It's been nearly a year since former Fox News host Megyn Kelly was released from a lucrative contract with NBC after the television personality questioned whether or not blackface is appropriate on Halloween (it's not).
Judging from a recent tweet, it looks like Kelly wouldn't find it challenging to step back into her role as one of the most prominent faces of Fox News.
Kelly was reacting to an article from the New York Times which reported that an aide of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) was approached by the famous whistleblower whose complaint detailed President Donald Trump's corrupt interactions with the Ukrainian President and subsequently spurred Trump's impeachment inquiry.
The whistleblower was told by a member of Schiff's staff to instead go through official channels, which the whistleblower did with their complaint. The aide gave Schiff a vague run-down of the whistleblower's concerns without revealing the person's identity.
Desperate to shift the focus from the President to the ones holding him accountable, Republicans are scrambling to create a narrative that Schiff was directly involved in constructing the complaint and setting the stage for Trump's impeachment.
From this tweet, it appears Kelly is taking their side.
This tweet is flat out wrong.
Schiff never "coordinated" with the whistleblower. Schiff's aide recommended the whistleblower go through proper channels: a complaint to the Trump-appointed Inspector General. The Trump administration would then block lawmakers from seeing the complaint, which motivated Schiff to press for its release.
The New York Times article states:
"The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and meet with an inspector general, with whom he could file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said."
What's more, as NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian points out, this is a common occurrence.
One of the story's authors, Matthew Rosenberg, spent the day on Twitter correcting Republicans' misinformation about what it revealed.
In Kelly's words, "maybe politics is at play" for Republicans leaping to discredit Schiff. And maybe she's helping them, especially by going after Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, who credibly accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while the two were at a party in high school.
People called out Kelly for lying.
It's surprising that Kelly would leap to defend the nonexistent innocence of a man who tweeted this about her.
Trump also accused Kelly of having "blood coming out of her wherever" after she asked him a challenging question during a Republican primary debate in 2016. Yet it's the Democrats whom Kelly feels the need to take to task.
Politics at play?