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‘Somebody give this guy a Xanax’: Stephen Colbert brutally mocks Trump’s Obama-wiretap tweet storm

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Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Donald Trump over his “weekend tweet storm,” nailing the president for claiming—without evidence—that former President Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

Colbert referenced Trump’s Saturday tweet, sent at 6:45 a.m., that charged Obama with tapping the president’s wires “just before the victory”—a move the president called “McCarthyism.”

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“Who wakes up that angry?” Colbert asked, noting Trump’s tweet time. “I’m serious, somebody give this guy a Xanax. Or a bran muffin. Or a bran muffin just stuffed with Xanax, like a ‘branax,’ or something.”

The Late Show host then hounded the president for later tweeting that the unverified phone tapping “Is Nixon/Watergate.”

“Wait you just said it was McCarthyism!” Colbert exclaimed. “Now it’s Nixon/Watergate? Pick your historical analogy.”

“This is the Pearl Harbor of Hindenburg, Great Depression, D-Day, finale of Lost! Finale of Lost,” Colbert joked.

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WATCH: Corey Lewandowski fumes after Sheila Jackson rips him apart for hiding the truth about Trump

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As part of its investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the House Judiciary Committee called Corey Lewandowski — a key witness in the probe’s report — for a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

But Lewandowski — the president’s former campaign manager known for aggressively manhandling a reporter in 2016 — was committed to making a mockery of the proceedings. The White House had said, on highly dubious legal grounds, that it was exerting privilege over Lewandowski’s communications with Trump and that he would only directly address matters already revealed in the Mueller report. He decided to follow this direction.

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The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.

The civil lawsuit against Snowden, who is living in Russia after leaking information about the US government's mass surveillance program, accuses him of violating non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA.

The lawsuit says Snowden published his book, "Permanent Record," which went on sale on Tuesday, without submitting it to the agencies first for pre-publication review.

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski faced laughter from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday after he claimed that he decided not to follow the president's orders because he was on "vacation."

At the Tuesday hearing, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) asked Lewandowski why he "chickened out" and refused to deliver a secret message to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions from President Donald Trump. According to the Mueller report, Trump wanted Sessions to publicly declare that the Russia investigation was "very unfair" to him.

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