As I just said in another thread, we can't take pretexts as face value. Using common sense, Hunter Biden isn't the target of any investigation because he engaged in corruption. Rather, it's to make Joe Biden look bad. Everybody knows that. Maybe the pretext is enough to make this legal, but we all know the intent here. If Hunter Biden's name was Hunter McConnell, there would be no Trump-backed investigation, no offers of quid pro quo, etc.
This is a rather sober assessment. I read that the legislature in Ukraine had voted overwhelmingly to remove the Prosecutor guy at the time that Biden made his infamous bragging comment. Further, there was no Ukrainian investigation of Hunter Biden or the company he was on the board of. So there is no honest way to link Biden's statements to any reaction by Ukraine that would benefit Joe or Hunter Biden.
Further, if there was any suspicion of corruption by Biden, the justice department would have to present its case to a grade jury and get an indictment. From there, there is a process for the State Department to request evidence from the proper authorities in the Ukraine. Of course, there is no investigation, no grand jury, no State Dept request, just Trump, abusing his power again.
I understand this is all still "alleged" but that he would do this should surprise no one and don't forget that by preventing the release of the information to congress, he is obstruction justice again.
What is it going to take people?