Sen. (D-N.Y.) doubled down on her team’s handling of a  on Monday evening. 

“We conducted a thorough and professional investigation and the person was accused was punished,” Gillibrand told a group of reporters, adding that her office takes “these kinds of allegations very seriously.”

“We investigated claims of sexual harassment and derogatory comments. We interviewed all current employees that had relevant information,” she continued. “We were able to substantiate derogatory comments and not able to substantiate the sexual harassment. The sexual harassment claims did not rise to the level of sexual harassment.” 

The Democratic presidential hopeful made headlines on Monday morning when Politico reported that an unidentified female staffer had  last summer after the aide said the senator mishandled her

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