I had to search the Google cache of the University of Delaware’s website titled Biden’s Papers Arrive of 11 June, 2012.
As noted by the campus newspaper, The UDaily, penned by reporter Andrea Boyle Tippett, she notes back in 2012 (emphasis mine);
When the accumulator was one of the nation’s most powerful and senior senators, the collection also includes committee reports, drafts of groundbreaking legislation and various other historical treasures, enough to fill 1,875 boxes.
Way below the fold, nearly at the end of the article, reporter Tippett cites, keep in mind this is 2012, (emphasis mine);
The papers are expected to be available to the public two years after Biden’s last day in elected public office.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t his last day in elected public office January 20, 2017? Sure was. Therefore, Biden’s papers were suppose to be released to the American people on January 20, 2019, right?
Of course. But let’s fast forward to 2019. Dated April 24, 2019 (curiously, with no by-line) an official UD Library webpage notes quite the interesting political and partisan slight-of-hand taking place on the campus in Newark, Delaware (emphasis mine);
More than 1,850 boxes of archival records from the Vice President’s Senate career arrived at the Library on June 6, 2012. The collection, which also includes extensive electronic records and media, will remain closed pending completion of processing.
The records will be available no sooner than the later date of December 31, 2019, or two years after the donor retires from public life.
OK… I only have a bachelor’s degree, so those fluent in liberal gibberish and doublespeak may have to help me out.
- In 2012, UD clearly stated that there were 1,875 boxes of Biden’s documents. But in 2019, 25 boxes of info magically disappeared? UD’s own 2019 website clearly noted that there were 1,850. Well, well, well.
- In 2012, UD clearly stated that the papers would be released to the people “… two years after Biden’s last day in elected public office. Yet in 2019, they changed their story to read, “… two years after the donor retires from public life.” Hmmm.
Possibly explaining why 25 boxes of documentation has been subtracted from the initial inventory, as well as why Biden’s public status has been changed could be explained by a report authored by Greg Re of Fox News;
Joe’s Biden’s campaign dispatched operatives to the University of Delaware’s library in the past year to rifle through his secretive Senate records there, Business Insider reported Thursday — raising the possibility they accessed documents related to Tara Reade’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her when she worked for him in 1993.
In the spirit of giving credit where credit’s due, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski did a really good job of holding Biden’s feet to the fire. Watching him squirm and stutter was simply a thing of beauty.
I don’t know what’s in Biden’s University of Delaware papers but he really doesn’t want people seeing them.
He won’t even agree to a search of documents just with Tara Reade’s name on them. pic.twitter.com/oavzsdRax2
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2020