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07/13/2017 07:04 am ET Updated Jul 13, 2017

John Oliver Wonders If The Donald Trump Jr. News Even Means Anything At All

"It seems serious, but do we live in a world devoid of consequences now?"

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver just can’t predict how the whole Donald Trump Jr.-Russia affair will play out.

On Wednesday’s “Late Show,” he told Stephen Colbert that his initial reaction was “probably ‘Wow’” after the president’s eldest son revealed that he’d met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer last year to obtain damaging information on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

But Oliver explained how that initial response was then followed by “the idea that this is something ― as long as we live in a world where something means anything.”

“And I’m not sure we do anymore,” he said. “It seems serious, but do we live in a world devoid of consequences now? I forget where we are in human history.”

Oliver, who’s previously dubbed the scandals surrounding President Donald Trump’s administration “Stupid Watergate,” said it was “mind-blowing” how recent developments may seem “like a seismic event,” but ultimately might turn out to “be nothing.”

And when Colbert noted how allegations that a hostile power had manipulated a presidential election had become “a left-right thing,” Oliver responded by saying it proved “we are turbo fucked.”

Oliver later spoke about being intimidated by Russian intelligence officials during a 2015 trip to Moscow to interview Edward Snowden. And in a separate segment, he remained tight-lipped over the lawsuit that coal magnate Robert E. Murray has filed against him for alleged defamation:

Oliver also joined “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough in Colbert’s “Trump Attacked Me On Twitter” Hall Of Fame:

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