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Hillary elaborates on handling of harassment complaint in 2008

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FACEBOOK: On her page, Hillary Clinton expands on her handling of a sexual harassment complaint during her 2008 campaign.
  • FACEBOOK: On her page, Hillary Clinton expands on her handling of a sexual harassment complaint during her 2008 campaign.

Hillary Clinton
posted on Facebook last night an extended comment on a recent news article about her decision to discipline, but not fire a campaign aide accused of harassing a woman campaigner in 2008.

She acknowledged overriding suggestions of others in not firing Burns Strider. Given a chance to do it again, she wouldn't make the same decision, she said.

The post says she'd talked again to the woman who made the complaint and quotes her as saying she was satisfied with its adjudication. Clinton said she'd shared what she'd written with her and had her approval to post it. She noted that she'd responded to a harassment complaint much as the New York Times had recently with a reporter accused of harassment — discipline, counseling and a return to work. And this, I'd note, was after the new attention in the MeToo era to better handling of harassment complaints.

Here's the New York Times account, not so loaded as the original version that depicted Clinton as "shielding" a harasser. I'm sure it won't satisfy the New York Times' anti-Clinton claque.  A former Times writer has already taken to Vox to say this explanation is "deeply unsatisfying."

Now, back to the e-mails.



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