President Donald Trump has added former representative Trey Gowdy as an adviser to the legal team fighting the impeachment promoted by the Democrats that rose out of the phone call between President Trump and President Zelenskiy of Ukraine.
Trey Gowdy is a lawyer and was seen on Oct. 8 at the White House before a letter was issued stating that the president and administration would not participate in the impeachment investigation, according to Bloomberg.
The new legal adviser is also a Fox News contributor and has recently criticized House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Previously the former representative investigated from the House, the Benghazi attacks in 2012 against the U.S. Consulate in Libya, and the role of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this event. Gowdy would later call his research efforts an “utter unmitigated failure,” according to Business Insider.
He is also recognized for his impartiality and his respect for the rule of law.
“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,” Gowdy said, according to a Voice of America article quoted by Bloomberg.
Gowdy announced last year that he would not run again as a candidate for the South Carolina House. “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,” the now White House aide said, according to Bloomberg.
The Ukraine case is a controversial impeachment process against President Trump, which claims he would have called on the Ukrainian president for an alleged “favor” to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is his political rival in the 2020 elections.
However, the White House emphatically denied those accusations and published transcripts of talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Zelenskiy.
The conversation shows that Trump did not pressure or offer any financial compensation to Ukraine to investigate the son of Joe Biden, who was involved in a case of corruption of the main gas company in Ukraine.