Secretary of Senate Has 'No Discretion to Disclose' Records On Tara Reade's Complaint Against Biden

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Posted: May 04, 2020 12:45 PM
Secretary of Senate Has 'No Discretion to Disclose' Records On Tara Reade's Complaint Against Biden

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The Secretary of the United States Senate responded to former Vice President Joe Biden’s request to release records from his tenure that may contain information to Tara Reade’s claims. Biden penned a letter to the secretary on Friday, hoping that records related to Reade’s allegations would be tracked down and be released to the public:

The Secretary of the Senate denied the former vice president’s request, claiming that the office has “no discretion to disclose” information related to the alleged complaint filed by Tara Reade in 1993:

While the Secretary of the Senate does not have the authority to disclose these records under current law, an abundance of documentation that is directly related to Biden’s 36 year tenure in the Senate remains under lock and key at the University of Delaware. The former vice president claims that he has nothing to hide, and that the hidden records contain nothing related to Reade’s claims; still, Biden has yet to indicate that he will unseal the records.