Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor

Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor
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Former Republican Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy MORE (S.C.) has returned to Fox News after ultimately not joining President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt 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 ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement 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.