In this particular case, yes it is. When the giving of aid to a foreign country is dependent on them coming up with dirt on a possible political rival, that is wrong. If 45 wanted to dig up and possible dirt, he should have his cronies to the digging. A foreign entity should never, ever be involved in helping either party win any election!! Enabling any foreign country to stand against communism by giving aid should be a matter of doing what is right, not a matter of doing what is right for the person who can withhold the aid.