NEW: Morning Joe Asks Biden All The Right Questions On Tara Reade
Joe Biden went on with Mika Brzezinski. Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe and well. We'll get to it. I got audio from it. I didn't even make Charlie cut up audio from it because I knew there would be so much audio from circulating on Social Media Whitney do I just bookmarked a lot of it. So we listen together now the phone number here if you WANNA call in is eight. Seven seven seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. I gave you the right number my cell phone number today. Let us get into some of the audio again. All of this happening on Morning Joe this morning. Setting the these standards let me let me just just play you some run up audio. The trump campaign pushed out this audio. That was actually from The Washington. Free Beacon in the run-up to how the interview would go. There's a lot of things I know about Joe Biden. I'm don't them for a long time? He is extremely affectionate extremely flirtatious in a completely safe. Way We all. I've just sell you personally. We Love Joe Love Him. I think the next time I see Joe Biden. If he doesn't hug me and give me a kiss and hold my hand while we're talking to you That's the new Joe Biden. And that's not the Joe Biden. I knew he's a nice guy. He's not a Predator again about changing behavior. I'm not sure Joe Biden I. I would be sad if he changed his behavior. You and I both know him. He's really wonderful person and I'm just GONNA push back and I know I put myself at great peril here. There could be more whatever more of what I want to ask. Because so far these two women have gotten national coverage for something they say was not sexual. So what was it affectionate? And they didn't like the affection and I don't think metoo wants to take down viable candidates for being affectionate and five. Women are uncomfortable with the way he hugged them and say one of them says she smelled his hair. I can promise you. I know Joe Biden. He went up behind her and he took a deep breath because he was about to go on stage and they want to explain that it's because there is a woman who accuses him of smelling her hair. He's not interested in your hair. Okay he was going on stage and he took a deep breath before he went on stage. And you took it deeply personal personally. And now you're writing a New York Times op. Ed about demanding an apology. This once again is completely ridiculous. I'm done you guys can continue to talk about this. I won't I refuse to give it any more time away. By the way I was I was looking through some old pictures. This picture was from three years ago. I don't I don't you can show other than just Then Microwaves Z. Moth that that was the setup that the Republicans out on Mika Brzezinski then there was John. Heilemann John Heilemann you'll remember is on the MSNBC Morning Joe Panel and he was one of the very first people willing to put. One of Kavanagh's unsubstantiated accusers on. He gave Kavanagh's unsubstantiated accuser The the the anti woman gave her all sorts of cover and now this and the allegations. He's facing now in general. I think you know it's a strong statement. I don't think it's going to. I think that that so far the new the news media has been pretty good on this which is to say the New York Times Talk. It's time and did a lengthy and rigorous examination of this is the case that earlier this week. That was reporting that. The Biden campaign had circulated talking points which were which then retracted circulated talking points among surrogates which contained a blatant misstatement about that. New York Times said the talking points said that that surrogate should say that the New York Times it concluded that there was nothing to these allegations. When in fact the New York Times is reporting did not conclude that it didn't conclude the opposite either. What said was that? They had some evidence that supported her claims. And some evidence that suggested that didn't support her claims. So I think that so far. The press is not rushed on in on this and so forth responsible. News Organization seem to have been doing pretty rigorous reporting on this. You know there are there have been a couple of new corroborating not witnesses but people whom Tara Reid talked to about this who have come on the record this week and said that they have recollections of her talking about this incident roughly contemporaneous so that is an issue that that I think that news organizations are going to dig more into that was shown in the run-up well now here we go. This is Mika Brzezinski. Beginning her interview with Joe Biden. I got a number clips audio for you to play minutes or so. You released a statement on medium and among other things you write this. There's only one place a complaint of this kind. Could be the national archives. I am requesting that. The Secretary of state ask of the Senate as the archives to identify any record of the complaint she alleges she filed if there was any such complaint. The record will be there. Are you preparing us for a complaint that might be revealed in some way? Are you confident there is nothing? I'm confident there's nothing. No one ever brought it to the attention of May twenty seven years ago this any assertion at all. No one that I'm aware of in my campaign at she's my my Senate office at the time is aware of any such request and Or any such complaint and And so I. I'm not worried about it at all if there is a complaint. That's where it would be all right. Now let's get into a little more of that that you have said in the past that if a woman goes under the lights and talks about something like this we have to consider the essence of this is real is the essence of what she is saying is real essence of this is real is the essence of what she is saying is real. Why do you think she's doing this? I'm not going to question her motive. I'm not going to get into that at all. I don't know why she saying this. I don't know why after twenty seven years all of a sudden this gets raised. I don't understand it but I'm not going to go in and question her motives. I'm not going to attack her. She has a right to say whatever she wants to say. But I have a right to say. Look at the facts. Check IT OUT. Find out whether any of what she says is true. And based on the investigations that have taken place so far to the best of my knowledge by two major papers. They interviewed dozens of my staff members. Not just senior staff but staff members told at least that's what they said and nobody there. This was not the atmosphere. My Office at all. No one has ever said anything like this but Mr Vice President as it pertained to Dr Ford everyone wanted on high level. Democrats said she should be believed that they believed it happened. You said if someone like Dr Ford were to come out the essence of what she is saying has to be believed has to be real real for Dr Forward but not for Tara Reid there because the facts are to look she. I'm not suggesting she had no right to come forward. I never and I must say any woman stay should come forward. They should be heard and then it should be investigated. It should be investigated. And if there's anything that makes it that is consistent with what's being said. And she makes the case or the cases. Maith then it should be believed but ultimately the truth matters. The truth matters is period. I fought my entire life to change to change the whole notion of the law and cultural sexual around the culture sexual saw you know one of the things. He misses your notice how he hides behind the issue of his staff. He doesn't acknowledge that the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets encountered individuals who as John Heilemann pointed out a contemporaneous to the alleged assault said Terry told them about that. A little more here and I'm just talking about her name not anybody else in those records search for that nothing classified President or anybody else. I'm just asking why not do a search for Tara Reid's name in the University of Delaware records all now? Here's the money clip. You've already heard it but this is what the RNC is pushing out really really hard vice president as it pertained to Dr Ford. Everyone wanted on high level. Democrats said she should be believed that they believed happened. You said someone like Dr Ford were to come out. The essence of what she is saying has to be believed has to be real. Why say real for Dr Forward but not for Tara Reid there because the facts are look she? I'm not suggesting she had no right to come forward and I never I must say any woman. They should come forward. They should be heard and then it should be investigated and should be investigated. And if there's anything that makes it that is consistent with what's being said. And she makes the case or cases. Maith then it should be believed but ultimately the truth matters the truth matters is period. I fought my entire life to change to change the whole notion of the law and cultural sexual around the coast around sexual saw and I fought to strengthen to protect the process for survivors. I believe we've come a long way. We have a long way to go in this system before we in fact are in a position that there's a fair and unbiased view but a at the end of the day it has to be looked at these claims are not true. There's no I mean they're not true. There's Joe by making his case again. I would continue to maintain that the issue is not whether or not to read. Claims are true. I think the issue is that Democrats and the media tried to destroy a good man's reputation based on a single source where there were no identifying Corroborating witnesses no real time communication by the supposed victim and anyone and now they're trying to throw all of that out in in good for Mika Brzezinski pointing that out to Joe Biden. That was his standard than believe all women and he tried to come back and make it about himself and his record. But you know win. Brad Kavanagh did that. They said that was just further. Proof that he'd probably done it because he felt guilty and he was doing these things. Remember when Brett Cavanaugh First dispassionately tried to say that the allegations against him were wrong. The media said well if they if if he was telling the truth if he was telling the truth he would be angry and when next he appeared before the Senate and he was angry. The response was that. Oh well he so angry he must have done it because no one would be that unhinged. I was fearful for my life watching him through the TV screen. He was angry. That's the sign of demented deprave soul. And they WANNA give complete pass on job. I hear that. That's the issue here. That's the issue Tara. Reid had ample opportunity over a number of years to come forward and make her case she did. And she didn't. She finally did an podcast and unlike Christina. Blazey Ford Terry has people that she told contemporaneous including family members which Christie's four didn't have. It's not that she didn't have family. She didn't tell him she has a roommate. She has. She told the specifics that she was taken off handling interns and was moved away from the interns and the interns who were there at the time remember. She was abruptly reassigned before being let go. She has a neighboring California. Who says that within a couple of years tear read talk about her former life talking about working on Capitol Hill said Joe Biden sexually assaulted her. All of these sorts of things lined up. We don't have any of that Kristie Lazy Ford and the FBI paused the the the Senate paused it's nominations process for Brett capital so the FBI could interview everybody that Christine Blazey Ford gave them to in none of them remembered and then there were other people who came forward me to me too me too in the in the overwhelmingly contradict each other in themselves river. Nbc Ran that one story about the woman who now lived in Colorado who Brett cavenaugh shoved up against the wall and started kissing on her after they left a restaurant and it turns out. There's absolutely no way he could have done that. Based on the information given but NBC ran that story anyway. Remember that this isn't about whether Joe Biden sexually assaulted a woman in the early nineteen ninety. S maybe it should be. But it's not. This is about how the media and the Democrats held Brad Kavanagh to a standard and now refuse to hold Joe Biden to that standard. It was believe all women and now it's Oh well believe Oh women but investigate and Brad. Kavanagh didn't get a real investigation if break. Kevin didn't get a real investigation. The neither did Joe Biden with the New York Times. He's hiding behind the New York Times. Which itself has come out and said. Don't hide behind us. We actually found people who backed up or story. I do WanNa give some credit where it's due to make Brzezinski. They essentially try to rough up the REF. I played you the video. That came out first of her talking about Joe Biden. I know she likes him. I know they're friends and I thought she did. A good job pushed him on these issues and this should be the beginning not the end of it. I'm afraid is going to be the end of it and yet again. That'll be another part of the double standard here is those l. Well Mika Brzezinski. Ask all the questions. Let's move on no. It's time to ask more questions. Also why isn't the media getting? Why won't they bring terror? Read on they're trying to get Fox to interview her so they can dismiss it. It's L it's well. She went on Fox clearly. This partisan so what they're gonNA do they're going to. They're not going to have her on and then she's going to go on. Fox's partisan we don't need to consider this anymore. That's what's going to happen here. It is that predictable.