So much has come out of Washington in the past week, late night hosts are going to have to start working through the weekend to keep up. On Tuesday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at Monday’s Russia scandal while news had just broken about another Comey controversy.
Meyers broke down the latest. “On Monday, we learned that then-President Obama warned Trump not to hire former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. On Tuesday, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey—which Comey found out about on TV. On Wednesday, he met in the Oval Office with Russian diplomats, including an accused Russian spy. On Thursday, he admitted that he fired Comey specifically because of the Russian investigation. On Friday, he threatened Comey with secret tapes of their conversations. On Saturday, the Justice Department began interviewing new candidates for FBI director. Yesterday, we learned that Trump gave the Russians highly classified information. And today, we learned that Trump asked Comey to shut down the FBI’s investigation into Flynn.”
“And, if you’re wondering why I didn’t mention Sunday,” Meyers remarked, “that was Mother’s Day, so obviously Trump was doing what all normal husbands do: spending the day alone on a golf course in a different state, which, in fairness, is the best gift he could have given her.”
Once he got to the news that Trump asked James Comey not to investigate Michael Flynn, Meyers had just about had enough. “We need Republicans to stand up and do something, because right now we got a President who is deeply unfit for the office.”