Stephen Colbert laughs at how Democrats responded to Trump's don't-investigate-me threat

Stephen Colbert wants to see Trump's tax returns
(Image credit: Screenshot/YouTube/The Late Show)

"It's a beautiful day in America, because remember [President] Trump's threat from the State of the Union," about no peace with investigations? Stephen Colbert asked on Thursday's Late Show. "Well, bye-bye peace, because less than 24 hours after being directly threatened by the president of the United States, House Democrats announced a new investigation into President Trump's foreign financial interests and Russia ties. ... Yes, Trump drew a line in the sand. But you know a good way to erase that line? Blue wave."

"And it's not just the intelligence committee," Colbert said. "The House Ways and Means Committee met today to start building a case to pursue Trump's tax returns. ... We're finally going to find out what's in 'em! Did Putin claim Trump as a dependent? Did Trump check the box where you donate $3 to a Russian oligarch? Did he list his status as 'Married' or 'Yeah, But I'm Not Dead'?" It will be hard for Trump to stop this, but Trump is trying, instructing Treasury officials to drag their feet until well into the 2020 campaign.

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