John Oliver was forced to immerse himself back into the muck known as the presidential election to cover the week’s biggest story: The FBI’s reexamination of Hillary Clinton‘s email server due to new information that arose during an investigation into disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s extracurricular activities.
“The grinding hell of this election has thrown in yet another twist with the election potentially hanging in the balance, all thanks to the fact that Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl,” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight.
“Nine days out from the election, the FBI has basically delivered us the equivalent of a mystery box, and 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.”
While the emails involved likely have nothing to do with Clinton, search warrants involving a laptop that belonged to Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, promises to drag this story well past November 8th. Weiner’s unwanted intrusion into the election narrative also sinks this ongoing saga to a new low.
“Now, a month ago when Donald Trump tweeted we should check out a sex tape of a former Miss Universe contestant, I said if you looked up, you would see rock bottom,” Oliver said. “Well if you look up now, you will see absolutely nothing and I’ll tell you why: we have burrowed through, not just rock bottom, but through the core of the earth and we’ve come bursting out the other side, startling kangaroos and we’re currently hurtling toward outer space and there is no up, down, light or darkness, just an endless void in which death comes as sweet, sweet relief. Please let this thing be over soon.”
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