Hillary Clinton responded to the accusation that she protected her faith adviser on the campaign, who was accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, claiming the victim’s concerns were taken seriously and addressed, but reports show otherwise.
“A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed,” tweeted Clinton, responding to reports that she shielded her faith adviser, Burns Strider, in the 2008 presidential campaign.
She again tweeted, “I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.”
However, The New York Times spoke to four people familiar with what took place, and they said Clinton’s campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire Strider, but she did not.
The campaign only deducted several weeks of pay and ordered him to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job. Strider did not attend the mandated counseling.
Further, Strider was again hired five years later to lead an independent group that supported Clinton’s 2016 candidacy, Correct the Record.
Strider was finally fired after several months for workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a young female aide.
The victim, who was 30 years old at the time, told a campaign official that 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.
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Source: Christian Post