After fired FBI Director James Comey compared President Donald Trump to a mafioso, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert had one question: why were you surprised at what happened?
“If it felt like you were working for a mob boss, were you surprised that you got whacked?” the host asked the former FBI director, who laughed in response. “Because that’s what they do.”
“I actually was quite surprised because I thought, I’m leading the Russia investigation,” Comey responded. “Even though our relationship was becoming strained, there’s no way I’m gonna get fired or whacked.”
When Colbert pressed him, the former FBI head said “that would be a crazy thing to do.”
“Why would you fire the FBI director who’s leading the Russia investigation?” he asked, to which Colbert responded, “because you’re leading the Russia investigation!”
“I don’t know if you’ve dealt with mob bosses before,” the host added, “but they don’t like to be investigated.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 18, 2018
Former Obama officials torch Trump’s press secretary for ‘bald-faced lie’ about leaving mean notes
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Tuesday told a tall tale about Obama officials -- and now many of them are calling her out for it.
While talking to reporters, Grisham alleged that Obama staffers in January 2017 left notes that read, "You will fail" for Trump officials.
The story immediately raised suspicions among reporters who were skeptical that such notes would have remained a secret for nearly three years, especially given how leak-prone the Trump White House has been.
Vindman debunks Trump’s CrowdStrike conspiracy theory — and agrees it was promoted by Putin
At the public impeachment hearing on Tuesday, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman asked Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about President Donald Trump's anti-Ukraine conspiracy theories discussed on the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman stated flatly that he had seen no evidence to support any of them and noted that they were being promoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"President Trump asks President Zelensky for a favor, and then raises this theory of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election," said Goldman. "He says in the highlighted portion, 'I would like you to do us a favor though. Because our country has been through a lot. And Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine. They say CrowdStrike. I guess you have one of your wealthy people. The server, they say Ukraine has it.' Now, Col. Vindman, was this statement based on the official talking points that you had prepared?"
‘Losing his grip on reality’: Trump mocked for attacking Pelosi over a quote that actually came from Fox News
Early Tuesday morning, President Trump took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), misattributing a quote to her that actually came from a Fox News reporter.
Nancy Pelosi just stated that 'it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.' @FoxNews," Trump tweeted. "In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!"