President disputes warnings and says it is safe for Senate to returnIs Trump about to fail the US on coronavirus testing?New York nursing home reports 98 deaths in ‘horrifying’ outbreakLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.20pm BST Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has reiterated his denial of Tara Reade’s allegations in an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that was recorded on Friday night but aired this afternoon. “It’s not true,” Biden said. “I’m saying unequivocally, it never happened, period. Believing a woman means taking her claim seriously when she steps forward and then vetting it, looking into it. That’s true in this case as well. Women have a right to be heard and the press should rigorously investigate the claims like these and I’d always uphold those principles. But in the end, in every case, the truth is what matters. And in this case, the truth is these claims are false.”Joe Biden reiterates his denial of Tara Reade’s allegations in an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that was recorded on Friday night but aired today. pic.twitter.com/AQ3F6LfL3d 10.42pm BST A man in Florida has been arrested after he was discovered quarantining on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.”Richard McGuire, 42, was found by Orange County sheriff’s deputies Disney’s Discovery Island on Thursday, telling authorities that he began camping on the island earlier in the week. Continue reading...
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Douglas Wigdor says he continues to believe allegationReade says then senator Biden sexually assaulted her in...Douglas Wigdor says he continues to believe allegationReade says then senator Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993The lawyer representing Tara Reade, who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, said on Friday he was dropping her as a client although he continued to believe in the truth of her allegations. Related: Coronavirus US live: Trump demands churches, synagogues and mosques reopen 'right now' Continue reading...
'I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade': Joe Biden encourages those that believe his accuser to 'vote their heart'
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't vote for himself if he believed his accuser...Former Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't vote for himself if he believed his accuser Tara Reade, and encouraged people who did believe her to vote with "their heart." The former vice president and 2020 presumptive Democratic candidate appeared on MSNBC's "The Last Word," on Thursday with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is apparently in talks to be his running mate. "If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me," Biden said during the MSNBC interview. "I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade. There is no truth to it. I promise you." First reported by Business Insider, Reade filed a criminal complaint alleging that Biden sexually assaulted her in a congressional hallway when she was a staffer in his Senate office in 1993. While Biden's campaign and former Senate staffers in Biden's office have denied her allegations, a neighbor of Reade corroborated her story to Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Vice President and 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden encouraged people who believe his accuser Tara Reade to vote with "their heart," but stated there is "no truth" to her claims. He appeared alongside Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" on Thursday. "If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me," Biden said during the MSNBC interview. "I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade. There is no truth to it. I promise you." First reported by Business Insider, Reade filed a criminal complaint against Biden, accusing him of sexual assault in a 1993 incident when she worked for his Senate office while in her 20s. The former vice president has consistently denied the allegation. In the complaint, Reade accused Biden of putting his hands under her skirt and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in a Senate corridor in 1993. A neighbor of Reade's corroborated her story to Business Insider, saying she was told of the alleged incident several years later. Biden's campaign and several former Senate staffers in Biden's office have denied her allegations, saying they don't remember Reade. In an exclusive interview Megyn Kelly, Reade claimed that Biden told her "I want to f--- you" during the alleged 1993 assault. "He said it low, and I was pushing away, and I remember my knee hurting because our knees — he had opened my legs with his knee — and our kneecaps clashed, so I felt that sharp pain," Reade told Kelly. Biden emphasized during the MSNBC interview that women have a right to be heard, but said, "I give you my word: it never, ever happened," adding that he thinks Reade's story "changes considerably" during retellings.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
While high-profile Democrats voice support for the presumptive presidential nominee, some progressives call for a closer...While high-profile Democrats voice support for the presumptive presidential nominee, some progressives call for a closer look at Tara Reade’s allegationsThe allegations of sexual misconduct by Tara Reade against the former vice-president Joe Biden have caused new fault lines within the Democratic party, especially between its left wing and the establishment.Reade is a former Biden Senate staffer who has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her while she worked in his office in the 1990s. Biden and his campaign have flatly denied the allegations and major news outlets have continued to investigate. Continue reading...