Hillary Rejected Campaign Chief's Decision to Fire Alleged Sexual Harasser


Hillary Clinton decided not to fire a senior adviser on her 2008 presidential campaign who had been accused of sexual harassment, against the recommendation of her campaign manager, two sources who worked on the 2008 campaign tell CNN.

Here's something you nearly never see: A Clinton insider blaming Clinton for making a bad decision, albeit one she made more than 10 years ago.

Patti Solis Doyle, Clinton's 2008 campaign manager, said she advised Clinton to fire Strider after investigating the allegations, which she deemed "very credible." . "It was a wrong call". "Firing a high-profile person on the campaign would have certainly made news and caused a distraction". "I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed".

The former secretary of state added that she called the woman who accused Strider last Friday and told her "what all women should: we deserve to be heard".

Ms. O'Connell, who is now the chief executive officer of the Democratic National Committee, handled the investigation and advised the Clinton campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, that Mr. Strider should be fired, according to three people familiar with the events.

Quote: The complaint against Mr. Strider was made by a 30-year-old woman who shared an office with him.

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This right here should be the final nail in the coffin for the idea that Hillary Clinton actually cares about making life better for women.

The New York Times published a story on Friday exposing Hillary Clinton for keeping one of her top advisers on staff after he sexually harassed a female staffer. I failed her. When this matter was brought to my attention, I was concerned that something like this could happen on my watch.

Commentators also pointed out the startling hypocrisy behind Clinton's rhetoric and actions.

Garber noted Clinton used her law firm to deliver a response several steps removed from her "with the clinical language of corporate callousness".

Bill Clinton, after repeatedly lying about his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, was forced to admit it after evidence, the infamous blue dress, was presented.

"Sexual harassment can thrive even in a workplace that is the culture's most on-the-nose symbol of women's empowerment", wrote Slate's Christina Cauterucci, supporting harsh backlash against Clinton in the wake of this scandal.