The Democratic Party has known for weeks now that their choice to push forward with Joe Biden as their presumptive 2020 nominee was a precarious one.
The career politician not only represents the Washington establishment in a way that many of the younger Democrats loathe, but his age has appeared to weigh largely on Biden’s faculties as of late.
If this weren’t enough, there are now allegations of sexual assault against him, brought by a former staffer named Tara Reade. What’s worse still for Biden is the fact that Reade’s story has been corroborated, at least in part, by a number of witness from the time of the incident back in 1993.
This sent the mainstream media off into the netherworld, looking for some way in which they could boost Biden’s chances by taking this accuser down a peg.
CNN is practically gloating about it, too.
A lawyer who represented Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, announced Friday that Reade is no longer his firm’s client.
Doug Wigdor said the decision to no longer represent Reade was made on Wednesday, the day after CNN published an extensive investigation about Reade’s background and past statements. In the report, CNN first revealed problems with Reade’s claim that she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch University in Seattle; the school denied to CNN that she ever graduated from the university.
Wigdor had sent CNN a lengthy statement on Monday responding to numerous questions related to the story. However, Reade directly contacted CNN on Monday night to discuss the issue of her degree from Antioch, telling a CNN reporter that she had asked for and received permission from Wigdor to reach out directly.
Then, almost as if to add insult to injury, CNN again impugned Reade’s character later in the same article.
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