Drip, drip, drip…
The steady drumbeat of Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden continues to grow louder.
While it’s not getting the same breathless media coverage as Christine Blasey Ford’s claims against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Reade’s account grows stronger each day.
Today, it has been revealed that 2 new sources are confirming Tara Reade’s accusations.
Compare this to the witnesses for Blasey Ford, who didn’t recall being at the party and who couldn’t name the date, time, or place of the incident.
The two new witnesses are Lynda LaCasse, Reade’s former neighbor, and Lorraine Sanchez, one of Reade’s colleagues on Capitol Hill.
Both witnesses verify that Reade told them about Biden’s assault in the mid-1990s.
This suggests that Reade has been consistent with her story and reporting of her experience for decades.
More details below:
Lynda LaCasse, a former neighbor of Tara Reade, confirms that Reade told her about Biden's assault and that she cried while listening to Reade's story.
CNN conducted an interview with LaCasse and has the following details:
A former neighbor of Tara Reade, a woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, has come forward to say that Reade told her about the alleged assault in the mid-1990s. The account, purportedly told to the neighbor within a few years of the alleged incident, marks the first detailed and on-the-record corroboration of Reade's allegation against the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
Lynda LaCasse told CNN in a phone interview Monday that she remembers stepping out of her two-bedroom home in Morro Bay, California, to sneak in a cigarette break away from her children. It was 1995, perhaps even early 1996, based on her recollection. LaCasse said she often sat outside on her stoop smoking Virginia Slims, and that on this particular day, she cried as she discussed with Reade a custody battle for her kids.
Reade began to cry too, LaCasse said.
"She started talking about Joe Biden. And I didn't really know much about Joe Biden," she said. LaCasse said that Reade told her that when she was working in Washington some years prior, Biden "had pushed her up against a wall and he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside of her, and she was dealing with the aftermath of that."
LaCasse told CNN that in her conversation with Reade in the 1990s, she suggested that Reade file a police report. Reade responded that she had already had a conversation with her own mother about this topic. LaCasse said that she didn't clearly remember other details of this exchange. For example, she said she might have referred Reade to a women's shelter at the time, but said she wasn't sure if she had.
"But remembering somebody putting their hands up your skirt -- that's something you don't forget," LaCasse said.
But it was something she had forgotten -- or at least, put out of her mind for years, LaCasse said. After the mid-1990s, she said she and Reade were not in touch, and it was only a few years ago that they reconnected around the time that Reade's mother died. And according to LaCasse, it was last year when Reade brought up Biden that LaCasse told her that she remembered their conversation about the alleged sexual assault.
More recently, after Reade appeared on a podcast and went public with her allegation of sexual assault, LaCasse said she let her ex-neighbor and friend know that she would be willing to publicly say that Reade had confided in her years ago.
CNN verified through public records searches, photos and an examination of Reade's past government identification that LaCasse and Reade were once neighbors.
Many observers note that these witnesses are more credible than the ones that Blasey Ford named.
Reade has been incredibly consistent with her story and had told people about the incident decades ago.
Furthermore, it can be confirmed that Reade and Biden were working together at Capitol Hill, whereas it could not be confirmed that Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh were ever at the same party together.
Lorraine Sanchez worked with Reade on Capitol Hill and confirms that Reade told her about the assault in the mid-1990s.
According to The Federalist:
Lynda LaCasse, a former neighbor and Lorraine Sanchez, a former colleague of Reade’s on Capitol Hill both told Business Insider that Reade came forward to them with her story in the mid-1990s, keeping consistent with the story Reade has reported of her experience.
“This happened, and I know it did because I remember talking about it,” LaCasse told Insider who used to live next-door to Reade.
Sanchez, who worked in a California senator’s office also told Insider that she recalled Reade complaining about it at the time.
Reade first made allegations public last year accusing the former vice president of inappropriate touching when she was a staff assistant in 1993. In March, Reade charged Biden with forcibly kissing her and penetrating her with her fingers and said she was later let go after filing a complaint over the misconduct.
Reade said she had told her mother, brother and a friend at the time, all of which have been shown to be true with her brother going on record in the press to support her claims and a 1993 episode of “Larry King Live” where Reade’s mother called into the program with a transcript matching Reade’s description of events.
Joe Biden is a candidate for President of the United States.
Many observers note that Reade's allegations appear far more credible than Blasey Ford's.
Yet the #MeToo movement and the mainstream media seem fine ignoring these claims.
The charges against Kavanaugh received breathless 24/7 coverage, with commentators speculating that he would be impeached or wouldn't be confirmed because of the charges.
There were over 700 articles published by CNN on the charges against Kavanaugh.
Yet, footage from Larry King, which aired on CNN, that shows Tara Reade's mother calling to warn about Joe Biden, appears to have been scrubbed and deleted on multiple platforms.
You can watch the footage below courtesy of re-posters on Twitter: