DOJ Subpoena to Twitter Demanded Info on Tara Reade’s Account After Accusing Biden of Sexual Assault
The grand jury date was scheduled two months after Reade filed a police report against Biden.
In 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a subpoena to Twitter demanding all the information on Tara Reade’s accounts after she accused then-presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993.
The probe targeted @ReadeAlexandra and @TaraMcCabe.
The documents, reviewed by the Daily Caller, requested Twitter provide:
1. Subscriber name;
3. Records of session times and durations, to include attempted/failed/unauthenticated logins;
4. Length of service (including start date) and types of service utilized;
5. Telephone or instrument number or other subscriber number or identity, 6. including any temporarily assigned network address; and
6. Means and source of payment for such service (including any credit card or bank account number)
The grand jury was scheduled for July 9, 2020. Twitter fought the subpoena, according to Hayden Schottlaender of Perkins Coie, the lawyer representing Twitter.
The grand jury date was scheduled two months after Reade filed a police report against Biden. She alleges he sexually assaulted her while serving as a Delaware senator. She asserts she filed an internal sexual harassment report in 1993 after the alleged incident occurred.
Schottlaender did not speak to Reade until December 8, 2020:
Schottlaender told Reade over the phone that Twitter fought the subpoena in court and “then had to file a motion” to inform her it “was happening,” Reade told the Caller, saying that’s why it took months for the social media company to go forward with the subpoena.
Schottlaender asked her if she intends to file a motion to “quash” the subpoena, and said that Twitter otherwise intended “to comply.”
“To recap our conversations to date, I represent Twitter and have contacted you to inform you that Twitter received the attached subpoena from the United States Department of Justice, seeking data related to your Twitter account(s). The subpoena issues in a sealed proceeding,” Schottlaender wrote to Reade over email.
“As I mentioned, Twitter intends to comply with this subpoena on December 16, 2020, unless it receives notice from you that a motion to quash or otherwise invalidate this subpoena has been filed. If you do file any such motions, please send a copy directly to me at this email address. If, on the other hand, you have no concerns with Twitter producing the requested data, please similarly let me know,” Schottlaender added in his email to Reade.
Reade told the Caller that she did not file a motion to “quash” the proceeding, because she did not have the money or the proper attorney.
Reade claims Biden “pushed her up against a wall, reached under her skirt, and penetrated her with his fingers.”
Reade already told her superiors “that the way Biden looked at her and touched her made her uncomfortable.” But after she was relieved of her duties after the alleged assault.
The 2020 probe ended without any charges filed.
Biden and his campaign tried to tie her to Russia because RT published four op-eds from her:
“I was proud of the handful of op-eds that were published. I tried to have one published in the New York Times but it was rejected. Bottom line, I was Joe Biden’s full time staffer in 1993 when he sexually harassed and assaulted me. Any other conversation about what I thought or even who I worked with now is irrelevant to the crime he committed in 1993 and as to why Biden has never even been investigated,” Reade said
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