GOP Rep. Hurd: Trump Asking China to Investigate Bidens Is 'Terrible'

It's something that I wouldn't have done, and I can go two days - I think two days before that, wishing China congratulations on 70 years of Communism via a tweet is not something I would do either. Will Hurd, Texas Republican, on Friday criticized President Trump's suggestion a day earlier that China should investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son.

Trump has waged a two-year effort to change China's trade, intellectual property and industrial policy practices, which he has long said are unfair and have cost millions of United States jobs.

USA negotiators are also seeking a promise from China that it will buy more American farm products, including soybeans.

"The Chinese strategy to deal with Trump has been not to get drawn into tit-for-tat verbal battles, but pursue their interests in a very determined way, which is why the US-China trade talks are continuing", said Evan Medeiros, a professor at Georgetown University and former National Security Council official.

Author Peter Schweizer has also written about a trip the Bidens made to China in 2013 that preceded a billion-dollar deal Hunter Biden's firm struck with a Chinese bank.

On Thursday Trump publicly urged Beijing to investigate Biden, a Democrat, again raising concerns that he has invited foreign interference in the USA presidential election.

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"Well in some sense Jonathan, I can't assure you of anything, but I would say my own expectation is that's not going to be front and center when Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin speak with Vice Premier Liu He", Kudlow said. "I'm just saying we had some pretty good things last spring, like financial services opening - that could be extended", Kudlow said in a subsequent interview on Fox Business Network. "So, I think that is something that a president of the United States shouldn't be doing".

Kudlow also said the impeachment inquiry was unlikely to affect the trade talks with China. Officials from China and the U.S. will meet in Washington, DC next week to try to negotiate a truce in the trade war that has resulted in billions of dollars in tariffs and threatens to slow global economic growth.

"I think it's bad - it's something that I wouldn't have done", Mr. Hurd said on CNN's "New Day". "I think maybe it has only the tiniest, tiniest effect, maybe occasionally on stock market psychology", Kudlow said.

However, he said the Trump administration continued to monitor freedom and democracy protests, which he said could have an impact on the talks, without specifying how.

Trump has reportedly told China he would stay silent on the Hong Kong protests during trade negotiations.

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