A bombshell report from the New York Times reveals former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shielded a top staffer after repeated accusations of sexual harassment from a young subordinate, adding the campaign kept him on staff at Hillary’s “request.”
Four independent sources confirm the twice-failed Democratic presidential nominee refused to fire senior advisor Burns Strider back in 2008, despite the recommendation from campaign staffers who urged Clinton to terminate the aide after repeated allegations of sexual misconduct.
Those close to the Clinton campaign said, “The campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, and other senior campaign officials discussed the situation involving Mr. Strider and Mrs. Clinton’s response at the time. Some of them were troubled that he was allowed to remain on the campaign.”
“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,” writes the Times.
The revelation comes just months after Hillary Clinton publicly denounced longtime friend and Democratic mega-donor Harvey Weinstein in the wake of multiple sexual harassment scandals.
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” said Clinton last October. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”