[Ed. – Making something nefarious of this may amount to no more than that Biden’s handlers don’t have an economic plan they want to talk about, and don’t want to identify people the media could ask questions of. That said, the concern about the individuals going on TV with their Biden campaign role undisclosed is a valid one.]
Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign is reportedly going to great lengths to insist his team of economic policy advisers not publicly discuss their roles, fueling concerns that these advisers may not be appropriately disclosing their relationship to the former vice president while making television appearances.
The New York Times on Thursday reported that the campaign has “imposed strict rules to ensure their public silence.” Republicans have sounded alarms about these efforts.
Kevin Hassett, a senior adviser to President Trump and former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, argued this policy means Biden is allowing economists to hide ties to him and appear on television to discuss policy — reciting Biden talking points without disclosure to viewers.