Leave it to John Oliver to come up with the perfect response to the FBI's annoucement it is renewing its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. The 'Last Week Tonight' host began with a series of jokes about Iceland's Pirate Party and declared that, “We did not want to talk about the election at all this week. We so wanted to give everyone a break,” but relented given the recent news.
Oliver joked, “It seems Anthony Weiner is forcing the nation to relitigate the entire email controversy, and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger—Carlos Danger."
Oliver went on to rip into the absurdity of Anthony Weiner being the catalyst surrounding the controversy that could lead to a Donald Trump presidency:
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“OK, so 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 Se7en, it could contain anything from nothing to Gwyneth Paltrow’s head—although it almost definitely contains Anthony Weiner’s penis. And the chances of getting this resolved before the election seem slim.”
“So, to recap: the grinding hell of this election has thrown in yet another twist—with the election hanging in the balance—all thanks to the fact that Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl."
“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 where 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!”