Late Night Tackles Trump versus Mueller
Nearly half the Senate gathered to interrogate Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, and "they clustered around him like ... senators around a billionaire," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show. "Here's our full coverage: Nerds are awkward, old people don't know how the internet works." With that, he returned to a juicer subject: Monday's raid on President Trump's attorney and fixer.
"Now a lot of people are expecting me to celebrate just because this is devastating to Donald Trump, but we're not going to be dropping a bunch of Michael Cohen confetti tonight — because the FBI got all of his papers before he could shred them," Colbert said. The FBI took everything — computer, phone, and documents, including those related to Cohen's $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. "In this case, the FBI actually does stand for Female Body Inspector," he quipped.
"When Trump found out about this, he was pretty upset," and after ranting to reporters about the "disgraceful" raid, calling it an attack on America, and claiming the FBI "broke in" to Cohen's office, Trump tweeted about a "TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!" Monday morning, Colbert said. "Here's the thing: The Cohen raid was planned, approved, and re-approved by multiple actual Trump appointees."
"You can actually tell how upset Trump is based on the way he tweets the words 'witch hunt,'" Jimmy Kimmel said on Kimmel Live, from late February's "WITCH HUNT!" to Tuesday morning's "TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!" But the phrase does have a certain appeal, he added "I think 'witch hunt' could be the new MAGA" — and he had the red trucker hat to prove it. But Trump also tweeted that "attorney-client privilege is dead," a word Trump loves to tweet around, Kimmel noted. "No one pronounces more things 'dead' than Donald Trump. When he gets impeached, he's gonna run for the county coroner's office just so he can pronounce things dead every day." Watch below. Peter Weber