Biden Called on National Archives to Release Any Complaint from Reade, But There's a Big Problem With That, As He May Know

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

While Joe Biden is still stalling any look into his Senate records being held at the University of Delaware, he said that any complaint filed with the Senate should be in the National Archives.

He made a big thing during his interview with Mika Brzezinski and in a separate statement, saying he was calling on the National Archives to release any complaint they might have.

But there’s a big problem with that, as he may well know.

They aren’t there, according to Business Insider’s Nicole Einbinder.

Einbinder outlined this on Thursday in her story about Biden operatives accessing the University of Delaware’s collection of his Senate records since he declared for president. What were the operatives looking for and what, if anything, was removed? She also raised the question of why the agreement for how long the records would remain sealed was changed last year after Biden declared his run for the presidency?

She also outlined how she discovered any complaint made to the Senate in 1993 wasn’t in the National Archives.


In other words, the place he’s calling to release them, doesn’t have them. So he’s in no real danger when he calls on them to release them. He knows they can’t comply. It’s a ‘no harm no foul’ request, he can say it to make himself look good knowing they can’t comply.

The place that might have them has them under seal for 50 years from their taking.

Einbinder also reports how the process at the time was complicated.


So it may have been made, but it may not have proceeded for that reason.

That’s why the importance of looking at the Senate records being held at the University of Delaware, as we said, that might reveal all the attendant action taken concerning Reade and/or her complaints/discussions with staffers.

That may also be why Biden doesn’t want those records plumbed.


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