Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host who had her share of run ins with President Donald Trump, has come to his aid.
In a tweet on Wednesday Kelly, 48, recalled that Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Justice Kavanaugh of rape, ran to Democrats before making her accusation.
She compared that to the whistleblower on President Trump’s Ukraine phone call who met with staffers of Rep. Adam Schiff.
“So Schiff coordinated w/whistle-blower from the start. And Blasey-Ford ran to Democrat partisan lawyers/reps in Kavanaugh.
“And those who said, maybe politics is at play, get dismissed as Trump sycophants. Come on,” she said in the tweet.
So Schiff coordinated w/whistle-blower from the start. And Blasey-Ford ran to Democrat partisan lawyers/reps in Kavanaugh. And those who said, maybe politics is at play, get dismissed as Trump sycophants. Come on. https://t.co/ERETquA55K
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 2, 2019
It came the same day that it was discovered that the whistleblower had contacted staff or the House Intelligence Committee prior to making the report.
Whistleblower Met With Schiff Staff Before Filing Report.
Should Schiff resign?
The staff of California Rep. Adam Schiff, who is leading the impeachment case against President Donald Trump met with the whistleblower before the report became public.
The whistleblower told Rep. Schiff’s staff about the complaint before he even filed the report against President Trump, The New York Times reported.
The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.
The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it.
The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.
The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and 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.
“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland said.
President Trump excoriated Rep. Schiff at a press conference with the Finnish president on Wednesday after asked about it by Fox News reporter John Roberts.
ROBERTS: Two questions to ask, maybe ask them separately to get a fresh answer out of each one. The three house intelligence, three house committees looking into the impeachment inquiry gave notice sending a subpoena to the White House for documents and other materials. Will you cooperate with those subpoenas?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well I always cooperate. This is a hoax. It greatest hoax, a continuation of what’s been playing out, John, since the last, since my a Election, I want to say. Probably, we’ll find out soon, probably even before my election.
This is a fraudulent crime on the American people, but we’ll work together. With shifty Schiff and Pelosi and all of them, and we’ll see what happens, because we did absolutely — I had a great call with the president of Ukraine. 100%. You have the transcript.
And then Schiff went up and got the chairman of the committee, got up and relayed a call that didn’t take place. Made up the language. Hard to believe.
Nobody’s ever seen this. I think he had some kind of mental breakdown but went up to the microphone and read a statement from the president of the United States as if I were on the call, ba you what happened is when he looked at the sheet, which was an exact transcript of my call, done by very talented people that do this, exact. Word for word.
He said, wow. He didn’t do anything wrong. So he made it up’s he went up to a microphone and in front of the American people and in Congress he went out and he, he gave a whole presentation of words that the president of the united States never said.
It has to be a criminal act. It has to be, and he should resign and some people even say it was treason, but it was a very sad thing. Just so you know, the call was perfect. The real call. The call I made. Many people were on the line.
I knew that, because usually when I spoke to foreign country leaders, you can name any one of them when I speak on the phone I know many people are listening from various intelligence agencies. My knowledge, I know all about it, and so this isn’t something like, oh, gee, I’m on the line.