Biden sex assault allegations vs. the Kavanaugh case: How the evidence compares

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Biden allegations vs. Kavanaugh case: How the evidence compares
In 2018, in the weeks after Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school, she was unable to produce any corroborating, contemporaneous witnesses to demonstrate that she had mentioned the alleged assault to anyone -- or even that she had ever met Kavanaugh.

In fact, Ford's friend Leland Keyser would contradict her narrative, saying it "just didn't make any sense." Although Ford claimed Keyser had attended the 1982 party during which the alleged assault occurred, Keyser had no recollection of the event or anything similar and asserted that it was implausible that Ford couldn't recall how she had gotten home or where exactly the party had occurred. Kavanaugh himself forcefully denied the accusation.

Nevertheless, Ford's accusation immediately reverberated throughout the nation's political landscape and dominated the coverage of every major media organization. Virtually all Democratic senators called for a serious inquiry or Kavanaugh's withdrawal from consideration for the Supreme Court. Later, similar uncorroborated accusations by Deborah Ramirez and Michael Avenatti client Julie Swetnick only added fuel to those calls.

This week, more than a month after former aide Tara Reade alleged that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her when she worked for him, those same Democrats and media outlets are mostly silent. However, critics argue that Reade has presented substantially more corroborating evidence than Ford did.

Biden himself hasn't addressed the allegations against him, and no one in the media has asked him about it during interviews. Representatives for Biden's campaign have denied the allegations. Click here for more on our top story.

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Trump says US testing is why nation’s coronavirus case total tops other countries' 
As coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped 1 million Tuesday, President Trump said it was because more patients have been tested than other nations.

“The only reason the U.S. has reported one million cases of CoronaVirus is that our Testing is sooo much better than any other country in the World,” Trump tweeted Tuesday evening. “Other countries are way behind us in Testing, and therefore show far fewer cases!”

The U.S. was the first nation in the world to reach the grim milestone, as states across the country wrestle with how and when to safely reopen businesses amid fears of economic disaster. The landmark number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. came just one day after global cases surpassed 3 million.

The mounting infections across the U.S. came as the coronavirus-related death toll exceeded 57,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Click here for more.

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In this March 31, 2020 photo, cleaners unwrap their protective gear as they leave the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass. Nearly 70 residents have died from the coronavirus at the central Massachusetts home for aging veterans. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

In this March 31, 2020 photo, cleaners unwrap their protective gear as they leave the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass. Nearly 70 residents have died from the coronavirus at the central Massachusetts home for aging veterans. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Nearly 70 dead in 'horrific' coronavirus outbreak at Massachusetts veterans home
Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S.

While the death toll at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home continues to climb, federal officials are investigating whether residents were denied proper medical care and the state’s top prosecutor is deciding whether to bring legal action.

“It’s horrific,” said Edward Lapointe, whose father-in-law lives at the home and had a mild case of the virus. “These guys never had a chance.” - Reported by The Associated Press. Click here for more.

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Sean Hannity calls on Joe Biden to "be transparent" and unseal documents from his tenure as a senator that may include former aide Tara Reade's formal sexual harassment complaint.

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