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Seth Meyers offers “a closer look” at this no-good, very-bad Trump scandal week following his dismissal of FBI director James Comey — which is now culminating in open talk of impeachment in Congress. His review includes damning (and now hilarious) footage of Trump from last year, discussing the alleged violations of classification found on Hillary Clinton’s email server:

“If Hillary is elected she would be be under a protracted criminal investigation, likely followed by the trial of a sitting president…the investigation will last for years,…nothing will get done…government will grind to a halt…and we will continue to suffer.”

Meyers retorts, “It’s amazing. The only thing he got wrong was the president’s name!”

Late Night taped not long after the New York Times reported the Comey memo detailing Trump’s attempt to derail the investigation of Michael Flynn last February. And Meyers has a clip of Trump from the campaign trail that describes exactly how we “continue to suffer” right now.

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Marchers at January 22 anti-vaccination demonstration in Washington, D.C>

Back when it was first gaining traction in the 1990s, the anti-vaccination movement was largely considered a far-left thing, attracting believers ranging from barter-fair hippies to New Age gurus and their followers to “holistic medicine” practitioners. And it largely remained that way … until 2020 and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington, D.C., however, showed us, there’s no longer anything even remotely left-wing about the movement. Populated with Proud Boys and “Patriot” militiamen, QAnoners and other Alex Jones-style conspiracists who blithely indulge in Holocaust relativism and other barely disguised antisemitism, and ex-hippies who now spout right-wing propaganda—many of them, including speakers, encouraging and threatening violence—the crowd at the National Mall manifested the reality that “anti-vaxxers” now constitute a full-fledged far-right movement, and a potentially violent one at that.

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