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Hillary Clinton Opens Up About Report That She Chose Not To Fire Adviser After He Was Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Hillary Clinton commented in response to the report published by The New York Times on Friday.

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Hillary Clinton opened up about the report published by The New York Times alleging that decided not to fire one of her advisors during her 2008 presidential campaign after he has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Hillary Clinton Opens Up About Report That She Chose Not To Fire Adviser After He Was Accused of Sexual Misconduct
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Clinton wrote on Twitter Friday, “A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008.” She went on to write, “I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed.”

Clinton continued in a separate tweet, “I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.”

She commented in response to the report published by The New York Times on Friday. The report claimed that Clinton chose not to fire her adviser Burns Strider after Strider’s 30-year-old subordinate complained that he had rubbed her shoulders inappropriately and kissed her on the forehead, he allegedly sent her suggestive emails.

The report claimed that Clinton’s campaign manager at the time recommended her to fire Strider, but the politician ordered him to counsel, he was docked several weeks of pay while the woman who accused him of the sexual misconduct was moved to another job within the campaign.

According to The Times, Strider was hired five years later in order to lead Correct the Record which is an independent group supported Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, he was reportedly fired months later due to workplace issues, which allegedly sexually harassing a female staffer.

Before Clinton issued her official response following the release of the report, a video message of the politician thanking “activist bitches” was shared on social media. Clinton said in the video posted on Friday night, “Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks.” She went on to say, “Thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important good work.”

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