Tara Reade, Joe Biden’s former Senate staffer who accused the Democrat president of raping her in the 1990s, has defected to Russia.
Reade appeared on Russian national television to make the announcement during a state press conference.
She appeared alongside Russian spy Maria Butina.
Butina was previously convicted and sentenced to prison in the United States for conspiring to act as an agent of Russia inside the U.S.
“I’m still kind of in a daze a bit, but I feel very good,” Reade told Sputnik News.
“I feel very surrounded by protection and safety.
“And I just really so appreciate Maria [Butina] and everyone who’s been giving me that at a time when it’s been very difficult to know if I’m safe or not.”
“I’m not going to be intimidated, bullied, or silenced.
“I’m going to speak out and I’m willing to speak under oath about the corruption I witnessed, about the crime I experienced,” she claimed.
“And it is remarkable that Joe Biden raped me when I worked for him at U.S. Congress and I’m supposed to be the fugitive.
“That is ridiculous and it’s unacceptable.”
Reade revealed she is requesting that President Vladimir Putin make her a citizen of the Russian Federation.
“I am going to make a request and it’s a large one: I’d like to apply for citizenship in Russia from the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and hopefully Maria can help me from the State Duma,” Reade said.
“I do promise to be a good citizen and move forward with my life in a positive way.”
Reade repeatedly took shots at the Biden administration and Democrats during the press conference.
Tara Reade announced today that she was defecting to Russia, after Matt Gaetz told her that he was Worried About Her Safety in the United States
“I did talk to US congressman Matt Gaetz. I have not concealed anything. I told him I was in Moscow, Russia, and I told him why. And… pic.twitter.com/LD5aGpFDSN
— UltraMJTruth (@MJTruthUltra) May 31, 2023
During the 2020 presidential election, Reade alleged that then-Senator Biden forced himself on her while she was a staffer in 1993.
She alleged that Biden forced himself on her in a deserted hallway of a Senate building and penetrated her with his fingers.
After being almost entirely ignored by Biden’s allies in America’s corporate media for weeks, Reade’s allegation was finally addressed by The New York Times.
In a much-scrutinized examination of Reade’s allegation, the Times detailed the facts and corroborated several of her claims.
Biden’s campaign initially tried to portray the article as having exonerated him.
However, in a strong rebuke of Biden’s camp, the Times responded by making it clear that the report had not exonerated him at all.
The surprising defection by Reade comes after she was recently asked to testify before Congress regarding her allegations, as Slay News reported.
In late March, Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced that Reade, a lifelong Democrat, will testify.
Thank you for bravely speaking out about such a horrible sexual assault you endured by your boss, then Senator Joe Biden, as a young staffer.
It’s time to take a stand against the two-tiered injustice system. @RepMattGaetz and I would like to invite you to come to… https://t.co/iCibhUortI
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 20, 2023
Reade documented the alleged assault in late March 2020.
She said that it happened when a supervisor instructed her to take a gym bag to Biden.
“I handed him the thing,” she recalled.
“He greeted me. He remembered my name.
“And then we were alone,” Reade said.
“It was the strangest thing.
“There was no like exchange really.
“He just had me up against the wall.
“I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt.”
“It happened all at once … his hands were on me and underneath my clothes,” Reade continued.
“Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me.
“He said several things.
“I can’t remember everything he said.”
Reade said she managed to break free from Biden’s grip.
“He looked at me and said ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me’,” Reade said.
“He pointed his finger at me and said ‘You’re nothing to me’.”
Reade says she filed a complaint against Biden at the time of the alleged sexual assault but was forced out of her job and her career in Washington D.C. was over.