Her statement was deeply unsatisfying.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, a female staffer reported that Clinton’s faith adviser, Burns Strider, had touched her inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead, and sent her suggestive emails, according to Maggie Haberman and Amy Chozick of the New York Times. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time, Patti Solis Doyle, as well as Jess O’Connell, the campaign’s national director of operations, reportedly recommended that Strider be fired. But Clinton instead moved the female staffer to a different job, docked Strider’s pay, and ordered Strider to attend counseling — which, sources tell the Times, he never did.
Strider was later hired by Correct the Record, a group that supported Clinton’s 2016 run for president. He was fired a few months later, Chozick and Haberman write — among the reasons were reports that he had harassed a female aide.
Clinton had addressed the story briefly on Friday, tweeting that she was “dismayed” by the harassment report but “heartened the young woman came forward.” But a few minutes before Trump’s speech began on Tuesday night, Clinton posted a lengthier statement on Facebook, in which she attempted to explain her decision process at the time. Though Clinton admitted she wouldn’t make the same choice again, her statement falls short as an apology, attempting to deflect attention onto others and failing to address some of the key issues in the case.
“I didn’t think firing him was the best solution to the problem”
“If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t,” Clinton said of her decision to keep Strider on. But at the time, she wrote, Read More Here