Late night veteran John Oliver opened up Last Week Tonight on Sunday going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The comedian skewered the former Alabama Senator for his Russia ties and the self-inflicted wound of failing to disclose his meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Oliver took issue with Sessions seemingly bringing up his non-involvement with Russia unasked.
“There is an obvious problem there,” noted Oliver. “He just implicated himself out of the blue, which should have been immediately suspicious.” The comedian suggested that Sessions immediate reaction after the claim suggested he knew he had erred.
“it looks like he’s about to loosen his collar and audibly say the word ‘gulp.'”
Oliver then linked Sessions to Trump’s growing web of contacts and officials with undisclosed ties to Russia, playing interviews with Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page and former campaign chief Paul Manafort.
“I may have met [Sergey Kislyak] possibly in what might have been in Cleveland,” said Page in an excruciating recent interview on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.
Oliver also took President Donald Trump to task for his unsubstantiated claimed this week that his predecessor, Barack Obama, has wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. The claim, which originated from right-wing talk radio and Breitbart, has faced bipartisan criticism.
Trump has a, “worse media diet than the Son of Sam killer, and he got all his news from a talking dog that told him to murder,” quipped Oliver
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