Senate rejects Joe Biden’s request to search for records on Tara Reade


Senate secretary said legal counsel advised that ‘the secretary has no discretion to disclose any such information’

The US Senate has rejected a request from Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, to search for and release any records of a 1993 complaint against him from an aide who has accused him of sexual assault.

The former vice-president gave his first TV interview on the matter on Friday, flatly denying former aide Tara Reade’s allegation that when he was a senator from Delaware he pushed her against a wall and assaulted her.

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