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Late Night Tackles Impeachment

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel aren't sure how Corey Lewandowski is allowed to stonewall Congress

"In Washington this afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, seen here learning that crimes are illegal," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show, and it "was a very contentious hearing." At one point, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) rebuked Lewandowski for talking over her, saying "this is a House Judiciary, not a house party." Really? Colbert asked. "Then why is Brett there with two kegs?"

Yes, "Lewandowski 'testified' before the House Judiciary Committee today," Jimmy Kimmel said at Kimmel Live. "The White House instructed him not to disclose any conversation he's had with the president, citing executive privilege, even though he's never actually worked at the White House — and also wrote two books about his work with the president — but still he dodged and stonewalled every relevant question."

"How these guys get away with this, I have no idea," Kimmel said. "It used to be if you got a subpoena from Congress, you had to answer their questions. Who knew you could just not do that? It's insane. Two of the guys they subpoenaed didn't even show up, and this creep Lewandowski, watch his tongue here, because he may be the only species of reptile that has lips."

"This was not an impeachment proceeding, it was an impeachment investigation," Kimmel said, and he gave one reason Democrats might want to get "fully on board" with impeachment: "A move to impeach Donald Trump would go on for months. This would be hours and hours of hearings and televised testimony, all for our couch potato president to take in. He'll be so be so busy watching and tweeting about it that just maybe, he'll forget all the other terrible things he wants to do. ... Basically, our president is an unruly child throwing a tantrum as we try to eat dinner at a restaurant, and impeachment is an iPad loaded with Paw Patrol." Watch below. Peter Weber