‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Enlists ‘Detective Pikachu’ To Shred Gop Defense Of Trump’s Ukraine Call

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Enlists ‘Detective Pikachu’ To Shred Gop Defense Of Trump’s Ukraine Call
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver wasted no time Sunday night diving into this past week’s House impeachment hearings.

Referring to the Trump-Ukraine scandal as “Stupid Watergate II,” the HBO host ripped Republicans — both on Capitol Hill and on Fox News, for trying to discredit the House investigation into President Donald Trump’s phone call asking Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Oliver explained how the Gop is trying to throw Trump a lifeline — but he insisted it won’t work.

“The first technique is to insist that there is nothing to see here, because nothing happened,” he said before tossing to a clip of Fox News host Laura Ingraham arguing that Trump is in the clear because “attempted bribery isn’t in the constitution.”

Oliver said The Ingraham Angle host was way off base.

“A crime doesn’t stop being a crime if it doesn’t work,
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