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Stephen Colbert rips Trump over ‘Slippery James Comey’ tweet: ‘I touched him — his texture is dry and rough’

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Fox News personality Sean Hannity was again mocked on late night TV after the disclosure of the anchor’s conflict of interest scandal involving Donald Trump counselor Michael Cohen.

“I am still riding high from last night’s interview with James Comey,” The Late Show host Stephen Colbert admitted. “I thought it went well.”

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“I’m not sure if the president saw the interview, I hear he doesn’t watch TV hosts who don’t share his lawyer,” Colbert joked. “I’m right about that, right? Allegedly, allegedly.”

“But he might have watched based on this seemingly out-of-nowhere tweet,” Colbert continued.

He then impersonated President Trump when reading this tweet:

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“First of all sir, James Comey is not slippery,” Colbert fact-checked. “He was right there, I touched him, his texture is dry and rough.”

“Comey’s appearance here was so powerful, it’s already healing a nation,” he argued. “Need proof? James Comey is now friends with the Wu Tang Clan!”

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Matt Gaetz attacks Mitch McConnell for not removing Richard Burr amid DOJ coronavirus stock probe

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to revoke Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) chairmanship of the Intelligence Committee.

CNN reported on Monday that the Justice Department is investigating the possibility that Burr profited off stock trades by using insider knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"How can [McConnell] justify leaving someone as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee who is being investigated by the FBI for criminally abusing their position for personal, financial gain?!?!" Gaetz exclaimed on Twitter.

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Trump thinks he’s still the star of a reality TV show as coronavirus death toll continues to mount: op-ed

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This Sunday, President Trump fired off a series of tweets where he bragged about the "ratings hit" of his coronavirus briefings --  a series of tweets that one columnist described as an example of "complete amorality" as doctors, nurses, and other public servants put their lives on the line battling the spiraling pandemic. Writing for The Week this Monday, Joel Mathis contends that as the country reels from being turned upside down, Trump is "looking into a mirror, asking it to assure him that he is the fairest of them all."

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Donald Trumps needs a coronavirus scapegoat — and right now it’s China

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"If we are at war, who is the enemy?" asks Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for The Washington Post in a smart piece that examines the question of who constitutes a target for a self-declared "wartime president."

While it is obvious that the enemy, in this case, is a tiny, sticky, invisible microbe that stubbornly gloms onto surfaces or leaps through the air to weaponize subway cars or shared gym equipment or a touch to the face.

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