On Sunday night, John Oliver dedicated the bulk of his award-winning HBO program Last Week Tonight, to the release of Thursday's 448-page Mueller report.
"After the Mueller Report had actually been read," Oliver told his audience, "it became clear that was a lot in it."
One of the central thrusts of Special Adviser Robert Miller's account of Trump-Russia was the investigation of President Trump for no less than 10 possible actions in which the judiciary was hampered. The report concluded, "If we had faith … that the President obviously did not impede justice, we would say so.
Oliver called this "a pretty conspicuous non-apology … and some details in this review were unbelievable .
Then he threw a part of the report where he found her After Mueller had been appointed as a special adviser, Trump reportedly "slumped in his chair and said," Oh my God, that's terrible the end of my presidency. "I'm fucked."
Fucked He said, I'm fucked "Oliver repeated. "And while we obviously do not know if Trump will affect this report, I just want to live a little longer when he says," This is the end of my presidency. I am fucked. "
Since Oliver was unable to cover everything in the report during his half-hour program, he instead focused on" two key factors "that might have allowed the President to escape prosecution:" Incompetence when it comes to a conspiracy Russia and disobedience when it comes to obstacles.
The "incompetence" section highlighted Trump's personal advocate Michael Cohen, with Cohen attempting to reach Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov ̵
"It was not just Cohen. The report found several cases in which people bound to the Russian government offered support for Trump's campaign, and in some cases the campaign was open-minded, but closer coordination did not seem to be expected, which was often at a disastrous level of disorganization and incompetence, "explained Oliver.
He added, "If it is a conspiracy, Trump's saving grace could have been that all the Russians who wanted to help were all too cumbersome to work with … The other big question in Mueller's account Regarding the obstruction of justice, Trump's saving mercy may have been that, despite all the evidence that he was trying to do it, all around him were disobedient to listen.
In fact, the Mueller report contained at least ten current and former administrative officials or collaborators who refused to execute Trump's orders to obstruct the investigation. Wow . The news that the President has ordered subordinates to do things that could be an obstacle, and they simply ignored him, is both soothing and terrifying, "said Oliver.
According to Oliver, the "most shocking" example in the report is that the President was ignored, the White House lawyer Don McGahn. Trump is said to have repeatedly told McGahn to remove Müller as a special lawyer, and instead of hearing the President of the United States, McGahn told former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that the president had asked him "to do crazy shit" and stop.
"Holy damn blank! Preparing to quit because you're asked to do crazy stuff is not what you'd expect from the White House lawyer – it's what you expect from Nicolas Cage's personal assistant, "Oliver joked.