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Senate Says It Can’t Release Tara Reade Records

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Senate secretary declines to release possible Reade report

Actress Tara Reid says she's being confused with a woman who accused Vice President Joe Biden of sexual assault: Tara Reade.

Reade has said that she complained to multiple colleagues in the office about interactions with Biden that made her uncomfortable, but not about the alleged assault. In his letter on Friday, Biden requested the Secretary of the Senate release not only any complaint from Reade, if it is found, but "any and all other documents in the records that relate to the allegation". Reade has said that she filed a written complaint that did not mention the alleged assault. "It didn't. It never happened", Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said. "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", the statement said. Adams's office said that it can not do so in a statement issued Monday morning, citing confidentiality requirements from a 1991 law governing personnel complaints. I appreciate that the vice president took a lot of questions, tough questions.

Biden made the request Friday after delivering his first public comments responding to the allegation from former staffer Tara Reade that he sexually assaulted her in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building in the spring of 1993. "He was very demonstrative in that way". "The senator liked my legs and thought I was pretty and wanted me to serve drinks to a fundraising event that was mostly men", she said.

"Could the Senate release the procedures and related materials, including any standard forms or instructions, that the office of Senate Fair Employment practices followed in 1993 for the intake and processing of any complaint of this kind?" But she repeatedly told me that she was too scared to use the words sexual harassment and was not that specific. She does not recall receiving a phone call after she submitted the form.

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