Last Updated on September 19, 2020
President Donald Trump referenced Democrat Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade during Trump’s Friday campaign rally in Minnesota, and mocked Biden running mate Kamala Harris’ attack on Biden over “MeToo” allegations. Biden’s Senate records at the University of Delaware, which are believed to include references to former staffer Reade, are being guarded from public release by university board of trustees John Cochran, the former CEO of the Wilmington, Delaware-based credit card company MBNA, which was absorbed by Bank of America in 2006. Cochran purchased Biden’s Wilmington-area house from Biden in 1996 for $1.2 million, the same year MBNA began employing Biden’s son Hunter. (READ PATRICK HOWLEY’S DELAWARE REPORT HERE).
Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris previously said that she believes a coterie of women including a former Nevada lieutenant governor candidate who accused Joe Biden of touching them inappropriately or kissing or sniffing them. This past statement could come back to haunt Harris now that she is Biden’s running mate.
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Kamala Harris said in April 2019, speaking in Nevada.
Subsequently, another accuser named Tara Reade came forward to accuse Biden of sexual assault. NATIONAL FILE reported in April 2020:
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign is rocked by a sexual assault allegation against the former vice president, which threatens to derail his fragile candidacy. This accuser says that Biden placed his hands underneath her clothing and “penetrated” her with his fingers.
As Biden’s mental deterioration worsens, a disturbing pattern is emerging about his behavior toward women. Of course, Biden was accused in 2019 by a string of women, led by former Democrat Nevada lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores, of abusive conduct including hair sniffing and unwanted touching. Nancy Pelosi cynically downplayed the women’s claims, proving her lack of commitment to the #MeToo movement, by jocularly advising Biden to pretend women have a cold when he meets them.
Tara Reade, former Biden staff assistant, did not hold back when describing the power imbalance between Biden, powerful Democrat, and herself. The incident in question, according to Reade, happened in 1993. Journalist Katie Halper was willing to talk to Reade, taking an admirable career risk to expose the presumptive Democrat nominee.
Here is a Reddit transcription of Reade’s statements, courtesy of Paste magazine,, which notes that Reade was “smeared as a pro-Russian agent” the first time she spoke out:
“[A superior] called me in and said, “I want you to take this to Joe. He wants it. He wants you to bring it. Hurry. And I said, “Okay.” And it was a gym bag. She said, you know, take the gym bag. She called it an ‘athletic bag’. And you know she said he was down towards the Capitol and he’ll meet you. And so I went down, and I was heading down towards there and he was at first talking to someone. I could see him at a distance and they went away and then um we were in like the side. It was like the side area. And um he just said “Hey, come here Tara and then I handed him the thing and he greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. And um I was wearing a skirt. You know a business skirt, but I wasn’t wearing stockings. It was kind of a hot day that day, and I was wearing heels. And I remember my legs had been hurting from the marble, you know of the Capitol. And so I remember that kind of stuff. I remember like I was wearing a blouse and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold. And I remember he- it happened all at once. The gym bag – I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone. And then his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And um yeah and then he went um.. he went down my skirt and up inside it and he uh penetrated me with his fingers. And um I- uh he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He was saying several things, and I can’t remember everything he said. I remember a couple of things. I remember him saying first like as he was doing it, “Do you wanna go somewhere else? And then him saying to me when I pulled away he um got finished doing what he was doing and I kind of was pulled back and he said, “Come on, man. I heard you liked me.”…
Yeah there’s something he said that I didn’t want to say, and I didn’t want to say it because it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over like. And um it’s the thing that kind of stayed with me over the years. But he said, um. When he had me against the wall after he had done- after I pulled away and he said, “Hey” you know “Come on, I heard you liked me.” And I um knew he was angry right after he took his finger. He just like pointed at me and he said “You’re nothing to me.” And he just looked at me and goes, “You’re nothing. Nothing.” And then I must’ve reacted. And I think he only said it twice. But I just heard the word ‘nothing’. And I must’ve reacted because that’s when he took me by the shoulders and he said, you know, “You’re okay. You’re fine. You’re okay.” But then afterwards like it kept replaying in my head and like last April when all that stuff came out, I got really really sad about it. And the thing that I remember most- almost more than the assault itself, was that I was nothing. And he was right. That’s how people treated me. That’s how the whole office treated me. And I have no platform. I am no one. And to him I’m nothing.”