Gowdy in talks to join Trump's impeachment defense team
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is in talks to join President Trump's legal team as the president mounts a defense against an impeachment inquiry from House Democrats.
"We are in discussion with Trey about joining our team," Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said, adding that no final decisions have been made.
Reports first surfaced late Tuesday afternoon that Gowdy was in talks to join the president's impeachment defense team. Conflicting reports later emerged about whether he had formally agreed to take on an outside role or if discussions were ongoing.
Gowdy, a former prosecutor who retired from Congress after his term ended in January, would bring an extensive knowledge of both the legal system and the inner workings of House proceedings.