‘Trey Is A Joke’: Lawyer Working With Giuliani Not Thrilled With Addition

on July 7, 2016 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks during a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
October 11, 2019 8:51 a.m.

A high-profile Trump supporter thought it was a joke when she learned former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy was joining the Trump legal team.

In an interview with Yahoo News, Victoria Toensing, who’s been working with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani but is not officially on Trump’s legal team, Toensing questioned why Trump would bring someone on the team who “screwed up the Benghazi hearings and came out with the advice to Trump, ‘Well, if you’ve done nothing wrong, just talk to Bob Mueller.’”

“Trey Gowdy doesn’t know shit,” she told Yahoo News.

“He’s not on the team. Trey Gowdy is not on the team. Who told you Trey Gowdy? Not to my knowledge, not to Rudy’s knowledge, not Joe’s knowledge,” Toensing said earlier this week before the announcement became official. “I have to check that with Rudy because that would be a joke, because we all don’t think much of him,” she said of Gowdy, adding, “Are you kidding? … Trey is a joke among us.”

Gowdy was formally added to Trump’s legal defense team on Wednesday evening, but his work will be postponed until January because of “lobbying rules,” Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon.

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