Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

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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.

Donald Trump (l.) said he planned on firing James Comey (r.) regardless of what his staff recommended. While the show focused on ripping apart kidney dialysis centers, it's not like Oliver didn't have time to have his say into the firing of FBI Director James Comey. "What are you doing?"

Sunday night, that meant taking some time to talk about Trump's abrupt firing of former FBI director James Comey, which the president later admitted was, in part, due to his ongoing investigation over the administration's potential ties with Russian Federation.

Oliver described Trump's words about the "tapes" as "both a borderline obstruction of justice and the meaningless rantings of a confused, old idiot". As for what, if any, measures will be taken to rebuke Trump and his associates for going about Comey's firing in such a brash manner, that remains to be seen. However, Trump later contradicted all of them in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News when he said that he made the decision to fire Comey because "this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". One, can he really be this stupid?; two, does he really think we, as a country, are this stupid?; and three, are we, as a country, this stupid?

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Ryan declined to comment on the tweets, Oliver noted, and said the president had the right to hire and fire an F.B.I. director.

Oliver then went after Congress, hitting the legislative branch - now entirely in Republican hands - for failing to stand up to Trump. "It's honestly incredible to watch a man who spends 90 minutes every morning working out refuse to show any strength whatsoever".

"The point is, the founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the president", Oliver added. Almost a week into the fallout from Comey's firing, Oliver is just as exhausted as you are and he no longer remembers what normal weeks are like.

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