John Oliver started tearing down the Trump-Russia saga on his Sunday night show by saying “We begin this evening with President Trump: two words that still simply do not belong together, like ‘baby pubes’ or ‘haunted horse.’”
Oliver mentioned that “there is nothing inherently wrong” with meetings between American and Russian officials, but asked why members of Mr Trump’s administration acted so suspiciously when interrogated about their relationship with Moscow.
“That was so unconvincing it probably set off an unplugged polygraph machine sitting in a closet somewhere,” he said in response to a clip of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort denying his employer had links to any “Russian oligarchs”.
“It is not clear what is really going on here yet,” John said. “One possibility is that this all amounts to what I’m going to call Stupid Watergate: potential scandal with all the intrigue of Watergate, except everyone involved is really bad at everything. And the relevant questions isn’t so much ‘What did the president know and when did he know it?’ as it is, ‘Is the president physically capable of knowing things at all?’