After 47 years of public office, Joe Biden’s senate papers remain sealed away from the public eye at the University of Delaware – with lawsuits underway to get them unsealed. Perhaps Sen. Kamala Harris is unaware of this, as she claimed Joe Biden “has been incredibly transparent over many, many years. “
“I'm glad you asked about transparency because it has to be across the board. Joe has been incredibly transparent over many, many years,” Harris said during Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate.
“The one thing we all know about Joe, he puts it all out there. He, is honest, he is forthright.”
Biden’s sealed Senate documents, donated to the university in 2012, have pushed UD into the political spotlight this year. Some have suggested the collection could contain files related to former Senate staffer Tara Reade’s accusation that Biden sexually assaulted her when she worked in his office.
The nonprofit Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit Wednesday, on behalf of itself and the Daily Caller News Foundation. Both organizations have filed information requests for Biden’s Senate collection, along with any records about the preservation and release of the documents.
But the university maintains that Biden’s Senate papers are not public records, university spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett said in a statement.