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 GowdyMore than two dozen former prosecutors, judges, active trial lawyers support DOJ decision to dismiss Michael Flynn case Sunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets John Ratcliffe is the right choice for director of national intelligence — and for America MORE (S.C.) has returned to Fox News after ultimately not joining President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties 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 ClintonSusan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race Democrats try to turn now into November The Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump 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.