UNITED STATES—On July 8, Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) announced a joint effort in filing a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the  University of Delaware to access to former Vice President Joe Biden’s Senate records.

Biden served in the U.S. Senate for the state of Delaware from 1973-2009, after which he served as VP under President Obama from 2009 until 2017, when President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took office.

The lawsuit comes after the original FOIA filed on April 30, 2020, was denied, and on July 1, the Delaware Department of Justice denied DCNF’s appeal.

There is a photograph of Biden donating his Senate records to the University of Delaware in 2012.  The donation comes with an agreement that prohibits the school from providing public access to those papers until they have been properly processed and archived.  Until the archival process is complete and the collection becomes open to the public, access to the records are only available with permission of Biden.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “The University of Delaware should stop protecting Joe Biden and provide the public access to his public records, as Delaware law requires.”

Tara Reade claims to be a victim of sexual assault by Biden in 1993 when Reade worked as a staff assistant to Biden, and that details of her sexual harassment  suit should be included in the records stored at the University of Delaware.

In a press release from Judicial Watch announcing the FOIA lawsuit, they indicated their request for Biden’s Senate records, “which are housed at the university’s library Daily Caller News Foundation v. University of Delaware (N20A-07-001 CEB)). The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.”


According to reports from Fitton, there is information and records of a previous relationship between Biden and the former intelligence officer and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

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Fox News reported that they are also requesting Biden’s Senate records and were told they could not have them until after Biden retires from the public life.

“The collection of former Vice President Biden’s senatorial papers is still being processed, with many items yet to be cataloged,” read an email from a school spokeswoman in April. “The entire collection will remain closed to the public until two years after Mr. Biden retires from public life.”

Judicial Watch and Daily Caller News Foundation Sue for Joe Biden Senate Records at University of Delaware