John Oliver compares Trump’s strategy against Mueller to OJ Simpson’s murder trial defense

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“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
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  • John Oliver on Sunday compared President Trump’s approach toward the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to OJ Simpson’s defense strategy in his 1995 murder trial.
  • The “Last Week Tonight” host noted that support for Mueller’s investigation has declined in public opinion polls as Trump and Fox News anchors like Sean Hannity continue to “discredit” the investigation.
  • Oliver called Trump “a sociopathic, misogynist millionaire, evolved from celeb to undeserving folk hero, who suddenly has evidence piling up he may have done something terrible, and puts the whole system on trial.”
  • “It’s basically the story of OJ all over again,” he said. “Trump is going full OJ and it’s working.”

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver on Sunday addressed the latest developments of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, which Oliver has for several episodes labeled “Stupid Watergate.”

Trump and his supporters, including Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, have routinely referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt.” But as Oliver noted, this investigation is a “witch hunt” that has already produced several guilty pleas and indictments.

“If this is a witch hunt, then witches exist,” Oliver said.

Oliver said support for Mueller’s Russia investigation has declined in public opinion polls as Trump and Fox News have continually tried to “discredit” the investigation.

The “Last Week Tonight Host” played clips showing how Hannity “paints a picture that the investigation is itself one gigantic scandal.”

In calling Trump “a sociopathic, misogynist millionaire, evolved from celeb to undeserving folk hero, who suddenly has evidence piling up he may have done something terrible, and puts the whole system on trial,” Oliver compared Trump’s approach toward the investigation to the defense strategy of OJ Simpson in his 1995 murder trial.

“It’s basically the story of OJ all over again,” he said. “Trump is going full OJ and it’s working.”

Watch the segment below: