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Trevor Noah explains why the FBI's Cohen raid can't be an anti-Trump 'witch hunt.' Jordan Klepper dissents.

On Tuesday's Daily Show, Trevor Noah returned to Monday's FBI raid on President Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. "How corrupt is your circle if your lawyer uses his one phone call to call you?" he asked. But Cohen is "more than just a lawyer" to Trump, he explained. "Basically, Michael Cohen is Trump's go-to guy for everything, so if Trump has ever done anything shady — which I know sounds ridiculous, but stick with me here — this FBI raid has a good chance of finding it. Which is why yesterday, President Baby got little cranky."

Noah played some highlights from Trump's public comments on the raid. "That's right, it's an attack on what we all stand for: You know, the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of having a lawyer pay off your side chick," he said. Trump World is painting this a "partisan witch hunt," but such a "conspiracy would have to involve every single person in law enforcement," Noah noted, walking through all the steps prosecutors had to go through to carry out the raid. "If people in Salem had this kind of due process, they would have never burned anyone."

"Trump has the right to be furious," Jordan Klepper countered on The Opposition. "This is the worst kind of partisan witch hunt: One that followed all proper partisan witch procedure, passed the scrutiny of a partisan witch judge, and was personally signed off on by Trump's own partisan witch deputy A.G.," Rod Rosenstein, Klepper deadpanned. "Trump doesn't have to put up with this. He's got two buttons in his office: Fire Mueller and Diet Coke. And the leader of the free world is all out of Diet Coke."

Klepper played the angry reaction from Fox News pundits Sebastian Gorka and Sean Hannity — "That's right Sean, America has a two-tiered justice system that unfairly targets one group of people, Donald Trump" — and informed correspondent Tim Baltz that attorney-client privilege isn't absolute. Peter Weber