'I Call Turbo Bullsh*t': John Oliver Shares His Thoughts on James Comey

Lauren Perry
May 15, 2017

Comey's dismissal on Tuesday set off a firestorm of speculation about how and why Trump made a decision 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.

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver turned his attention to Donald Trump's firing of James Comey and Trump's concerning admissions behind why he got rid of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the first place.

"Everything about Comey's firing was unusual", Oliver began.

According to the White House, Comey was sacked late Tuesday on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein. Finally, during an interview with Lester Holt, Trump seemed to contradict both of these explanations and stated that it was completely his decision to fire Comey and that he at least partially attributed this decision to the FBI's investigation into his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation. Trump also claimed that the F.B.I. director told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation.

Oliver noted that the inconsistency of these explanations, coupled with the fact that Trump sent Comey a threatening tweet following his firing, requires that Congress take a stand to hold Trump accountable for his actions. "Oliver asked incredulously. "'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". After Trump fired the F.B.I. leader last week, a flurry of damage control soon followed-but Trump dashed those efforts in record time when he sat down with Lester Holt, undoing, as John Oliver put it Sunday night, "two days of damage control in two sentences".

But Oliver does know that it's time to Congress to step up and do something about this mess. "Apparently, no part of P90X targets the backbone", he adds, taking a dig at Ryan's fitness regimen.

"The founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the president". Stop that boy. That's what I'm saying.

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