Michael Moore: Comparing Trump's Ukraine dealings to Hunter Biden's is a 'false equivalency'

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore argued in a Hill.TV interview that comparing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE's dealings with Ukraine to Hunter Biden's business activities in the country is not an apples-to-apples comparison.

“It would be a false equivalency if we were to talk about it because Hunter Biden didn’t break any laws,” Moore said in an Oct. 24 interview that aired in full Wednesday.

“It’s been thoroughly investigated,” he added. “All of the conspiracy theories have been debunked, end of story.”

However, Moore said the allegations against Biden point to a larger issue, namely that relatives of prominent politicians often receive employment and investment opportunities not typically offered to regular citizens.

Hunter Biden acknowledged in an interview last month with ABC News that he wouldn't have been named a board member at Burisma if his father had not been vice president. He added that he exercised "poor judgement" by serving on the board while his father was in office.

Trump and his allies have focused on Biden amid the House-led impeachment inquiry into the president. Democratic lawmakers are investigating whether Trump tried to get Ukraine to launch politically motivated investigations that would benefit him in 2020.

Two Republican Senate chairmen have called on the Treasury Department to hand over any “suspicious activity reports” related to Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian gas company where he served as a board member.

In a letter dated Nov. 15, Finance Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTrump administration to impose tariffs on French products in response to digital tax Big Ten moves to conference-only model for all fall sports Republicans considering an outdoor stadium for Florida convention: report MORE (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention MORE (R-Wis.) gave the Treasury Department until Dec. 5 to hand over the financial documents.

The GOP senators said in their letter that the Burisma energy firm paid Biden as much as $50,000 a month and that their committees were investigating “potentially improper actions by the Obama administration with respect to Burisma Holdings and Ukraine.”

The move came after Trump has repeatedly alleged that that Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Tom Price: Here's how we can obtain more affordable care The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida MORE, as vice president during the Obama administration, pressured Ukraine to fire a top prosecutor in order to protect his son’s business interests.

The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing and there is no evidence to support Trump's allegations.

—Tess Bonn