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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

With presidential aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner suddenly scheduled to testify about his meetings with various Russians — including a banker who looks suspiciously like an intelligent agent — Seth Meyers has noticed a pattern: At this point, it would be easier to list the Trump administration staffers who don’t have shady connections with the Kremlin than those who do. And the Late Night host even suspects the White House gardener.

A sense of impending doom seems to have driven Trump to tweet desperately about the Clintons’ supposed Russian connections, while insisting that his own scandal is just a “hoax.” But at long last, Meyers debunks the bogus “Clintons and Russian uranium” story that got so much undeserved traction thanks to Steve Bannon (and the New York Times) during the presidential campaign.

With sardonic flourish, Meyers recounts the latest tales of Devin Nunes playing Inspector Clouseau, jumping in and out of cars, skulking around the White House grounds, deceiving the members of the House Intelligence Committee that he chairs. Did he engage in all that silly skulduggery to uncover surveillance of foreign diplomats gossiping about where Trump had dinner?

It’s our very own dark comedy, unfolding every day.

 

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