After weeks of speculation that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) may be President Donald Trump’s new choice to run the FBI, we’re now getting top media outlets confirming Gowdy will instead run the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The reports claim Gowdy, who did not run for the position, will be selected by fellow members of the House due to his leadership abilities shown during investigations into Obama White House scandals, including Benghazi and Fast and Furious.

The committee, with broad subpoena powers, is tasked with rooting out government corruption and exposing it. Now, it looks like Gowdy will play a key role in helping President Trump drain the Washington, D.C. swamp!

As USA Today reports:

The Republican Steering Committee — which is made up of Republican leadership and other representatives — will meet this week to choose a replacement for Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who has announced he will retire from Congress on June 30th.

Gowdy represents an attempt at compromise. The upstart conservative Freedom Caucus wanted one of their own for the job, but the group has been a thorn in the side of party leadership, and nearly killed Speaker Paul Ryan’s Affordable Care Act repeal bill. Gowdy is one of the few non-Freedom Caucus lawmakers that members of the group will endorse for the chairmanship.

Gowdy is closely aligned with Republican leadership, but has also earned the respect of members of the GOP’s far right. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a Freedom Caucus member, said Gowdy “is tried, tested and exactly what the committee needs at this time.”

This isn’t the first time Gowdy has been put up for a position he didn’t seek. Gowdy chaired the special committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi in 2012 and recently was named a top Republican in the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In addition to Oversight and Intelligence, Gowdy sits on the Judiciary Committee, which puts him on the House committees investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. His name recently was on the short list to replace former FBI Director James Comey, whose firing last month is already a key element of the probe.

Gowdy, as a former undefeated prosecutor, knows the law well and can get answers where others can’t. Here’s a classic example of Gowdy in action:

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