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Late Night Tackles President Trump

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel crack similar jokes on Don Trump Jr.'s Intelligence Committee deal

President Trump's lawyers asked a federal judge Tuesday to block a House subpoena for Trump's financial documents, on the grounds that Congress has essentially no authority to investigate the president for anything. "Wow, that's a big swing," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "Right now, Nixon's ghost is going, 'What the hell? Can I have a redo?'"

"One person who is cooperating with Congress," Colbert said, is Donald Trump Jr. "After weeks of ignoring their subpoena, last night Junior struck a deal for a 'limited' interview" with the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee. "To be fair, every meeting with Don Jr. involves limited intelligence," he joked. But the tactic of scaling back the interview by first taking an extreme position is straight out of his father's playbook, Colbert added, acting out an imaginary negotiation between Trump and Don Jr.

Yes, "DJTJ has reached a deal to appear before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee to try and convince them he doesn't know anything," Jimmy Kimmel said on Kimmel Live. "I don't know, for him, how hard can that be?" Under the deal, "Don Jr. will testify for up to four hours and he can only be asked questions on five or six topics," Kimmel said, listing some possibilities, real and fake. "Why does everything this family does turn into a game show? Everything." Watch below. Peter Weber