Hillary Clinton protected her faith adviser accused of sex harassment

Back in 2008 during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, one of her senior advisers was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate, but he was kept on the campaign at Clinton's request.

Her campaign manager at the time told her to fire the adviser, Burns Strider, but she didn't do it. Instead Strider was docked a few weeks of pay and ordered to get counseling. The young woman he harassed was sent to a new job.

Strider was Clinton's faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network, and sent Clinton scripture readings every morning for months during her campaign.

Five years later he was hired to head an independent group called Correct the Record, which backed Clinton's 2016 candidacy. That group was started by another Clinton ally David Brock.

According to three people close to Correct the Record, Strider was fired after several months of workplace issues. Those issues included allegations of harassment of a young female aide.

The New York Times reached out to Strider for comment, but he did not respond to their multiple requests.

Over the years many of Clinton's advisers urged her to ditch Strider, and did not want to see her be blamed for the misconduct of men she had close ties to.

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