Posted by DrJohn on 28 January, 2018 at 5:34 am. 3 comments already!



Touching, inappropriate comments, and an untenable work environment: A woman who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign made those complaints about her boss, a faith and values adviser, in 2007. He was punished, but not fired, by Clinton. Six years later, still in her world, he landed the top job at a pro-Clinton super PAC as a well-connected operative close to “the boss lady.” There, former staffers say, his behavior wasn’t any different.

In 2007, while working for the candidate who hoped to be the first female president, a young woman filed a complaint against her boss — the campaign’s faith adviser. She described “five kisses on the head” and “excessive tracking” of her whereabouts, among other complaints of harassment, according to campaign documents from the time.

Senior aides on the campaign wanted to fire him, according to three officials with knowledge of the process, but Hillary Clinton decided against doing so.

Not only was the adviser, Burns Strider, not pushed out — he thrived after her campaign, landing a senior role at a super PAC preparing for her next presidential bid. In that job, he exhibited the same kinds of inappropriate behavior toward women who worked there, particularly two young female subordinates.

In at least three separate instances between 2007 and 2015, women who worked for the Clinton campaign or the pro-Clinton PAC said that Strider, 52, harassed them at work.

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. In meetings, he would refer to the “boss lady” and what she wanted done — a sign to people in the extended Clinton orbit that he wielded influence, especially in the eye of the young staffers who hoped to work for the first woman president.

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