Joe Biden Denies Claims He Sexually Assaulted Former Aide

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Denies Sexual Assault Claims

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denied allegations Friday from a former Senate Staffer Tara Reade that he sexually assaulted her 27 years ago.

Reade had said that as she was bringing a gym bag to Biden in a Capitol Hill office building in 1993, he pushed her against a wall, groped her, and digitally penetrated her without consent.

Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation came at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tried to relieve the mounting pressure after weeks of leaving denials to his claims.

Biden said in a statement that he would ask the National Archives to determine if there was any record of such a complaint being filed, but he repeatedly stated that he did not believe such a record existed.

Biden said that the assault never happened, and responsible news organizations were supposed to examine and evaluate the full and growing record of inconsistencies in Reade’s story.