Can't quit Washington? Gowdy returns as Trump defender

  • Can't quit Washington? Gowdy returns as Trump defender

Can't quit Washington? Gowdy returns as Trump defender

Marie Yovanovitch, who served as USA ambassador to Ukraine until May 2019, testified as part of the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, which was sparked by a whistleblower complaint alleging Trump abused his power by pushing for Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

In response to a question from us about Gowdy becoming his chief attorney, Trump replied before boarding the Marine One helicopter that the former congressman has "a problem. he can't start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations".

The footage came from Gowdy's time in congress and was aired during a discussion between New Day anchor John Berman CNN legal analyst and Constitutional law professor Michael Gerhardt. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged President Trump Friday to heed the advice of his legal team, especially its newest member, former Rep. Trey Gowdy.

The statement, published by The New York Times on October 9, 2019, reads: "I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress".

"Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president, I was nevertheless incredulous that the USA government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives", Yovanovitch testified.

After retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Gowdy became a contributor on Fox News, where he has blasted the impeachment inquiry.

As a congressman, Gowdy was a fierce advocate of Congress's oversight powers of the Executive Branch, and chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014 to 2016.

Trump is suiting up for a legal fight with the House as the impeachment inquiry heats up.

The White House counsel issued a letter on Tuesday night saying the administration would not cooperate with impeachment inquiry because it didn't consider it "fair". Instead he returned to law joining firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.