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Burns Strider and the “Bosslady”: The work continued after the campaign was over.

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Sorry for being rather late on this one; I don’t write here much anymore.

The reaction was ever so predictable. After the New York Times’ report that Clinton shielded campaign adviser Burns Strider after he made inappropriate advances on another staffer, against the wishes of her campaign manager who wanted him fired, there was first outrage from some quarters on this site… followed immediately by apologism from others.  The latter focused around the fact that it was not the Clinton campaign itself who rehired Strider in 2016, but the campaign’s closely coordinated SuperPAC, Correct The Record.  The argument goes, “Hey, Clinton had nothing to do with him, it was all Brock’s doing”.  

The fact that Clinton shielded Strider in 2008 is usually either swept under the rug, or receives a response akin to “fake news from the failing New York Times”.

The fact is, however, that Clinton’s work with Strider did not end with the campaign in 2008.  Rather, Strider continued to work closely with her up until taking up the Correct the Record position in 2013, where he switched to reporting to Brock instead. And even during the 2016 campaign season, the cooperation between the Clinton campaign and Strider continued.

How can we know this?  Because the Russians hacked the DNC and Podesta’s emails, of course.

The email hacks of course only represent a small fraction of emails — only those forwarded or CCed to those with compromised inboxes; neither Clinton’s personal inbox, nor Strider’s, were compromised, and so no emails sent directly between them can be known. However, hundreds of emails between them were forwarded to third parties (often with Clinton’s characteristic “Pls print” message), and these ended up in the hack.

Strider, for his part, makes no secret of who he answers to, frequently referring to Hillary as “The Boss” or “Bosslady”. Some examples:

From: Hillary Clinton
To: oscar flores
Date: 2012-03-18 02:00

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06131298 Date: 11/02/2016



Sent:    3/18/2012 1:28:19 PM +00:00

To:    Oscar Flores

Subject: Fw: Cool photo and quote of the Bosslady moving around Facebook:

Pis print.

From: Burns Strider [mailto
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 09:57 PM

To: H
Subject: RE: Cool photo and quote of the Bosslady moving around Facebook:

W ell… Itraced it to a Facebook page called “Being Liberal” which seems to be outstanding_ I joined it. The banner (graphic) is
stunning… they (or he or she… whoever does this site) seem to be into doing these digital posters such as the one with your image

and quote… I seem quite a few posted thru their page of others_ Yours was posted 2 hours ago and has over 2,000 likes in that short
period of time_ its also been reposted to other pages over 600 times… which, strongly suggest we would find thousands of more
“likes” by going to these pages… the one I left on page has been up less than an hour and has over 200 likes and a long stream of

positive comments save some guy in Nashville who seems to be motivated to rant about the existence of hell… anyway… its taking
Facebook by storm tonight with only the Duke basketball loss being competitive.., the origin is that Facebook, “Being Liberal” …

I'm interested in who managed that page so I will let you know if I find out…

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06131298 Date: 11/02/2016

Burns Strider

Eleison Group, Form-I:—

American Values Netw President

From: H [ m ]

Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 9:36 PM
To: 'bstrider
Subject: Re: Cool photo and quote of the Bosslady moving around Facebook:

Do you know where it came from?

From: Burns Strider fmailto
Sent: Friday, March 16 2012 09:23 PM
To: H; 'Minyon Moore'
Cool photo and quote of the Bosslady moving around Facebook:

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06131298 Date: 11/02/2016

I bet its been posted on my page 30 times this evening…

Burns Strider

Eleison Group, Founder

American Values Network, President

M essage Headers:

From: H
To: Oscar Flores
Date: Sun, 18 M ar 2012 09:28:19 -0400
Subject: Fw: Cool ohoto and guote of the Bossladv moving around Facebook:

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06131298 Date: 11/02/2016

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Lauren Jiloty
Date: 2010-07-05 05:47

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05775349 Date: 09/30/2015

From:    H
Sent:    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 12:47 PM

To:    ''
Subject:    Fw: Future Direction/Work… RE: Hey Boss…

Pls print and add to my call list.    B6

Original Message
From: Burns Strider
To: H

Sent: Tue Jul 06 12:43:35 2010
Subject: Future Direction/Work… RE: Hey Boss…

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05775349 Date: 09/30/2015

Original Message
From: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

To: Burns Strider
Subject: Re: Hey Boss…

Sent: Jul 6, 2010 12:36 AM

Pls keep me updated.

Original Message

From: Burns Strider
To: H

Sent: Mon Jul 05 14:44:38 2010
Subject: Hey Boss…

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05775349 Date: 09/30/2015

Thanks so much.

Burns Strider

His main job seemed to be research, op-eds, and connections with the religious community; there’s endless examples of these, many of which Clinton asked staff to print out for her. A couple examples:

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Burns Strider

Date: 2010-11-27 11:02

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05778072 Date: 12/31/2015


From: H
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 6:02 PM

To: 'BStrider
Cc: ''

Subject: Re: New START Intel out of TN:

Thx for the intell. I'm copying Asst. Sec. Verma who is quarterbacking State's efforts.

Original Message

From: Burns Strider
To: H; Huma Abedin

Sent: Sat Nov 27 14:23:45 2010
Subject: New START intel out of TN:

-Corker is still being savaged by Heritage activated county commissioner level START opponents -weird, not exactly
grass roots – and there's not nearly enough pushback (need national security message.)

-Kyl has a an op-ed tomorrow and doing news shows Sunday. They expect McCain, Durban to join him – The opponents

are still pushing modernization and now this new thing alleging the admin cutting “secret deals” with Russia on

-they really need help with pushback – including the kinds of points Gen Adams was highlighting about the

breakthroughs with allied/Russia agreement on missile defense in Lisbon – and some urgent help in Tennessee – can we
get Castellaw, others?

Burns Strider

From: Burns Strider
To: Hillary Clinton

Date: 2012-08-19 07:49

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791747 Date: 11/30/2015


From:    Burns Strider
Sent:    Monday, August 20, 2012 2:49 PM

Hey Boss… FW: 1998 Kenyan Embassy Bombing

I'm not seeking advice or help… I'm just living by my rule: What I know, Hillary knows… see below:

From: john eaves

Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:17 PM
To: Burns Strider

Subject: 1998 Kenyan Embassy Bombing


On the case where we represent the survivors and families for the embassy bombings, we just learned that the lobbyist
for Southern Sudan is negotiating with the state department on a deal that would destroy these victims of the ability to

collect money from Sudan. If you remember, last year after putting on a weeks worth of expert testimony the District
court in DC gave us a judgment finding that Sudan was directly responsible for supporting and helping the terrorist who

carried it out. We were hoping that the State dept would help us just like they required Libya to pay the victims of all of

its terrorist acts before they were granted “restored relations” in 08. I know that there may be more important national
interest involved but supporting the State Dept employees and their families who sacrificed so much should at least be
one of them. I'll be coming to DC next week but can come up anytime. John

Additionally, Strider frequently acted as an intermediary between Clinton and people wanting to meet with her:

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Philippe Reines
Date: 2009-10-20 12:04

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05761095 Date: 10/30/2015


From:    H
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:04 PM

To:    'preines B6
Cc:    'Burns.strider( I

Subject: Fw: Jim Wallis Interview Request…

Pls respond to Burns. I'd like to do next year ifpossible.

O r ig in a l M e

From: Burns Strider
To: H

Sent: Wed Oct 21 17:46:53 2009

Subject: Jim Wallis Interview Request…

Don't know where to send this… I'll share with you… I think its worthy of your consideration… It would need to happen,
by phone, within the next 7 days as I understand it…

Sojourners, as you know, has a great magazine.., has been one of that orgs stalwarts since the beginning and during the

most recent magazine awards programs it was the only faith-based magazine to receive top honors across the board,
receiving the “best of” several categories.., it's a good product… they have a nationwide subscribership of about

350,000… plus it has an online presence…

Several times a year Jim will conduct an interview with someone he feels is making a significant impact on the nation
and world… He has been deeply impacted by your personal focus on women and the impoverished and would like to
interview you for feature in one of the Sojourner upcoming additions… it would be all about your work and focus on

women and the impoverished.., a totally positive, enlightening and feel good piece… He recently interviewed Bono for
this feature slot…

I hope you are interested… I think it would be very smart considering attitudes out there in the progressive faith

community these days… Your witness on your work, with such a strong endorsement by Jim would be positive across the

Let me know how to proceed if this is possible…

Burns Strider

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Lona Valmoro
Date: 2009-05-01 10:49

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05758447 Date: 06/30/2015



From:    H
Sent:    Saturday, May 2, 2009 5:49 PM
To:    '

Cc:    'HAbedin
Subject:    Fw: YOUR people… w: Visit of worldwide United Methodist Bishops — possible to
arrange a meeting with Hillary?

Pls follow up. They could come by the Dept. which seems like the only time it would work.

Original Message
From: Burns Strider

To: H
Sent: Sat May 02 17:45:57 2009
Subject: YOUR people… w: Visit of worldwide United Methodist Bishops — possible to arrange a meeting with Hillary?

I received call today from Bishop Schol and David Young…. The worlwild Conference of Catholic Bishops are in town and

they're seeking an audience… Very late notice I told them BUT they have about a hundred here from all over the globe
and they are our Methodists… I had the Bishop send me the details and I contact number. Attached below. I left it very
vague and told them you may not even be town and how extremely busy you are…

Original Message

From: Bishop John R. Schol
To: Burns Strider
CC: David Young (on Hill)    Gregory Vaughn Palmer

David and Diane Weisz Young
Sent: Sat May 02 10:00:17 2009
Subject: RE: Visit of worldwide United Methodist Bishops — possible to arrange a meeting with Hillary?

Dear Burns,

It was good to talk with you again this morning. I am grateful for your willingness to help the Council of Bishops. The

following are dates and times that are available:

Sunday, May 3, 6:00 PM dinner – This is the opening dinner for the Council in which all of the bishops will be present. It
will be at the American University Katzman Arts Center (right on the Nebraska Circle).

Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 PM dinner – Again all of the bishops will be present. This dinner will be at the Bethesda Hyatt,
7400 Wisconsin Avenue.

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05758447 Date: 06/30/2015

Another option is on Tuesday, May 6, any time between 2:00 and 4 PM with a group of bishops who are available to

come to the State Department.

Also a group of bishops are available for breakfast or lunch Tuesday through Thursday.

Our first hope is either the Sunday or Wednesday for dinner.

You or someone on behalf of Secretary Clinton can call me at If you could call or email me today to let me
know how the initial call went.

Keep the faith!

John R. Schol, Bishop

The United Methodist Church

Washington, DC Area

Baltimore-Washington Conference

From: David and Diane Weisz Young [mailto

Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 8:55 PM
To: Burns Strider; Bishop John R. Schol

Cc: Diane and Dave Weisz Young; David Young (on Hill)
Subject: Visit of worldwide United Methodist Bishops — possible to arrange a meeting with Hillary?

John and Burns, Great talking to you both this evening.

Burns, the United Methodist Bishops from around the world are coming to the Washington area for a weeklong

gathering of bishops. Bishop John is host and arranging their schedule. John can tell you more details …
it would be wonderful if a time could be found sometime during the week

(Sunday-Friday) for Hillary to meet with the entire group of bishops (around 100 total) or at least the leaders of the
African bishops (perhaps a group of 10 or so).

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05758447 Date: 06/30/2015

John notes that the group can be flexible and accomodate Hillary's busy schedule. He suggests that there are a couple

of ideal evening opportunities where all the bishops will be present: this Sunday evening at 6 pm at American
University's Arts Center, or Wednesday at 6 pm at the Hyatt in Bethesda. There also is a Tuesday evening gathering and

reception with just the African bishops — 7 pm onwards at AP Shaw UMC in SE DC.

If it is not possible for her to go to the bishops, I wonder whether it might be possible for a smaller group (eg, John, the

African bishops and a couple others) to come to the State Department for a meeting in the Secretary's suite or
conference room on the 7th floor. The Secretary obviously has a very busy schedule, but it might well be possible to find

20-30 minutes sometime during the week at the Department. (I haven't yet done so, but I will check the State Dept

website and see what her announced travel schedule is.)

I am happy to help however I can, though it probably is easiest if you coordinate directly. Feel free to copy me at the
above emails if I can be helpful. Here are your cell numbers: Bishop John's is

Burns's is

God's blessings to you both,


Beyond cold calls, he also helped her stay in touch with people she already knew:

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Burns Strider

Date: 2009-07-15 00:53

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05759020 Date: 06/30/2015




Sent:    Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:53 AM
To:    'BStrider

Cc:    ''
Subject:    Re: Tony Campolo… Fw: Your help is needed

Burns–thank you for forwarding this request. I always want Tony Campolo (and Peggy) to be able to find me. I'm copying
my assistant, Lauren Jiloty, so she can give you her info for contact purposes. All the best, H

Original Message

From: Burns Strider
To: H
Sent: Tue Jul 14 15:30:37 2009

Subject: Tony Campolo… Fw: Your help is needed

Hey Bosslady… Obviously I will always connect dots when asked/needed… But see below… I assume providing Huma's

contact info is the appropriate course of action?

I hope you are well…

Original Message

From: James Warren
To: Burns Strider
Subject: Your help is needed

Sent: Jul 14, 2009 2:20 PM


James Warren here.

I need your help. I'm trying to update my contact list . and I came to Secretary of State Clinton..

Who would give me the contact names to get to Mrs. Clinton, for Tony?

In the past, I had

Sen. Hillary Clinton's Office 202-224-4451 (main)

Hma Abedine

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05759020 Date: 06/30/2015

Phil    202-224-2873

Lauren Joloty    202-224-5723

Now with the change of location and jobs, I'm not sure who I should have, for Tony if he has me try to get a message to

her office.. I know this is a rare thing, but once in a while he would do that.

I'm just looking for a friendly name to talk to, to give me some (one of

two) names of people who if we called and said Tony Campolo . it would mean something and get the message to the

right person. to get to her. (Rare ocassion, remember that.)



James Warren

Executive Assistant to Dr. Anthony Campolo EAPE, Office Administrator Eastern University, Fowler Hall. 1300 Eagle R ad,

St. Davids, PA 19087    the web at: and

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: Hillary Clinton
To: Burns Strider

Date: 2012-01-20 00:38
Subject: JUST AN FYI…FW: JANUARY 29-31

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05793360 Date: 11/30/2015


From:    H
Sent:    Friday, January 20, 2012 7:38 AM

To:    'bstride
Cc:    ''

Subject    Re: just an FYI… FW: January 29-31

I would love to see Kay and also for her to meet my team working on global health. I'm copying Lona to ask her to

connect directly w you and Kay to work out a time.

From: Burns Strider [mailto•
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:01 AM

To: H
Subject: just an FYI… FW: January 29-31

Kay Warren is in DC Jan 29— 31… She's working Hill on PEPFAR, global health, etc… see below as an FYI

From: Kay Warren [mailto
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:05 PM

To: Burns Strider
Subject: RE: January 29-31

am speaking Sunday evening at the Church of the Advent (did I say that already???) at 5PM and meeting with church

leaders afterwards….Could do late coffee it that works…Monday evening is out for both of us Tuesday evening is a
good possibility. I'm working with Shepherd Smith and others for Hill visits around global health, as well hopefully as

WH visit on same subject. Are there any Dems or others you might suggest? No pressure… .you don't need to think
about my stuff    just curious. Reauthorization of PEPFAR is a BIG deal to me, and I'm looking for ways to use my voice

to encourage strong bipartisan efforts towards that for 2013 Thanks, Burns….praying for you today!

Kay Warren
Founder I HIV/AIDS Initiative
Saddleback Church

it1 Saddleback Parkway I Lake Forest, CA 92630

,TOGl    Office]]
Fax I
Executive Assistant

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From: Burns Strider imailto:
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 11:37 AM
To: Kay Warren

Subject: RE: January 29-31

Yay! Glad you are headed back this way… sooner than I expected… so, I am here those 3 days… I do know the evening of
the 30 th(Monday) is booked… but I'm flexible the 3 days of the other 2 evenings you will be in town… I look forward to

seeing you…

Yes, Strider has a habit of excessive use of ellipses when closing emails with women  :Þ  You notice it a lot.  Example:

Fwd: Hey sister…
Date: 2015-07-21 20:13
Subject: Fwd: Hey sister…

Maybe I'm overthinking. But I don't think so.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: *Neera Tanden*
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Subject: Fwd: Hey sister…
To: Neera Tanden

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* Burns Strider >
*Date:* July 20, 2015 at 2:57:24 PM EDT
*To:* Tanden Neera >
*Subject:* *Hey sister…*


I saw you comment on my Saturday Facebook post. I want to thank you. Your
doing that means a lot to me.

I've spent my life silently and personally dealing with depression. It
wasn't something talked about in 1970's Mississippi; I learned that as a 7
year-old, the hard way, which resulted into how to hide it form others.
Doing so, Neera, had become so second nature to me that it was just part of

The usual brief (but often) spells (I called them 'dark waves' when I was
a kid) turned into a longterm, deep one about a year ago… Honestly, I
became mainly distressed discovering how I have treated others with
seemingly little ability to control it. I had no idea this was
manifestation of depression. This and just deep melancholy led me to find
some help. And, it has been quite the road to discovery.

During all of this I have found myself so compelled to talk about it, be
honest and share my experience. There remains a stigma out there. And,
that's the last thing folks need.

I really appreciate you…. I have since I used to walk you (and baby) to
the parking lot under the overpass near the DCCC… 🙂 Love you, B.

But I digress.

After switching to Correct The Record, Strider shouldn’t have been coordinating with the Clinton Campaign at all.  Certainly, communications did reduce at that point — but they did not go away. As we all know, the Clinton Campaign was coordinating strategy with Correct the Record, and this extended to Strider as well:

Re: North Carolina Delegate Strategy
CC:,,,,, katie.hendrickson7@gmail.commore
Date: 2016-02-27 01:46
Subject: Re: North Carolina Delegate Strategy

Thanks so much Tom… and, FYI:
the conservative Trib in Pittsburgh thinks SC & the South is Hillary country (tomorrow's paper):

On Feb 26, 2016, at 10:14 PM, Tom Hendrickson wrote:

Hans, Marlon & David,
I wanted to share my suggestions for nailing down a 2 ½ week NC primary strategy and staff allocation framework. The background to this is the allocation of 70 delegates by Congressional District (and another 37 statewide delegates). The 70 District delegates will be apportioned between Dem candidates based on the percentage of votes received within each respective Congressional District using the maps for the 113th/114th Congress as attached. The Statewide delegates will be apportioned based on the statewide totals.

As you see at the bottom of this email, the districts breakdown as follows:
8 Delegates: Districts 1, 4 & 12
6 Delegates: District 13
5 Delegates: Districts 5, 6, 9 & 10
4 Delegates: Districts 2, 3, 7, 8 & 11

This memo is predicated on very favorable outcome in SC, a belief that our polling will point to an increasingly favorable outcome in the March states prior to March 15th, and recognizes that our strategy will be impacted by the overall sentiment of the voters as we approach the 15th. That sentiment has been moving in Hillary’s favor, so let’s keep it that way!!

Within that framework, I think that Bernie will likely outperform his average around Asheville (10th), Boone (5th) and Chapel Hill (4th) and the university communities. We will want to push our performance in the 1st, 4th &12th due to the extra delegates (24) and need to watch our performance in the 10th & 5th.

We should be good in the 4th, but we have a lot of universities here, so we need to watch our canvass data for any warning signs. We also need to watch our canvass data with white voters in suburban communities around Charlotte (Primarily 9th, secondarily the 8th & 10th) and Raleigh (4th, 2nd and 13th) to see if Bernie is gaining any traction there.

I would divide and assign some specific staff members to be responsible to organize if needed, harness, monitor and manage our operations with the lay leaders in the following groups:
1. Teachers/NCAE (Linda Gunter, amongst others)
2. Unions (Rob Black)
3. RWCA (Endorsed, but need to GOTV)
4. Durham Committee(Endorsed, but need to GOTV)
5. Charlotte BPC (Working on the endorsement, should know Sunday night, 2/28)
6. Other Caucuses/Committees (Simpkins PAC, Rev Cordis Brown Cmte in G’boro, Eastern NC Civic Group, etc
7. State Employees (potentially, but problematic. Hans, let’s discuss offline. They are backing Dan Blue III’s opponent for State Treasurer)
8. LGBT Outreach – We are connected at many levels. Does it need more coordination to generate GOTV help?
9. Students – Who is leading our college outreach? TARGETED early voting with them?
10. Latino/Hispanic Outreach (Loop in Matty Chatterton)
11. County Party Organizations; Dem Women; YDs; Dem Men – Flood with speakers in the next 2 weeks
12. Religious leaders, preachers (Loop in Burns Strider, Eric Sapp, Ken Eudy)
13. Early Voting Process – We need someone living, breathing and eating early voting. Need to monitor/analyze vote count updates for EV & absentee and manage and be accountable for our early vote GOTV process. Let’s discuss budget. It’s where we will win the primary!

I will personally reach out to assess and develop a current Cherokee (11th) and Lumbee (8th & some 7th) status & strategy and will circle back to this group.

I would like to discuss ideas for the following potential message/press events:
1. Early voting/message hits with Governors Hunt (education) & Perdue (Seniors/Medicare)
2. Rural hit that couples new industry with community colleges
3. Junior Johnson (that’s NASCAR Legend Junior Johnson for those who don’t know!!) event in the central piedmont
4. Veteran’s event around Fayetteville & Jacksonville tapping our military supporters
5. Rural/farm; solar energy; agritourism or environmental event (Blue Ridge Parkway infrastructure/conservation easement/Coastal climate change)
6. Working mom/child/family event around Huntersville
7. HBCU event at NC Central/ NC A&T/WSSU; surrogate to ECSU & Pembroke
8. Faith outreach into AA and white churches; Ministers’ endorsement?

1. We are currently have 3 offices:
a. Raleigh: HQ and press operations, along with organizers for the Triangle area field operations
b. Greensboro: Triad field operations
c. Charlotte: Charlotte area field operations
2. My thoughts for 6 additional field operations are as follows:
a. Winston Salem: Focus on the 5th and 12th precincts in Forsyth
i. Greensboro should then refocus on 12th in Davidson & Guilford and the 6th.
b. Durham: Focus on 1st
i. Raleigh field should then focus on 4th in Wake/Orange/Alamance; 2nd in Wake/eastern Chatham and the 13th.
c. Fayetteville: Focus on 2nd except Wake; 4th in Harnett & Cumberland; 8th Richmond County east; and 7th in Johnston/Sampson/Cumberland/Hoke & Robeson.
d. Wilmington: Focus on balance of the 7th and 3rd (unless Greenville picks up part)
e. Asheville: Focus on 10th from Cleveland west and all of 11th.
f. Charlotte: Refocus on 12th in Mecklenburg through Rowan; 10th in Gaston, Lincoln & Catawba; 8th from Anson/Montgomery west and all of 9th.
g. Greenville: Pick up focus on eastern part of 1st and 13th and the 3rd from New Bern north.
Once a plan is approved, we will find locations for the staff to be deployed into the field offices.

I am putting this strategy forward to facilitate a discussion, not to proscribe the only solution. I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.

The actual delegate allocation is below.

Thanks for all that you are doing for Hillary!!

Best regards,

Tom Hendrickson
Lookout Ventures, Inc.
PO Box 1166
Zebulon, NC 27597
(m) 919-880-1367

The simple facts are that when a well-documented case of sexual harassment was presented to Clinton, along with recommendations from her campaign manager to fire the harasser, Clinton sided with the harasser — only docking his pay, and then moving the victim, not the harasser, to different work.  However, the story does not stop there: as can be seen in the leaked emails, she continued to work extensively with him over the subsequent years. Not simply a one-sided relationship, but an active back-and-forth between Clinton and Strider (one of the most noteworthy things of the Podesta emails as a whole is how few people Clinton actually ever spoke directly with compared to how many emails she received from others; she tended to keep a very tight inner circle, and kept all emails she wrote short).

And it was during this time in Clinton’s circle that Strider continued his behavior of inappropriate advances toward women at work.

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, they said.

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 eyes of the young staffers who hoped to work for the first woman president.

This story is based on documents obtained from the 2008 campaign, months of emails and text messages, and more than two dozen interviews over the course of the last month, including with six people who worked for Strider at Correct the Record.

This is not a time for apologism. This is a time to recognize a highly flawed judgement, and for all parties (both those involved in the decision-making process, and the general public) to learn from this to ensure that it does not happen again.

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