Hillary Clinton shielded advisor accused of harassment during 2008 campaign

Burns Strider the senior adviser for faith based operations with Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign in Dunn N.C

Oh my: NYT accuses Hillary of shielding aide accused of sexual harassment

Hillary Clinton decided not to fire a senior executive on her 2008 presidential campaign team, despite the fact that he had been accused of sexual harassment, multiple sources reported Friday.

Hillary Clinton blocked the firing of an advisor to her 2008 campaign who was accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, the New York Times is reporting.

The complaint in question was reportedly taken to campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle, who advised Ms Clinton that Mr Strider should be fired. The "faith adviser" to Clinton, Burns Strider, underwent counseling and lost "several weeks" of pay but was not removed from his position despite recommendations that he be fired.

When Doyle, the campaign manager, learned of the indiscretions, she approached Clinton and recommended cutting ties with Strider, "who was married at the time", according to NYT. "When matters arose, they were reviewed in accordance with these policies, and appropriate action was taken", the statement said. "This complaint was no exception".

Strider served as Clinton's "faith adviser" in 2008 and later led Correct the Record, an independent group that supported Clinton's second presidential run in 2016.

Strider was sacked after several months for workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a female aide, according to three people close to Correct the Record's management.

The harasser was sacked after she approached her supervisor for a second time, but was rehired to work for the campaign in another state.

His accuser was moved to a new job.

Just days after President Donald Trump's one-year anniversary in office, a shocking sexual harassment report has been released about Hillary Clinton.

Mr Strider did not respond to a request for comment.

Streep addressed the criticism by insisting she didn't know about Weinstein's behavior, and Sorvino quelled her backlash by penning an open letter to Dylan Farrow - Allen's former stepdaughter who he is accused of molesting - in which she expressed regret for dismissing the allegations and working with him.

O'Connell, who is now chief executive officer of the Democratic National Committee, handled the investigation and advised Patti Solis Doyle, a campaign manager, that Strider should be fired, according to three people familiar with the events. She said in a statement she was "shocked and appalled by the allegations".

Strider also appeared to mock conservative Bill O'Reilly, who said he was mad at God over his own sexual harassment scandal.

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