Bill Maher: Explaining the law to Trump like 'playing monopoly with a hyena'

HBO host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherTrump rips Bill Maher as 'exhausted, gaunt and weak' Bill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Bari Weiss rips cancel culture as 'social murder' on Bill Maher show MORE hit President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE on his show Friday, quipping that explaining the law to the president was like "playing Monopoly with a hyena."

Maher, a frequent critic of Trump and his administration, claimed Democratic lawmakers were "missing the big picture" after they grilled Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations How would a Biden Justice Department be different? MORE this week on his handling of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report on Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

“This is the problem," Maher said, "When the guy who is supposed to be enforcing the law is the guy who is breaking the law.”


Maher went on to say that Democrats don't understand how to hold the Trump administration accountable for abiding by the law. 

"Democrats don't seem to get it that 'It's in the rules' is not an argument that works on Donald Trump. You're playing Monopoly with a hyena," he said.  

"When it bites you and shits on the board, saying 'it's not your turn' doesn't really work," he added.

Barr's testimony before Congress this week followed revelations that Mueller, in a letter to the attorney general, voiced his opposition to Barr for his summary of the special counsel's findings on their 22-month Russia investigation.

The letter first reported by The Washington Post on the eve of Barr’s Wednesday testimony showed that Mueller in late March complained that Barr’s memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office's work and conclusions” and created “public confusion” about the results.

Barr testified to lawmakers that he called Mueller to discuss his complaints, saying that Mueller said his letter did not mischaracterize the findings, but raised concerns about the resulting media reports and asked Barr to release more from the report to provide more context.

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The remarks came as Democratic lawmakers are increasingly lashing out at Barr for his handling of Mueller's report on Russia's, with some pressing for him to resign and others floating the idea of impeachment. Some on Capitol Hill, meanwhile, have weighed whether to bring contempt of Congress charges against the attorney general, who declined to testify for a second day before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.