Doesn't what Joe Biden did regarding Hunter qualify as an 'official act'?

British and Ukrainian investigations into natural gas giant Burisma's majority shareholder, Mykola Zlochevsky, extend back to early April 2014, when British authorities seized $23.5 million allegedly belonging to Zlochevsky.  Notably, Hunter Biden reportedly joined Burisma's board in 2014.  Ukraine did not cooperate or provide documents to the British, and in January 2015, the British court released the $23.5 million, which was then transferred to Cyprus.

Subsequently, on February 10, 2015, Viktor Shokin took office as Ukraine's prosecutor general and has sworn that he was investigating Burisma when Joe Biden forced his removal in February 2016, although the Ukrainian parliament did not vote to approve his resignation until March 29, 2016.  As a result of Biden's intervention, a new prosecutor general assumed office on May 12, 2016, an appointment reportedly commended by then–vice president Biden.  By the following September, less than five months later, the Kiev district court ordered Zlochevsky removed from the prosecutor general's "wanted list" for lack of evidence, and in 2017, Burisma announced the closure of all investigations against Burisma and Zlochevsky after the payment of additional taxes.

Robert Mueller had two years and $32 million to find that President Trump was not involved in collusion, but Joe Biden acted to displace Shokin, who was working under the burden of historical conditions of government corruption and looking into one of the most powerful individuals and companies in Ukraine, although Shokin had been on the job not even a year.  And, unlike Mueller, Shokin had many other responsibilities beyond investigating Burisma.

Although Biden initially denied any knowledge of his son's business activities, Hunter Biden has been reported as saying the senior Biden asked if he knew what he was "doing" with Burisma.  Joe Biden is reported as subsequently admitting that he told his son: "I sure hope to hell you know what you're doing"  regarding Burisma.

Whatever the reason or pretext for Joe Biden's threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired, as vice president of the United States, Joe Biden committed an official act in matters that involved his son, his son's employer, the major shareholder of his son's company, and a significant source of his son's income.  Instead of interfering in and disrupting any Ukrainian matters involving his son, Joe Biden should have simply recused himself from any domestic or foreign matters that involved his son.  As things have progressed, the then–vice president's disruption and meddling into Ukrainian investigations appear to have worked to the advantage of Burisma and Mykola Zlochevsky.

As a self-styled purported expert in foreign affairs, does Joe Biden even understand that inherently corrupt societies favor the dispersal of large amounts of cash and favors to incur the goodwill of influential individuals or to buy protection?  Having the younger Biden tag along on an official trip to China, where the younger Biden has reported business interests, is another matter.

British and Ukrainian investigations into natural gas giant Burisma's majority shareholder, Mykola Zlochevsky, extend back to early April 2014, when British authorities seized $23.5 million allegedly belonging to Zlochevsky.  Notably, Hunter Biden reportedly joined Burisma's board in 2014.  Ukraine did not cooperate or provide documents to the British, and in January 2015, the British court released the $23.5 million, which was then transferred to Cyprus.

Subsequently, on February 10, 2015, Viktor Shokin took office as Ukraine's prosecutor general and has sworn that he was investigating Burisma when Joe Biden forced his removal in February 2016, although the Ukrainian parliament did not vote to approve his resignation until March 29, 2016.  As a result of Biden's intervention, a new prosecutor general assumed office on May 12, 2016, an appointment reportedly commended by then–vice president Biden.  By the following September, less than five months later, the Kiev district court ordered Zlochevsky removed from the prosecutor general's "wanted list" for lack of evidence, and in 2017, Burisma announced the closure of all investigations against Burisma and Zlochevsky after the payment of additional taxes.

Robert Mueller had two years and $32 million to find that President Trump was not involved in collusion, but Joe Biden acted to displace Shokin, who was working under the burden of historical conditions of government corruption and looking into one of the most powerful individuals and companies in Ukraine, although Shokin had been on the job not even a year.  And, unlike Mueller, Shokin had many other responsibilities beyond investigating Burisma.

Although Biden initially denied any knowledge of his son's business activities, Hunter Biden has been reported as saying the senior Biden asked if he knew what he was "doing" with Burisma.  Joe Biden is reported as subsequently admitting that he told his son: "I sure hope to hell you know what you're doing"  regarding Burisma.

Whatever the reason or pretext for Joe Biden's threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired, as vice president of the United States, Joe Biden committed an official act in matters that involved his son, his son's employer, the major shareholder of his son's company, and a significant source of his son's income.  Instead of interfering in and disrupting any Ukrainian matters involving his son, Joe Biden should have simply recused himself from any domestic or foreign matters that involved his son.  As things have progressed, the then–vice president's disruption and meddling into Ukrainian investigations appear to have worked to the advantage of Burisma and Mykola Zlochevsky.

As a self-styled purported expert in foreign affairs, does Joe Biden even understand that inherently corrupt societies favor the dispersal of large amounts of cash and favors to incur the goodwill of influential individuals or to buy protection?  Having the younger Biden tag along on an official trip to China, where the younger Biden has reported business interests, is another matter.