Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon briefly catch up on 2 weeks of 'crazy' news

Late night comedians catch up on Summer news
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"A lot of crazy stuff happened while we were away," Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live, "so to get us all up to speed, here's a quick refresher of the most important events of the past two weeks." His definition of "important" is a little subjective, but President Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani both made appearances at the end. "You go away two weeks, truth isn't truth anymore!" he protested.

"While we were away for our break, I tried to avoid the news, for my health," Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show. "But one little tidbit that made it's way through is that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on eight counts," one of them implicating Trump as "an unindicted co-conspirator," followed two minutes later by Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort being found guilty of several financial crimes. That may be why "Trump is not a huge fan of the 'justice system' right now," he added, reading Trump's Monday tweet-attack against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not being partisan enough in his prosecution choices.

"So the president — who, again, is an unidicted co-conspirator in a federal felony — is openly saying the Justice Department should not prosecute criminals if they are Republicans," Colbert said. "He might as well have tweeted: 'Saw "The Purge." Great movie. Jeff Sessions won't let me do it for real because "laws." SAD! #PurgeJeff.'"

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In his Tonight Show return, Jimmy Fallon caught up on some newer news. You can watch his monologue below. Peter Weber

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