Rudy Giuliani's team has some serious beef with Trey Gowdy

Kathryn Krawczyk

President Trump's legal team has a little scandal of its own.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has built a reputation as Trump's right-hand legal man. But after Giuliani largely created the Ukraine situation Trump is in right now, Trump seemed to rebel by adding former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy to his legal team — something Giuliani's team tried to deny was even in the works, Yahoo News reports.

Reports surfaced earlier this week indicating Gowdy was in talks to join Trump's defense against the House impeachment inquiry. But when asked about that on Wednesday morning, Victoria Toensing, a longtime Washington, D.C., lawyer working with Giuliani told Yahoo News there was no way that was true. "Trey Gowdy doesn’t know sh-t," Toensing said, saying he "screwed up the Benghazi hearings" with Hillary Clinton and mistakenly advised Trump to talk with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "I have to check that with Rudy because that would be a joke, because we all don't think much of him," she continued, adding, "Are you kidding? Trey is a joke among us."

Yet by later that evening, Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow had officially announced Gowdy was in fact on the team. Neither Gowdy nor Trump's personal lawyer responded to Yahoo News' request for comment on Toensing's criticism. Read more at Yahoo News.