Presumed Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden refuses to release his Senatorial records, which might contain Tara Reade’s complaint of abuse. The University of Delaware is complying with the former VP’s request and is not allowing anyone to view them.
However, Joe Biden said he wanted the records kept by the Senate to be released from the National Archives. But the Secretary of the Senate is denying his request, leaving a possible probe into the allegations at an impasse:
The secretary of the Senate on Monday said her office cannot comply with a request by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to order a search for a purported complaint made by the woman accusing him of sexual assault when he was a senator.
In a statement, Julie Adams said their legal counsel has reviewed the relevant statute governing such records and advised that “the Secretary has no discretion to disclose any such information as requested in Vice President Biden’s letter of May 1.”
Why It’s Important:
The Secretary’s office said the strict confidentiality requirements, along with the Senate’s own direction prevent the release of records. It appears that the Senate is saying they are under no obligation to release those records because of a request from a campaign.
It appears those records might be accessed—if Congress starts an investigation. The DOJ might also have access to those records. But a public search does not seem possible at this time.
This might have been Joe Biden’s intentions, knowing it would be difficult for the Secretary of the Senate to release records.
But if pressure continues to increase from the public, he might be forced to release his records at the UOD. As the election draws close, his campaign might find no other way to quell the allegations.
- The Secretary of the Senate refuses to release Joe Biden’s records.
- A formal complaint kept by those records might confirm Tara Reade’s accusations.
- If public pressure continues, Joe Biden might be forced to release his records from the University of Delaware.
Source: Fox News