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UDelaware houses Biden Senate docs pertaining to Reade’s allegations. Numerous board members have monetary ties to Biden

Senate records pertaining to allegations against 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden are stored at the University of Delaware, where top officials with monetary ties to the former vice president sit on the board of trustees, according to records reviewed by Fox News.

As Biden faces increased scrutiny for allegations of sexual assault made against him by Tara Reade, pressure is mounting for the former vice president to unseal documents related to his time in the Senate — during which period Reade said Biden kissed her, touched her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent.

These Senate documents are housed by the University of Delaware Library and cover a wide swath of Biden’s political career, but are being kept secret until he “retires from public life,” spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett told The Washington Post in July 2019.

Tippett told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday that the University of Delaware would not share the terms of the agreement between the university and Biden detailing why the Senate records may not be released.

“The gift agreement signed when the papers were donated is not a public document,” Tippett told the DCNF.

Records reviewed by Fox News show that a number of top officials who serve as board members at the university have close financial or personal ties to Biden. The University of Delaware’s board of trustees has “entire control and management of the affairs of the university,” according to the university’s charter.

The charter also noted that the university’s bylaws shall not “diminish or reduce the Board’s plenary authority over all matters related to the control and management of the affairs of the University.”

Chairman John Cochran is not only a longtime Biden donor, but also the former CEO of the Delaware-based credit card company MNBA. This company hired Biden’s son Hunter shortly after Biden sold his home to Cochran in 1996 for $1.2 million when Cochran was MBNA’s vice chairman, Fox reported.

At least seven other University of Delaware trustees donated to Biden’s campaigns, according to Fox: Democratic Delaware Gov. John Carney, former president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates Terri Kelly, board member Carol Ammon, lawyer John Paradee, former Biden counsel Claire DeMatteis and Delaware law firm partner William Lafferty.

The University of Delaware has not responded to a request for comment regarding these board members and their ties to Biden.

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Written by Mary Margaret Olohan on April 30, 2020

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  1. Corrupt democrat institution that is complete worthless to society.

    Why is it the democrat think they are soooooo damn right but are constantly cheating and lying? You can not be right if you have to lie. If you carrying you know you are wrong.

    Democrats I’m looking your direction!!!!

  2. DanC April 30, 2020

    The documents or the parts of the documents that pertain to Biden and/or Reade will be or are already missing. The Deep State leaves nothing to chance, they’ve been doing this for a hundred years.

  3. Vicki Noffsinger April 30, 2020

    Just as we never could get O Bamas college records to prove he was not born a US citizen, they won’t get Biden’s either. Disgusted how the Dems can hide their dealings by good ol boy group. Double standard. Sick and tired of it

  4. Jojodmonkey April 30, 2020

    That’s simple, get a federal judge to order the evidence released!

  5. Jab2020 April 30, 2020

    The library is a public place, public taxes finance the place so what is house is public. Banks have safe boxes for crap that is not for public eyes. I believe there is a court case there.

  6. JC April 30, 2020

    How can a vice president control records of his government involvement when that is public property not his! If there is evidence there that he committed a crime then bring it on. This is bull crap that liberals can hide their crimes but conservatives can’t. That is why we fought to be a free nation!

  7. Filmore May 1, 2020

    I would think this should be available through FOIL.

  8. Saddlebum May 1, 2020

    All the rest of the dumacrat scum has gotten a free pass due to their double standards. I really hope that this POS is charged and convicted for a healthy change.

  9. Betty May 1, 2020

    Can the documents be subpoenaed?

  10. WALTER FONTAN May 1, 2020


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