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Late Night Tackles Trump versus Mueller

Stephen Colbert bids a sad farewell to favorite Trump lawyer Ty Cobb, arches an eyebrow at his replacement

President Trump's mustachioed White House lawyer Ty Cobb is stepping down at the end of the month. "He plans to spend more time with his family — of talking mice who live in his magical clockwork mansion," Stephen Colbert joked on Wednesday's Late Show. "And Trump has already found a replacement for Cobb," Emmet Flood, most famous for representing Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Colbert raised an eyebrow and assumed Trump voice: "The crooked Clintons are the most corrupt people in the world — get me their lawyer."

Leaving Trump's employ is "a blessing" for Cobb, but "I'm sorry to say that Cobb is leaving," Colbert added, having one last go at elaborate descriptors for Cobb. "In honor of my favorite lawyer in the whole Trumpiverse, we're going to send his mustache to the rafters via hot air ballon," he said, and did.

And in case you didn't get enough of Trump's various ways of introducing Cobb, The Late Show lovingly rounded them up. Watch below. Peter Weber