President Trump told reporters this afternoon he had just learned that Trey Gowdy could not begin as his outside counsel until “sometime after January” because of “lobbying rules.”
“Trey Gowdy is a terrific guy,” Trump said, “I think there’s a problem with he can’t start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations.”
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced the former congressman’s hiring Wednesday night, saying in a statement his “legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well.”
Gowdy met with Trump in the Oval Office this week for an extended period of time.
The January timing could prove problematic since he is facing an impeachment inquiry currently that, so far, has had a rapid timeline.