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Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend.

But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr.

During eight hours of closed testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the president’s eldest son declined to answer questions about a key conversation with his father. Because there was an attorney present during that crucial chat about Junior’s infamous Trump Tower meeting to get “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he asserted “attorney-client privilege.”

It isn’t too hard to laugh at that comical claim — or at Trump Junior, period. It only hurts when you realize that you’re laughing at the First Family of the United States.

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The latest right-wing "antifa" hoax—namely, the claim that leftist arsonists have been secretly behind the wildfires that have swept the West Coast this month—is now being broadcast to millions of people. It bubbled up from the fever swamps of the far right, broadcast widely by key figures atop the media food chain: Donald Trump, Joe Rogan, Fox News, and leading Republican political candidates.

Trump retweeted an alt-right-flavored anti-Biden video suggesting he was ignoring antifa arsonists threatening the suburbs. Rogan, a wildly popular podcast host, told his audience that "left-wing people" were responsible for the fires (and apologized for it the next day). Fox News appeared especially eager to blame antifa for the wildfires as a way of denying the role of climate change. And in Washington state, where the fires have hit hard, the Republican nominee in the governor's race joined in spreading the claims through a campaign video.

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