John Oliver began Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight by digging further into what he has been calling “Stupid Watergate.” President Trump’s Russia scandal has earned the name “because it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid.”
The most recent updates on the controversy have come in the form of National Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who last week showed up at the White House unannounced to give Trump key information about the Russia story that was apparently leaked from within the White House itself.
In other words, “Devin 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,” Oliver explained. “So what Nunes brought to light has turned out to be a bunch of smoke and mirrors as convoluted as it is pointless — truly, it is the Now You See Me of revelations.”
“But wait, because Stupid Watergate found a way to get even stupider. Because the surveillance Nunes was studying concerned the Trump transition team, of which one member was, you guessed it, Devin f—king Nunes,” Oliver exclaimed. Watch the clip below to see more on the convoluted story.