This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Constitutional Crisis
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This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Constitutional Crisis


WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO “THE LATE
SHOW.” I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE PASSED CERTAIN MILESTONES ON TRUMP’S HIGHWAY TO
AMERICAN GREATNESS. ( LAUGHTER )
SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO PULL THE CAR OVER, GET A BREATH OF
FRESH AIR, MAYBE PUKE IN THE GRASS. ( LAUGHTER )
TODAY IS ONE SUCH DAY, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES HAS ORDERED THE PEOPLE INVESTIGATING HIM TO INVESTIGATE
THEIR INVESTIGATION OF HIM ( LAUGHTER )
YESTERDAY, DONALD TRUMP SUMMONED DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD
ROSENSTEIN AND F.B.I. DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY TO THE WHITE
HOUSE “TO PRESSURE THEM TO TURN OVER TO CONGRESS INFORMATION
ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THE F.B.I. INVESTIGATION INTO HIS OWN
CAMPAIGN.” TO CATCH THE CRIMINAL, HE MUST
BECOME THE CRIMINAL. ( LAUGHTER )
OH, SO HE’S THE CRIMINAL? WELL, WE’RE DONE HERE. SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLING THIS A
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT. A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS REQUIRES
ONE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT TO PUSH BACK AGAINST ANOTHER BRANCH
OF GOVERNMENT. EVERYBODY HERE IS PUSHING IN THE
SAME DIRECTION, AND IT’S DOWN WITH A PILLOW OVER THE
CONSTITUTION’S FACE GOING, “”SHHH. IT WILL BE OVER SOON.” IT’S GOTTEN SO BAD, THE OPENING
WORDS HAVE GONE FROM “WE THE PEOPLE” TO “HELP, I FORGOT THE
SAFE WORD!” ( LAUGHTER )
SO HOW DID WE GET HERE? COME WITH ME NOW BACK TO MAY OF
2016. IT WAS A HAPPIER TIME, THOUGH
WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN A WARNING THAT THE TWO BIGGEST MOVIES WERE
“CIVIL WAR” AND “APOCALYPSE.” ( LAUGHTER )
THE F.B.I. WERE YET TO LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TRUMP
CAMPAIGN’S TIES TO RUSSIA. ENTER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE AND
DAUGHTER’S BOYFRIEND GIVING YOU A FIST BUMP, GEORGE
PAPADOPOULOS, WHO “GOT DRUNK IN MAY OF 2016 AND TOLD AN
AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMAT THE RUSSIANS HAD DIRT ON HILLARY CLINTON.” THAT’S THE NEW MOST INTERESTING
MAN IN THE WORLD. “I DON’T ALWAYS DRINK BEER, BUT
WHEN I DO, I BRAG TO STRANGERS ABOUT TREASON. ( LAUGHTER )
STAY GUILTY, MY FRIENDS.” NOW, THE F.B.I. DOESN’T WANT TO
RISK IT GETTING OUT THERE THAT THEY WERE INVESTIGATING A
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, SO TO KEEP IT ON THE D.L., THEY GOT AN
AMERICAN WORKING AT A BRITISH UNIVERSITY TO GET CLOSE TO
PAPADOPOULOS AND FIND OUT WHAT HE KNEW, UNDER THE PRETENSE OF
OFFERING HIM $3,000 TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER. I BELIEVE THAT PAPER WAS “HOW I
COLLUDED ON MY SUMMER VACATION.” ( LAUGHTER )
RUMOR OF THIS INFORMANT SPREAD IN WASHINGTON JUST THIS LAST
WEEK, WHICH LED TRUMP TO TWEET, “REPORTS ARE THERE WAS, INDEED,
AT LEAST ONE F.B.I. REPRESENTATIVE IMPLANTED, FOR
POLITICAL PURPOSES, INTO MY CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT. IT TOOK PLACE VERY EARLY ON,
LONG BEFORE THE PHONY RUSSIA HOAX BECAME A HOT FAKE NEWS
STORY. IF TRUE, ALL TIME BIGGEST
POLITICAL SCANDAL!” “THAT’S RIGHT. I DID IT, FOLKS. I BROKE THE SCANDAL RECORD. TAKE THAT, NIXON. WHO’S GOT THE TRICKY DICK NOW?”
AND TRUMP DOUBLED DOWN JUST THIS AFTERNOON.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING
THEY HAD SPIES IN MY CAMPAIGN. IF THEY HAD SPIES IN MY
CAMPAIGN, THAT WOULD BE A DISGRACE TO THIS COUNTRY. THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST
INSULTS THAT ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN, AND IT WOULD BE VERY
ILLEGAL, ASIDE FROM EVERYTHING ELSE. IT WOULD MAKE PROBABLY EVERY
POLITICAL EVENT EVER LOOK LIKE SMALL POTATOES.>>Stephen: MAYBE, IF YOU DIDN’T
COLLUDE. IF YOU DID COLLUDE, WELL, THAT’S
A PRETTY BIG POTATO. ( LAUGHTER )
SO, TRUMP SUMMONS ROSENSTEIN AND WRAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND
SAYS, “YOU’VE GOT NOTHING. CAN I SEE WHAT YOU GOT?”
AND HERE’S THE THING. THEY’RE GOING TO DO IT. THEY’RE GOING TO SHOW THE
EVIDENCE TO CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, AND NO DEMOCRATS. BUT IT’S NOT POLITICAL. IT’S ALL PERFECTLY INNOCENT,
ACCORDING TO TRUMP LAWYER AND MAN SEEING THE EVIDENCE AGAINST
DONALD TRUMP, RUDY GIULIANI. RUDY SAYS– RUDY SAYS THAT
TRUMP, THE TARGET OF THE INVESTIGATION DIDN’T CALL THE
MEETING. HE CALLED THE MEETING IN HIS
OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS PRESIDENT. YES, DONALD TRUMP IS KIND OF
WEARING TWO HATS IN THIS INVESTIGATION. ONE IS PRESIDENT, AND THE OTHER
IS CRIMINAL. AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE FOOTAGE OF
THOSE TWO HATS.

100 Comments

  • Patty Dehaan

    YOUR HATE FOR AT LEAST HALF OF AMERICA IS DULY NOTED AND MAY THAT HATE COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE ASS. IF YOU THINK ITS FUN NOW, JUST WAIT TILL ANOTHER DEM IN CROOKED ENUF TO GET ELECTED. HE WILL BE DEAD WITHIN A WEEK OF TAKING OFFICE. LAUGH THEN YOU LEFTIST MOUTH

  • Em-Jay Taylor

    Anyone else feeling like you are being forced to sit still whilst a 5 year old child plays with a machine gun? I don't even live in the US and I feel like Im being held hostage by 40% of your ill-informed countrymen

  • Teri Voet

    So now we let the criminal see the evidence that they have on him before he's even interviewed.ย  We never let the criminal see that first.

  • Jim Battersbee

    Hey America, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfx-nEQ6bbo
    Wow, what nice friends you have. I hope you feel good at work when you think about all those tax dollars going to support insane child murders in a fascist shit hole. you're so bereft of morals and integrity.

  • Santosh Nair

    ha ha .. this whole topic has become a joke .. i hope the investigation stays its course and does not get derailed due to these unbelievable reactions from the White House

  • Shayla Brown

    Drag that SOB and ALL his MF'n Treasoners out of our "the people's" WHITE HOUSE!!!! ENOUGH IS A MF'N-NOUGH!!!

  • AFNacapella

    dialogs from a better future:
    "mommy, why is our president the 51st, but had only 49 predecessors?"
    "because there never was a 45th president, darling, there never was…"

  • princeoftidds

    Nixon stepped down when he knew the scandal was so big and the mounting pressure was so great that avoiding impeachment and embarrassment would be impossible. What exactly is Donnie waiting for?

  • David Edwards

    Even when he does something wrong, it is MORE WRONG than anyone else. Boy, this guy loves himself. Still, it reminds me of the saying, Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks your a twat.

  • didikaramba

    Hey FBI, go investigate yourself. In turn, you can leave the investigation of myself to be handled by myself. OK? Do we have a deal?

  • James Stevo

    Please wake up America and realise this man is taking your country down into the sewer. He might be happy there but are you?

  • Gaia Shield

    If only we could cover trump's face all the time…and his mouth… And send him into the volcano in Hawaii.

  • megahappy2beme

    Yeah, "NO DEMOCRATS ALLOWED" and if possible no girls either. sign on the door of that meeting, even though it affected the Democrats, but nope, no RSVP for them.

  • Whatever Imtold

    Yep, the constitution is being systematically dismantled – but let's be honest here. It started with Reagan, continued with Bush Sr. AND Clinton AND Bush Jr. AND Obama. Like Jimmy Dore always says – Trump just puts the ugly face on things that have been happening for a LONG time.

  • Jeanie Phillips

    I Love The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert!!! It's My "Tonight Show", which I Grew Up To!!! Stephen makes Me Laugh at the Serious Shit that Trump's Doing To Our American Way!!!

  • T

    Creepy cobert…… He must want to suck TRUMP off, cause that is all he talks about….Instead of doing his comedy show…Sick of hearing him cry like a the bitch he is…

  • saultube44

    TPOTUS has ordered to investigate his investigation about him, there is the loophole, The People has no really control over their own employee: The US Gov. that's should be fixed, stablish a mechanism that when The People asks for investigation, the US Gov will have NO POWER OVER IT, when The People mandates or makes a requirement is the Gov to assess the situation and report back to their Boss, The People and The People will give the GO, if and only if it sees it as good, The Military The Police, The US Gov is there to administrate not to rule/reign as a monarchy over The People, but the opposite

  • 666juba

    The republicans are cowards like their boss. Abuse of power is their favourite bullying method right now but threat, bribes and corruption in general are always used by them. A New York crime family is the rulers of the USA and the republicans acting as their street thugs. Now they are all scrambling to save their ass from being prosecuted. All thank's to their very brave and stable genius draft dodger boss. They obey the orange slime in the White House. Not the constitution and the law of the USA. The truth and nothing but the truth a line that has been totally soiled by the Orange slime and his helpers. No man is above the law except the Godfather of the republicans. Shame on the Republicans! VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!

  • ??

    Late night shows were for entertainment, now its communist propaganda. Sad so many Americans are too dumb to understand. Dems started this fake investigation to hide their crimes.

  • Shahid Khan

    The Republicans will still win in the mid terms because Democrats are too lazy to get out and vote. I'm amazed how stupid Democratic voters are, they have two choices. Either a centre right but sensible party (Democrats) or a hard right christian fundamentalist white supremacist party. Democrat voters thinks: Hmm. It's a really tough choice. Hmm. I'll stay at home. It makes no difference.

  • joyce russell

    Our poor country. How can this keep happening? Republican leaders and a dirty White House, plus Faux news and sycophants. That POS needs to be tried for treason and hung.

  • Nettie Watkins

    When are they going to get it! You cannot reason with someone who is delusional, He psychotic!. I am psych professional.

  • Andrew Hall

    Where are the Phantom Thieves when you need them?ย  If anyone could use a change of heart and a shiny new conscience, it's this guy.

  • Luiz Alex Phoenix

    Wasn't this Papadapalous a low level person in the campaign? They said so!
    Which means they only asked the coffee boy. Or… It couldn't… Did the LIE TO THE PUBLIC? NO!

  • Daniel Evans

    He tried so hard to wear the hat that said "Asshole," but it just wasn't what he could do, because he's much worse than that! ๐Ÿคข

  • rafishalom1

    And this what our clown has to say after evidence of an act against Trump much worse than watergate breaks.

    Just coming here to watch Colbert polish that turd. He can't because he's part of the turd.

  • Dak Lamerbusch

    It's finally happened folks!!! "I have the hugest scandal ever in American history! It's so huge it can't even fit in my huge Mar a Lago palace. Mar a Lago is huge, but my scandal is ten times huger! ENJOY!"

  • Mike OBrien

    DONALD TRUMP get it straight, YOU ARE "THE BIGGEST DISGRACE", YOU are the one that has committed acts that are "VERY ILLEGAL". Is there NO LENGTHS THAT TRUMP WON'T GO TO IN ORDER TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE!!!!!

  • MrMaenambeach

    I think Trump will win a second term. He comes across as an idiot but there is some deep seated criminal genius to what he is doing. He is a gangster in the land of what used to be gentlemanly disagreement. All of the republicans suck his cock now. "Little Marco", licks the jizz off his chin in hopes of votes from the most vile people in America. At least Paul Ryan was brave enough to just be a coward and run away. Trump may well do away with term limits. Any election he loses will be fake. He said that before he won the last one. America as it was known in the past is dead. America has no allies. No one respects it anymore. So sad.

  • DargorV

    Trump (and his flock of idiotic followers) are draggong America's name right thro the mud. Its SAD to watch from the outside and us the rest of the world are wondering, what the hell are you waiting for to grab that ugly man-child and throw him out of your white house?

  • Meg DiPaolo

    Trump, youโ€™re the biggest disgrace to this country, and one of the biggest insults to democracy the world has ever seen.

  • Where Is

    Colbert isn't the funny one- his fans are! Look how totally delusional and brainwashed they are! LOL! Hillary is criminal white trash, people! I know that y'all are slow and everything, so maybe if you watch "The Clinton Chronicles" and "Banished" posted by Danney Williams, both on YouTube, it'll help you a bit. You're pathetic. You eat up any garbage and call it truth. Wake up and grow up. You've been duped.

  • L CC

    Stephen Colbert, Michelle Wolf, Seth Meyers- they all have the dumbest fan base on the planet. Go watch "The Clinton Chronicles" and "Banished," posted by Danney Williams, both on YouTube. You all are so dumb that it's halfway into 2018 and you still can't figure out the real reasons why millions of people refused to vote for Clinton. Wake up.

  • JP51ism

    One week later, the FBI was lauded for doing their job by ultra-conservative GOP Trey Gowdy – whom Rudy G. dutifully said "drank the Kool Aid" (as he wiped some red fluid from his lips).

  • Michael Gfroerer

    Apparently 32% of Americans have no brains in their head, because 32% of Americans still support Trump. Sad!

  • bernard chamunda

    I like trump's idea of pardons b4 trial instead of plea bargain that would great for poor and brown people just have to make sure it is aplied evenly

  • Joe Jug

    if you think that drumpf started dealing with russians just for the "dirt on Hillary", you are sooo innocent and uninformed that it's cute : D

  • Derlen x

    don't you think you guys are overreacting just a little bit. the time we get on this earth is so short its worthless to harbour so much hatred for another human being and the last time i checked every single human life is considered sacred. i sincerely believe there is a goodness in all people. it might not be what you consider good but it is a good nonetheless. it is the hardest thing to love an enemy.

  • Ben Arnona

    Not to mention didn't trump himself say, and I quote "spying on your political rivals was done all the time, and totally not in anyway illegal?" Everyone else not stupid enough to actually fanatically believe everything out of his mouth remembers when he said that regarding the collusion allegations about the trump tower meeting with russion oligarchs to discuss getting dirt on hillary that he did not even confirm existed right?

  • Ben Arnona

    To paraphrase a quote one of the greatest saturday morning cartoon villains of all time that isn't our cartoonishly tyrannical president Galvatron, and I paraphrase this quote thusly, "trump as president?! Really trump?!" "This is bad comedy!!" Picture Galvatron saying that with good ol Leanord Nimoy's voice. Our fore fathers would be rolling in their graves if they could see us now.

  • Al Loomis

    feel free to denigrate trump, if it makes you feel better. but think a minute- he got to be president, with no more than the usual smoke and mirrors. when you play by the rules, and get this result- isn't it time to change the rules? the constitution was written to empower the rich, and that is what it does, since 1787. trump is rich, so he is entitled to throw his weight around, it's legal. i recommend democracy: find out what it is, and get it, if you can.

  • H Chahal

    If there are no spies that were implanted during his 2016 campaign for President then pretty much he would be a great disgrace to the country and the investigation into the Russian collusion should continue. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

  • Al Loomis

    the people of the usa tolerate rule by politician, instead of democracy. the politician caste is as crooked and useless as the nobles of louis 16, the people of usa alienated, cynical and profoundly ignorant. and what passes for political discussion happens on stage with a comedian.
    do you wonder why china makes fools of you?

  • Alice

    to anyone else watching this in the UK, can we agree that that suit and tie combo makes stephen look like he works for transpennine express lmao

  • bsrcat1

    Any idiot lawyer would be able to change the "of those present" to view/tamper with the evidence, to the president, the majority and minority leaders from both the house and senate. This makes as much sense as R. Kelly, sitting as judge at his own trial and only him and his 16yo girlfriend are permitted to watch the tape of him peeing on an underaged girl.
    Is America great again? I can't tell. It looks a lot like a bag of hypocrisy slathered in corruption.

  • Hoodoo Man

    If you have never pulled and 18 wheeler over on a lonely road in Kansas and puked in the grass, you have not lived. And that is just one of those awkward admissions.

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