Liberal conspiracy theory alleges Joe Biden’s accuser is a Russian agent

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Alexandra Tara Reade came forward with allegations that Joe Biden inappropriately touched her on several occasions when she worked at his office in 1993.

Alexandra Tara Reade, the latest woman to accuse potential Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, is deleting old blog posts after internet sleuths drew attention to her professed love of Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Reade came forward on Wednesday with allegations that Biden had inappropriately touched her on several occasions in a way that made her feel uncomfortable when she was in her mid-20s and worked for his Senate office in 1993.

“He used to put his hand on my shoulder and run his finger up my neck,” she told the Sierra Sun. “I would just kind of freeze and wait for him to stop doing that.”

“My life was hell,” Reade continued. “This was about power and control.”

The Nevada County resident is just one of a number of women who have come forward publicly with similar allegations.

With Reade, however, attention quickly turned to some blogs she’d written in 2018 about Russia and Putin—one of which was also posted in Russian.

“I love Russia with all my heart,” Reade wrote in an article last December on Medium. “President Putin scares the power elite in America because he is a compassionate, caring, visionary leader.”

Atlantic writer Edward-Isaac Dovere brought the revelation to Twitter’s attention on Wednesday night in a thread.

Interest spiked, as some Twitter users mused over the conspiracy.

Some began grabbing screenshots and sharing quotes from Reade’s writings.

Even a law professor from the University of Minnesota got in on the action.

Others quickly got angry that the liberal Twitterati were digging dirt on a woman coming forward with her alleged experience of an abusive man as if this could or should invalidate her story.

Sometime after the blogs were brought to public attention, the Medium posts were deleted by the author. Unfortunately for Reade, many of the posts are available on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and Google caches.

Reade has not yet commented publicly on her blogs, nor has Biden’s office responded to her allegations.

Update 05:00am CT, Apr. 30: Reade contacted the Daily Dot to share her response to the public reaction that came after her story was published in The Union, addressing internet trolls and the conspiracy theory that she was a Russian agent or part of a scheme to smear Biden. Read her article in full here.

David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology. He previously covered civil liberties, crime, and politics for Vice.