Tara Reade, the former aide and abuse victim of Joe Biden, made a surprising announcement from Russia regarding her defection, citing concerns about her physical safety and the fear of imprisonment or death if she testified.
Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Reade was interviewed by Sputnik. She shared the level of her fear and the difficult decision she made to relocate.
“I just didn’t want to walk home and walk into a cage or be killed, which is basically my two choices,” Reade expressed, emphasizing that her move was a well-considered decision. “I’m not an impulsive person. I really take my time and sort of analyze data points.”
In early May, Reade vehemently denied any suicidal intentions and denounced the investigations against her, asserting that she was neither under investigation nor a foreign agent. Reade had been invited to testify before Congress by Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) and Matt Gaetz (FL).
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During the press conference, she reflected on the intrinsic connection between her whistleblower case and her decision to relocate, noting that even the lawmakers acknowledged the risks she faced.
It was revealed concerns were raised about the alleged use of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as tools by the Biden administration against its own citizens.
“As a U.S. citizen, to hear a U.S. congressman basically say they couldn’t protect me in a whistleblower case is stunning. And it makes me angry.” Her allegations surfaced amidst Congress scrutinizing the federal government for its retaliation against IRS whistleblowers, further investigating the political manipulation of agencies.
“I’m still kind of in a daze a bit, but I feel very good. I feel very surrounded by protection and safety,” Reade shared, expressing her sense of security in Russia. She also conveyed her gratitude to Maria and others who have provided support during this challenging period.
The reactions to Reade’s defection were mixed, stirring a range of opinions and discussions surrounding her decision.