Scandal after scandal has come out of Washington in the last week, and it doesn’t seem like it will let up anytime soon. On Wednesday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at Tuesday’s news that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey not to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“Well, a senior official in the Trump administration was really blunt, telling The Daily Beast—and this is a real quote—‘I don’t see how Trump isn’t completely f**ked,’” explained Meyers. “I like how that’s worded in a way that makes it clear there’s no alternative.”
According to a memo Comey took when talking to Trump, the president asked him to end his investigation of Flynn, saying, “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
“’I hope you can let this go.’ Not only is Trump corrupt, he’s not even smooth about it,” Meyers remarked. “He sounds like a guy who tries to bribe the maître d’ at a restaurant but slips him a handful of loose change.”
This story will continue to develop, but as Meyers put it, “Trump is harming his presidency so much I wouldn’t be surprised if he was throwing it because he has money on his own impeachment.”