Conservative journalist Michelle Fields, who accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her arm and dragging her to the ground during a campaign rally last March, is going to resume her career with the liberal-leaning Huffington Post, according to a report from CNN Money:
“‘After the tumultuous events of the last few months, I am ready to get back to writing and reporting on what is without question the most bizarrely fascinating presidential race of my lifetime (and, perhaps, any lifetime),’ Fields said in a statement on Sunday night.”
Fields will start her new job today and said she is “beyond excited to join one of the biggest names in political journalism.”
HuffPo’s Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, called Fields “one of the most widely read chroniclers of the conservative movement.”
Fields, who was working for Breitbart at the time of the incident, left the conservative website shortly thereafter saying that she didn’t feel that the site adequately stood by her and it would be best to part ways as a result.
The story died down after the Palm Beach State Attorney’s office declined to prosecute the case, citing a lack of evidence to pursue criminal charges.
It remains to be seen how effective Fields will be given her clash with the Trump campaign and the fact that HuffPo has been blacklisted by the campaign for its previous coverage. But I guess the liberal website couldn’t resist grabbing a conservative journalist, no matter how far her star had fallen:
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) May 22, 2016