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Samantha Bee acerbically recaps Jeff Sessions v. Kamala Harris

President Trump turned 71 on Wednesday, and Samantha Bee celebrated with the beginnings of a poem and a Gallup poll showing Trump's disapproval rating at 60 percent. "Happy 71st, 45, let us know when you get tired of winning," she said on Wednesday's Full Frontal. "We'll be over here, watching America's hottest summer replacement series." The Senate Intelligence Committee is certainly putting on quite a show, but last week's episode was better than Tuesday's, she said. "Compared to Comey Day, Sessions-palooza was a southern-fried snoozefest." Not that it didn't have its moments.

Bee played some highlights of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony — starting with his "essay on What I Didn't Do Last Summer" — including his testy interaction with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and the fawning spy-fiction talk with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). "The folksy prevarication elf had just drawled us all into a coma when we were suddenly jolted awake by a fast-talking lady lawyer," Bee said, and she spent the rest of the segment on the travails of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), including the frequent interruptions from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the attitude from Sessions, ending with a comparison to the O.J. Simpson trial. There is some NSFW language. Watch below. Peter Weber