“Late Night” host Seth Meyers normally is full of mockery and silliness, but tonight he delivered an epic smackdown of Vice President Mike Pence, who’s been getting a pass as indictments roll in on allies of President Donald Trump.
Pence, who served as the director of the Trump transition team, went on television multiple times to deny any allegations of Russian intrusion in the 2016 election, despite intelligence agencies saying otherwise. He also denied retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn had any involvement with anything nefarious, which proved to also not be true.
Despite chairing the transition team, the idea that Pence was completely in the dark about major policy conversations about Russia a senior adviser was involved in is hard to believe and Meyers called him out on it in a way that few have thus far.
“And, you know, Mike Pence doesn’t get credit for it, but he’s just as slippery as anyone else in this administration,” Meyers said after showing the greatest hits of Pence lies on news talk shows. “The only difference is when he lies he crinkles his brow and uses a solemn tone. And when Trump lies, he sweats like a fugitive being chased by a pack of police dogs.”
Meyers found two videos of each person from about the same time on the same topic and showed them back to back.
“It’s like when the cops separate two suspects in a bank heist and one of them says, ‘I’d like to speak to my lawyer.’ And the other guy is in the next room screaming, ‘It was all Mike’s idea!'” Meyers joked.
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"Wait, this argument is insane," Carrie Cordero said. "You cannot argue that the president of the United States' words do not matter or that he's just sort of spouting off or he has his own views."
"The reality is we ignore 80 to 90% of what the president says," Santorum argued. "Look at the tweets, we ignore most of those things he tweets and say 'it's Trump being Trump.'"
Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin flattened Santorum.