Justice Department probed Tara Reade's Twitter after she alleged Biden assault, report
"Other than coming forward about Joe Biden, there would be no reason for" the subpoena, Reade said.
The Justice Department reportedly subpoenaed Twitter for information about Tara Reade's accounts in 2020 after she alleged that then-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her when she was a Senate aide in 1993, newly released documents show.
The agency demanded that Twitter testify before a grand jury in December 2020 to provide "all subscriber information" from Reade's accounts, according to documents reviewed Friday by the Daily Caller.
The subpoena asked for information on Reade's handles, such as @ReadeAlexandra and @TaraMcCabe, along with the accounts' address, session records, length of service, personal user information, personal user information and possible payment methods, including credit card numbers.
"Other than coming forward about Joe Biden, there would be no reason for" the subpoena, Reade told the Daily Caller.
A few months before the subpoena, Reade said that Biden sexually assaulted her in a Senate building on Capitol Hill when she served as his aide.
Twitter attorney Hayden Schottlaender of Perkins Coie informed Reade of the subpoena in December 2020 and said at the time that the social media outlet "intends to comply."
Reade in April 2020 filed a police report on the matter with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. However, the complaint had already gone past the statute of limitations, and the department has said her case is inactive.