Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden today released a statement and appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to deny former aide Tara Reade’s complaint that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.

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He also called on the National Archives to release any records that exist of her complaint.

Here’s the full statement.

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This will not put the matter to rest, of course.

On the other hand, the media have largely moved past at least two dozen allegations of misconduct against women by Donald Trump, including video of his own boast of celebrity-enabled genital assault. (“And when youre a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab them by the pussyYou can do anything.”)

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