GOP congressman who led the Benghazi probe won't seek re-election

Trey Gowdy, participates in a news conference

He chaired the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi from 2014 to 2016, and is now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Gowdy was first elected to Congress in 2010, has chaired of the House Oversight Committee since June and headed the House Benghazi Committee from 2014 to 2016.

"I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office", Gowdy said in his statement.

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Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.) said Wednesday that he is leaving politics and will return to work in the justice system.

This week, Gowdy was among the committee members pushing for the release of a memo, drafted by Republicans, that alleges abuses of the government surveillance powers in the Russian Federation investigation.

A member of the House Intelligence Committee, Gowdy has been advocating for the release of the Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses. Democrats have called the memo a "distraction" and a selectively edited group of GOP talking points.

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Separately, Gowdy has used his chairmanship of the Oversight and Government Reform committee to renew scrutiny of the FBI's handling of its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.

"He made a decision to throw his lot with protecting the Trump presidency and the White House at all costs", Connolly said of Gowdy.

The South Carolina Republican and former federal prosecutor will run in November, he said in a statement. It's now occupied by a career prosecutor serving as acting USA attorney for more than a year.

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Another member of Congress announced on Wednesday their decision not to seek re-election this fall.

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