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It’s the Christmas morning of The Late Show‘s “Russia Week.” Host Stephen Colbert finally aired the segment he’d been teasing for a week:

According to an unsubstantiated dossier that BuzzFeed News had the abandon to publish in full in January, President Trump (then just a questionably wealthy pariah) hired a gaggle of prostitutes to “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him” on the bed in the Ritz-Carlton Moscow’s “presidential suite” — room 1101 — where then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had stayed during a diplomatic visit to Russia.

Since the dossier’s release, little has developed in relation to Trump’s “sexual perversion.” That is, until Colbert checked into the infamous suite, which he found to be “soaked in history.”

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Reprinted with permission from ProPublica

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