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Early Addition: John Oliver Makes The Case For Impeachment

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  • John Oliver used most of last night's Last Week Tonight to argue that it's time to impeach Trump: "I know it’s easy to be defeatist here because nothing has seemingly reined Trump in so far, but I will say this: Every asshole succeeds until finally they don’t," Oliver said. "Look, I can’t guarantee that impeachment will work out the way that you want it to because it probably won’t, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth doing. Because if nothing else, we’d be standing by the basic fundamental principle that nobody is above the law."
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  • And finally, bark softly and carry a big stick:

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