Comedian Seth Meyers spent part of his Thursday show mocking President Donald Trump and his attorney for insisting that former FBI Director James Comey proved that he was not under investigation. After a Washington Post report Wednesday, it was revealed that Trump is now personally under investigation.
“Trump is the king of spiking the ball at the sixth-yard line,” Meyers said.
Remembering how we got here, Meyers explained that Comey assured Trump he was not under investigation. Trump asked Comey to say that publicly but he wouldn’t, so Trump fired him. Now Trump is under investigation.
“It’s one of the greatest self-owns in political history,” Meyers awarded. “How do I get rid of this boomerang? Oh, I know, I’ll throw it!”
To make matters worse, it appears Trump’s own team are trying to start the “you’re fired” train for special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Both Kellyanne Conway and Newt Gingrich have tweeted out their mistrust with Mueller and urged the president to fire him. Meyers unearthed a 1998 video of then-Speaker Gingrich attacking the White House for attempting to undermine the Justice Department.
“Susceptibility to rash action is a terrible quality for a president,” Meyers said. “Basically we’d end up in a war with North Korea if Kim Jong Un forgets Trump’s birthday.”
Meyers maintained that being fired is the last thing Mueller is afraid of. “He’s a veteran law enforcement officer not an employee at Jamba Juice!” Meyers said.
Meyers closed by calling out Republicans for hiding their health bill. Even Trump is criticizing the GOP’s health bill, calling it “mean, mean, mean” and “a son of a b*tch.” But when he has to speak about specifics, he’s a little thin on details. Meyers said Trump sounds like like the nightmare everyone had in high school that they had to give an oral report without studying for it.
But there is one thing Trump is right about, according to Meyers. The bill is mean and both sides of the political spectrum hate it equally.
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Chief Justice John Roberts is far from the impartial savior Democrats are hoping he’ll be: PBS host
During an MSNBC panel discussion Sunday evening, Alexander Heffner, PBS host of "The Open Mind," cautioned against putting faith in Chief Justice John Roberts.
In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, Heffner outlined why Roberts' impartiality isn't exactly what Democrats think it is.
"But I'm tired of hearing about Chief Justice Roberts impartiality, this idea that he's some kind of paragon of constitutional order," Heffner said. "The proof is in the pudding. The reality is this Supreme Court had an opportunity to review the cases about whether the public should have access to Trump's business and personal tax returns, whether the public should have the testimony of [John] Bolton and company."
Ken Starr is an awful choice for Trump’s legal team because he’ll look like a hypocrite: Former federal prosecutor
President Donald Trump has a severe hypocrisy problem, and it has extended to his legal team. In a CNN explainer answering legal questions from viewers, former state and federal prosecutor Eli Honig explained that the choice of Ken Starr for Trump's legal team was a terrible idea.
Trump has chosen lawyers that are like a Fox News legal discussion panel. Pat Cipollone, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Wray, Pam Bondi and Jay Sekulow are all key people Trump has called on to defend him. But one person stands out, Honig explained. Ken Starr.
"He may emerge as a symbol of hypocrisy," Honig said. "He was the independent counsel who pursued Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Ken Starr turned over Heaven and Earth in his investigation of Bill Clinton. He talked to everyone who ever had known Monica Lewinsky, ex-boyfriends, teachers, window washers. And here he's going to say you shouldn't be hearing from primary witnesses?"
‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him
President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.
The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.
Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.