Donald Trump is beefing up his legal staff to help fight (and stonewall) the impeachment inquiry. The Associated Press reports:

Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has been tapped to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as the House impeachment inquiry expands.

That’s according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal legal matters.

MSNBC adds:

There were some reports that suggested Gowdy initially turned down the offer, but he was persuaded by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who previously served alongside Gowdy as Republican congressmen from South Carolina.

This new role has raised questions about whether Gowdy has changed his tune when it comes to whether the White House should cooperate with Congressional requests. Many are pointing out that back in 2012 he spoke out about this.

Gowdy was a Fox News contributor, until today. It’s a job he started back in January of this year.