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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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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 and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

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