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As Donald Trump openly floats a possible pardon for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, a convicted crook heading toward life in prison, the dimensions of their plot to obstruct justice are emerging. Of course, blabbermouth lawyer Rudy Giuliani spilled the story, describing how Manafort and his lawyers, pretending to cooperate with the special counsel, were actually playing a double game. Why would they torpedo their own plea deal, unless they expect presidential clemency?

For Colbert, the latest news regarding Manafort’s treachery, Wikileaks, and Roger Stone only intensifies the intrigue. And the jokes! The Late Show host describes the eccentric Tump confidant and dandy, with a suitable still, as “open-casket American Roger Stone.”

Merrily he sings: “Mueller Claus is coming to town!”

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Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.