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 TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts 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.