I have an old story similar to this issue. Circa 1990, the Canadian government gave some foreign aid to an African country to enhance its agricultural industry. The quid pro quo of this aid was that the country had to buy farming equipment from a Canadian manufacturer.
This story made the newspapers and newscasts, and the slant was that it was something terribly wrong. The government backed down and allowed the country to buy the equipment from wherever it wanted.
I think this quid pro quo stuff happens a lot more than we realize. Much of it does not make it to public knowledge. Some of may be fairly harmless and some of it may be very corrupt.
I, for one, would like to know why Hunter Biden got a such a cushy job when his resume suggests he has done little to deserve such a job. If there is a good reason, I haven’t heard it.