Gowdy is also a Fox News Contributor and his new role with the Trump team raises questions about his Fox News relationship moving forward.
Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is joining President Trump’s legal team as outside counsel for the House's expanding impeachment inquiry, according to a report.
An administration official who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity confirmed Gowdy's hiring Tuesday.
Gowdy, who formerly chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee, decided not seek to reelection last year and joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP after leaving office.
The White House wrote in an eight-page letter to Congress on Tuesday that it won’t participate in what it's calling an “illegal” investigation, writing that the inquiry “violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process” and “lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation.”