Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade is seeking to defect to Russia – saying in Kremlin-backed program she fears for her own safety in the US
Reade made a series of startling claims during his appearance on Russian state television with Maria Butina, who was found guilty of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States while maintaining relations with a series of American political personalities. Reade called Butina “my friend”.
Butina, who was elected to Russia’s State Duma and subject to US sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine, said Reade made her decision during a visit to Moscow.
“I’m still a bit dizzy but I feel great,” Reade said during a broadcast appearance on Sputnik. “I feel very surrounded by protection and security. And I really appreciate Maria so much [Butina] and everyone who gave me this at a time when it was very difficult to know if I was safe or not.
Biden assault accuser Tara Reade says she is defecting to Russia. She sat down for a Kremlin-backed Sputnik television interview with Maria Butina, who was found guilty of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States.
She answered questions from members of the public during an appearance, where she denounced the American position arming Ukraine after the invasion of Russia.
“It’s very sad that America chose the wrong side of history,” she said, echoing Kremlin propaganda about the Ukrainian government.
She described her visit to Moscow as a sense of rupture. “The food tastes so good – there are no chemicals, there are no GMOs,” she said. “I’m not just giving you a smokescreen.”
She said she was unsure of returning to the United States even if Biden was replaced, although she expressed doubts that he would “manage to run again”.
“I don’t know if the new president will change anything for me. I have lawyers working right now to figure it out because some of the cases are sealed against me so I don’t know what they have in mind. But I know that unfortunately the Democratic National Committee is quite corrupt. Unless it’s taken apart and taken apart. I’m not sure things will get any better,” she said.
Reade raised assault allegations against Biden from 2023 when she was in his Senate office
Butina denounced the American position arming Ukraine after the Russian invasion
She echoed Russian propaganda saying the US was funding ‘extremists and Nazis’
“To my Russian brothers and sisters, I’m sorry right now that American elites are choosing to take such an aggressive stance. Just know that most American citizens want to be friends,” she said, the DailyBeast reported.
She also ripped into US defense contractors and called the bombing of the Nordstream pipeline a “war crime” which she said was committed by the US – echoing Kremlin claims.
Reade during the 2020 presidential campaign accused Biden of sexually assaulting her while he was a senator.
Butina said through a translator that she would pursue “people-to-people contacts” in Russia and experience Russian culture, and pledged to help her write her applications to support her in his research.a way for Tara to stay here in Russia” that would go all the way to Russian President Vladimir Putin. She said she would help pursue a ‘accelerated procedure.
But after the allegations made headlines, there were reports she “left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances in the Central Coast region of California who say they remember two things about her — she spoke favorably of her time working for Biden, and she left them feeling cheated” .
This included a landlord who called her “manipulative” and said when she and her husband wanted to sell the unit she was renting. Reade, who went by a different name, told her “You’re going to have to pay me to get me out.
PBS interviewed 74 former Biden staffers after Reade made his sexual assault allegations from the 1990s.
The New York Times reported in April 2020 that Reade, who had featured in reports from several women who said Biden indulged in kisses and hugs that made them feel uncomfortable, alleged that Biden had assaulted her. sexually in 1993 in a Senate office building.
But he also reported that “no other sexual assault allegations surfaced during the reporting, and no former Biden staffer corroborated any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation.”
She issued a encrypted tweet earlier this month after Republican Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) invited her to testify. ‘I want to clarify something. If anything happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden. The threats, bullying and intimidation from Joe Biden’s political machine and the DNC over the past three years will not work. I am not suicidal. I should not be under investigation or be a foreign agent.
Late last year, Russian diplomats sought to bring Reade to the UN to testify about the diversion of US weapons supplied to Ukraine, Semafor reported.