During the 2020 presidential race, Tara Reade, a former staffer, accused Joe Biden of sexual assault. Recently, Reade appeared in a news conference in Moscow alongside convicted Kremlin spy Maria Butina. Butina expressed her intention to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin the possibility of expediting Reade’s citizenship request. Reade shared that in Moscow, she felt a sense of safety and respect, which she believes she has not experienced in her own country.
According to CNN:
After being out of the headlines for years, Reade turned up in Moscow on Tuesday, where she sat alongside convicted Kremlin spy Maria Butina and answered questions from Russian state media over several hours.
During the news conference, Butina promised to discuss the possibility of granting Russian citizenship to Reade and ask Putin “to fast track her citizenship request.”
Reade said she decided to come to Russia following death threats she received this year after she reiterated her accusations regarding Biden and announced on Twitter that she was willing “to testify under oath in Congress if asked.”
“When I got off the plane in Moscow, for the first time in a very long time I felt safe, and I felt heard, and I felt respected. That has not happened in my own country,” Reade said.
Reade said that “this illusion of Russia as an enemy is propagated by a few Washington elites who are determined to cause problems.”
Reade posted a warning on social media this week. Reade stated that if something were to happen to her, she was “not suicidal,” and that “all roads lead to Joe Biden.” Reade alleged that she has been threatened, bullied, and intimidated by Biden’s campaign and the DNC political machine over the last three years.
Tara Reade took to Twitter, saying:
“I want to make something clear. If something happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden. Joe Biden and DNC political machine threats, bullying and intimidation over the last three years will not work. I am not suicidal. I should not be under investigation nor am I a foreign agent. I am a private citizen. I was a former staffer of Joe Biden’s that has chosen to step forward to tell the truth. The tactics using intimidation and bullying to silence me and suppress me using DOJ and FBI and social media will not work. Leave me alone. I will testify under oath in Congress if asked to do so and tell what happened and what I know. The Biden corruption must end. Period Thank you @RepMTG and @mattgaetz for inviting me to testify and caring about the truth!”
I want to make something clear. If something happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden.
Joe Biden and DNC political machine threats, bullying and intimidation over the last three years will not work.
I am not suicidal. I should not be under investigation nor am I a foreign…
— Tara Reade 🐎 (@ReadeAlexandra) May 7, 2023
During the 2020 presidential election, Tara Reade became the first woman to publicly accuse Joe Biden of sexual assault. She alleged that in 1993, while she was a staffer in a deserted hallway of a Senate building, Biden forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her with his fingers. She stated that a supervisor instructed her to take a gym bag to Joe Biden. When she handed him the bag, they were alone when the sexual assault allegedly occurred.
Reade discussed the alleged assault, saying:
“I handed him the thing. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” Reade said. “It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt.”
The mainstream media initially ignored Reade’s accusation, but The New York Times eventually addressed it. Biden denied these allegations. Kamala Harris expressed her belief in the women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching before April 2019 but did not comment on Reade’s rape allegation when asked.
In April 2019, then-California senator, Kamala Harris, spoke to reporters regarding allegations of inappropriate touching and kissing made against Joe Biden by several women, including a Nevada politician who claimed he kissed the back of her head during a 2014 campaign stop. Harris expressed her belief in the women and admiration for their courage in coming forward to share their stories, saying:
“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.”
Reade stated that she is willing to testify under oath in Congress if asked to do so. She believes that the “Biden corruption” must end and thanked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Matt Gaetz for inviting her to testify and caring about the truth. Reade also emphasized that she is a private citizen and should not be under investigation or labeled as a foreign agent. She further stated that she should not be threatened or intimidated by the Biden administration. Reade’s comments highlight her willingness to share her account of the alleged assault and her concerns regarding potential retaliation for doing so.