John Oliver roasted Rudy Giuliani’s “outlandish rationalizations” for Donald Trump doubtlessly taking high secret paperwork illegally to his Mar-a-Lago residence from the White House.
Trump’s former private lawyer instructed in a latest Newsmax interview that it was OK for Trump to have taken categorized paperwork to the Florida resort, as a result of: “If you look at the Espionage Act, it’s not really about taking the documents—it’s about destroying them, or hiding them, or giving them to the enemy. It’s not about taking them and putting them in a place that’s roughly as safe as they were in in the first place.”
Oliver had a few notes.
“Putting aside Rudy walking right up to the line of admitting on Trump’s behalf that he took those documents,” he mentioned on “Last Week Tonight,” “if you’re comparing the security of two places, the two worst examples would be the White House and the Florida Resort where a failed ‘Bachelorette’ contestant actually claimed on Instagram: ‘I snooped around pretty dang freely, and the Secret Service wasn’t too worried about which room I went in.’
“Because it’s not exactly a secure storage facility if youth pastor Ryan Reynolds here can just wander around wherever the fuck he likes.”
After the FBI raided Trump’s residence earlier this month looking for delicate supplies which will have been improperly taken and saved there, former “Bachelorette” contestant James McCoy Taylor, a vocal Trump supporter, tried to defend Trump on Instagram, claiming he had roamed across the facility with out attracting a lot safety consideration whereas Trump was nonetheless president.
“I CERTAINLY didn’t get the sense that there were any rooms I wasn’t allowed in containing nuclear info! lol,” he wrote.
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