'Last Week Tonight' Host John Oliver On Trump's Pardon Of Joe Arpaio: "A Slap In The Face"


HBO: Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Oliver listed the various offenses committed by and lawsuits made against Arpaio, as sheriff of Maricopa County, over the years.

"It was a slap in the fact to the very rule of law itself because Arpaio broke the laws he was sworn to uphold," Oliver said of the pardon. "Rules put in place to protect citizens from a government going out of control."

"A loud confirmation that at least as far as this White House is concerned for the next few years law enforcement won't necessarily be expected to do their jobs the way the Constitution or the courts say they should," Oliver said.

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