John Oliver Slams Anthony Weiner and FBI Over Hillary Clinton’s Newest Email Problem

The unwelcome return of Carlos Danger.

There are plenty of subjects outside the presidential campaign that John Oliver would love to discuss. But thanks to FBI director James Comey’s ambiguous letter announcing the discovery of new Hillary Clinton emails, the “Last Week Tonight” host was forced to address the latest development from the election, or as he described it on Sunday, the “shit-filled cornucopia that just keeps on giving 2016.” And Oliver’s particularly frustrated with the source of where the newest emails came from, Anthony Weiner.

“It’s true,” he said. “It seems Anthony Weiner is forcing the nation to re-litigate the entire email controversy and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger— Carlos Danger!”

“Nine days out of the election the FBI has basically delivered us the equivalent of a mystery box,” Oliver continued. “Like the box from the end of ‘Seven,’ it could contain anything from nothing to Gwyneth Paltrow’s head—although it almost definitely contains Anthony Weiner’s penis.”


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