The Associated Press reports that retired South Carolina Congressman and former Chairman of the Oversight Committee Trey Gowdy has been asked to serve on President Donald J. Trump’s legal counsel to deal with the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from this past July. Democrats assert that President Trump offered a quid pro quo to Ukraine, offering military aid in exchange for investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings.
An administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity told the AP on Tuesday night that Gowdy has agreed to join the Trump legal team. Earlier reports stated that Gowdy had rejected an offer, but further reporting verified this was not true.
The story comes as President Trump sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi an eight page letter explaining why the White House will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Matt covered the pertinent details Tuesday night: