On Sunday, Oliver took a moment to call out , former President ’s former attorney, for comments he made in defense of the former president reportedly taking to his residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
“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,” Giuliani said. “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.”
“Putting aside Rudy walking right up to the line of admitting on Trump’s behalf that he took those documents,” Oliver said, “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.’”
And Oliver had one final point.
JOHN OLIVER: It has been a busy week. Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act. The CDC announced a major reorganization, and the fallout from the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago continued, with Trump's associates spinning increasingly outlandish rationalization for why it was OK for him to keep sensitive documents there.
KYLIE MAR: On "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" Sunday, Oliver called out former President Donald Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani for comments he made about the reportedly highly classified documents the FBI found at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.
RUDY GIULIANI: 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 to the enemy. It's not about taking them and putting them in a place that's roughly as safe as they were in the first place.
KYLIE MAR: Oliver pointed to the claim made by former "Bachelorette" contestant James McCoy Taylor, a supporter of the former president, to make his point that Mar-a-Lago is not a secure location.
JOHN OLIVER: Putting aside Rudy walking right up to the line of admitting on Trump's behalf that he took those documents, 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."
KYLIE MAR: Taylor added that the Secret Service wasn't too concerned about where he went, leading Oliver to one final point.
JOHN OLIVER: It's not exactly a secure storage facility if youth pastor Ryan Reynolds here could just wander around wherever the [BLEEP] he likes.