Hours after the Biden camp united behind pushing a New York Times story as proof of Biden’s innocence, The Times responded swiftly with a “not so fast”.
A spokesperson for NYT said:
Buzzfeed reported on the existence of talking points being circulated by the Biden campaign that inaccurately suggest a New York Times investigation found that Tara Reade’s allegation ‘did not happen.’ Our investigation made no conclusion either way…. As Buzzfeed correctly reported, our story found three former Senate aides whom Reade said she complained to contemporaneously, all of whom either did not remember the incident or said that it did not happen.
The story also included former interns who remembered Reade suddenly changing roles and no longer overseeing them, which took place during the same time period that Reade said she was abruptly reassigned. The Times also spoke to a friend who said Reade told her the details of the allegation at the time; another friend and Reade’s brother say she told them of a traumatic sexual incident involving Biden.
This is quickly turning into a worst-case scenario for the Biden camp and Democrats everywhere. An impossible story about a thoroughly vetted candidate for multiple campaigns is maintaining national attention and making people wonder, is it possible?