Last week, Joe Biden wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Senate asking them to release any records that they might have of complaints filed by Tara Reade against Biden. But this week, the Secretary said that she does not have the authority to release such records as they are private matters and she is forbidden from doing so. This is the kind of thing that Joe Biden should know, and that he likely DID know, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced