President Trump: Tara Reade’s accusations ‘very credible’
UPDATED 5:55 PM PT — Friday, May 1, 2020
President Trump commented on Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegations Friday, calling the claims “very credible.” While speaking on Dan Bongino’s radio show, the president remarked the claims appear to hold more weight than the allegations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
President Trump Talks About Joe Biden And The Tara Reade Allegations
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 1, 2020
Earlier in the day, the former vice president publicly denied the allegations made by his former staffer, Tara Reade, and claimed the incident never happened.
President Trump has advised Biden to fight the allegations if they are untrue and added he’s been on the other end of what he called “false accusations.”
According to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the administration was “pleased” that Biden addressed Reade’s assault claim. During her first White House press briefing, McEnany stated she’s glad Biden took President Trump’s advice to clear the air.
McEnany also spoke out about the false equivalency between Reade’s story and Christine Blasey Ford’s when prompted by a question about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“You know, that’s the president’s assessment, so I would point you back to his words. I think it was a grave miscarriage of justice, what happened with Justice Brett Kavanaugh. There’s no need for me to bring up some of the salacious, awful and verifiably false allegations that were made against Justice Kavanaugh.” – Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary
The secretary went on to say what the Democrats did to attack the reputation of Justice Kavanaugh in 2018 was an “embarrassment.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden has formally asked the secretary of the Senate to publicly disclose Tara Reade’s 1993 complaint. Biden sent a letter on Friday and requested the necessary steps be taken to determine the location of those records, should they exist.
BREAKING: Joe Biden is asking the Secretary of Senate to “direct a search for the alleged complaint and to make public results of this search. I would ask the public release include not only a complaint if one exists, but any and all other documents“ related to the allegation. pic.twitter.com/eJRGWl3y2E
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 1, 2020
He’s also requested all documents pertaining to the allegation be made public.