Joe Biden defended sealing his senatorial records at University of Delaware by arguing material in them “could be taken out of context,” and could be “fodder in a campaign.”
Biden defends sealing his senatorial records at University of Delaware. Material in them 'could be taken out of context,' Biden tells MSNBC, and could be 'fodder in a campaign.'
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 1, 2020
However, during and interview with MSNBC Biden at one point claimed “This is an open book. There’s nothing for me to hide, nothing at all.” Per Newsmax, before the interview, Biden issued a statement on Medium, saying that if there is a complaint, it would be in the National Archives, but he is “confident there is nothing” there. “To my understanding, there have been no complaints made against me in any Senate career,” Biden told Brzezinski. “This is an open book. There is nothing to hide.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 1, 2020
Watch as Mika Brzezinski actually gets Joe Biden flustered on whether he will call for a search of University of Delaware records on Tara Reade. This is the kind of interview journalists could have been doing for the last 36 days, but failed to. pic.twitter.com/bgoHoagyJC
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) May 1, 2020
Meanwhile, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade is demanding transparency from the man she has accused of sexually assaulting her in 1993.
“I want you to release the personnel records,” Reade told Biden through the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday.
Reade said she believes a copy of her complaint is included in the former senator’s records, housed by the University of Delaware Library.
DailyCaller reports Reade called on the former vice president to release documents pertaining to his time in the Senate, during which period she alleges that Biden kissed her, touched her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“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.”
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.”