John Oliver Says We Should Blame Congress For Enabling Trump's Scandals

On Sunday's edition of HBO's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took on Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, saying he was disturbed by the weak response from GOP-controlled Congress. Oliver explained, "It is time for each and every one of the members of Congress to pick a lane here".

That was when Trump admitted he was going to can Comey, no matter what.

Oliver points to the Lester Holt interview in which Trump literally says the Russian Federation investigation was partially why he sacked Comey, calling it a made up story. One of the largest for-profit kidney dialysis companies in the U.S.is the Denver-based company, DaVita, and Oliver spent a long time looking at complaints against them.

Despite the White House pointing to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's recommendation, Trump undermined it in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt.


Most puzzling to Oliver was Trump's written assertion, in that termination letter, that Comey had assured the president "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation. Though after showing House Speaker Paul Ryan shamelessly deflect questions on Comey's firing, Oliver's not getting his hopes up.

Oliver gave his own summary of the back-and-forth that could have occurred between Comey and Trump and expressed that it's almost impossible for Trump to surprise him at this point. "If you wanted him to confess to murder all a lawyer would have to say is, "your honour, the killer could not possibly have been Donald Trump, it must have been someone much stronger, and smarter, with a much hotter daughter". It was me! Lock me up!'" "And it's entirely possible the answers to all three questions are yes". "There is now way those conversations went down in that manner". "Apparently, no part of P90X targets the backbone". "When you've got the presidential equivalent of a 5-year-old sh***ing on the salad bar of a Ruby Tuesdays, at some point you stop blaming the 5-year-old, and you start blaming the people who aren't stopping him".

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

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