Ryan Grim, Washington, DC bureau chief at The Intercept, said on Tuesday that investigations into the validity of Tara Reade’s undergraduate degree “had demolished her ability to be heard” for her allegations against now –President BidenJoe Biden Biden opposes Newsom on eve of recall: “Nation’s eyes are on California” Biden turns to climate to sell economic program Family of American held hostage by Taliban urges administration to fire the peace negotiator in Afghanistan MORE.
Grim detailed in Hill.TV’s “Rising” how the media surfaced, citing officials at the University of Antioch who questioned whether Reade had earned his undergraduate degree.
The reports led Seattle University Law School to launch an investigation into whether she should have been admitted.
The Monterey County District Attorney, for whom she testified as an expert witness, also began investigating her for perjury for allegedly lying about her credentials.
“It pretty much demolished her ability to be heard on anything at this point, because anyone who didn’t want to hear it could just say that this is someone being the subject of a investigation for actual perjury, ”Grim said.
“There couldn’t be a much more discrediting moment in someone’s journey than this,” he added.
The Seattle University School of Law later “backed down,” he said, and the district attorney refused to prosecute the perjury charges.
Last year, Reade alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while working for her Senate office. Biden denied his accusation.