After a week of "absolutely insane" bombshells coming out of The White House, new investigations into Donald Trump and his ties with Russia are being considered criminal, and the "impeachment" word is being thrown around, but John Oliver said that's a long shot.
The "Last Week Tonight" host broke down the week of events stemming from the Trump administration Sunday, remarking on news that Trump told the Russian officials during their oval office meeting that he fired FBI director James Comey because he, "faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off."
"It's almost difficult to believe your ears when you hear something so audaciously corrupt," Oliver said. "It's like if Hillary Clinton had sent an email with the subject line: 'Sup—I did Benghazi.'"
Alongside the revelation of Trump's remarks about Comey and the details of what he told the Russian administration, various other breaks in the news this past week have led many lawmakers to present the idea of impeachment, but Oliver wants people to know that it's probably not a good idea to get their hopes up.
"Before we get lost any further down this paranoid wormhole, let's just all take a collective breath, because in reality, even though some people have been getting excited this week, impeachment is a long shot for many reasons—not the least of which is it would require a majority of the House to vote to impeach, and that is currently controlled by Republicans, and it would then need two-thirds of the Senate to vote to convict the president, and it is also controlled by Republicans right now,” Oliver said.
"The likelihood is that Trump will survive this and continue as president, which shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone," he said. "Why would this be the end of the line for him? Trump has seemed to reach the end of the line on multiple occasions only for nothing to happen."
The one great thing that would happen if there was an impeachment though, Oliver said, "Ironically, I imagine at least part of it would involve thousands of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey.”