Trey Gowdy “Terminated” By Fox News After Joining President Trump’s Legal Team


Something is going on at Fox News, and you’re probably not going to like it.

The network that was once a diamond in the rough of Fake News networks seems to be headed the way of CNN, day-by-day.

They’ve suspended popular hosts like Judge Jeanine and Tucker Carlson, and hired RINOs like Paul Ryan along with full-fledged Democrat loyals like Donna Brazile.

Now, reports have emerged that Fox News fired Trey Gowdy, just after it was announced that Gowdy had agreed to join Trump’s legal team to fight the impeachment inquiry.

Coincidence?

The breaking news hit Twitter a few hours ago:

Here's a video report from The Hollywood Reporter on Fox News firing Trey Gowdy after he agreed to join President Trump's legal defense team:

Just one day before reports that Trey Gowdy had joined Trump's legal team emerged, Gowdy appeared on Fox News to blast Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.

Here's that video:

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The Hollywood Reporter has more:

As a former high-profile member of the House of Representatives, Trey Gowdy was a big hire for Fox News, which hired him earlier this year as a contributor.

But, as Gowdy joins President Trump's team as an outside legal counsel, the network is separating from him.

On Wednesday, a Fox News spokesperson sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that read, "Trey Gowdy has been terminated and is no longer a contributor."

Anchor Melissa Francis announced the president's appointment and mentioned to viewers that Gowdy "was" a Fox News contributor. He will now be helping the president face down an impeachment inquiry.

CNBC gave additioinal details about Gowdy's termination from his position at Fox News:

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy was fired as a Fox News contributor, a spokesperson for the network told CNBC on Wednesday, as he joins President Donald Trump’s outside counsel amid an impeachment inquiry into the president.

The spokesperson said Gowdy “has been terminated and is no longer a contributor” to Fox, where the South Carolina Republican had appeared just days before to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the House.

A source familiar with the situation noted that Gowdy representing the president would pose a conflict of interest with his role as a Fox contributor. Gowdy’s agent waited to confirm the job change, the source told CNBC, which is why Fox revealed that he is no longer a contributor prior to an official announcement about his new role as Trump’s counsel.

Multiple outlets, including Fox, reported this week that Gowdy was hired to serve as outside counsel to Trump. 

“I am pleased to announce that former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joining our team as Counsel to the President,” Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow told NBC News. “I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress. His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the president well. Trey’s command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team.”

The Blaze added:

Fox News announced that it has cut ties with former congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), further bolstering reports that the attorney has joined President Donald Trump's legal team as outside counsel to fight the Democrats' impeachment probe.

"Trey Gowdy has been terminated and is no longer a contributor," a Fox News spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

The network's confirmation of Gowdy's departure follows multiple reports that the former prosecutor and conservative firebrand has agreed to assist in defending the president against what the commander in chief has repeatedly referred to as a "witch hunt."

The Hollywood Reporter noted, "Television networks covet former politicians to provide on-air analysis as contributors, but generally cut ties with them if they re-enter the political fray."

As of this writing, neither Gowdy nor President Trump have commented either way as to whether the South Carolina Republican has been hired to the join the president's legal team. Following several conflicting reports from an array of outlets, however, Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey reported Tuesday evening that a senior White House official confirmed to him that "Trey Gowdy is on the Trump team."

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