“The collection of former Vice President Biden’s senatorial papers is still being processed”
Biden donated his records to the school and they’re keeping them under wraps.
U. Delaware dodges questions related to Biden Senate records amid sexual assault allegations
The University of Delaware is dodging questions related to documents pertaining to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s time as a United States senator, saying that the collection is still under review and can’t be released until the former vice president retires.
Biden donated his Senate records to his alma mater UD in 2011, with the idea that they would be publicly released after his time in public service.
But the documents have drawn renewed interest following a sexual assault allegation by a former Biden Senate staffer, Tara Reade, who says he assaulted her in 1993 by forcibly kissing and digitally penetrating her. The Biden campaign has denied the allegations.
The New York Times reported that after fellow staffers chose to ignore her complaint against the then-senator, Reade “filed a written complaint with a Senate personnel office.”
Such a complaint would likely be included in the 1,875 boxes of documents and 415 gigabytes of electronic records that Biden donated to the University of Delaware in 2011. But the university is refusing to release them.
“The collection of former Vice President Biden’s senatorial papers is still being processed, with many items yet to be catalogued. The entire collection will remain closed to the public until two years after Mr. Biden retires from public life,” university spokesperson Andrea Boyle Tippett told The College Fix in an email.
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