On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took his turn to talk Comey. James Comey, that is. And the lead-up to the firing of the FBI director was filled with weird. During the hearing, Comey expressed that he was nervous that President Trump might lie about the nature of their meetings. so that’s why he took such meticulous notes about every encounter. Oliver joked that Comey basically described his meetings with the president “like a person who thought he was about to be murdered.”
Table for two?
But what was extra weird was how the president asked Comey out to dinner, and when Comey showed up, he was very surprised that it was just the two of them dining. Oliver pointed out, “Yes, he was tricked into a one-on-one dinner with Donald Trump, which is definitely not the first time that’s happened.”
The Jeff Sessions closed session
What was very strange though was how Comey discussed the FBI’s lack of surprise that attorney general Jeff Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation because the agency basically knew he would. He wouldn’t disclose details on that in an open session, which in Oliver’s opinion was like if someone is asked if that person ever had sex with a turtle and the response is: “There are facts about that I can’t discuss in an open setting” … then the answer is definitely yes.
Tweet with confidence
But even though this whole investigation was shedding some pretty damning light on Trump, his tweets seemed to be saying otherwise. Trump tweeted, “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.” Oliver went on to say, “At this point, he’s basically a walking logical paradox. I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts tweeting things like ‘I just traveled back in time and killed myself. Very unfair!'”
Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.
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