It’s been revealed that an advisor to Hillary Clinton, Burns Strider, was accused of sexual harassment while working for her campaign in 2008, according to Fox News.
But the real bombshell is who protected him—Hillary Clinton.
Check it out:
The New York Times reported Friday on the incident, revealing how Clinton allegedly intervened to help keep the adviser, Burns Strider, on board.
According to the Times, the complaint was made by a 30-year-old Clinton staffer who shared an office with Strider. She reportedly told a campaign official that Strider had rubbed her shoulders inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead and sent suggestive emails.
Clinton’s 2008 campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, reportedly recommended Clinton fire him. But sources told The Times he was kept on the campaign at Clinton’s request.
Instead, Strider was ordered to receive counseling and lost several weeks of pay, while the young woman was shifted to a new role.
— Burns Strider (@BStrider) March 8, 2017
— Burns Strider (@BStrider) October 28, 2017
The law firm that represented Clinton’s campaign in 2008 released a statement on behalf of Clinton and Strider. Here’s what it said:
“To ensure a safe working environment, the campaign had a process to address complaints of misconduct and harassment,” the statement from Urecht, Kleinfeld, Fiori, Partners said. “When matters arose, they were reviewed in accordance with these policies, and appropriate action was taken. This complaint was no exception.”
Burns Strider, the faith-based adviser for the 2008 campaign, was accused of repeated harassment of a 30 year old woman he shared an office with https://t.co/2befpWOCTy
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 26, 2018
BREAKING: Hillary Clinton accused of personally shielding a top aide on her 2008 campaign after he was accused of sexual harassment.
Campaign officials requested Clinton fire Burns Strider–instead he underwent counseling and his accuser was reassigned.https://t.co/EbZJ3yGMKN
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) January 26, 2018
The sexual harasser on Hillary Clinton campaign, named Burns Strider, is her "faith advisor" and "sent the candidate scripture readings every morning for months during the campaign." per @maggieNYT
And it was all kept secret by the Clinton machine.
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) January 26, 2018
Burns Strider sent scripture readings to Hillary Clinton every morning and a “string of suggestive emails” to the woman he sexually harassed. Clinton would not fire him. He was fired from another job for, among other things, sexually harassing a woman. pic.twitter.com/9efBhhhGVB
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) January 26, 2018
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BREAKING: Burns Strider, seasoned faith advisor for Democrats, was accused of sexual harassment in 2008, but Hillary Clinton protected him, four sources say. He was accused again in 2016, and fired. Long-brewed exclusive from @maggienyt and @amychozick https://t.co/LhK5WijXrF
— Laurie Goodstein (@lauriegnyt) January 26, 2018