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ate last week, Joe Biden released a bizarre two-page statement. It began acknowledging April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” but immediately turned to his defense of the Tara Reade allegations. Biden vehemently denied the accusations and pivoted to the Senate as responsible for finding documentation on the matter. “There is a clear, critical party of this story that can be verified. The former staffer has said she filed a complaint back in 1993. But she does not have a record of this alleged complaint” Biden stated.

After chastising Ms. Reade for not having any record, he immediately admits he too would not have possession of any complaint in the very next sentence: “The papers from my Senate years that I donated to the University of Delaware do not contain personnel files.” Biden then says, “there is only one place a complaint of this kind could be – the National Archives.”

“I am requesting that the Secretary of the Senate ask the Archives to identify any record of the complaint she alleges she filed and make available to the press any such document,” Biden’s statement demands. The Senate worked fast, as they responded to the presidential hopeful Monday morning. Secretary of the United States Senate Julie Adams released a statement saying, “the Secretary has no discretion to disclose any such information as requested in Vice President Biden’s letter of May 1.”

Specifically, the statement disclosed the Senate legal counsel had reviewed any relevant statutes relating to such records and cited the law’s confidentiality requirements as well as past Senate guidance:

Based on the law’s strict confidentiality requirements (Section 313) and the Senate’s own direction that disclosure of Senate Records is not authorized if prohibited by law (Senate Resolution 474, 96thCongress, Section 3(a)), Senate Legal Counsel advises that the Secretary has no discretion to disclose any such information as requested in Vice President Biden’s letter of May 1.

Biden’s statement references the National Archives and his belief that they would obtain any complaint due to Fair Employment Practices. “The National Archives is where the records are kept at what was then called the Office of Fair Employment Practices,” Biden’s statement said. The National Archives issued a statement saying any Fair Employment Office complaint “would have remained under the control of the Senate.”

Despite the confusion as to where the complaint may live, no entity has denied or confirmed its existence. It is only the protocol to release any such document that is being discussed; not the merits or occurrence of the alleged complaint. “Adams’ Monday statement did not deny that the complaint might exist or that it could be at the National Archives. It said that she would not be able to release the complaint if it does exist because of a law that ensures the confidentiality of such complaints,” reported Fox News.

Reportedly the Biden campaign has since contacted the secretary of the Senate to ask if the “existence of any such records’ is subject to the same ‘prohibition on disclosure,’ if there is anyone who could lawfully view them, and if the Senate could release the procedures followed for the year in question for such complaints” according to Fox News.

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8 Comments

  1. You know that file has already disappeared

  2. I’m sure that Joe Biden new of this law already so that’s why he was so ready were plus I’m that it was destroy! I don’t trust this guy at all between joe Biden and his son Hunter tells u what they’re made of!

  3. The file got erased, like with a cloth or something, !!!!!
    right Quid Pro Joe…

  4. Biden already knew this that’s why he asked the records to be released. Typical Dem subterfuge

  5. ” she does not have a record of this alleged complaint” Biden stated. – Where is/was Blasley Ford’s record of complaint? Just more hypocrisy from the Democrats and Biden.
    The BIG difference between Kavanaugh and Biden. In Kavanaugh’s case neither the “accuser” – Ford – or her “witnesses” could remember anything. In Biden’s case it is the “accused” who cannot remember anything.

  6. of course American People the file has disappeared because he is a Crook and womanizer and the dirty left is protecting the j–k until they find the right VP and then he is GONE.

  7. The sad truth here is that there are so many sexual misconduct complaints that have been filed against elected officials in Washington over the years (many of which have been ‘settled’ with taxpayer dollars) that Washington cannot risk releasing any of these records. Releasing even one such record sets a precedent, and if the American people were ever able to see the vastness of this problem and the sum total of their tax dollars that have been paid out to cover up sexual misconduct by their elected officials, they would demand action be taken against everyone involved, including those who supported such settlements being paid with public funds. The lawyers in Washington are keenly aware of the fallout that could occur from releasing Tara Reade’s complaint, and will do whatever they can to insure that this information never sees the light of day.

  8. there is no “right VP”. everyone, even close to being eligible is so dirty that they cannot stand the light that presidential debates against Trump would bring down upon them.

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