Wife of former Defense Secretary Calls Biden Photos Misleading

Says they're close friends

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The photographs taken during the swearing-in of then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member’s wife with two hands on her shoulders and– at times– his nose nuzzled against her hair, were misleading and “extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends,” Stephanie Carter said in a post on Medium.

The photographs from the Feb. 17, 2015 ceremony made their way back into the public eye in recent days after recent allegations against Biden.

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