Former Biden Staffer Accusing Him of Sexual Assault Sets Sights on Russia, Seeks Citizenship

Former congressional assistant to US President Joe Biden Tara Reade, who accused Biden of sexual assault, has said she wants to get a Russian passport. The journalist who was formerly a staff member recently relocated to Russia, stating she no longer felt secure in the US.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Reade said she hoped to "find safety" in Russia, a country she never saw as an enemy, after experiencing constant persecution in the US over her accusations. She also said she "appreciated my friends in Moscow... who have opened their arms" to welcome her.

"I have a big request that I'm going to make. The former adviser declared, pledging to be "a decent citizen," "I'd want to seek for citizenship in Russia from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. 


Reade accused Joe Biden, who was then the presumed Democratic contender, of sexually assaulting her in 1993 while she was working for him as an assistant in the Senate, during the height of the US presidential election in 2020. Biden has categorically refuted the accusation.

Reade claimed that one US lawmaker voiced fears for her physical safety when she informed him that she was prepared to testify about corruption in the US government. She continued by identifying herself as a whistleblower who ought to be protected by US law.

"Where is my defence?It's amazing that Joe Biden sexually assaulted me when I was working for him in the US Congress and that I'm supposed to be on the run. That is absurd," she remarked.

It was "very difficult" for her to decide to relocate to Russia, she said in an interview with Sputnik, but she was happy that she did. I'm still a little bit in a haze, but I feel great, said Reade. "I feel like I'm completely safe and protected."

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