Tuesday brought yet another scandal from the White House. On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert was just taking the time to dive into news Trump leaked classified intelligence to the Russians when news broke that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey not to investigate Michael Flynn.
The Comey news didn’t make it to air on the show Tuesday night, but Colbert posted an extra monologue clip to Twitter to react to the news.
“Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no getting around it,” Colbert said in the clip. “There’s a huge scandal out of the White House — no, not that scandal, or the one before that, or the one tomorrow. Although technically they’re all part of one big scandal stroganoff.”
The latest scandal was news that Trump tried to stop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “That is definitely obstruction of something. I can’t put my finger on what it’s obstruction of. It’s obstruction of just…a second, I’ll think of it.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 17, 2017
In his actual Late Show monologue, Colbert focused on Monday’s reveal that Trump leaked classified intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office.
Apparently, Trump’s intelligence came from Israel. This is after US officials warned Israel not to share classified intelligence with Trump for fear it would end up getting to Russia. And now Trump is about to embark on a state visit to Israel.
“This is really going to be an awkward state dinner,” Colbert joked. “Mr. Trump, would you please pass the hummus…or would you prefer to pass it directly to Russia?”