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Former congressman Trey Gowdy explained what he believed was the best piece of evidence that President Donald Trump’s lawyers could use in his defense in an upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate.

Gowdy made the comments in an interview on “American’s Newsroom” on Fox News Thursday.

“The transcript is the single best piece of evidence that the president has,” said Gowdy, referring to a summary of a call between the president and Ukrainian President Zelensky that precipitated the impeachment charges by Democrats.

The president is accused of obstruction against Congress and abuse of power over claims that he was demanding an investigation into Joe Biden and his son for political motivations.

“Who brought up Rudy Giuliani’s name? It wasn’t Donald Trump. It was Zelensky,” Gowdy continued.

“This was the second call, not the first call. If President Trump were really hellbent on ensuring that Ukraine investigate the Bidens, would he not have brought that up in the first telephone call we had with Zelensky? I mean why wait until the second?” Gowdy said.

“Who brought up [US Attorney General] Bill Barr and under what circumstances was Bill Barr’s name brought up?” he added.

“I think the transcript is the single best piece of evidence that the president has, laying aside the reality that there was no announcement of an investigation, there was no investigation, and the aid was ultimately released, so I don’t think the Democrats have a great case for conviction,” Gowdy said.

“But also you would be hard-pressed to find five members of this jury that have not already made up their mind,” he concluded.

Democrats sent two articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) attempted to force Senate Republicans to agree to her terms for the impeachment trial.

Here’s the video of Gowdy’s comments:

  • Arlene says:

    I wish Trey Gowdy was on the president’s team of lawyers I trust him more than just about anyone.
    And why is Rucy Guiliani’s name always coming up? I’m not sure that I trust him..

    • Wilson says:

      Think part of the reason he chose Rudy is because of how far the two have gone back and to him Trey would be more of an un-known since he only knows how he operates given by his interviews on TV and his actions while on the floor.

    • bob says:

      Well, we disagree. Like most if not all of the others, he talked a lot and accomplished nothing. All this Breaking News BS for the last 3 years has not resulted in one lefty going to jail.
      I like what Gowdy says but he has to deliver as does Graham–and neither has,.

  • TagPat49 says:

    Just a Coup; nothing more, nothing less.

  • Art LaPella says:

    Ukraine SHOULD investigate Biden, and any other widely suspected international criminal Ukraine has information about, whether or not Biden actually did anything wrong.

  • CF