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WATCH: John Oliver blames Anthony Weiner for the latest US election disaster

Dominic Preston October 31, 2016
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Over the weekend Hillary Clinton was dragged into a fresh scandal over her email use, and John Oliver has laid into the one man to blame for jeopardising the election: Anthony Weiner.

It was a separate FBI investigation into the disgraced former congressman, best known for sexting pictures of his genitals, that found new emails that may implicate Clinton.

Anthony Weiner (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Anthony Weiner (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Oliver opened last night’s show admitting that they’d “planned to give everybody a break” from next week’s election, but didn’t have a choice.

“With a heavy heart we must begin with the 2016 election,” he sighed, before launching into a rant about Weiner.

The FBI announced it had found emails related to Clinton while investigating Weiner for allegedly sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

He had been married to Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin, which could explain why emails related to Clinton were on his computer in the first place.

The news of the emails has dominated election news over the weekend, and there’s been speculation that it could have a major impact on Clinton’s success at the polls.

“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,” joked Oliver, referencing Weiner’s infamous choice of sexting pseudonym.

“So, to recap, 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 Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl.”

Even more frustratingly, the FBI has even admitted that it doesn’t even know whether or not the emails will prove significant, and apparently none were even sent by or to Clinton herself.

“OK, so nine days out from the election, the FBI has basically delivered us the equivalent of a mystery box,” Oliver ranted.

“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.”

Oliver then joked that he had previously said the election campaign had hit rock bottom.

“Well if you look up now, you will see absolutely nothing,” he said.

“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.”

Meanwhile Clinton has held a rally in a Florida gay bar, and has torn into Trump for the “deeply disturbing” claims about homophobic discrimination in one of his companies.

As for John Oliver, he’s previously turned his attention to LGBT issues in the past.

He’s argued for both trans rights and wider LGBT equality, and after the Orlando shooting praised the idea of a Latino gay club night as the perfect symbol of unity.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TSJnrvMo4

Related topics: anthony weiner, FBI, Hillary Clinton, John Oliver, last week tonight, US, US Election 2016

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