The Daily Caller’s Mary Margaret Olohan spoke to former Biden staffer Tara Reade, who has accused the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993. She demands transparency, and through The Daily Caller, Reade told Biden, “I want you to release the personnel records.”
According to Olohan, Reade believes a copy of her 1993 “complaint is included in the former senator’s records, housed by the University of Delaware Library.”
Here is Reade’s message to Biden:
Joe Biden, I want you to release all the personnel records from 1973 to 2009 and be transparent about your office practices. I would like to hold you accountable for what happened to me, to how your staff protected you and enabled you, bullied me multiple times into silence.
You ended my career. You ended my job after you assaulted me. You claim to be the champion of women’s rights, but your public persona does not match your personal actions.
I want this brought to light and I want you to admit it in public. I want a public apology for calling me a Russian agent and having other people try to smear my character in order to cover your crimes.
On April 16, The New York Times published an article about Reade’s allegations. The Times claims they have tried “through interviews, documents and other sources” to corroborate her story.
The Times writes that they had interviewed “Ms. Reade on multiple days over hours,” as well as to those Reade said she had told. Additionally, The Times maintains that they spoke to “nearly two dozen people who worked with Mr. Biden during the early 1990s, including many who worked with Ms. Reade; and the other seven women who criticized Mr. Biden last year.”
Incredibly, they reported, “No other allegations about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden.”
Reade maintains that she “made harassment complaints to three Biden staffers,” after the incident, none of whom recall being told. And she had filed a written complaint with a “Senate personnel office” at the time.
The Intercept spoke to Marianne Baker, the office manager at the time of the alleged assault. Baker told them, “In all my years working for Senator Biden, I never once witnessed, or heard of, or received, any reports of inappropriate conduct, period — not from Ms. Reade, not from anyone.” She added: “These clearly false allegations are in complete contradiction to both the inner workings of our Senate office and to the man I know and worked so closely with for almost two decades.”
A record of Reade’s complaint could very well be found in Biden’s Senate records, however, in addition to the fact that the Biden campaign would move heaven and earth to keep it hidden, the records are sealed.
According to The Washington Post, the University of Delaware said the records would remain sealed “for two years after Biden retires from public office.” Shortly before Biden launched his campaign, the University indicated the documents would not be made available until after he departed “public life.”
I seriously doubt the document will materialize anytime soon. But planting the idea that it exists is a smart idea.
Reade’s case has actually come a long, long way over the last five days. The bombshell video of Reade’s late mother calling into Larry King’s program was a game changer. And on Monday, we heard that two very credible witnesses have come forward to corroborate her story. Even Alyssa Milano, who days ago refused to believe Reade, has come around.
Consider the case the Democrats tried to build around Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavaugh. Not a soul corroborated her story. And all of the Democrats believed her, because every woman must be believed.
Predictably, the Biden campaign continues to deny the allegations. But they shouldn’t be too sanguine about this.
Because this, Mr. Biden, could become a big f***ing deal!
PSSSSSST: It could even become the ostensible reason for the DNC to push you out of the way if it should ever become necessary – for one reason or another.