President Donald Trump may indeed be eager to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as he’s suggested, but as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver told The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, he’ll have to get through his lawyers first.
On January 24, Trump told reporters that he was “looking forward” to meeting with Mueller, and was even willing to testify under oath. Later that day, however, one of Trump’s White House lawyers walked back the president’s pledge. In the subsequent weeks, news broke that the president’s lawyers are attempting to bar him from speaking with the special counsel for fear he’ll perjure himself.
“I don’t doubt that he wants to talk,” Oliver said, “but he’s going to have to physically get through his lawyers. He’s going to have to eat his way through their hands over his mouth, because they will tackle him to the floor before he opens his mouth.”
“He would perjure himself before he’d finished his name,” the former Daily Show correspondent quipped.
“I think he should do it,” Colbert responded, looking dead into the camera.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 8, 2018