John Oliver urges Congress to act on Comey's firing: 'It's on you'

This is not the first time John Oliver has targeted NZ

Oliver opened this week's "Last Week Tonight" bashing Trump's decision to fire former FBI director James Comey while the president's campaign is under investigation for possible collusion with Russian Federation. But on Thursday, President Trump asserted in an NBC interview with Lester Holt that he had planned to fire Comey regardless.

John Oliver has lobbed a giant, comedic grenade at New Zealand - or, as he prefers to call it, "wallaby f-- island". "What are you doing?" While firing Comey in the letter, Trump just has to mention that Comey had informed him "on three separate occasions" that he wasn't under FBI investigation. "Oliver asked incredulously. "'I was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when I fired Comey' is the one thing that you are NOT supposed to say out loud".

"You really wanna do this Bill?" he asked on Sunday night.

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In between Mr Oliver yelling at us like he's some Dad's Army general, there are clips of Bill English wearing a virtual reality headset, going for a run-walk (that was so two weeks ago), and posing with his spaghetti-pineapple pizza (that was so last month).

Donald Trump shocked the world last Tuesday when he fired FBI Director James Comey, prompting a lot of reactions - including Anderson Cooper's eye roll - as people processed the surprising news. "And it's entirely possible the answers to all three questions are yes".

The president is somehow "both a bad and an awesome liar, and I don't know how that's physically possible", Oliver said.

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Oliver ended the Comey segment by targeting a Republican-controlled Congress for not standing up to Trump, with a special tirade reserved for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) for giving "nonanswers" when it comes to the president. "It's incredible to watch a man who spends 90 minutes every morning working out refuse to show any strength whatsoever - apparently no part of P90X targets the backbone".

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

"The Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the President, but it only works if someone fucking checks or balances, and if you don't, it's no longer on Trump", Oliver said.

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In the same interview, Trump also admitted that the Russian Federation investigation was part of the decision, Oliver commenting: "What are you doing?"

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