Peter Navarro, the White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, was interviewed by CNN’s Jim Sciutto at a televised forum on Thursday where he claimed that the American taxpayers “don’t have the right to know” if Donald Trump tied China trade policy to getting dirt on Joe Biden.
“You don’t have a right to know what happens behind closed doors,” Navarro said.
“I think the American people have a right to know if politics have entered trade negotiations,” Sciutto fired back.
Navarro then tried to deflect by decrying “too many stories reported based on anonymous sources,” despite the fact that Trump freely admitted he was engaged in an extortion scheme.
“I’m asking you a direct question,” Sciutto continued. “Did you bring up investigating the Bidens as part of the negotiations?”
Navarro continued to deflect the question by claiming that it was not one that should be answered.
“It’s not an appropriate question in my judgment,” he claimed, falsely, repeatedly raising his hands as if to say “stop.”
“Asked and answered,” Navarro concluded.
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— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 24, 2019