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You will not be surprised to learn that Attorney General Bill Barr’s cover-up antics with the Mueller Report do not amuse Stephen Colbert. Like the rest of us, he paid a lot of money and waited a long time for the results of the Russia investigation — and neither a four-page “summary” nor a “redacted” version will do.

On Tuesday Barr testified for several hours on Capitol Hill, mostly declining to answer Congressional questions about the report but proclaiming that he will release his version next week. Irritated even more by Barr’s arrogance, Colbert sums up his testimony in four jokes — including a Mueller Report “Mad-Libs.”

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As the investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz's heinous career continues, more and more of his former allies can't stomach -- or just don't want to be associated-- with the Florida Congressman. The latest indignity: Gaetz has been "snubbed" by the former guy, his "political idol."

Seth Meyers takes "A Closer Look," dishing out too many Trump and Gaetz burns to count.

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