Multiple Reports: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump Legal Team – Impeachment Defense…

The initial reports came last night indicating that former South Carolina republican congressman Trey Gowdy has joined President Trump’s legal team. Reporting today confirms that Trey Gowdy is no longer a Fox News contributor.

Specifically it appears Mr. Gowdy has joined the team as a proactive measure before a House impeachment vote which then leads to a trial in the Senate.

Given Gowdy’s specific legal skillset, and considering he is well known amid Senate chambers, I would surmise Gowdy would be the primary defense orator during a senate trial.

In that regard this is a good pick.

We do not yet know who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select to be the House “Impeachment Managers”, for all intents and purposes the House impeachment prosecutors.  However, given recent court positioning it seems possible Lawfare member Douglas Letter -current House counsel- will be one of the two impeachment managers.

Mr. Gowdy has a rather mixed past in the political sphere. Heck, to be direct, his history of purple ties and political fence-positioning has been more than a little annoying. However, the 55-year-old former prosecutor is a strong litigator known for skilled oration and quick thinking in verbal arguments.

A smart chap with a disarming southern drawl is an asset in court. Considering the public spectacle of a Senate trial, this strength outweighs his prior shortcomings.

Additionally, another benefit to Trey Gowdy is there’s no need to bring him up-to-speed on the central issues. Mr. Gowdy was one of two House members who has reviewed every bit of classified documentary evidence gathered during the republican congressional investigations of the DOJ and FBI conduct.

House member John Ratcliffe and former member Trey Gowdy were selected by their colleagues to represent their interests. As a result Gowdy has seen all of the classified intelligence that lay behind all of the known events; and as a consequence all security clearances are pre-established. That could become an important benefit considering where this ridiculous impeachment path is heading.

CTH would not expect to see too much of Mr. Gowdy as the House impeachment battle continues.  In the background Gowdy will likely be absorbing information, reviewing every document, process and witness, along with helping coordinate the aggregate defense strategy.

My hunch is Gowdy’s profile strength will be saved in the event a Senate trial becomes a reality.

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235 Responses to Multiple Reports: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump Legal Team – Impeachment Defense…

  1. sundance says:

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      I don’t trust Gowdy as far as I can spit. Expect leaks.

      Liked by 6 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        Pelosi’s impeachment managers will be there, how can there not be leaks?

        Liked by 4 people

        • Bill Durham says:

          I believe there is a uniparty. The uniparty can never allow a house or Senate hearing or trial. If that were to happen dozens of Congresspeoples bribes and corruption would become public. Hunter Biden Paul pelosi, Elaine Chao McConnell. all of the Ukraine China and Syria deals. Mitch and the uniparty are on the phone to pelosi. She will have to sandbag impeachment. The uniparty can never risk Rudy guiliani going all Al Pacino in a hearing or trial. The uniparty controls Dems and Republicans. They will never allow this stuff to be exposed. In this case the uniparty has to let Trump go. My guess is Nancy has a vote to have an official Impeachment inquiry and she makes sure it fails. Mitch can not allow a Senate trial and he can not oust Trump in a kangaroo Court. He is in a lose lose. Nancy will be forced to stop this from preceding. Too many dirty deals will be exposed. Trump had leverage over rod and Mueller. He has leverage over Nancy and Mitch

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          • j says:

            leverage, something every succesful negotiator knows how and when to use.
            )love the al panico reference)

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            • Bill Durham says:

              Yes. the uniparty does not care about party. It’s about money. Having a Senate trial or house hearing is not acceptable to them. If it means letting Trump go to save themselves, that is exactly what they will do. In this case Trump interests align with the uniparty. Sometimes the Republicans have to eat poo poo. This time the Dems have to. And it’s Nancy’s job to clean this up. They will never let their secrets come out. The country will not tolerate a kangaroo Court. They have to protect the presidency once in a while. Gowdy is a messenger boy coming to collect a bill.

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          • jus wundrin says:

            If such is the case, nanzi has a tough call. Since she opened this can of worms, the prog faithful are expecting the end result of being Trumps head on a platter. Knowing the violent nature of the fascist prog base when they dont get their way (many examples), nanzi’s gonna need a real good convincing scapegoat to hang this on to sate their blood lust.

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          • Your theory sounds plausible there DB but do you really think the radical left in the House will let it slide? Most of them are newbies who haven’t been around long enough to get “too” corrupted. Their TDS may be too intense to squash regardless of the possible long term damage to their party. The Uniparty may not be able to control the radicals.

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            • KAR says:

              Uniparty is deep state is global financial elite. They control everything . . . except Trump himself.

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              • Bill Durham says:

                1 Lindsey Graham announced calling Rudy g for Senate
                2 Eric Trump mentioning Paul pelosi
                3 Rudy g mentioned Paul pelosi
                4 Trey gowdy hired
                Nancy is being sent a message.
                Burr and Warner will be paying her a visit soon…

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          • BitterC says:

            I think they know they are screwed either way. They WILL be exposed, regardless, all tho the Senate trial would provide much more visibility. You are probably right. It will just end up being a Fox story and nothing comes of them.

            I mean, look how much stuff we know that hasn’t gone anywhere. If the MSM doesn’t have splodey heads over a story, it isn’t a story.

            Obama interfering in Israel with taxpayer funds.
            Where did Obama come up with the $400M in cash, when Trump can’t redirect monies for the wall?
            Obama “obstructed” Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS Scandal, Hillary’s gross negligence with classified info
            The known facts about Biden, going back to brother James:
            https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/14/eight-things-biden-familys-culture-orruption/

            I could go on….

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          • Nobodysfool says:

            Well said, Bill Durham.

            Gowdy the Rooster is Uniparty. Gowdy the Rooster let HRC off the hook on Benghazi. Gowdy presided over Lois Lerner and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz getting off. Gowdy the Rooster remains pals with Trump Haters Boehner and Ryan.

            Trump knows all this yet let the Rooster enter the inner circle. Doesn’t make sense unless Bill Durham’s analogy has hit the target.

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          • bentley1blog says:

            Bill…Al Pacino reference is priceless. If I recall his great movie playing an attorney was named “And Justice for All”

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        • Greg1 says:

          Leaks like a Schiff………

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      • Tereese says:

        Well I accidentally hit the like button and cant get my like off…nevertheless I remember that just before Gowdy left congress he met with President Trump and he said Trump asked him some questions and he said it was very nice…very cordial – it made me wonder if he was really stepping down to serve in the White House.

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      • JoeMeek says:

        It is much better to have formidable people on your side than on the other side. Mark Levin was very anti-Trump, as was Victor Davis Hanson, to a lessor degree, and they are now fighting on Trump’s side, especially Levin. I am sure DJT understands this.

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        • Bruce_Dern's_Finger says:

          One must question Levin, the self-appointed Constitutional exspurt who was supporting the Cuban Canadian American Candidate – Cruz during the 2016 presidential election. Cruz is not Constitutionally-eligible for the office of the POTUS because the Constitutional Framers designed the eligibility for the presidency on sole alliance to one nation, not three nations as was Cruz upon his birth.

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    • beachbum says:

      A smart chap with a disarming southern drawl is an asset in court.
      GOOD
      A smart chap with a disarming southern drawl not named Lindsey is an asset in court. BETTER!

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    • At this point, I firmly believe that the Administration needs to take the House of Representatives to Court … specifically, to the Supreme Court.

      As I read the actual text of the Impeachment Clause, particularly §1.3.7, and also read the recorded deliberations of the Founders themselves as they first debated it then wrote it, it is abundantly clear to me that they envisioned precisely what is happening right now … and that they specifically intended to prevent it.

      English law still includes the vague and very-political term, “maladministration,” and the Founders were keenly aware of how it has been a source of trouble. The Founders therefore intended that … “if you’re going to be impeached, you must have [very probably …] committed a crime.” Yes, they intended to permit Congress to act before an actual judicial indictment had actually been handed down – if it so “chused” – but they plainly intended that the offender “was, or very soon would be, ‘in trouble with the law.'”

      Well, the stupendously-obvious problem here is: “Donald Trump isn’t.” 😲

      Yes, you read that right: after a nearly two-year investigation that immediately followed another one that stretched back to his inauguration … “nothingburger.™” Nothing that would interest an actual court using the actual law as it is actually written and day-to-day interpreted by actual courts.

      Dear Democrats, let me puh-leeuze take you aside and tell you what your opportunistic legal counsel is not telling you: “You are a Lamb for the Slaughter.” (And: your lawyers are looking forward to dining on a very nice Lamb Chop.)

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      • I have been wondering if there is any way to stop this farce. Do the courts have any power to do this? Who can bring the lawsuit? I was wondering if the RNC could sue to stop this illegitimate action?

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        • the5thranchhand says:

          Honest question. Is it legal for ‘we the people’ to bring a lawsuit against the House of Representatives to stop this illegitimate action?

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        • wightmanfarm says:

          Maybe Pelosi is pushing this to “make a deal” related to the FISA report and various other indications of Dem corruption. Maybe she thinks this is the only leverage she has. It’s no coincidence that this blower just miraculously popped up the week before the FISA report.

          I think that’s what Rudy’s doing too. He’s sending a message that the corruption isn’t just Biden’s son.

          Barr and Durham better hurry or there won’t be a country left.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The DemonRATs have gone well beyond any cherry-picking of facts.

      They have fabricated narratives around the facts that bear no resemblance to the facts.

      This is political fraud.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Bill Durham says:

        Trey gowdy was brought in like Bill Barr. He is there to talk to Nancy behind the scenes. Paul Ryan is talking to Nancy. There is no way she will be allowed to do this. The uniparty heavy hitters will Never allow it. Gowdy has done clean up for the uniparty before. This time he has to tell Nancy to stand down. What happened in Ukraine stays in Ukraine

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    • Sofa King says:

      Time will tell, but I think this article is putting multiple coats of lipstick on a pig…

      Liked by 2 people

  2. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    This is all congressional theatrics and show, so Gowdy is arguably the perfect pick for this job.

    Liked by 7 people

    • lotbusyexec says:

      I’d rather see Mark Levin – sorry, just would!

      Liked by 4 people

      • Larry Powell says:

        Don’t trust either one

        Liked by 6 people

        • cplogics says:

          Dear God, we have to trust someone. While I am suspicious of Gowdy, we must admit that his hands were probably tied in Congress and now he is free to be himself and make a national name for himself that will have a huge payday down the road. I don’t believe Gowdy will screw this up.

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        • Somebody says:

          I’d trust Levin far more than Gowdy, heck I’d trust Dershowitz more than Gowdy. Both Levin and Dershowitz understand the implications of this goes far beyond this president. This farce is truly leading us into a constitutional crisis.

          All that being said, Gowdy coming in the door with the security clearances needed is a major plus. POTUS can authorize anyone, but it would just be more fodder. Gowdy takes that issue away. Gowdy also has political instincts that the rest of the legal team except Rudy lack. If it goes to trial the jury is the senate. Gowdy is a known quantity and he’s trusted by the republicans. Gowdy has a personal friendship with senators Scott and Graham. Gowdy endorsed and campaigned for little Marco. Those are connections off the top of my head.

          Bottom line there are some positives.

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      • delighteddeplorable says:

        By the time the entire team is assembled, we may see a very impressive cast of legal superstars. 😉👍

        Liked by 8 people

      • LULU says:

        I wouldn’t…

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    • I would ot stand by thinking it is all show…the Dems seem pretty serious to me.

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      • teabag14 says:

        I see the logic in some of the comments regarding Pelosi being talked to behind the scenes. We clearly know that PDJT has leverage we can’t even begin to imagine. After all, Barry Soetoro himself warned us to not underestimate him. But talking her down is not what I want. I want indictments, I want perp walks, I want prosecutions, I want sedition/treason verdicts, and I want to see these enemies of WTP in prison. This should never happen to another President of the United States. I’ve heard someone say that several times already. I agree. 🤷‍♀️

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  3. Maquis says:

    Rooster Up!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Daniel M. Camac says:

      Maquis, I spit my Chianti Riserva out on that 2-word hoot. Is that South Caroliner legalese?

      Hey, if we don’t have some humor in this bizarro case of Democrats going postal on President Trump, we shall lose our own minds.

      Trey will bring that humor home, hopefully in a way that not even the Democrats will be able to defend.

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  4. I agree.

    His waffling in the past was mostly self-preservation in the event Mueller pulled a rabbit out of his wazoo, but that never materialized and hopefully, he’s “got his mind right” now and fights for the forces of good..

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  5. Carrie says:

    The Senate likes him. Good or bad, I guess this makes him a good pick for this role.

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  6. sickconservative says:

    I always liked Gowdy but wondered why he didn’t follow thru, Paul Ryan comes to mind and could it have been why he didn’t run for reelection.
    Really anyone that watched him in the hearings could see the quick mind just not allowed to finish the job.

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    • jackalix says:

      Well i think when was the last time you saw anything come out of one of these committees
      with a conclusion/solution?Bill’s impeachment maybe otherwise each party there hands are tied in knots by external forces is my thought.I would not doubt if China can hang the NBA what do you think they have done to Biden Piglosi and others with their money?It’s a frigg’in racket up there in DC.

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  7. booger71 says:

    Howdy Gowdy Time

    Boy Howdy

    Liked by 5 people

  8. mikeyboo says:

    Gowdy is certainly intelligent and articulate. That said, I have no confidence in Gowdy’s willingness to do real battle with the swamp.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. mr. deacon says:

    Sometimes its a smart move to bring one of your big yard dogs in the house. It is a good deterrent to those shady characters poking around looking in the windows and even some friendly neighbors you’re not too sure of.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

    Let’s hope his proclivity to defend the institutions extends to the Presidency

    Liked by 5 people

  11. I trust our PRESIDENT!! Let it begin!!

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  12. Bogeyfree says:

    Sundance, I’m curious if there is any information, documents or evidence you might submit to Mr. Gowdy privately that he may not be fully aware of?

    IMO of all the folks on TV and Radio including PT’s lawyers, you have the best knowledge and frankly the documents always seem to be right at your finger tips.

    So how would you defend PT in the Senate if you were his lawyer? Could be a great thread if not for disclosing our offensive game plan.

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  13. Normally Quiet Observer says:

    Gowdy? First, I want to know WHY he did such a ‘hard flip’ towards the overall Demoncrat position before resigning his seat in Congress. When I KNOW this for certain, then I might trust him again. Until then … no, I don’t trust him even a little bit! I’d also like to know why Chaffetz (sp) resigned his seat ‘allegedly’ “to spend more time with his family” … yet here is, every day, as a talking head on Fox? What about the family Jason?

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  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Gowdy can be a strange bird at times. However, in addition to his Lawyer expertise, I bet he knows an awful lot about the Deep State, the major players in the House and Senate, and where “dead” bodies are buried.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Yeah, he has that cockatoo hair thing going on..

      Liked by 1 person

      • cthulhu says:

        That actually provided a very funny mental picture. Cockatoos vary their crest depending on what they’re doing at the time — if they’re flying around, it’s down. If they’re intently paying attention, it can be straight up……

        What if they rigged Gowdy with actuators before he deals with this impeachment farce? He could be asking some question with his hair laying down, then segue into “…..and this conflicts with your prior testimony on April 12th, doesn’t it?” while his hair stands straight up.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        That may not be his hair that’s pointy. Do we know for certain he’s not a Conehead?

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  15. snellvillebob says:

    Add that John Soloman, who left The Hill a week or two ago has joined FOX News.

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  16. Sara c says:

    I agree with most treepers about Gowdy, however I am in support of this appointment of him. Mr Gowdy knows where all the bugs are hiding, knows how the lower chamber works and is extremely articulate. MrGowdy will be a player but will not be in charge of the legal team representing POTUS.

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  17. beachbum31 says:

    they announced last night John Solomon was added as a fox contributor

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  18. AnotherView says:

    Gowdy puts on a good show and his SC accent is charming and appealing. But his record in the House is a flop. I watched all his dog and pony shows. Anyone remember the infamous Benghazi one with Hillary? Entertaining, but that’s it. Frankly, I’m stunned that Trump hired that RINO. He backed Rubio–yes, Rubio!–during the 2016 campaign. Our Lt. Governor McMaster was the 1st elected official–and only one our state–who had the guts to stand up and endorse Trump. And Trump repaid him by taking Nikki Haley off our hands, therefore elevating McMaster to Governor. Needless to say, SC rejoiced when she left. Trust me–don’t trust Gowdy. He’s all mouth, plus he’s friends with Wray.

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    • cplogics says:

      And how do you know he’s friends with Wray? Have you encountered them together at dinner? You cannot substantiate that claim. Yes might have endorsed Rubio, but we have any number of posters here who initially were not on the Trump train. What damn difference does it make now 2.5 years later when people who once did not support the President now do. Let’s give the past a rest.

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      • AnotherView says:

        Yeah, I had dinner with them—what difference does it make.

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        • cplogics says:

          You claim to trust the President’s judgment. Why not now? I’ve had dinner with a lot of people in my life I did not agree with and realized by the end of it that the effort was a waste of time.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        Never give the past a rest. It’s all relevant. I want to hear the red pill conversion stories, the thinking – see the eyes of enlightenment and the tears of sorrow and remorse. I know it doesn’t show on many — like Levin and Dershowicz— (anyone know of a link where they explain when they converted?)

        Show me where they stuck their necks out — all the way out — like Jordan, Nunes, Matt Gaetz as being pro Trump, and more importantly, pro citizen Joe —- THEN I’ll trust to be in Trumps court.

        Show me putting your lives, your fortunes, and your sacred honor at risk for the sake of the well-being of the citizens of this country — Then I’ll trust you in my government.

        I’m afraid this is all a shakespearean stage, and the outcome is already written — with the usual players in power, and a little appeasement for us peasants, deplorables, and the flyover country, but then business as usual.

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  19. Marina Sapir says:

    I wonder, how does Trump know if Gowdy will work for him, now against him?
    May be, Gowdy himself does not know it yet. He is like Lindsey: always take the side, which appears to be stronger.

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  20. Blue Wildflower says:

    Will Nancy really call for a vote?

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    • jrapdx says:

      I’m beginning to doubt she will. The crap show Pelosi’s running suggests she doesn’t have the votes to authorize a legitimate impeachment inquiry. As time goes on and the crap quotient rises the odds of a real impeachment process emerging begin to approach zero.

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      • wightmanfarm says:

        Nancy should have to recuse herself as her son is/was involved in a Ukrainian company.

        Liked by 3 people

        • jrapdx says:

          Of course she would if she had any sense of ethics whatsoever, but we know she does not else she wouldn’t have done 95% of the things she has. That includes setting it up for her son to get a big payoff because of his mother’s position in Congress. To say nothing of how she’s running the impeachment charade…

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      • Greg1 says:

        Dare I say it…….I think the democrats are telling the truth that they have enough votes.

        However, having enough votes and getting them to have the guts to put them ON THE RECORD might be about like herding cats.

        Nancy started this garbage before the transcript even came out. And since then she’s been more than willing to keep the charade up even though she KNOWS it’s wrong.

        Her problem now is that she started this mess and there is no way she can save face and get out of it. She’s a little bit pregnant with impeachment……….and she cannot abort it.

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        • jrapdx says:

          We know there are enough Democrats (by absolute count) to invoke an authorized impeachment inquiry, but as you’re saying, not all Democrats would necessarily be willing to vote “yes” for it.

          Having the votes for impeachment was always tenuous, but the craziness of the current crap show no doubt makes it still harder to muster the necessary majority.

          I agree with you, Nancy jumped the gun—big mistake taking Schiff-for-brains word for it that
          this time he caught the President cold. Damn that Trump, what nerve to release the transcript! That wasn’t supposed to happen…

          So now Pelosi and her idiotic band of Democrats are kinda stuck between rocks and hard places. What do do? Walk it back to enormous humiliation, or trudge forward to a certain fate of even more tremendous humiliation.

          It’s one of those times it’s great to be a mere deplorable watching from the sidelines.

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  21. Gowdy’s the person who thinks ‘our side’ should be content with shaming Deep State coup participants into either demotion or the private sector…instead of actual criminal prosecutions or convictions. Think of him as the Master of Low Expectations.

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    • Greg1 says:

      EXACTLY!!!

      That night on Hannity when he said Comey skates because he broke no laws, and that being fired in disgrace would be just punishment I about hopped out of my seat!!! He actually backed down a little when Sean, in disbelief, started quoting laws Comey violated.

      This is why I have no trust in Gowdy…………as bad as I hate to say it.

      Not to mention all of the times he said Mueller was honorable and should continue his investigation……..

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  22. Mike in a Truck says:

    If useless idiot Trey Gowdy is useful to PDJT than I’m for it.

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  23. Gowdy looks to me like OFFENSE!

    We hear he’s NEVER lost a case … as Prosecutor, not Defender.

    IMO, he’s going to use “Impeachment” to PROSECUTE the Demo☭rats in Congress and the Obama Administration – in the COURT of PUBLIC OPINION throughout the 2020 Election Year.

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  24. Marina Sapir says:

    I just found something very relevant to impeachment.
    https://interfax.com.ua/news/press-conference/617808.html

    Ukrainian MP had press-conference, where he shared proof that
    1. Joe Biden got $900,000 from Burisma, through some off-shore companies
    2. The Ukrainian agency which was supposed to fight corruption, defended corruption and fought against prosecutors, who were investigating corruption. This agency worked under direct control of USA, and Joe Biden in particular.
    3. The MP said he will post all the materials on his FB page.
    4. I understood, he does not trust Zelensky.

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  25. snellvillebob says:

    Spoiler: Burisma Holdings Paid Joe Biden $900,000 For Lobbying Activities: Ukrainian MP.
    Article at the Gateway Pundit tonight. I am not sure if he was VP at the time, if he reported it on his taxes or if he registered as a foreign agent. Just what was Paul Manifort charged with?

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  26. Bigly says:

    Enemy closer. Can you imagine his shake down of Romney!? Need him. Levin would get no where, his purpose is to rally the base and he is good at it.

    Gowdy can be an asset as he could play both sides. That’s not always bad if your Trump.

    Good pick. Need someone that knows the inside and the players, intimately.

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  27. Mike Wilson says:

    Rooster defense = get out of jail card when stuff comes out about him? Does this mean something is on target to hit the fan?

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  28. MicD says:

    At this point, what difference does it make?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jim in TN says:

      MicD,

      You don’t happen to be covering up 4 dead in Ben Gaz I? (Make sure to sound it out like that hippy song 4 dead in O Hi O.)

      You didn’t see yourself up to be a modern day Ceasar, twisting his famous phrase into ‘we came, we saw, he’s dead.’ And then find your allies are killing your ambassador?

      /sarcasm

      Yes, this rot is wearing on me too. Our government is out of control and unwilling to police themselves. We The People are going to have to do something about that before we end up with government of us victims, by the rotten jerks, for the incompetent elite.

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  29. Who could have predicted this? Yet here we are!! Wild ride!

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  30. Tiffthis says:

    Trump will use Gowdy for a purpose and then set him free when his services are no longer needed- similar to Bolton- that’s just my opinion

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    • jrapdx says:

      I’d bet Gowdy is well aware of his temporary status, but unlike Bolton Gowdy is probably OK with it. After all, Gowdy has other prospects as his recent Fox gig shows.

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  31. alliwantissometruth says:

    Hopefully Gowdy’s hair won’t have morphed into something even more bizarre and ridiculous than the last time we saw him

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  32. Garavaglia says:

    He will defend the president. None of them are perfect, but I wouldn’t have a problem with him defending me in court. His exit from elected office makes more sense now.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. Robert Smith says:

    Gowdy is also one of the few people who have seen at least some of the redacted docs and things that haven’t come to light yet, correct?

    Liked by 4 people

  34. Zy says:

    Gowdy is no fan of Schiff. I imagine he will be useful in that regard. IMO, it might be his main motivation in taking the job.

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  35. Baby El says:

    Try Gowdy…. MOLE

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  36. NJF says:

    Good point SD about Gowdy knowing about all the underlying docs that only a few
    Have seen. That in and of itself gives POTUS an edge he likely wouldn’t otherwise have.

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  37. dallasdan says:

    Only a few weeks ago talk of an impeachment trial was laughable. Now, it’s deadly serious business.

    The Deep State is talented, powerful, and pervades all branches of government. If this comes to a verdict vote in the Senate, I won’t be surprised if resistance RINOs come out of the closet to remove the President.

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  38. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Dear Nancy Letter

    Note: Nancy, Think Gowdy may just be another good reason to add a bunch of flowers to your gift bag before you add over to the White House? Just a thought, good luck.

    Nancy, Adam, and Gang: Suggest all you guys need to go out and get Donald a big fruit basket,a country ham, anything…. you think the President may like enough to at least let you guys form up in the parking lot at the White House and render your apologies. His letter telling each of you to “Sod Off” has done more than you know. For your information, one again the President has saved your behinds (well, not your actual behinds,Adam [know how you will blow any little remark out of sight]). But, once again the President’s actions are the only reason an army of veterans have not ascended on DC and started the process of cleaning the swamp. Our very first action was to be sorting through all elected members of Congress. Those found complicit in any manner in the impeachment fiasco (to include those hiding under their desks) were to be loaded on buses and sent to California with instructions providing that if they ever leave the state it had best be on a sailboat (must consider climate change/global warming you know) bound for China. Have a nice day.

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

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  39. NJF says:

    Snort. Still “gathering the facts.”

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  40. Doppler says:

    Gowdy should be a valuable member of Trump’s impeachment defense team, given his inside knowledge of how Congress works, and his court experience as a prosecutor, apparently very successfully. He should be great in presenting and cross-examining many of the witnesses. But I hope he is not the only member. His bizarre appearance, bizarre role in the Benghazi hearings and his stint at Fox leave credibility issues in my mind, and apparently many others, and will certainly put off many independents and moderate Dems (most of whom are very skeptical about impeachment). The lead attorney, the one who sums up before the whole world why the Senate should not convict, needs to shine with credibility in the minds of all who hear him. He needs to be above the sort of political food fight that President Trump is a master of, and make the case on the basis of what is just, even historic. Someone who would make a great Solicitor General to argue the most important cases to the Supreme Court

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  41. Shyster says:

    Admittedly, Gowdy has that southern charisma, knows the facts and has seen more of the key documents than almost anyone. Smart, never lost a case, knows and understands the swamp players and hidden motivations. Everything works except trustworthiness. On this issue, as POTUS’s counsel, he will owe fiduciary duties to PT. That said, his common sense demeanor will appeal to the millions of Americans who watch the impeachment process and will drive the undecideds and swing voters into the president’s corner in the inevitable polls that will be constantly done should the process make it to the senate. Don’t kid yourself that the polls won’t play a role in some senators votes. Bottom line, I’d rather have him on our side than against PT and he brings something to the team that neither Jay Sekulow or Rudy have. Overall, Gowdy is an asset and a good choice.

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Gowdy doesn’t like Adam Schiff at all and Gowdy and Mick are best buddies. Just wonder if Trey is still practicing law at his law firm while working for PT?

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  42. mtk says:

    CTH would not expect to see too much of Mr. Gowdy as the House impeachment battle continues. In the background Gowdy will likely be absorbing information, reviewing every document, process and witness, along with helping coordinate the aggregate defense strategy.

    So he will be watching CNN and reading the Times and the WaPo.

    Since as per the Pelosi Inquiry Rules, they don’t have to involve the minority and produce transcripts to the defense.

    And, when it gets to the Senate, just watch Lawfare motion the Chief Justice to rule, “This is about the President’s crimes not about the other ‘MATTERS’.
    So there goes the deep insight of Mr Gowdy.
    All that is left is the need to pick up 4-5 Senators to vote yea.
    The pissed collegues of Rommey fit that bill.
    The neocons going WTF.
    And any number of Rino/GOPe/uniparty Senators going don’t mess with my meal ticket.

    Yah it will never happen in the Senate.

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  43. Maquis says:

    Not a chance he’s an only, and surely not even the chief legal mind in our President’s existential battle against the Bolsheviks. He will surely be useful and his hiring signifies a WH prepared to aggressively exploit the falacious legal fantasies of the Commie Left.

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    • mtk says:

      Pelosi just needs a simple majority of yea on the Articles once they are written to past it to the Senate.
      At that point, passage to the Senate becomes the topic of my comment.

      Just today Hanity was arguing the Republicans should fold in the House and sit back and let them write their Articles.

      No I say, fight this all the way in the House, get them to have The Judiciary vote to pass it out to the floor, and then have the Floor vote on whether drafting Articles of Impeachment can proceed.
      Thus allowing the Minority a say and the Executive able to have Representation and Consul during the drafting of the Articles.

      IMHO the only that is going to happen is by going before the SCOTUS.

      That is where Mr. Gowdy would be best used… Presenting before the SCOTUS.

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      • Maquis says:

        We are agreed on the need for Congress to fight. As I have often said when writing to individuals within that disgracefully corrupted institution,
        “Fight! Damn you! Fight!”

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  44. linda4298 says:

    IMO I would be surprised if Pelosi got all the votes for this, she would be subject to subpoenas from the Senate and House, there are no crimes to impeach, I think she has gone too far and doesn’t know how to get back.

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    • Zy says:

      The lure of totalitarian Democommunist state with permanent control is irresistible. It’s the Holy Grail for these fascists.

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    • mtk says:

      Pelosi just needs a simple majority of yea on the Articles once they are written to past it to the Senate.
      At that point, passage to the Senate becomes the topic of my comment.

      Just today Hanity was arguing the Republicans should fold in the House and sit back and let them write their Articles.

      No I say, fight this all the way in the House, get them to have The Judiciary vote to pass it out to the floor, and then have the Floor vote on whether drafting Articles of Impeachment can proceed.
      Thus allowing the Minority a say and the Executive able to have Representation and Consul during the drafting of the Articles.

      IMHO the only that is going to happen is by going before the SCOTUS.

      That is where Mr. Gowdy would be best used… Presenting before the SCOTUS.

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  45. thedoc00 says:

    Rooster Gowdy’s role will not focus on legal support but his knowledge of relationships, cliques and likely congressional process/strategy. Also, he may be a known putz of an investigator but he is a putz with Uni-party ties to his fellow putzes, making him a liaison to his fellow GOPe putzes.

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  46. Don McAro says:

    Nancy…This is not going well for you..Have the vote and fail it
    Mitch..You don’t want a trial…Trust me…

    I win.. Rooster head

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  47. ChampagneReady says:

    If you buy the premise, you buy the bit. I don’t buy the premise.

    I still don’t think when it comes right down to going on record and holding the vote to send impeachment of a president to the senate with THIS HORSECRAP CASE, that wiser minds will prevail. I don’t know where they are going to find wise minds in this pure-sludge democrat party, but something will derail this vote.

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  48. Eric Kennedy says:

    Gowdy had his moment in the sun versus HRC and he botched it. I don’t see these skills.

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  49. need24give says:

    Trust Gowdy.

    ;~)

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  50. jmuniz1 says:

    I trust him he resigned because it was easier to act like he did not want to get involved but it might have been a plan. The President is an incumbent the only way he loses in 2020 is if we do not vote for him. Gowdy does not bother me. You need a swamper to get one. Trump 2020 because Americans like myself have had enougjt of both parties. Get his app. Its a gpod time to be a Republican.

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