The unmasking section
- Biden’s name on list of those who wanted Flynn ‘unmasked’
OneNewsNow points out through a 13 May 2020 article how Biden’s name was on a list of those who ordered the unmasking of Flynn.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper are among those on a list of names who requested to “unmask” the identity of Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period in January 2017.
The list was declassified in recent days by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
As Fox News has reported, Grenell made the decision to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were involved in the “unmasking” of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn — whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked.
The document appears to contradict what Biden told ABC News just a few days ago. During the interview, he said he knew “nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” and called the topic a “diversion” from the coronavirus pandemic.
But when pressed on that response, Biden had a different answer.
“I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry,” he told the interviewer. “I was aware that there was—that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it, and I don’t think anything else.”
(Look back at OneNewsNow for developments)
I sincerely doubt that Biden was not involved in the investigation of Flynn
If Biden was not involved in the investigation and unlawful prosecution of Flynn, then he is an easily manipulated tool that allows his name to be placed on documents without thinking of the repercussions of making such allowances.
Still, in answer to the question posed at the top of this post (Are these stories the end of Biden?), the answer is no. Being a Democrat means never being accountable (or, said in terms of Love Story, being a Democrat means never having to say you are sorry).
- Joe Biden admits he was aware ‘they’ asked for investigation of Flynn
Breitbart reports that Biden admitted being aware that “others” were investigating General Flynn.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted Tuesday morning that he had known about efforts to investigate incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in January 2017 — after initially claiming that he did not know about it.
Biden, appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, was asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether he had known about the investigation, and what was discussed at a crucial Jan. 5, 2017 meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (Biden had been at that meeting, along with then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence and law enforcement officials.)
The former Vice President sighed audibly as Stephanopoulos quoted President Donald Trump claiming that the Flynn investigation was “the biggest political crime in U.S. history.” Stephanopoulos also quoted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asking, “What did Obama and Biden know, when did they know it.”
“So what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn and was there anything improper done?” Stephanolpoulos asked.
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said, before accusing Trump of using the issue as a “diversion” from the coronavirus crisis.
Stephanopoulos followed up: “I do want to press that. You say you didn’t know anything about it, but you were reported to be at a January 5th, 2017, meeting where you and the president were briefed on the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn over those conversations he had with the Russian ambassador, [Sergey] Kislyak.”
That seemed to refresh Biden’s memory.
“No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted,” Biden said. “I’m sorry. I was aware that there was — that they had asked for an investigation. But that’s all I know about it and I don’t think anything else.”
(Read the defining paragraph at Breitbart)
My best bet says that “they” might be named “Obama”
Since conspiracies are best contained when the number of conspirators is limited, the actions against President Trump (considering that the charges against Flynn and the first allegations of a Russian conspiracy came after Trump was elected) were likely initially limited to former President Obama.
The sexual assault section
- Biden caves and pens letter to Senate asking for records on Tara Reade
Townhall discusses how Biden caved and wrote a letter asking the Senate for records on Tara Reade.
After directly addressing Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual misconduct against him this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former Vice President Joe Biden penned a letter to the Secretary of the Senate requesting that documents related to his 36 year tenure in the upper chamber be released. Biden has received criticism for keeping documents under lock and key at the University of Delaware, but it appears that Biden and his advisors believe that any record relating to Reade’s claim would be under jurisdiction of the Senate, after mistakenly claiming that the National Archives would be home to the documents:
“We had understood that the Senate stores records from this office, and from this period, in the National Archives. The Archives now states that the records would have remained under the control of the Senate… I request that you take or direct whatever action necessary to establish the location of the records of this Office, and once they have been located, to direct a search for the alleged complaint and to make public the results of this search…”
This request from the former vice president represents a 180-degree spin from the same candidates’ rhetoric surrounding these allegations during Friday morning’s appearance on MSNBC. Biden claimed complete innocence of Reade’s claims, and insisted that his hidden Senate records contain no relevant information:
(Read more at Townhall)
In addition to all of this flipping and some of the obvious lies, there are other Biden brain farts
With Biden’s ramblings about “tough” named “Corn Pop,” his pontificating over how children were fascinated with the blond hair on his legs, his rant to the college student he branded a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier,” or the times he just loses his words, you would think the people who came unglued about Trump’s trip-ups would have second thoughts. But, all of Biden’s faults are overcome by a need to succumb to Trump Derangement Syndrome.
- National Archives Administration refutes Joe Biden: Tara Reade’s alleged complaint wouldn’t go to our records
Breitbart shows us that the National Archives Administration came to refute Biden.
The National Archives and Records Administration on Friday disputed former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that the record of a sexual harassment complaint allegedly made by former staffer Tara Reade would be in its possession.
Biden, who faces growing pressure on the topic from both allies and the media, told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that there was no truth to claims he either harassed or sexually assaulted Reade while she worked for his Senate office in the early 1990s.
“No, it is not true,” Biden told the show hosts. “I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened and it didn’t. It never happened.”
The MSNBC appearance marked the first time that Biden has addressed the accusations directly since Reade reemerged last month.
Reade, who worked for Biden’s congressional office between 1992 and 1993, had initially come forward last April to accuse the former vice president of touching. At the time, she told a local California news outlet that she had filed a complaint noting the misconduct with the Senate’s personnel office when it purportedly occurred. In March, however, she claimed there was more to the story, asserting that Biden had pushed her up against a wall, forcibly kissed her, and digitally penetrated her sometime in 1993.
Reade’s accusation of sexual assault has been difficult to corroborate given, that nearly 30 years have passed since the supposed incident. As such, Reade has sought to make public the sexual harassment complaint she allegedly filed in 1993, especially as former Biden staffers claim no such document exists. Reade, for her part, has contended that not only does the complaint exist, but it is likely within the thousands of Senate documents the former vice president donated to the University of Delaware in 2011. Investigative reporter Rich McHugh, Ronan Farrow’s partner on his Harvey Weinstein exposé, says the Biden Papers are likely to contain such a complaint if it exists.
In recent days, pressure has mounted from both progressives and the media for Biden to make those papers public. Most notably, the calls grew on Thursday after it became known that Biden’s campaign staff had accessed the papers for some unknown purpose since he jumped into the 2020 race.
On Friday, in a lengthy statement released ahead of his MSNBC appearance, the former vice president insisted his Senate papers did not hold the key to Reade’s allegation.
“There is a clear, critical part 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,” the statement reads. “The papers from my Senate years that I donated to the University of Delaware do not contain personnel files.”
Biden asserted that it was the “practice of Senators to establish a library of personal papers that document their public record,” including speeches, policy proposals, and legislative text, the former vice president claimed personnel files would not be among the trove of documents.
“There is only one place a complaint of this kind could be — the National Archives,” Biden said, adding that “the National Archives is where the records are kept” from the Senate Office of Fair Employment Practices, where Reade would have filed her complaint to while working on his staff.
“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,” the former vice president said. “If there was ever any such complaint, the record will be there.”
The National Archives did not respond to requests from Breitbart News before press time. The organization, however, did inform Business Insider that it does not possess records from the Senate Fair Employment Practices offices. Instead, those records are governed by rules crafted by the Senate, which state that they cannot be made public until 50 years after a complaint has been made in order to ensure the privacy of individuals impacted.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Why would anyone think that the National Archives hold scandalous information on a sitting senator?
When the Vice President’s papers are held at the University of Delaware, that would be the place to search (not the National Archives). Of course, Biden and his people likely know that the University of Delaware would be the place where such records would be kept (since those reportedly were scrubbed).
- PBS Uncovers More Alleged Victims of Joe Biden’s Unwanted Touching
Breitbart provides a glimpse at how even über-left PBS has found additional victims of Biden’s unwanted touching.
The far-left PBS NewHour interviewed 74 former Joe Biden staffers and uncovered even more women who claim to be victims of the former vice president’s unwanted and inappropriate touching.
These alleged victims are in addition to Biden’s eight accusers and the female Secret Service agents who say Biden exposed himself to them (without their consent) while swimming in the nude almost daily.
To the surprise of no one, however, even with these bombshell revelations, PBS still tries to exonerate Biden and attack Tara Reade — who has credibly accused Biden of a 1993 sexual assault — as a liar.
PBS glosses over its own bombshell findings of further misconduct by Biden, and does so by way of an over-written, exhausting 3,500-word piece of “BenSmithing.” So what you have here is the taxpayer-funded welfare queens at PBS using new evidence of unwanted and inappropriate touching to smear an alleged assault victim who has seven pieces of corroborating evidence.
(Read about PBS’s victim shaming or the evidence at Breitbart)
Considering the continual membership drives & the $25 Million for PBS in Pelosi’s first coronavirus bill, why torture us with victim shaming?
Is it really so important to PBS that Biden win that they have to exalt him even when they know he has attacked women and children? Do they feel that victims really need to be shamed for the good of the nation?
If they do believe either of these propositions, their liberalism isn’t a belief in liberal values. It is personality worship on the left and probably nothing more than a continuation of the cult of Obama.
- Biden says he doesn’t know Tara Reade
Lifezette repeats Biden’s claim that he doesn’t know Tara Reade.
Joe Biden is in trouble over the Tara Reade rape charges and the liberal mainstream media is serving as his publicity agent in trying to ignore the charges. Biden’s story has changed repeatedly from “I remember, It didn’t happen” to “I remember her, it was a misunderstanding” to now “I have no recollection of this person…Miss Reade…I did not have sex…or otherwise…with…never heard of…Miss Reade.” Granted, we may have taken liberties with the preceding quote.
Biden is facing a Democrat base and pros who are not happy with his performance so far as a de facto nominee and in answering these charges. So much so that many questions are floating around DC as to whether he will ever actually get the nomination. Pros wonder will somebody else make the case that he is too weak against Trump and snatch the prize from him?
His situation has become harder, as several people have come forth to confirm that Reade told them of the alleged sexual attack immediately after the event. These people, as opposed to associates and semi-witnesses during the Kavanaugh hearings, are not party activists and functionaries working for the Democrats. They are not political at all, but only average citizens trying to do their duty and tell the truth.
However, the truth is not something the press is interested in. Here is their attempt to cover it up for Joe Biden:
“Do you remember Tara Reade who worked there for about a year in 1992-1993?” MSNBC host Laurence O’Donnell asked Biden on Wednesday.
“Well, to be honest with you, I don’t,” Biden responded. “But let me get something clear, when a woman makes a claim that she has been harassed or abused, and this claim has changed… she should be taken seriously. She should come forward, share her story, she should be taken seriously and it should be thoroughly vetted. And in every case, what matters is the truth. The truth is what matters. And the truth of the case is nothing like this ever, ever happened… I give you my word. It never, ever happened.”
Ah, I see, his word is good enough. Funny, the word of every GOP candidate or nominee wasn’t good enough for Joe Biden or the press. Now, this is?
(Read more at Lifezette)
This sounds like an appeal to empathy for the senile old man
Unless Biden has set himself to proving himself unfit for the presidency, it seems that this last quote from Biden might be an appeal that he means to use to get us to empathize for the old man. However, it doesn’t work for me. I don’t want to forgive this old politician for doing what the playboy Trump only joked about during locker room banter.
What gets me is that the pink hats at the marches have seemed now to have disappeared. They cared for about four years now that someone said “grab them …,” but now they don’t want to protest someone who did grab a woman there.
- Joe Biden has seven other accusers beyond Tara Reade
Breitbart reports that Tara Reade is the eighth accuser of Joe Biden. Here is what they had on Reade and the first two of the other seven.
Tara Reade is Joe Biden’s eighth accuser, not his first, not his only. The fake news media want you to believe Reade is Biden’s only accuser, and that’s because there is no lie the media will not tell to protect the presumptive Democrat nominee.
But seven other women — seven! — none of them Republicans, have accused Joe Biden of everything from sexual assault to unwanted kissing to inappropriate touching.
- Tara Reade
Reade claims Biden sexually assaulted in a hallway while she was working for him in 1993. According to Reade, Biden pinned her against a wall, shoved his hands up her skirt, and his fingers into her vagina. Reade has no fewer than five contemporaneous witnesses who say Reade told them about the assault at or near the time it happened. There is also video of Reade’s anguished mother calling into a 1993 edition of CNN’s Larry King Live desperately seeking advice for her daughter’s problems with a “prominent senator. ”
Biden denies the allegation but is refusing to open his archives at the University of Delaware where a copy of Reade’s sexual harassment complaint might be filed.
Tara Reade is a lifelong Democrat.
- Lucy Flores
Last year, Flores, a former Nevada Assemblywoman, accused Biden touching and kissing her:
I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?” I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.
Flores is a Democrat.
- Amy Lappos
Lappos claims Biden pawed at her during a 2009 fundraiser:
It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head. He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.
Lappos is a Democrat.
(Read about the other of the total eight accusers at Breitbart)
Eight accusers when there were not that many (and were no solid witnesses against Kavanaugh) should bring out the #MeToo support for Reade
However, at least in Hollywood and the main stream left, most of the #MeToo crowd have either gone into hiding or shown their lack of logic. One rare exception would be Rose McGowan, who has stood behind Reade from the beginning.
- Sixteen reasons supporting a Joe Biden sexual assault on Tara Reade
Breitbart provides 16 reasons that Joe Biden may have sexually assaulted Tara Reade. Here are the first three reasons from John Nolte:
Primarily because I incorrectly believed her story had changed over the course of a year, had moved from unwanted touching to a flat-out sexual assault, I at first had trouble believing Tara Reade’s claim she was sexually assaulted by presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden in 1993.
When Reade originally came forward in April of 2019, she joined about a half-dozen women who have credibly accused Biden of unwanted touching. And I say “credibly” because Biden has serially committed acts of unwanted touching in public. We have countless videos of Biden making women and children uncomfortable with inappropriate hair-sniffing, nuzzling, kissing, and getting handsy.
Now, however, Reade tells a much more lurid and disturbing story of being sexually assaulted by Biden. While working for the then-Delaware Senator while in her mid-20s, she says he cornered her in a hallway, thrust his hands up her skirt, penetrated her vagina, and when she objected, he said something to the effect of, “Come on, I heard you like me.”
Reade further alleges that after she complained, there was retaliation. She lost her job.
So here are the reasons why I now believe Joe Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade…
- Reade Did Not Change Her Story
The allegation Reade changed her story is false. She still claims Biden engaged in unwanted touching but that this was separate from the assault. She also says there’s a paper trail backing up this claim. She filed a complaint against Biden over the unwanted touching — something I will address below.
- Experts Say Assault Victims Frequently Don’t Tell the Full Story All at Once
Rich McHugh, one of the investigative reporters who worked with Ronan Farrow to break the Harvey Weinstein story and who says he finds Reade’s allegation “credible,” also says he has seen this before:
“A number of [Weinstein’s victims] didn’t come out with their full story to us at the time,” he states. “For obvious reasons they are wrestling with whether they trust you as a reporter, whether they want to go out with the full horrific story that’s going to be Google-able for the rest of their life.” He asserts many survivors have told him they did not tell their “full story at the time because they didn’t feel comfortable” and that he does not see this as an issue.
And again, Reade did not change her story, she simply added more details.
- Reade is a Lifelong Democrat
Reade did support Bernie Sanders during the primary, but why would she risk a second Donald Trump term by continuing to push the issue now that Bernie’s dropped out?
(Read the rest of the 16 reasons at Breitbart)
Sixteen reasons will not sway the normal New York Times reader or TDS sufferer (who are usually one in the same)
Nonetheless, my favorite out of this list is the video clip of Tara’s mother calling Larry King (a clip that has now been found despite the best efforts of Google).
- Poll shows Joe Biden damaged by Tara Reade assault allegation
John Nolte at Breitbart points to a recent poll that showed how Joe Biden has been damaged by the assault allegations by Tara Reade.
The increasingly credible allegation Joe Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade in 1993 has taken a toll on the former vice president’s poll numbers.
“Voters Sour on Biden as Reade Allegations Find Higher Platform,” reports Morning Consult.
The numbers show Biden’s favorability rating with this specific pollster is now upside-down by five points. Only 43 percent view Biden favorably (a dip of two points since the end of April), while 48 percent view him unfavorably (an increase of three points).
“The slide resulted in Biden’s net favorability among women falling underwater for the first time since the nadir of his primary campaign in February, with 46 percent viewing him unfavorably and 44 viewing him favorably,” the pollster says; and that slide, they believe, is a direct result of the Reade allegation finally penetrating the news cycle.
Biden has lost a net of six points with women since this same poll was last taken at the end of April.
Donald Trump is viewed more favorably by voters, but only by a single point — 44 percent compared to Biden’s 43 percent. Trump’s unfavorable rating, however, is five points higher than Biden’s: 53 percent compared to Biden’s 48 percent.
If the election were held today, Biden would beat Trump by only three points, 42 percent to 45 percent.
A full 13 percent remain undecided.
The poll was conducted between May 4 and May 10 with 27,754 registered voters. The margin of error is one percent.
As hard as the corporate media are trying to protect Biden from Reade’s credible allegation, it is obviously not working. An earlier poll found that 64 percent said they had heard something about Reade story, a story that has been either dismissed in the establishment media or lied about as a means to protect Rapey Joe.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Naturally, this is a poll you have never heard mentioned on the news
Furthermore, unless Bernie starts another push for the White House before or during the Democrat Convention, you will never hear a cross word about Joe Biden until after the election (if even then).
- Seven pieces of corroboration that back up claim Joe Biden assaulted Tara Reade
Breitbart also reports seven corroborating pieces of information around the Tara Reade assault. Here are the first four bits of corroborating information:
Tara Reade is Joe Biden’s eighth accuser and has something Christine Blasey Ford never had: actual corroboration backing up her claim the former vice president engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1993, including the allegation of a violent sexual assault.
According to Reade, while she was working in Biden’s Senate office in 1993, the presumptive Democrat nominee sexually harassed her and then sexually assaulted her. Reade says the assault occurred when Biden pinned her against a wall, shoved his hands under her skirt, and then forced his fingers into her vagina.
Biden denies all wrongdoing.
Reade, a lifelong Democrat, further claims she filed a complaint about the harassment and was fired in retaliation.
While the establishment media have done everything in their corrupt power to dismiss and demean Reade, local media and independent investigative reporters like Rich McHugh have not only taken Reade’s allegation seriously, they have come up with a convincing amount of corroboration.
Here’s the corroboration that has so far been uncovered…
- Corroborating Witness Lynda LaCasse
LaCasse told McHugh that in 1995 or 1996, Reade told her about Biden’s alleged assault.
“I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him,” LaCasse told McHugh. “And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do.”
“She was crying. She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report.” “I don’t remember all the details,” LaCasse added. “I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.”
LaCasse is a Biden supporter.
- Corroborating Witness Lorraine Sanchez
Sometime between 1994 and 1996, Sanchez say Reade told her “she had been sexually harassed by her former boss while she was in D.C., and as a result of her voicing her concerns to her supervisors, she was let go, fired.”
Sanchez doesn’t recall if Reade mentioned Biden specifically.
- Corroborating Witness Collin Moulton
Moulton is Reade’s younger brother. McHugh says he spoke at length to Moulton and drilled down into his story that Reade told him about Biden’s alleged assault at the time. McHugh found him “extremely credible.”
- Corroborating Witness Anonymous
McHugh spoke to a friend of Reade’s who wishes to remain anonymous. She confirmed Reade told her about the alleged assault at the time. McHugh also found her “extremely credible.”
(Read the other three pieces of corroborating evidence at Breitbart)
Except for these links in Breitbart, I have never heard the opposing side
Is this the working of a healthy debate in a balanced democracy? Or is this the ranting of those who generate propaganda for the Democrat-Socialist state?
- If Biden were a true woman’s advocate, wouldn’t he stop supporters from harassing Tara Reade?
Breitbart pointed out how Tara Reade has been the focus of online harassment since making sexual assault claims against Joe Biden.
Tara Reade, the former Senate aide to former Vice President Joe Biden who alleges that the presumptive 2020 Democrat president nominee sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, is facing a barrage of online harassment, according to a Fox News interview with Reade on Saturday.
“I find it astounding — the hypocrisy that Democrats are talking about women being able to tell their story safely,” Reade said. “I’m a Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, but yet here I am trying to talk about my history with Joe Biden and I’m just the target of online harassment.”
Fox News reported on the harassment, including fake social media accounts in Reade’s name:
Reade told Fox News that the home address of a family member was plastered online and that person received four “creepy” calls on Friday night, all within 30 minutes, from an unknown number.
In two voice messages obtained by Fox News, a caller appeared to have posed as a journalist seeking to speak with Reade.
“Hi Ms. Reade, this is Dave Johnson from the Observer, a small New York newspaper,” the voice says before laughing uncontrollably, later saying “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself” and “Trump 2020.”
In the second voice message, which was the third attempt at calling Reade’s family member, the caller says: “Hey Tara, this is Dave Johnson with the Observer and I would really love, I’d really appreciate a call back so we can discuss your new powerful allegation against Vice President Biden. I think you’re setting a tone and underscoring a double standard put forth by the Me Too movement, so I’d really appreciate it if you could just call me back, give me a couple of quick questions.”
Fox News also obtained an email sent to Reade from someone using the name Linda Dubois who called Reade a “f—king whore” and a “disgrace to womanhood” for speaking out against Biden.
“You are a rip-roaring b—h and the great majority of Americans don’t believe you anyhow… I hope you drop dead,” the email said.
Fox News reported that Jon Cooper, a former chair of the Democratic Coalition, questioned if Reade was “unbalanced” or “was driven by malicious motives” on Twitter.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Other than Biden’s willingness to support the murder of women in the womb, what qualifies him as a woman’s advocate?
This is a question that I would like to have answered and, because of my current leanings, may not be able to see. Therefore, if you can answer it, please do.
- Court Documents from Tara Reade’s 1996 divorce mentions the alleged sexual assault by Biden
Breitbart reported how court documents backed up Tara Reade’s claims of sexual assault.
Court documents from Tara Reade’s 1996 divorce proceedings indicate that she told her ex-husband about the alleged sexual harassment she faced while working for Joe Biden’s Senate office in the early 1990s.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported on Thursday that it had obtained a 1996 declaration filed by Theodore Dronen, Reade’s ex-husband, contesting a restraining order she filed against him after he had begun divorce proceedings. Dronen’s filing was in response to claims Reade made about having been a victim of domestic violence and sexual harassment when initially seeking out the order.
At the time Dronen disputed a number of the statements Reade made about their relationship, according to the Tribune, claiming her “traumatic” experiences while working for Biden had colored her “perception and judgment.”
“At the early stages of our dating, [Reade] felt comfortable confiding in me as we both worked for members of Congress,” the declaration reads. “On several occasions [Reade] related a problem that she was having at work, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”
“It was obvious that this event had a very traumatic effect on [Reade], and that she is still sensitive and effected [sic] by it today,” the declaration adds.
Reade, who worked for Biden’s congressional office between 1992 and 1993, had initially come forward last April to accuse the former vice president of unwanted touching. At the time, Reade told a local California news outlet that she had filed a complaint noting the misconduct with the Senate’s personnel office when it purportedly occurred. Her story, however, changed in March, with Reade claiming that Biden had pushed her up against a wall, forcibly kissed her, and digitally penetrated her sometime in 1993.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Few other proofs can be more solid than court documents
Therefore, what similar proof do you have, Mr. Biden? When Justice Kavanaugh underwent the hearings that included Christine Blasey-Ford, it seems that a certain Joe Biden suggested that the judge should have to prove himself.
Mr. Biden, why not accept your own former standard? Why not prove your innocence?
Joe Biden’s lack of a platform section
- Joe Biden Says He Won’t Pardon Trump if Elected
Breitbart says that, although Trump has not been convicted of anything, Joe Biden says he will not pardon Trump. Here is the kernel of the interchange between O’Donnell and Mr. Malaprop.
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: And this is helping us get in all the more questions. So, that’s a commitment. Mr. Vice President, you’re saying that where ever the investigative trail might lead, whether that be an investigative trail pursued by the Justice Department against Trump officials, Trump associates, administration officials — whether those are congressional investigations — that’s hands-off for you, you’re not going to say, “Let’s just let bygones be bygones”?
BIDEN: It’s hands-off, completely. Look, the attorney general of the United States is not the president’s lawyer — it’s the people’s lawyer. And you remember when you were there with Pat Moynihan. We never saw anything like the prostitution of that office, like we see it today. It is not something the president is entitled to do, to direct a prosecution and/or decide to drop a case. That’s not the president’s role or responsibility. It’s a dereliction of his duty.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Since President Trump was not found linked to Russia, maybe Biden is projecting
Since Mueller and the “resistance” never were able to establish an untoward connection between the Trump campaign or administration that the resistance didn’t create, maybe Biden has started to project his own culpability into his view of President Trump.
- Biden’s VP search puts the spotlight on how long he’ll serve
Breitbart points to the defining nature of Biden’s VP search.
Seventy-seven-year-old Joe Biden says he would like to be a “transition” from President Donald Trump to younger, rising Democratic figures has longed to win the White House for more than three decades. If he finally makes it thereafter November’s election, he’s already talking about leaving.
In an effort to ease concerns the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic nominee has said he wouldn’t seek reelection if his mental or physical health declined. He has also referred to himself as a “transition candidate,” acting as a bridge to a of leadership.
Biden is rarely known for sticking to a script, and the comments are evidence of his candid style. But they’re also contributing to intense speculation about who is best positioned to lead the party after him.
“We do have a longer bench as Democrats, a younger bench in terms of elected leadership all across the country,” said Democratic strategist L. Joy Williams, chairwoman of Higher Heights PAC, which promotes and supports African American women as candidates and officeholders.
Biden has not ruled out running for a second term, in part because such an explicit pledge would immediately render him a lame duck in Washington, where political capital will be needed to manage the recovery.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Of course, the expectation is that you are electing the VP as President
The way Biden has been campaigning, it seems the Vice President could credibly enact Article 25 on 1 February, if Biden were elected.
- Biden: We don’t need Latinos to win
Townhall comments on Biden’s claim that he doesn’t need the Latino community to beat President Trump.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is coming under fire for their Latino outreach efforts or rather lack thereof. As more than 32 million Latinos are expected to vote in November, Biden’s campaign has failed to rectify the Obama administration’s tough deportation policies for illegal aliens, POLITICO reported.
Instead of attempting to reach out and form a relationship with this group of voters, Biden’s campaign appears to be turning a blind eye to Latinos, at least that’s what Democratic operatives believe.
“I do not think that the Biden campaign thinks that Latinos are part of their path to victory,” Jess Morales Rocketto, the former digital organizing director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, told POLITICO.
According to The Week, more than 20 Democratic operatives believe Hispanics are vital to Biden’s success this November, especially in states like Arizona and Texas that could be flipped. But the operatives don’t see outreach efforts or any kind of ground game from the Biden campaign. The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has made that outreach even more difficult.
From POLITICO (emphasis mine):
The campaign has refused to release statistics on the diversity of its staff — details many of his former opponents shared early in the primary — and a majority of a dozen recent high-level hires were white. And Biden has neither spoken to nor been formally endorsed by one of the highest-profile Latino politicians in the country, Julián Castro, since he won.
Biden had a tense relationship with many Latino groups during the primary, stemming largely from his connection to the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policy. The former vice president recently acknowledged that that policy was misguided and he has moved toward progressives on immigration.
But the campaign’s disconnect with Latinos appears to be based more on lack of execution than on policy. Cash-strapped coming out of the primary and hemmed in by the coronavirus, its efforts to reach Latino voters have been lackluster, critics in the community say. The fact that Latinos weren’t central to his primary strategy has meant Biden’s campaign has more ground to make up.
“Right now I can’t tell what their strategy is with the Latino community. I just don’t see it,” said one Latino lawmaker who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “They have a lot of people out there willing to help, but they’re not engaging many people outside of the ones who were part of their campaign originally.”
All of this will come down to whether or not Biden is able to win over Latinos who once supported progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). As of now, Sanders enthusiasts are not thrilled with Biden as the presumptive nominee.
(Read more at Townhall)