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One person, who knew Reade in 1993, told the Associated Press that Reade mentioned the alleged assault when it happened. Biden has denied the allegation.

Reade was among eight women who claimed Biden made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate displays of affection.

"I'm saying unequivocally, it never, never happened", Biden said during an MSNBC interview Friday morning.

The existence of the Senate report has become a key element of the accusations against Biden, which he has flatly denied.

'The former staffer has said she filed a complaint back in 1993, ' Biden said. It is unclear what kind of complaint - and with what office - Reade may have filed.

The National Archives, in a formal statement on Friday, said it does not have custody of any records, prompting Biden to send a letter to Adams's office stating: "I request that you take or direct whatever steps are 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". The AP also added material to the story, which details the specific words and examples Reade says she used in a Senate complaint about Joe Biden. He said no personnel records would have been kept there.

But his counterpart on the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, criticized the double standard Democrats are showing in their reaction to the Biden accusations in comparison to the claims leveled at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The duo also warned that "Mr. Trump's team knows they can't win a referendum on his leadership, so they will try to disqualify Mr. Biden".

"They have a candidate who stands credibly accused of sexual assault and who seems to be stonewalling the investigation".

"It went from "me too, ' 'me too, ' 'me too, ' to 'move on, ' 'move on, ' 'move on" in a nanosecond because he's a Democrat and the hypocrisy is appalling", the chairwoman added. She has said she supported Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden's final competitor for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And she told me that she filed only an intake form.

Former Georgia house minority leader Stacey Abrams, a potential running mate for Biden, said in an interview with CNN "that women deserve to be heard and I believe they need to be listened to, but I also believe that those allegations have to be investigated by credible sources".

A team of eight to 10 lawyers, led by Bill Jeffress, spent nearly two months vetting Biden to be Obama's vice president.

"We do, and we're not going to put our public health head in the sand, but I'm optimistic that we can do so", he said.