Former Representative Trey Gowdy has been enlisted by the Trump administration to fight impeachment, people close to the matter said on Tuesday.
Gowdy, a former prosecutor in South Carolina, is not officially joining the the White House staff. On Tuesday he was at the White House before an eight-page letter was given to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that states that the White House will not be participating in the impeachment inquiry.
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As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Gowdy also helped manage the panel’s investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.
In 2012, during another investigation by the Republican-led House, the Obama administration invoked executive privilege for documents and over subpoenas.
Gowdy, according to a Voice of America article, responded that “the notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress no matter whether you are the party in power or not in power is wrong. Respect for the rule of law must mean something, irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles.”
Early last year, Gowdy announced that he would not seek re-election to his South Carolina House seat. “Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” he said at the time.
Trey Gowdy had some unforgettable moments while a part of the House Intelligence Committee.
More Great Moments from Trey Gowdy:
- WATCH: Trey Gowdy on Mueller Hearing - 'Unmitigated Disaster'
- Trey Gowdy Warns 'Forgetful' James Comey After He Runs His Mouth - 'See You on Monday!'
- Trey Gowdy Tears Into the FBI: 'Finish It The H*** Up'
- Trey Gowdy Rips the Washington Post One More Time Before Retiring - VIDEO
- Trey Gowdy Brings It: 'Today We Saw A Text About Not Keeping Texts' - VIDEO
Trey Gowdy is an incredible addition to the Trump administration's battle to shut down this impeachment inquiry as quickly as possible.