“It’s not a smoking gun, but it is a gun meeting with a Russian bullet about their mutual desire to smoke.” ~ Stephen Colbert
Returning from a week’s break, Stephen Colbert was in full swing when he took on the latest Trump/Russia scandal disclosure by the New York Times – that Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer with a Kremlin connection at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, purportedly to receive damaging information about his father’s rival in the presidential campaign – Hillary Clinton.
As the New York Times reported on Saturday, Trump Sr.’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, and Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner also attended the meeting.
Colbert opened Monday’s show by explaining to the audience that he did not “watch a lot of news over the 4th of July week because I like to celebrate my love for this country by not watching what’s happening to it.”
Continuing, he told the audience that “he sobered up” and checked the news and “everyone’s still talking about Russia.”
“But here’s the thing,” he continued, “There is no evidence of collusion, or even the desire to collude with the Russians by anyone in the Trump campaign – is something that was true 48 hours ago.”
Referring to the New York Times article, Colbert remarked that: “It’s not a smoking gun, but it is a gun meeting with a Russian bullet about their mutual desire to smoke.”
Colbert went on to dissect the ever-changing version of events coming from Trump Jr. and his lawyer, and he acted out conversations between Manafort, Kushner and Trump Jr. in hilarious Colbert-style.
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