Even based on the details President Trump provided himself, his asking Ukraine to look into Joe Biden's son is problematic, reports Chris Cillizza of CNN. He admitted to talking about unproven allegations of wrongdoing involving the Bidens with the leader of Ukraine. This in itself is worrying. Ukraine depends on the US in many ways so its government would always want to please the president. When factoring in the Washington Post report that Trump offered a "promise" in exchange for something from the Ukrainian leader, this becomes an issue. It is unethical for the US president to get a foreign country to investigate his potential presidential rival.
President Trump did not act wrongfully in his conversations with Ukraine’s leader, argues Jed Babbin of The American Spectator. He is wholly justified in having raised the topic of potential corruption regarding Joe Biden’s son’s business involvement in the country. Pursuing criminal activity this way is not wrong. Additionally, much of this story is based on allegations by a still unnamed White House whistleblower. Whether this person is motivated by personal grievances or political allegiances is still unclear and could put the story in a completely different light. Either way, Democrats have jumped on this story in their ever-present bid to oust Trump by any means necessary.