The outside legal team of President Trump just acquired the services of another legal giant, in one Trey Gowdy. The retired South Carolina Congressman and former Chairman of the Oversight Committee has agreed to join attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Jay Sekulow and others as legal counsel, against the bogus impeachment inquiry concocted by some of the same dubious players who attempted to take the President down with another false allegation, that mesmerized the nation for almost 2 ½ years.
The 55-year old former federal prosecutor from South Carolina, mirrors to some degree the same background of lead counsel Giuliani, in that both honed their legal skills prosecuting an array of corrupt politicians, high profile mobsters, common gangsters and general low life’s, allowing them to skillfully peel away the layers of buffers and political roadblocks that Democrats are famous for.
Gowdy is perhaps best noted for chairing the 2014 House select committee on Benghazi, in which 4-brave Americans were murdered on September 11th, 2012, during a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11.
The tenacious lawyer and constitutional scholar was also instrumental in uncovering then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret, private email server, assisting perhaps in her doomed bid for the White House.
The former South Carolina congressman also brings a unique perspective that others on the President’s legal team don’t have. First-hand experience in dealing with factually challenged and extremely partisan Adam Schiff, who was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, along with Gowdy.
After retiring from congress Gowdy joined the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and also became a contributor to Fox News.
While it’s not yet clear what role Gowdy will play on the President’s legal team, one thing is clear Gowdy will most likely suspend his Fox gig, although he would still likely continue appearing on Fox News along with other news outlets as one of the President’s legal counsel.
Moreover, the President’s refusal to comply with the phony impeachment fiasco was certainly the reason why he tagged Gowdy in bolstering his legal defense team.
At first the White House seemed reluctant to set up a “war-room” similar to that of former President Bill Clinton, however for better or worse the President seems resigned to the fact that disgruntled Democrats will continue using every dirty trick in the book including a phone impeachment inquiry in their attempt to defeat him in 2020, hoping perhaps public sentiment will help them in their unbridled quest for the White House.
The battle-lines were set on Tuesday when White House Counsel Pat Cipollone fired off a scathing eight-page letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats leading the impeachment effort, accusing them of trying to overturn the 2016 election with their probe.
Cipollone also announced that neither the President nor his staff would cooperate in the impeachment inquiry.
“Your unprecedented actions have left the President with no choice,” he wrote. “In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his Administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”
The President has demanded a full House vote on the impeachment inquiry, however, House Speaker Pelosi realizes to do so, would most likely be political suicide for the 30 moderate Democrats up for re-election in 2020 within districts Trump won, and which would most likely cost her the majority in the House.
Thus the illusion of a real impeachment inquiry, with all the bluster, accusations, threats, and drama, that Democrats are noted for.