"It's been an exciting couple of weeks for those of us following the Mueller investigation," Samantha Bee said on Wednesday's Full Frontal. On Tuesday night, she said, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memo for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn dropped, "fetchingly dressed in horizontal stripes, and about two weeks ago," notably, President Trump finally handed Mueller his written testimony on Russian collaboration and "Mueller's team tossed Paul Manafort in the trash like a picked-over turkey carcass."
There's speculation that Mueller wanted Manafort and Trump to coordinate their lies so he could nab both of them, and "if it is what happened, it is absolutely allowed," Bee said. "Despite what you may have heard on Fox News, Mueller does not have to save Trump from incriminating himself."
"We don't know if any of this will come back on Trump in the end, but at least a few more of the people who surround him will go to jail," Bee said. She focused on Roger Stone. "One Trump associate after another is turning out to be in deep, deep trouble," she said, "so this holiday season, as the Trumps gather round the blood tree, Trump will probably be a little afraid that it will be his last Christmas in the White House. Mueller Christmas, everyone."
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Late Night's Seth Meyers reminded everyone how Team Trump got here. "So their story went from 'There was no contact' to 'There was no collusion with Russians' to 'We tried to collude, but nothing came of it.' But then, as one Trump associate after another was indicted or plead guilty, the Trump team changed their story again," to "collusion is not a crime," he said. "In order to believe Trump and everyone around him are innocent, you'd have to believe they've been lying for two years because they did nothing wrong," and it's now clear that "Mueller knows they lied and he can prove they lied." Watch below. Peter Weber
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