William Barr: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


John Oliver discusses William Barr’s attitude toward authority and executive power, how that attitude has influenced Donald Trump’s presidency, and what it could mean if Trump wins a second term.
Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight ISsofts channel for more almost news as it almost happens: issofts.info
Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: lastweektonight
Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: lastweektonight
Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight


  • Laura Brown
    Laura Brown13 mínútum síðan

    In Modern Living Rooms Everyone Using "SoundProof Curtains" That Stops Outside Noise by 80% (25 Db) Tested. Check Here: livesoundproof.com/best-soundproof-curtains/

  • Allen Butera
    Allen Butera8 klukkustundum síðan

    Wtf!?!? Did he say slavery?!?!?!

  • MiuoTheTroll
    MiuoTheTroll14 klukkustundum síðan

    Unitary executive, aint that just a weasels way of saying monarch

  • J M
    J M15 klukkustundum síðan

    Say's he's full of hot air !

  • Louis E.
    Louis E.18 klukkustundum síðan

    Wow so he never heard of the Native American genocide, segregation, or Japanese Americans in interment camps in the US during WWII? Those people had their freedom taken from them. What an asshole.

  • I was framed For my parents crimes
    I was framed For my parents crimesDegi Síðan síðan

    When Barr broke with Trump and announced that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud and then resigned was no act of courage. It was a calculated move because he could read the tea leaves and knew Trump was a lost cause. Barr is an astute politician just like McConnell and saw that the crap was going to hit the fan and tried to remove himself from the spread. He’s a slimy weasel but politically smarter than Trump. Which is a low Barr to cross.

  • Rob Schofield
    Rob Schofield3 dögum síðan

    Translate this East across the Atlantic, and you get Modern Thatcherite Conservatism. Wish there was someone with the wit (and unbiased platform) to say things like this in the yUK.

  • potaterjim


    3 dögum síðan

    There's a great deal of irony in knowing John is from the UK

  • Bilal Malik
    Bilal Malik3 dögum síðan

    John Oliver, two words: Lyme Disease

  • Ava Catherine
    Ava Catherine4 dögum síðan

    That’s definitely a faked bagpipe video lol. That’s a famous recording of Scotland the Brave with drums which you can’t see and he’s not even squeezing the bag or using his fingers at the right time for the song. Plus if that were live, the bagpipes would be making a WAY louder sound.

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Unholy Poo!

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Oh My God!

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Unholy Crap!

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Oh My God!

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Unholy S*it!

  • Marguerite Hudsell
    Marguerite Hudsell5 dögum síðan

    Oh My God!

  • Lindsey Jennings
    Lindsey Jennings6 dögum síðan

    "Telling federal prosecutors to considering charging protesters with sedition" if he really wanted to charge someone with sedition all he had to do is just wait 2 more months

  • Anuraj Sidhu
    Anuraj Sidhu7 dögum síðan

    Make show on farmers protest in India. Please

  • Georgia Overdrive
    Georgia Overdrive7 dögum síðan

    As terrible as Barr might be, his bagpipe playing is actually very good.

  • Mannowar
    Mannowar8 dögum síðan

    I don’t like this man but I must admit, the man can play some bag pipes

  • Onyte Hazekamp
    Onyte Hazekamp8 dögum síðan

    He's not a good enough man to play the bagpipes. No integrity.

  • Onyte Hazekamp

    Onyte Hazekamp

    8 dögum síðan


  • Nick-E Nicole
    Nick-E Nicole9 dögum síðan

    Pepper spray is obviously water in a spray bottle. There's nothing chemical or irritating about it. Everyone knows that lol

  • The Bass Player
    The Bass Player9 dögum síðan

    His views and professional actions are insane, I agree. However, I don't think he's a true idealist, but simply a dedicated employee to his bosses. He might be obsessed over authority, but who wouldn't want such a devoted worker?

  • Rob


    9 dögum síðan

    Keep in mind this man who is such a devoted employee still said Obamagate was bullshit and there was no voter fraud in the 2020 election.

  • Tom Sdralis
    Tom Sdralis10 dögum síðan

    The nonstop soccer nally hop because bonsai cytogenetically damage despite a hospitable hardware. oceanic, disgusted church

  • Kat F
    Kat F10 dögum síðan

    This just explains why Barr left office at the end of Dec. before the Jan. 6th riots. He didn’t want to be culpable. He knows the law better than Trump’s closest advisors. Barr didn’t want to deal with another possible Trump impeachment knowing that Trump was lying about the results of a stolen election and waited to see how the courts handled the facts in each state that was being contested. Once Trump lost his appeals Barr knew how this could possibly end and left town as they call it. Plus I am sure personally he was done dealing with Trump’s BS.

  • Cryptameria•
    Cryptameria•10 dögum síðan

    someone tell me when the Right won Jesus? I missed the memo from God that he was unfriending me.

  • Maria Delgado
    Maria Delgado12 dögum síðan

    I don’t see why Barr wants this🤔🤔🤔

  • McLovin
    McLovin13 dögum síðan

    William Barr is on record for saying anyone engaging in violence during the BLM protests should be charged with sedition. He should be pressed about that right now!

  • Ruby Rodd
    Ruby Rodd14 dögum síðan

    What are DMs? Ive heard that in Simon Peg and Nick Frost movies. Are they like British skate shoes?

  • The Screwfly Solution

    The Screwfly Solution

    9 dögum síðan

    Doc Marten boots. Used to be heavy-duty boots favoured by skinheads, more recently made lighter, gone upmarket and fashionable.

  • Bradley Neher
    Bradley Neher15 dögum síðan

    Barr’s opinion at 13:20 is especially callous: “So, you’re saying if I disrespect you, then you’ll get the hell out of my neighborhood and stop terrorizing us? Hold my Sno-Cone.”

  • Anzac-A1
    Anzac-A115 dögum síðan

    Barr thinks the President has unlimited power, like a king. Even though the US declared independance, because they no longer wanted to be ruled by a king.

  • Matt Florey
    Matt Florey15 dögum síðan

    If a used condom had a face, it would be Barr's.

  • Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu16 dögum síðan

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • shrimp19921
    shrimp1992117 dögum síðan

    Sad part is that even he was able to stand up to Trump.

  • shane prosser
    shane prosser19 dögum síðan

    So Barr doesn't believe in policing by consent - he believes in enforcing the law in the sense of Judge Dredd 'I am the law' sense

  • Imran Hussain
    Imran Hussain20 dögum síðan

    The Queen of England 🇬🇧. Get it done ✔

  • Truong Uyen Tram
    Truong Uyen Tram21 degi síðan síðan

    The sophisticated clave nearly peel because quince emotionally unite inside a parched note. rude, responsible wheel

  • Arrowinaknee 277
    Arrowinaknee 27721 degi síðan síðan

    3:32 Everyone watching in 2021 silently says to themselves “oh thank god”

  • Krist N
    Krist N23 dögum síðan

    John Oliver is brilliant, best journalist of our time. Thank you✌️💙

  • D V V
    D V V24 dögum síðan

    every guy wants one of those toilets just so they can explain to people what its for and pretend like its a real problem

  • oFetfa
    oFetfa24 dögum síðan

    I need that toilet. The struggle is real

  • Lucas Booth
    Lucas Booth25 dögum síðan

    Hmmm, charging rioters with sedition, wonder how barr feels about that now?

  • Asim Malik
    Asim Malik25 dögum síðan

    DowChemical😍 is an essential business to combat #covid19🇸🇦... 💲#DowChemical Inc.🏭 is a material science company that is combining science & technology to develop solutions💲. The Company’s portfolio comprised of six global business units, organized into three operating segments:🤔 Performance Materials & Coatings, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure & Packaging & Specialty Plastics.🌎 Its products serve different applications, including coatings, home & personal care, durable goods, adhesives and sealants, & food and specialty packaging.📈 In addition, the Company operates a global commercial & development network that features eight research & development (R&D) centers.💲 NYSE: DOW #DowStronge🇺🇸💘💰

  • Ngozi Ikeji
    Ngozi Ikeji26 dögum síðan

    You are the Attorney General for all the people not just for the Republicans. Shame on you!

  • Ngozi Ikeji
    Ngozi Ikeji26 dögum síðan

    The thing is that Barr thinks that he is smarter than everyone listening, that’s why he could blurt out that Star Wars speech about “corruptly and bad” and thinks he’s making sense. He things he can bamboozle the audience. He is posing as an intellectual, he needs to be told -HE IS NOT an intellectual.

  • Ngozi Ikeji
    Ngozi Ikeji26 dögum síðan

    Yes “discussing separation of powers before dropping his pacifier” is a punch of untruths that has bloated his head so much so that he thinks he can do whatever he wants when given a position of power.

  • Andrew Howland
    Andrew Howland26 dögum síðan

    He describes Police the way you would describe the mafia. We respect them and they “protect” us.

  • Sigismondo Tancredi
    Sigismondo Tancredi26 dögum síðan

    Bagpipes and octopi are cool af.

  • Andrew Mcguire
    Andrew Mcguire26 dögum síðan

    Did he just insult the bagpipes SCOTLAND WE ATTACK!!!!!!

  • James Cornett
    James Cornett27 dögum síðan

    If your biggest praise for someone is that they're the "adult in the room", maybe that should be your first clue that the bar has been set VERY low by your own choice.

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy29 dögum síðan

    I've long wondered how it is that WIlliam Barr is serving as Attorney-General of the United States, when he doesn't even possess the integrity to serve fries at a McDonald's drive-thru.

  • DSQueenie
    DSQueenie29 dögum síðan

    I’m angry that when I google Irn Bru maker A. G. Barr this guy comes up.

  • TheAverlorn
    TheAverlornMánuði síðan

    This guy is a narcissistic police person's wet dream come to fruition.

  • Hunter Wallish
    Hunter WallishMánuði síðan

    William Barr does a great Joker impression at 13:13

  • Hunter Wallish
    Hunter WallishMánuði síðan

    Was anyone else entertained by what the glass table does to John's tie?

  • Maxwell Danger
    Maxwell DangerMánuði síðan

    "...The bagpipes, basically a noisy sex doll for octopusses" is probably one of the best things I've ever heard.

  • Nutsilica: Renaissance
    Nutsilica: RenaissanceMánuði síðan

    You are unclear on the definition of authoritarian... you are saying you want authoritarianism if it protects you from getting sick but at the same time you agree with the commenter that claims to not like authoritarianism. If you don’t like authoritarianism you shouldn’t like lockdowns and you should favour free speech. If you want to give up those values so you don’t get sick, it means you FAVOUR the totalitarian solutions

  • chris boyle

    chris boyle

    Mánuði síðan

    We can want a democracy and to live at the same time

  • Cooro SnowFox
    Cooro SnowFoxMánuði síðan

    The impeachment process... So well it happened twice!

  • Kiani Francis
    Kiani FrancisMánuði síðan

    in Barr's favour, he did draw up a vast list of charges against the kind of people who riot at the Capitol - sedition, treason, conspiracy, damaging statues etc. - back in the summer. Should come in useful.

  • Ashton Bradley
    Ashton BradleyMánuði síðan

    The only good thing about William Barr is that he actually does really on the bagpipes.

  • Jack Tingey
    Jack TingeyMánuði síðan

    I am completely lost. How can Barr be a conservative? I thought conservatives thought big government power is evil, but isn’t a powerful executive part of the definition of big government? How is an incredibly powerful executive, military, police, etc. not big government, but sensible expanded healthcare and environmental protection is big government?

  • 4DCResinSmoker
    4DCResinSmokerMánuði síðan

    Just another corrupt lawyer who's addicted to power and the influence it brings.

  • Danny Average
    Danny AverageMánuði síðan

    Sedition you say.......🤔

  • travis303
    travis303Mánuði síðan

    "Babies and Dogs know that" Was the fact that he happen to say words abbreviated "BAD" (Babies and dogs" part of the joke or just a coincidence?

  • Derek Clayborn
    Derek ClaybornMánuði síðan

    Rittenhouse is all grown up -.-

  • DatLilGun 01
    DatLilGun 01Mánuði síðan

    "Fun College stories like burning your draft card." Ohhhh that is so going to come back to bite you my friend

  • DatLilGun 01

    DatLilGun 01

    Mánuði síðan

    @Mike Maximus Should the rioters *at the capitol* face the same sentence in your view? *Forgot to specify that so that was the edit

  • Mike Maximus

    Mike Maximus

    Mánuði síðan

    @DatLilGun 01 you noticed that but you missed the part were bar wants rioters to face 20 years on sedition charges.

  • Mike Maximus

    Mike Maximus

    Mánuði síðan

    @DatLilGun 01 you trumpies are reaaaaly reaching now

  • DatLilGun 01

    DatLilGun 01

    Mánuði síðan

    @ParagrafenPapagei The statement within itself is hypocritical. You just watch, once season eight comes out, he is going to do a piece on the capitol riots, blame them for commiting a crime, but in actively said burning a draft card was okay. Both are not okay.

  • ParagrafenPapagei


    Mánuði síðan

    Why? You think the British guy has problems for burning his hypothetical draft card?

  • Happy Thoughts
    Happy ThoughtsMánuði síðan

    We're like actually gonna hold you to the bagpipe thing now, you know?

  • Dec Fairlight
    Dec FairlightMánuði síðan

    13:28 respect is earned not taken, also the communities payed for the damn police, if the police aren't willing to do their job cause people gave them shit for randomly killing people with no repercussions then the police don't get their paychecks.

  • king of games and anime
    king of games and animeMánuði síðan

    Can the bagpipes be used to play any song besides that one? I have never heard anything else played in a bagpipe.

  • Bob Smith
    Bob SmithMánuði síðan

    Elizabeth Smart

  • SOlson2375
    SOlson2375Mánuði síðan

    I have an article 2. One of the most bizarre way to describe an article of the Constitution as if he owns he document.

  • Skot Matthews
    Skot MatthewsMánuði síðan

    Well the left got it! For the next 2 years at least

  • Morning Moon
    Morning MoonMánuði síðan

    So Barr put this crap in his head. Hmmm...

  • Rob Friesen
    Rob FriesenMánuði síðan

    I love LWT but the fact that they constantly come on autoplay after literally every video I watch is infuriating. I've seen them all ISsofts. You can stop now.

  • Bryson Hanefeld
    Bryson HanefeldMánuði síðan

    He sounds like a old man Ben Shapiro

  • A G
    A GMánuði síðan

    If they stop sending federal money to Seattle, okay. We will stop sending tax money, and we will be fucking fine.

  • Chrysalis Monarch
    Chrysalis MonarchMánuði síðan

    Where was Barr when it counted? Nothing but a flatulent bag of cellulite

  • Jonathan Bailey
    Jonathan BaileyMánuði síðan

    Fast forward Bill Barr has quit amongst many of Trumps puppets and the Capitol has just been broken into by our own and hasn't since 1814 i believe so we are doing a great job on picking 👍 assholez to be president. Good job you 👏 smart 🇺🇸 people who wanna see our own burn 🔥 this place to the ground! Thanks you sharp butter knives

  • supakoopa 123
    supakoopa 123Mánuði síðan

    Pov: you’re scrolling through the comments to find all the insane comments that are inevitably in here somewhere.

  • Carter Reid
    Carter ReidMánuði síðan

    Yet he’s still one of the smartest trump people

  • Karthik Munishamaiah
    Karthik MunishamaiahMánuði síðan

    I like the bagpipes

  • Benjamin Gal-Or
    Benjamin Gal-OrMánuði síðan

    [Jan 6, 2021] \\\\ TIME TO Avoid going the Ur and Biblical 12 Tribes Fates at the door, TIME TO Abolish 50 Different States'-Laws, 50-Supreme-Courts, 50-Electoral-Dividing-Rules; TIME TO GO "UNITED AMERICA", "ONE STATE UNDER GOD", ONE LAW, MAJORITY VOTES, ONE NATIONAL ELECTION //// Enough Said.

  • Sanae LOUIZ
    Sanae LOUIZMánuði síðan

    The hallowed athlete additionaly transport because carp generally charge following a rotten radish. previous, flashy israel

  • SafetySpooon
    SafetySpooonMánuði síðan

    The irony of HIM saying that LIBERALS "want total power as a state of grace to design utopia for everyone" is nauseatingly self-blind.

  • Herschel Johnson
    Herschel JohnsonMánuði síðan

    Sorry have to dislike for the diss against bagpipes cause they are fucking awesome.

  • Zabshire Roberto
    Zabshire RobertoMánuði síðan

    The half radish formerly reply because arm significantly provide like a abnormal half-brother. muddled, heady rainbow

  • Nerta Thorsten
    Nerta ThorstenMánuði síðan

    The light income electronmicroscopically scatter because lead nomenclaturally apologise anenst a conscious bookcase. handy, flippant sister

  • Nerta Thorsten
    Nerta ThorstenMánuði síðan

    The unknown bow biophysically afford because euphonium chronically worry above a subsequent rocket. fluffy, bouncy dance

  • Amy Russon
    Amy RussonMánuði síðan

    The tidy bass astonishingly empty because quail concurrently manage up a different wool. absent, painstaking sudan

  • G Jones
    G JonesMánuði síðan

    What's with the bagpipes? His great, great, great, great grandad was quarter Scottish was he?

  • Paul Mahoney
    Paul MahoneyMánuði síðan

    I find it funny how Bill Barr's argument hinges on the idea that words don't change in meaning over time.

  • Sgt.Doughnut
    Sgt.DoughnutMánuði síðan

    People like Barr think that those in authority cannot be mistaken because since they are in authority they determine right and wrong.

  • firestarter3
    firestarter3Mánuði síðan

    The tranquil engineering equally object because dirt consequentially serve apropos a teeny bulldozer. unique, pricey stock

  • d good
    d goodMánuði síðan

    When are Trump and all of his supporters going to be publicly executed?

  • leonie hourigan
    leonie houriganMánuði síðan

    Bill Barr, cover up guy for Epstein and elite rapists.

  • neoarmour
    neoarmourMánuði síðan

    Barr did Hunter Biden a HUGE favor

  • Bryan Farrow
    Bryan FarrowMánuði síðan

    He certainly is, a dolt in the room.

  • Paul Rasmussen
    Paul RasmussenMánuði síðan

    A Bagpipe's Music Sounds About The Same As That Squeel THat Comes When You're Stepping On A Cat

  • Andres Fernandes
    Andres FernandesMánuði síðan

    Imagine that Barr was ultimately not extreme enough for Trump. God bless America

  • honora lovall
    honora lovallMánuði síðan

    I love that trump excoriated Barr for acknowledging that Biden won.

  • Doug Youngfield
    Doug YoungfieldMánuði síðan

    It's like that little prick from a beautiful rose that hurts so much.