In the latest segment about "Stupid Watergate" on Last Week Tonight, a series that Oliver defines as covering a scandal "potentially on the scale of Watergate, but where everyone involved is dumb and awful and bad at everything", he calls out Trump and his Fox News friends for actively undermining Mueller's investigation. But while the Trump team's tactics are "transparent, illogical, and dump", they're also "depressingly effective", he sighed, making a specific comparison: "Trump is going full O.J., and it's working".
Sean Hannity and other Fox News personalities are trying to "redefine the investigation on their terms", like hammering on "collusion", a word Mueller's broad mandate doesn't even mention, Oliver noted.
He also pointed out that the arguments don't make sense, saying "If absolutely everyone, from Hillary to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to Trey Gowdy, was in on a deep-state plan to sabotage Trump, how the f*** is he president right now?" Oliver said. "Basically everyone in the country got together to steal an election, and then, for some reason, forgot to do it?"
Oliver opens the segment with the troubling news that only about half (54 percent) of Americans support continuing the investigation. Which means Trump's O.J. defense is working well.
"The fact that we are using parliamentary footage in making fun of this means that this part of the show is now going to be blacked out in the United Kingdom tomorrow as well", said Oliver.
While Oliver admits that he honestly doesn't know whether Trump is guilty or not, he firmly believes that "the process of finding out is really important and it needs to be seen through to its conclusion".