Trey Gowdy, former congressman from S.C.’s 4th District, has reportedly been tapped to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as the House’s impeachment inquiry gets underway. While a congressman, Gowdy led a committee investigation into then-candidate Hillary Clinton and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The White House announced that they would not be cooperating with the House’s inquiry. Source: AP

In 2018, billionaires paid a lower effective tax rate than the working glass, according to a study from University of California at Berkeley economists. The average effective tax rate for those in the richest 400 families was 2018 was 23 percent, a percentage point lower than the 24.2 percent paid by the bottom half of American households. For context, in 1960, the rate for the richest Americans was 47 percent. Source: Washington Post

Authorities say on Saturday an 11-year-old boy shot and killed a 10-year-old in Hanahan. The relationship between the two kids was not disclosed. The shooting is still being investigated. Source: AP

S.C. GOP chairman Drew McKissick stood outside U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham’s office to to denounce impeachment. Cunningham has not yet supported Trump’s impeachment.. Source: P&C

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