Stephen Colbert admitted on Thursday night’s “Late Show” that he and his staff celebrated “St. Comey Day” by watching TV for hours and writing down jokes as fast as they possibly could.
He began by saying that Comey’s testimony was so riveting that he anticipates Comey will soon publish his own children’s book about President Donald Trump’s Russia scandal called “James and the Guilty Orange.”
Comey explained that he didn’t “buy it” that he was fired for the email investigation for Secretary Hillary Clinton and claimed it didn’t make sense because of “all the time and all the water that had gone under that bridge.”
“Oh! I remember that bridge,” Colbert exclaimed. “I think it’s the one they threw Hillary off of to see if she was a witch. And remember, she lost the election so that means –” Colbert paused to show a clip from “Monty Python’s Holy Grail” in which the commoners chant “Witch!” He noted those in the video were the U.S. Supreme Court.
Colbert also paused hearing Comey’s strange description that there was “no fuzz” on his warning about the Russians hacking the United States.
“There it is. The Russians hacked us and the only way there could be less fuzz on this is if the Brazilians hacked us,” Colbert joked.
Comey admitted in his testimony that when Trump invited him to dinner he was forced to break a date with his wife. “In retrospect, I love spending time with my wife, I wish I’d been there that night,” Comey said.
“On the plus side, if you hadn’t gone to dinner with him that night, you wouldn’t have so much time to spend with your wife now,” Colbert noted.
Colbert closed by mocking Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for his bizarre and confusing line of questioning during the morning’s hearing.
“He proved he’s a maverick when it comes to being able to understand him,” Colbert said.
He played the long and convoluted questioning from McCain. Comey then struggled to understand what exactly the senior senator was asking. “With respect to Secretary — I’m not — I’m a little confused, Senator,” Comey said.
“Not as much as he is,” Colbert said.
Colbert was impressed Trump managed to keep from tweeting but assumed it was because Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon were playing “keep-away” with Trump’s phone.
Longtime Ohio news anchor retires after dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting over forced pro-Trump commentaries
Rob Braun, a fixture on local Cincinnati television for over 35 years, is retiring after stating it was "time to move on" because "I don't fit well with the Sinclair News model," reports WVXU.
The reports states that Braun -- the dean of Cincinnati's WKRC news broadcasting -- made the comments on his Facebook page and assured loyal fans that he was not fired by the conservative news organization.
In a Facebook post, he wrote: "I want you to know that I am not retiring. Ch 12 is NOT forcing me out. In fact, they offered me a generous contract. I am choosing to leave. There is no 'real story but .... Sometimes in life, you just know, it's time to move on. I don't feel I fit well with the Sinclair News model."
Downed drone was some 34 km (21 miles) from Iran coast: US general
A US spy drone was some 34 kilometers (21 miles) from the nearest point in Iran when it was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile Thursday, a US general said.
"This dangerous and escalatory attack was irresponsible and occurred in the vicinity of established air corridors between Dubai, UAE, and Oman, possibly endangering innocent civilians," said Lieutenant General Joseph Guastella, who commands US air forces in the region.
The Pentagon released a graphic pinpointing the position of the drone on a map of the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic passage through which much of the world's oil passes.
Alex Jones attacks Sandy Hook families’ lawyer as a ‘little white Jewboy’ in latest unhinged outburst
Alex Jones is dealing with ongoing legal battles with families of victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Jones is being accused of sending child pornography to the families and leading an ongoing attack on the families using his InfoWars network. However, his legal defense seems to hinge on attacking the plaintiffs' attorney, AboveTheLaw reported Thursday.
It was the child pornography that prompted Jones to lose his mind over attorney Chris Mattei. During the discovery phase of the trial, Mattei found the images and contacted the FBI, which he is required to do by law. But it sent Jones into an outright ragegasm in a video that was shown in court.