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President Trump has refused to release his tax returns for more than one reason. Yes, there’s the issue of Russian collusion. But to take inspiration from Chelsea Clinton and make a more populist claim, Americans can all agree that 45 is one vain buckaroo. Trump does not like the details of his failed business ventures being known to the public.

Stephen Colbert begins his latest monologue by lampooning the tweeter-in-chief’s ideas on a trade war. Never fear, we get to hear Backbone’s wonderful Trump impression. Soon, however, he can’t resist needling the First Family’s failure to properly address a crumbling Trump hotel in Panama.

Colbert’s crack about Donald Trump Jr. at 3:55 is worth the price of admission. And you’ll giggle for days at the name of the hotel owner. But stay tuned for a shocking, creepy expose of bad business ethics and fascist security teams.

This stuff is almost not funny anymore. Then again, it’s Stephen.

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Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes at Capitol on January 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Members of the Oath Keepers — along with QAnon and the Proud Boys — were among the far-right extremists who, according to the FBI, were involved in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. The role that the Oath Keepers played in the Capitol insurrection is the focus of a report by PolitiFact's Samantha Putterman, who examines their activities before and during the attack.

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Steve Bannon

When it comes to events surrounding the January 6 insurrection, there are some whose involvement remains unclear. Did Rep. Lauren Boebert lead future insurgents on a tour of the Capitol in order to help them identify the shortest route to the people they wanted to hang? Not certain. There are others who will pretend that their calls to storming the Capitol and spilling a swimming pool of patriotic blood were purely metaphorical. Right, Rep. Mo Brooks?

And then there's Steve Bannon.

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