If you don't know who John Oliver is (lucky you), he's an angry bespectacled comedian who has a show called Last Week Tonight on United States telly where he sits at a desk for an hour and yells at his audience from an autocue full of banter and jokes pre-written for him by a team of producers. In the days since, Trump has personally taken credit for the firing, and has even threatened to release "tapes" of his conversations with Comey.
Oliver admitted he's no longer surprised to see Trump "being insane", so instead of expecting him to change in office, he hopes Congress will continue with the investigation into Russia's meddling of the election and potential ties with the administration. Oliver started questioning the integrity of the White House due to the conflicting reasons they initially gave for the firing.
Comey's dismissal on Tuesday set off a firestorm of speculation about how and why Trump chose to fire him, with some making comparisons to President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal and wondering what would become of the FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the presidential election.
In Last Week Tonight which has just screened in the US, Oliver got his right of reply. "'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!" "If you wanted him to confess to murder, all a lawyer would have to say is, 'Your honor, the killer could not possibly have been Donald Trump, 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, it was me, lock me up!" "It's the kind of response that asks three questions: one, can he really be this stupid?" Oliver also noted Rosenstein - in light of Sessions' supposed recusal from anything having to do with Russian Federation - could "appoint a special counsel within the Justice Department", or what is most often referred to as a "special prosecutor." Sen.Читайте также: Advisory Issued after Sharks Spotted Near Capistrano Beach
"The point is", Oliver continued, "the founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the president, but it only works if someone f--ing checks or balances".
Oliver then went after Congress, hitting the legislative branch - now entirely in Republican hands - for failing to stand up to Trump.
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