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Seth Meyers is finally able to do a Jared Kushner impression

It's been a rough few days in Washington, as President Trump and his legal team cannot agree on whether he is under investigation, but there was one bright spot on Monday: Jared Kushner's voice was finally heard.

Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser was a "secretive presence, best known for silently lurking behind Trump in meetings," Seth Meyers said on Monday's Late Night, but with all of the bad press surrounding the White House, someone in the administration thought it would be a great idea to get Kushner to speak in public. During a meeting with tech CEOs, Kushner started talking about something, but really, everyone was just paying attention to what his voice sounded like. Meyers wasn't impressed. "That's the mastermind who tried to set up a back channel with Russia?" he asked, adding, "His title says 'senior adviser,' but his voice says 'senior at Claremont High School.'"

Meyers eventually moved on from Kushner's vocals to Trump tweeting that he is being "investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director," even though he insisted weeks ago that it was solely his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has always said Trump's tweets speak for themselves, "and they should," Meyers said. "They are the president's words, written by the president, with no interference from anyone else. If the official White House statement is milk in the grocery store, Donald Trump's Twitter feed is the actual udder." On Sunday, though, the latest member of Trump's legal team to appear on the morning shows bounced around saying Trump is not under investigation, even going so far to say Trump's tweet was based on a false report. It's enough to confuse anyone, so just sit back, listen to Meyers' Kushner impression, and call it a day. Catherine Garcia