"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker," Trump tweeted after Comey testified in front of a Senate committee this past Thursday.
"Just think about what he’s saying there," the "Last Week Tonight" host said. "Trump is essentially claiming that he’s been vindicated by testimony that he’s claiming is false. At this point, he’s become a walking logical paradox. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he just starts tweeting things like, 'I just traveled back in time and killed myself. VERY UNFAIR!'"
“All in all, Comey’s testimony appears pretty damaging for the White House," Oliver said, even showing clips of various Fox News personalities -- usually staunch defenders of this POTUS -- agreeing with his assessment.
But Trump still had one cheerleader defending him, and Oliver described it as "infuriating."
Oliver said the most "pathetic" reaction to the hearing came from House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican who excused Trump demanding "loyalty" from the then-acting FBI director because the President is "new to this."
"The president’s new at this—he’s new to government—and so he probably wasn’t steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI, and White Houses," Ryan said . "He’s just new to this."
Here's Oliver's take: "There are so many problems with what he just said, but the main one is that there are undeniable times when the excuse ‘he’s new to this’ is fair: If you work at a daycare and on your first day you mix up the three Olivias, no big deal. You’re new here. But if on your first day you set up a Baby Fight Club, that is not OK and you should have known that before you started. And a president attempting to shut down an investigation into a subordinate is pretty firmly the latter option here, and you want their supervisors to look into that—even if the first rule of Baby Fight Club is you can’t talk about Baby Fight Club in an open setting.”