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In the wake of the James Comey firing, Stephen Colbert is beyond fed up with arguments over the mystery behind Trump’s decision.

“It looks like Trump did it to stop the Russia investigation,” he says impatiently, mimicking the Washington press corps’ dither. “That is why! One thing we’ve learned from the last two years about Donald Trump is that what he seems to be doing is exactly what he’s doing! There’s no grand strategy! He’s not some puppet master, he’s not some wizard playing three dimensional chess…He’s playing Hungry Hungry Hippos! He’s just slapping until he gets all the marbles, mine-mine-mine-mine-mine-mine-mine!”

Still, for the truly gullible among us, the White House brought forth that letter on the Comey firing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — prompting Colbert to snark that the Department of Justice has been renamed “the Department of Justification.”

Nor does the snark end there, as Colbert offers pungent takes on the latest sightings of Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, plus a bonus Nixon impression.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Viktor Orban

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Nobody should still pretend to be shocked that the Conservative Political Action Conference, an entity no longer "conservative" in any meaningful sense, would feature an appearance by an authoritarian leader like Viktor Orban. The Hungarian autocrat is the idol of the international far Right. He has repeatedly enjoyed the bootlicking attentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News and indeed, CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp led his gang to celebrate Orban in Budapest earlier this year.

What makes Orban so alluring to the American far rightists is his example as an illiberal politician who, unlike their idol former President Donald Trump, has managed to corrupt Hungarian democracy so thoroughly as to guarantee his own continuing rule.

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