Wikileaks email suggests Hillary ignored sexual harassment claims against her own campaign

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Democrat Hillary Clinton has made accusations of sexual assault victims a centerpiece of her campaign, going so far as to cut an ad claiming: “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard. You have a right to be believed. We’re with you.”

But an email recently released by Wikileaks indicates otherwise.  According to the 2015 email, which can be seen here, US News reporter David Catanese inquired about allegations of sexual harassment made against the campaign.

“This is a bit of a sensitive topic, so forgive me if my questions are general in nature as I’m only responding to a tip, but feel obligated to follow through,” he wrote in an email to former 2008 Clinton Nevada caucus director Mara Lee.

“I was recently contacted by a source who claims to have worked on the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign and is alleging that Marlon Marshall, made unwelcome sexual advances and propositions towards women on the campaign repeatedly. The allegation is that he would “corner women, make them uncomfortable and make suggestions about having sex.”

Marshall happens to be Clinton’s director of state campaigns and political engagement and once served as the White House Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement.

The email continued:

The source encouraged me to contact women who worked under him in the Nevada office.

I was wondering if you were able to describe your experience with Marshall and if any of this rings true, with you or anyone else you know who worked there.

The source also claims that Robby Mook was made aware of the issue, but declined to act on it or intervene because he is personal friends with Marshall. Do you know if there is any truth to this?

Again, my apologies for the personal nature of the questions, but it is information that was recently provided to me.

If there’s any light you can shed on this, whether there’s truth to it, or if it’s completely off base, I would appreciate that. I understand the sensitive nature of the allegations so am happy to protect your identity at this point, unless you feel otherwise compelled to speak out.

Lee then forwarded the inquiry to Marshall and campaign manager Robby Mook, writing:

Happy to speak out based on my very positive experience working with all of you if that helps – on or off the record.

Let me know.

Mook didn’t respond, and forwarded the chain to John Podesta.

“Some nine months later,” the American Mirror said, “Clinton made believing the accusations of sexual assault victims a centerpiece of her campaign.”

Kyle Olson asked: “So who does she stand with: her campaign aide, or his accuser?”

Good question.


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