California DA Launches Investigation Into Whether Tara Reade Lied While Testifying As Expert Witness

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A California district attorney’s office is investigating whether 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade lied while acting as an expert witness.

Reade testified for a number of years in domestic violence cases as an expert witness for the Monterey County District Attorney’s office, Politico reported. Media coverage of Reade’s academic credentials has thrown her years testifying as an expert under the spotlight, prompting concerns that Reade lied about her credentials in order to qualify as an expert.

“We are investigating whether Ms. McCabe gave false testimony under oath,” Berkley Brannon, the Monterey County chief assistant district attorney, told Politico on Tuesday. Brannon added that their office does not know how many cases Reade acted as a witness in.

“We have no database or search engine to use to determine in how many cases she testified,” Brannon said. “However, that effort is ongoing.” (RELATED: Media Coverage Of Tara Reade’s Credentials Prompts Review Of Cases Where She Testified As An Expert)