Gowdy also pointed out the conflict of interest and political motivations of the Senators who have or are currently running for president in 2020.
Former South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy dismantled Democrats’ impeachment case against President Donald Trump during an interview on Fox News this week and gave an update on whether he was joining Trump’s legal defense team for the upcoming Senate trial.
On joining the Trump team:
“No, the president has got great lawyers and more importantly than having great lawyers, he’s got great facts,” Gowdy responded. “I think for several months we’ve been talking about the process and how fundamentally flawed it’s been. Imagine being investigated by somebody like Adam Schiff, that’s the process. But Jason, I focus on the substance. The single best piece of evidence for the president is the transcript itself. You know because you are familiar with the transcript.”
“This is the second phone call President Trump and President Zelensky had. If President Trump were obsessed with conditioning aid on investigations, he would have brought that up in the first phone call, right?” Gowdy continued. “If you are really obsessed with it, you’re going to bring it up every chance you get. Go pull the transcript from the first phone call. Not a single word. Look at the remainder of the transcript. What do the president say? He said I want you to do ‘us’ a favor. For those wondering who ‘us’ is, he answered it, he said I want you, our country has been through a lot. The ‘us’ is linked to the country.”
“Who brought up Rudy Giuliani’s name? Was President Trump or President Zelensky? It was President Zelensky, that’s who introduced Rudy Giuliani into the conversation,” Gowdy concluded. “The only thing President Trump did is he inserted Bill Barr and if it’s an impeachable offense to ask the attorney general, the top law enforcement officials of the country, to look in to potential impropriety, if that’s an impeachable offense, then we’re not going to have presidents serving very long.”