In Sunday’s installment of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver said that the latest barrage of Trump scandals are so outrageous that they can only be called “Stupid Watergate.”
What is Stupid Watergate, you might ask? Well, you see, it’s like the infamous Watergate scandal of 1972 where President Richard Nixon attempted to cover up his involvement in a major political scandal.
After America learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed in his Senate confirmation hearing to mention his meeting with the Russian ambassador to the United States as an advisor to the Trump campaign, Trump defended Sessions’ action and called the allegations a political witch hunt. Sessions claimed to not have discussed campaign matters with the Russian ambassador, instead meeting with him as a senator and member of the Armed Services Committee. Just days later, the president claimed in a tweet that President Obama wiretapped his phones during the election. Despite having no evidence of this, he is calling for an investigation by the Department of Justice.