It’s all but certain now that Democrats will impeach Donald Trump in the House of Representatives.
The action now moves to a Senate trial.
And Trey Gowdy just hit Donald Trump with some really bad news on impeachment.
During the fall, Trump’s legal team tried to bring former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy onboard to help defend the President.
Congressional ethics rules prevent Gowdy from doing so until January.
In an interview with Martha MacCallum, the Fox News anchor asked Gowdy if he still intended to join the President’s legal team in January — right in time for the expected Senate trial.
Gowdy said it would be impossible.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy Monday said it’s too late for him to replace Rudy Giuliani as President Donald Trump’s attorney, particularly when it comes to representing him during impeachment proceedings.
“I will have needed to start a long time ago,” Gowdy, now a contributor for Fox News, commented to network anchor Martha McCallum. “There are depositions to read and evidence to consider, witnesses to examine.”
He added that Trump’s attorneys, “two really good lawyers” Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow” have not been allowed to participate in the impeachment inquiry proceedings.
“I was an average lawyer, but I did it for a long time, and I need to participate to be able to effectively represent someone,” said Gowdy. “You can’t do it starting on January 1 going into a trial on January 4. You just can’t do it.”
That news will disappoint many Trump supporters.
Impeachment is a political process where public sentiment will determine the outcome.
And in that case, the President could use as many talented advocates as possible.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.