Megyn Kelly released on YouTube a 42-minute interview with Tara Reade, who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault in 1993. While Team Biden has gone after Reade for inconsistencies in her story over time, there also have been corroborating witnesses and documents that show she told others about the assault, or at least problems with Biden, at the time and in the early years after that.

As I’ve pointed out before, telling a consistent story is not itself proof that the event happened. Someone could consistently lie about something. It does, however, rebut claims that the story was recently fabricated, for political or other purposes.

Kelly did a good job, this was no softball interview. But it also wasn’t an attack interview. It’s a reminder how talented Kelly is, and what a mistake she made running to a format at NBC that didn’t fit her skills (though she made a fortune).

Here are a couple of clips previously released.

The Daily Caller has quotes from the interview:

Reade began her story by telling Kelly how she was given a gym bag to give to Biden. She says she was told to “hurry” and could remember small things like her legs hurting as she tried to rush.

“He [Biden] greeted me, he remembered my name … I handed him the bag, and it happened very quickly,” Reade said as she began to describe the alleged assault. “I remember. I remember being pushed up against the wall and thinking – the first thought I had was ‘where’s the bag,’ which is absurd thought.”

“He [Biden] had his hands underneath my clothes and it happened all at once,” Reade continued as she broke down. “So he had one hand underneath my shirt and the other hand I had a skirt on, and he like went down my skirt and then went up and I remember I was up almost on my tippie toes.” …

Reade continued on with her story, saying that Biden went inside her skirt while speaking to her. Kelly later clarified exactly how Biden allegedly went inside her skirt and Reade added that she was wearing “lingerie,” which didn’t stop him. There “wasn’t much to them,” Kelly summed up.

Biden whispered and asked if she wanted to go elsewhere, Reade said. She added that he “said something vulgar,” and Kelly pressed, asking what exactly Biden said….

“‘I wanna fuck you,’” Reade says Biden told her. “And he said it low and I was pushing away.” (RELATED: It Took 37 Days For Media To Ask Joe Biden About Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Accusation)

“I remember my knee hurting because our knees, he had opened his leg with his knee and our kneecaps clashed so I felt like this sharp pain,” she continued. “His fingers were inside my private area, my vagina, and it wasn’t … there was no small talk.”

Reade’s vivid description of the alleged assault continued. She said she continued to pull away and eventually Biden did the same. Reade described a “hostility” to Biden while he committed the alleged assault.

“I was just … my mind was racing, and, in that moment, I knew this was really bad,” Reade said. “I knew it was more than just the assault. He was that angry.”

The alleged sexual assault ended with a comment from Biden that Reade says has stayed with her for her entire life. Biden pointed his finger at her and said “you’re nothing to me. You’re nothing,” according to Reade.

Watch the whole thing. She tells her story of the assault beginning at 6:30 of the video.

Reade has been excoriated by Biden supporters and seeming contradictions have been put forth, and there may be more facts to come forward.

But based on this interview, and what you’ve heard so far, do you believe Reade’s claim about the sexual assault?

Poll open until Monday night midnight (Pacific Time), May 11.


 

 
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