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 GowdyGreen says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely Trump golfs with Graham ahead of impeachment trial Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE (S.C.) has returned to Fox News after ultimately not joining President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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 ClintonSupreme Court agrees to hear 'faithless elector' cases Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires 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.