots down GOP attempt to block NC mail ballot extension MORE and other Obama administration officials in October 2015, over a September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Gowdy was originally hired as a Fox News contributor in January 2019.