Gretchen Carlson on ex-Fox News exec joining White House: Life 'works in mysterious ways'

Gretchen Carlson on ex-Fox News exec joining White House: Life 'works in mysterious ways'
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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson weighed in Thursday on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE's decision to hire Bill Shine, a former executive with the network, saying life "works in mysterious ways."

The White House announced that Shine, who served as co-president at the network amid a flurry of sexual harassment complaints against high-profile employees, will serve as the deputy chief of staff for communications.

"This .... on the 2 year anniversary eve of filing my harassment lawsuit; giving women a voice, letting them know you can be believed, launching a national movement to stand up and speak up and say enough is enough. Life ... works in mysterious ways," Carlson tweeted.

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Carlson left Fox News in 2016 and filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against then-network chairman Roger Ailes. The lawsuit led to his resignation two weeks later following an internal investigation.

Fox eventually settled the lawsuit and issued an apology to Carlson.

Shine worked closely with Ailes, and was named co-president of the network after the chairman's ouster. 

Shine resigned in May 2017 amid criticism over how he handled sexual harassment allegations made by network employees against Ailes and others.

Shine's hiring to a post in the Trump administration was expected for weeks, but the White House made the move official on Thursday.

The White House said in a brief statement that Shine “brings over two decades of television programming, communications experience to the role.”