James Comey released a “bombshell” Wednesday by leaking the statement he would read at Thursday morning’s eagerly-awaited hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert read through the key points and “weird stuff” in Comey’s testimony.
At one point in one of their chats, Trump informed Comey he “had not been involved with hookers in Russia.” As Colbert put it, “Comey replied, ‘I understand Mr. President, but I just asked what you had for breakfast.’”
Trump also invited Comey to a dinner at the White House which turned out to be for just the two of them. “Oh, c’mon, that’s the oldest trick in the book,” Colbert remarked. “You invite your FBI director over for a movie, saying it’s going to be a ‘group thing.’ When he shows up, it’s just the two of you. Can’t make Netflix work so, you know… so you obstruct justice.”
The reason for that dinner turned out to be that Trump wanted to inform Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” In his statement, Comey says, “I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed.”
“Basically, Comey treated Trump like the T-Rex in Jurassic Park,” Colbert joked. “It makes sense, they both have the same sized hands.”
Watch the clip for more and tune in this morning to see Comey’s version of Colbert’s reading of his testimony live on C-SPAN3.