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NYT: Hillary Clinton Protected Sexual Harasser on 2008 Campaign

A new report shows that Clinton specifically requested a senior adviser accused of sexual harassment stay on the campaign.

By NTK Staff | 01.26.2018 @2:15pm
NYT: Hillary Clinton Protected Sexual Harasser on 2008 Campaign

Hillary Clinton, while running for president in 2008, kept quiet allegations of sexual harassment against one of her campaign’s senior adviser, according to a report from Maggie Haberman and Amy Chozick of The New York Times.

A 30-year-old female staffer accused Burns Strider, then serving as campaign adviser, of “repeatedly” harassing her during the campaign. Haberman and Chozick reported that Clinton’s campaign manager recommended Strider’s firing, but Clinton refused:

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire the adviser, Burns Strider. But Mrs. Clinton did not. Instead, Mr. Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job.

Clinton’s 2008 law firm defended the campaign’s response, calling it “no exception” to internal policies.

The allegations against Clinton’s faith adviser included inappropriate touching and messages over an extended period:

The complaint against Mr. Strider was made by a 30-year-old woman who shared an office with him. She told a campaign official that Mr. Strider had rubbed her shoulders inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead and sent her a string of suggestive emails, including at least one during the night, according to three former campaign officials familiar with what took place.

Key aides to Hillary Clinton refused to come forward on the issue, and Democratic operative David Brock even tapped Strider to lead “Correct the Record,” a pro-Clinton group, ahead of the 2016 campaign. He was fired for harassment:

Mr. Strider, who was Mrs. Clinton’s faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network, and sent the candidate scripture readings every morning for months during the campaign, was hired five years later to lead an independent group that supported Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 candidacy, Correct the Record, which was created by a close Clinton ally, David Brock.

He was fired after several months for workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a young female aide, according to three people close to Correct the Record’s management.

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