Hillary Clinton Kept Senior Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment on 2008 Campaign
A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was kept on the campaign despite allegations of sexual harassment, at her request, The New York Times reports.
According to The New York Times, four people familiar with the event said the advisor, Burns Strider, sexually harassed a female subordinate multiple times. CNN reports the harassment claims include inappropriate touching and sending her suggestive emails. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time told her she should fire Strider, but Clinton didn’t. According to the New York Times, the woman who was allegedly sexually harassed was relocated and Strider was required to undergo counseling and docked several weeks of pay.
Fox News reports, a Clinton spokesman provided a statement that reads, “To ensure a safe working environment, the campaign had a process to address complaints of misconduct and harassment...When matters arose, they were reviewed in accordance with these policies, and appropriate action was taken. This complaint was no exception.”