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Seth Meyers hilariously mocks Trump’s FCC chair for restricting the internet so people can’t make fun of him

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Seth Meyers mocks Ajit Pai

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission decided Thursday that it would repeal net neutrality rules allowing for a free and open internet. But “Late Night” comedian Seth Meyers wondered if there was something more sinister at work.

Showing a clip from an April meeting, Meyers highlighted the massive coffee cup FCC chair Ajit Pai was holding.

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“I’m sorry, but you can’t just drink from a mug that size without any explanation,” Meyers joked. “Was the mug always that big or did you shrink? Are you sharing an office with Rick Moranis? Is that why you want to limit the internet, so people can’t go online and make memes about you and your giant coffee mug?”

Meyers then proceeded to show his own meme of Pai and his giant coffee mug.

When it comes to net neutrality, the American public overwhelmingly supports the policy, including a majority of Republicans. Meyers explained that it makes sense because without a fair and open internet, Republicans will be forced to read a newspaper or turn on CNN instead of getting their news from a Facebook group called PatriotEagleMAGA1776.

Meyers played a series of clips of Pai using his favorite phrase “light-touch regulation,” which is just a romance-novel phrase that “sounds like he was explaining himself to Human Resources.”

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“What did Deborah say I did? That was a light touch!” Meyers quipped.

He then went on to hilariously mock Omarosa Manigault’s ousting this week.

Watch the full clip below:

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NBC attacks Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book as a ‘smear’

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NBC is responding to Ronan Farrow's new book — which claims that the network quashed his reporting on rape accusations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein to protect Matt Lauer, who faced similar accusations — by dismissing it as a "smear."

This article first appeared in Salon.

In a memo sent to NBC employees on Monday and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim argues that Farrow's upcoming book "Catch and Kill" is a "smear" and "rests on the allegation that NBC’s management knew about and took steps to hide Matt Lauer’s misconduct before his firing in November of 2017." It also dismisses the accusation that the network "squashed" Farrow's reporting into the rape accusations against Weinstein in order to protect Lauer as a "conspiracy theory."

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Trump’s ex-Russia aide said the president used a ‘shadow foreign policy’ to ‘personally benefit’ himself: report

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Fiona Hill, a former top White House adviser on Russia, revealed to congressional investigators on Monday that President Donald Trump conducted policy toward Ukraine for his personal benefit, according to a new report from the Washington Post.

She reportedly said that the president used his attorney Rudy Giuliani to a “run shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvented U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit” himself.

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‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

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Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote.

"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."

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