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Not every day does a late-night host get to interview the man known as President Trump’s TV lawyer — unless they’re on Fox News. So the opportunity to talk with Rudy Giuliani, currently under investigation by federal authorities, had to be especially exciting for Stephen Colbert.

There’s just so much to discuss, like the former New York mayor’s weird conspiracy theory that Ukraine authorities “dreamed up” the evidence that sent Paul Manafort to prison. Noting that Rudy’s outlandish theories have long been debunked, Colbert observed drily that Giuliani may soon be Manafort’s “debunkmate” in a cozy cell.

The “surprise appearance” by Giuliani — played to perfection by wine-swilling, rug-chewing special guest John Lithgow — is frighteningly funny.

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Former President Trump at Palm Beach International Airport

Screenshot from Dan Scavino Jr.'s Archived Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

A new story out of Politico reports that officials in Palm Beach, Florida, have been making "contingency plans" just in case the twice impeached former president Donald Trump is indicted on one of the myriad possible charges being investigated by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. One of the issues facing officials is a seldom used Florida statute that gives the state's governor the power to intervene in any extradition of Florida residents to other states in the union. It isn't clear what these "contingency" plans consist of; is it making sure Trump is justifiably extradited if the request is made, or how they might prolong his stay in Florida in defiance of the law?

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