Stephen Colbert draws a diagram of how deep Devin Nunes is lodged in Trump’s ‘inner circle’

President Trump’s ties to Russia are a complicated scandal to understand, so Stephen Colbert has been using diagrams to better envision how all the pieces fit together. On Tuesday’s Late Show, Stephen used his Figure-It-Out-A-Tron to figure out how Devin Nunes fits in the Trump White House.

Colbert first pointed out that Trump has really “boring spies.” “So I’m going to liven it up right now by explaining the situation with more exciting spies: the Tom Clancy novels.”

“The Commander in Chief is reaching the Breaking Point,” Colbert said, using Clancy titles, “because Trump’s administration is Under Fire for a possible Call to Treason, putting us in Clear and Present DangerWithout Remorse, which is why I’m experiencing The Sum of All Fears.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is supposed to be investigating Trump’s Russia ties, but “the only person he has briefed on the subject is Donald Trump. Oh, that is brilliant detective work. You gather all the evidence you can on the prime suspect, and then you share it with him,” Colbert remarked

To get to the bottom of Nunes’ relationship with Trump, Colbert brought out the chalkboard. “He’s really in Trump’s inner circle,” Colbert said of his drawing. “And no matter where this investigation leads, no matter what we find out, one thing is true: Nunes is not coming out of this smelling like a rose.”

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