2018-01-26 19:20:42 UTC
'Women should be believed,,, unless they are accusing
my husband or my aides!!'
Hillary Clinton protected faith adviser accused of harassment in 2008:
Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 1:08 PM EST
The first time she ran for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton chose to
shield her faith adviser on the campaign who was accused of sexually
harassing a subordinate, according to the New York Times, citing four
people familiar with what took place.
Instead of firing the adviser, Burns Strider, as her campaign manager
recommended, Clinton docked his pay for a few weeks, ordered him to go
to counseling, and moved the young woman accusing him into a different
position, according to the report. Strider went on to co-found the
American Values Network, a faith organization, then five years later, he
joined Correct the Record, a super PAC run by Clinton friend David Brock
that supported Clinton's 2016 presidential run. Within months, Strider
was fired from Correct the Record over a handful of issues, including
accusations of harassing against a young aide, three people told the Times.
During the campaign, Strider described himself as Clinton's "faith
guru," sending her scripture passages each morning.
The 2008 complaint was made by a 30-year-old aide who shared an office
with Strider, the Times reported. The woman told a campaign official
that Strider, who was married at the time, had inappropriately rubbed
her shoulders, kissed her forehead and sent suggestive emails, according
to the report.
When Clinton was told of the accusations, and her campaign manager Patti
Solis Doyle advised that she fire him, Clinton said she did not want to
and kept him on the campaign, the Times reported. Other members of the
campaign were concerned she allowed him to stay, according to the report.
According to the report, the young woman accusing Strider had signed a
non-disclosure form as a part of her work on the campaign, and declined