Clinton: given second chance, I would fire aide accused of sexual harassment

Hillary Clinton’s #MeToo apology misses the mark

Mario Anzuoni Reuters

Maggie Haberman and Amy Chozick's reporting for the New York Times about how Clinton handled sexual harassment allegations against Burns Strider, her faith adviser, during her 2008 presidential campaign makes it impossible for me to maintain that trust. "All along, even after his departure from that super PAC, he was described in the press as a close friend and confidant to Clinton - someone with access to one of the most important people in the country".

A Clinton aide told CNN that the move had not been engineered to deflect press, saying it was "simply when she finished writing it", but to Clinton foes, it was a prime example of what they perceived as calculated cold-bloodedness.

The former campaign boss added that she blames herself, in part, for not advocating more aggressively for Strider's removal. Burns Strider would not have gotten that job with Correct the Record if Hillary had fired him.

"The short answer is this: If I had it to do again, I wouldn't", Mrs. Clinton wrote in a post released just 15 minutes before President Trump's State of the Union address. Thankfully, the young woman who was the victim of this unacceptable behavior had the strength to come forward and complain about it. No, you would - well I would, or I would want to, anyway - rip the guy's head off.

It's not clear, however, whether Clinton really did right by everyone involved when she asked a woman who reported harassment to change jobs, while the man whose behavior she reported got to keep his.

"I did this because I didn't think firing him was the best solution to the problem", she writes.

The Atlantic's Megan Garber commented on the hard-hitting hypocrisy behind the scandal, considering the fact that Clinton has spent her public career fighting for the ideas and ideals that #MeToo represents.

Bill Clinton, even 22 years removed from his last campaign, has always been viewed as a tireless campaigning who enjoys few things more than giving a stump speech and working the room afterward.

In an interview with BuzzFeed on Saturday, Strider dismissed some of his actions as simply friendly or characteristic of his Southern background.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lambasted Hillary Clinton for her reportedly refusing to fire her adviser accused of sexual harassment during the 2018 presidential campaign. Clinton said she'd shared what she'd written with her and had her approval to post it.

Doyle was sacked shortly after Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, and Strider never attended the mandated counseling sessions. "When matters arose, they were reviewed in accordance with these policies, and appropriate action was taken This complaint was no exception". "We went hard on this Friday night on the prime time show and the one is, this is who Hillary Clinton is".

"I was disappointed by that tweet, that response", Solis Doyle said.

She proceeded in another tweet to maintain her feminist-empowering messaging.

But Clinton's response, in Twitter posts last week, indicates that she still doesn't understand, even as she appears at events when women share their heartbreaking stories of sexual harassment and misconduct.

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