John Oliver continued to open Last Week Tonight with an update on the continuing investigation of Donald Trump and Russia, aka “Stupid Watergate” –so named “because it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid,” he explained.
Last week Devin Nunes, who Oliver called “the most ‘Devin’ Devin in the history of Devins,” made headlines with the seemingly headline-making claim the Trump transition team, and Trump’s personal communications, may have been caught up in “incidental surveillance.”
Initially sounded like it could back up Trump’s Twitter claim President Obama wiretapped him. But it quickly unraveled as Nunes, who heads the House Intelligence Committee that’s looking into Russian interference in the presidential election, conceded the surveillance to which he was referring was “routine,” appeared to be completely legal, took place after the election. And, it may not have targeted Trump or his transition team but foreign individuals discussing the transition, Oliver noted. And yet despite that, Trump claimed the evidence left him feeling “somewhat vindicated.”
Many many question surround Nunes, Oliver noted. Why, for instance, did he make such a big show of racing to the White House to share his information with the president, especially in light of the revelation from the New York Times that White House officials were the source of the information.
“Okay so, to recap: Devin Nunes took what appears to be an unnecessary trip to tell what appears to be unimportant news to what may have been the source of the news itself,”…
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