Trey Gowdy, the former U.S. House representative who spent almost $8 million investigating the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack
only to find no evidence of wrongdoing by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will now serve as a Fox News contributor.
In a press release on Wednesday
, the network announced that Gowdy will serve as a political and legal analyst on Fox News and the Fox Business Network.
The company gave substantial airtime to Gowdy's dogged pursuit of Clinton, which was partly responsible for revealing the existence of a private email server that haunted her 2016 presidential campaign.
A Fox spokeswoman would not disclose how much the network is paying the former public official one month removed from office, but said his duties would span a number of shows on both cable channels.
Gowdy, 54, was born in Greenville and represented South Carolina's 4th Congressional District, which covers parts of Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Along with chairing the now-defunct House Select Committee on Benghazi, which was created at the behest of former House Speaker John Boehner in 2014, Gowdy also served on the House Oversight Committee.
In January 2018, he announced that he would not seek a fifth term in Congress
in favor of pursuing a legal career.
Gowdy now works in the white collar defense and government investigations team of the Columbia-based law firm Nelson Mullins.