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Somehow, Stephen Colbert can always find the brighter side of our national woe. Bad as it is that Trump disclosed highly classified national security data to the Russians, there is good news too: “He found the leaker!”

Meanwhile the continuing fiasco of the president’s decision to fire James Comey has revealed secret taping in the Trump White House, at least according to those @realDonaldTrump tweets. (Of course, those tweets are as likely to be true as anything else uttered by Trump, meaning not too likely.) For press secretary Sean Spicer that requires covering up, obfuscating, and stonewalling Watergate-style, which is horrifying as White House conduct — and comedy gold for Colbert.

“The president has made it clear what his position is,” Spicer repeated over and over again as he refused to answer press questions about the tapes that Trump had cited to threaten Comey. But no! objects Colbert. “We know he’s screwing the country but he hasn’t made it clear what the position is. Is it missionary? Is it doggy-style?”

Those Watergate analogies can only take Stephen just so far, but he’s going there.

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