John Oliver started last night show with “Surprise, everyone!” adding, “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t!”
Everything about Comey’s firing was unusual, Oliver noted, from Comey having found out about it on TV, to the “genuinely weird” termination letter in which Trump wrote: “while I greatly appreciate your informing me on three separate occasions I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the department of justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.”
“It is inherently suspicious to try to put words in Comey’s mouth as you kick him out the door,” Oliver insisted.
“Trump is so desperate to appear dominant, he will rush to take the credit for anything, no matter how bad it is,” Oliver snarked. “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, which a much hotter daughter’.”
Trump also indicated one reason why he sacked Comey, telling Holt, “When I decided to do it, I said to myself, ‘This Russia thing, with Trump and Russia, is a made up story. It’s an excuse, by the Democrats, for having lost an election.”
“What are you doing?!” Oliver fulminated. “‘I was thinking of the Russia investigation when I fired Comey’ is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud!”