John Oliver Brings Up Watergate While Pushing for Trump Impeachment

Ryan Foley | June 17, 2019
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During Last Week Tonight Sunday, host John Oliver devoted nearly his entire show to advocating for impeachment while attempting to portray himself as neutral on the matter. Not surprisingly, Oliver invoked a comparison of the Trump-Russia probe to the Watergate scandal when bringing up the poll numbers regarding President Trump's impeachment: "Look at Nixon. In hindsight, his resignation seems inevitable but in the early days of the scandal, there was real public resistance to his removal." Oliver proceeded to play clips of people from the 1970s dismissing the seriousness of the Watergate scandal; obviously attempting to compare those people to the people who dismiss the Trump-Russia probe as a nothing burger.