[Ed. – This is wrong. Those personnel records should be public records, not his. In fairness, Biden is doing what politicians have been doing for decades under rules they designed for this purpose. It is time to end this absurd privatization of public records. –Jonathan Turley]
It is rare for a university to find itself at the center of a national political scandal but the University of Delaware is being pummeled over its refusal to release possible documents related to allegation of sexual assault against former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden, who graduated from the school and served as Delaware’s senator, gave his paper from the Senate to the university in 2011. Among the papers may be the formal complaint filed by former Biden Senate staffer, Tara Reade. However, the university is refusing to release the papers. Papers like the Washington Post have called on Biden to release all of the personnel papers. Years ago, I wrote an academic paper criticizing this control of presidential and official papers – contesting the view of politicians that these papers are personal property.