John Oliver Demands Congress Take Action After Trump's Firing of James Comey

Posted May 16, 2017

"I was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when I fired Comey is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud", said Oliver is disbelief. "Eggplant emoji, '" he joked. He started off Last Week Tonight focusing on the issue, drawing attention to the ever-changing story that made the week one of the tensest thus far in Trump's presidency. It must have been someone much stronger and smarter, with a much hotter daughter.' And before they finished that sentence, Trump would be yelling: 'I did it!

John Oliver has lobbed a giant, comedic grenade at New Zealand - or, as he prefers to call it, "wallaby f-- island". But, of course, it didn't end there as Trump seemed to have threatened Comey via Twitter. It's the kind of response that makes you ask three questions. And three, are we as a country this stupid? "Wait - so did I get him?"

But Oliver does know that it's time to Congress to step up and do something about this mess.

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The president is somehow "both a awful and an incredible liar, and I don't know how that's physically possible", Oliver said.

Indeed, on Friday, associates of Comey gave differing accounts of the alleged conversations between Trump and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - prompting the president to hint on Twitter that he may have secretly recorded their exchanges.

Oliver went on to talk about how the White House spent the week offering explanations for Comey's dismissal, including that Trump acted on the advice of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who'd only been in the position about two weeks. "It's incredible to watch a man who spends 90 minutes every morning working out refuse to show any strength whatsoever - apparently no part of P90X targets the backbone".

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"I think I speak on behalf of all humanity when I say 'no"!

"At the very, very least they need to acknowledge what has happened is fucked up, and not continue to give non-answers like the one Paul Ryan did when asked about Trump's tape recordings threat", Oliver said, before playing a clip of the House Speaker sheepishly deflecting a reporter's question about Trump's shocking tweets. "Stop that boy, now".

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