“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.”
Tara Reade, the woman who accused 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault, ordered him to release his personnel records from his time in the Senate:
“Joe Biden, I want you to release all the personnel records from 1973 to 2009 and be transparent about your office practices,” Reade told the DCNF. “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,” she told Biden. “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.” (RELATED: Biden Accuser Tells Us New Video Evidence Proves Her Allegations Are True)
She added: “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.”
Reade claimed in the summer of 1993 “Biden kissed her, touched her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent.”
Reade stated that she reported the harassment to three staffers. None of them took action. She filed a complaint “with a ‘Senate personnel office,'” but does not have a copy.
A copy of the complaint might reside in Biden’s Senate records at the University of Delaware:
Beginning in 2011 and onward, according to The Washington Postaccording to The Washington Post, the University of Delaware had said it would keep the papers sealed “for two years after Biden retires from public office.”
The collection of these documents fills 1,875 boxes and includes 415 gigabytes of electronic records, according to WaPo, containing committee reports, drafts of legislation and correspondence.
But the university, which has not responded to a request for comment from the DCNF, announced that the records would not be made available shortly before Biden made his presidential campaign official in April 2019, WaPo reported.
The university then said that instead of waiting until Biden departs from “public office,” the documents would not be made available to the public until two years after Biden “retires from public life” — or after Dec. 31, 2019, without defining what “public life” is.
A university spokeswoman told Fox News that the school is still processing the records, “with many items yet to be categorized.”
The network asked Biden’s campaign if he “would authorize the release of the records but did not immediately receive a response.”
Biden has not addressed Reade’s allegations.
Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield issued a statement:
“What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen,” Kate Bedingfield said.
“Vice President Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women,” she continued. “He authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard — and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.”
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