Stephen Colbert broke down the latest developments in the myriad investigations facing President Donald Trump, as well as the president’s ridiculous attempts to keep tweeting through the news on The Late Show Monday.
As Colbert noted, Trump now faces over 17 known investigations, and over the weekend a Senate Intelligence Committee report leaked and offered an in-depth look at just how far Russia went to influence the 2016 election. While the walls seem to be closing in, the president and his surrogates have remained defiant, with Colbert playing a clip of Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, once again dismissing the notion that collusion is even a crime.
“What does he mean, ‘Collusion is not a crime?'” Colbert wondered. “I understand that the actual technical name is called ‘conspiracy to defraud the United States.’ That’s like saying, ‘My client is accused of murdering his neighbor, but he merely stabbed him in the aorta with a fondu fork. Fondu forking is not a crime, your honor.'”
Trump too has tried to fight back on Twitter, repeatedly calling the investigations a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.” He also singled out his former lawyer Michael Cohen and tried targeting one perceived enemy with no actual power, Saturday Night Live. Trump accused the show of being a “Democrat spin machine” and suggested it “be tested in courts.”
“Mr. President, you might not like Saturday Night Live, but that’s not a crime,” Colbert cracked. “What are Donald Trump’s Yelp reviews like? ‘The service was slow and the minestrone was too salty. Murder?'”