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If you can’t quite bring yourself to watch the Trump inauguration, we present Stephen Colbert’s preview instead. Considering the new president’s fervent wish to have a North Korean-style military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue — a bit of fascistic wackiness from which he was reportedly dissuaded by the military brass — the Late Show host suggests a new hair-do for our very own dear leader.

Colbert also reviews Thursday’s weird Lincoln Memorial concert, where Trump walked out to the strains of the Rolling Stones’ “Heart of Stone.” And as a bonus, he examines the “learning curve” of Rick Perry, soon to take charge of the Department of Energy he once proposed abolishing, and the nuclear arsenal it oversees.

On a day that will make millions weep, we’re trying for laughter.

Michael Flynn

Photo by Tomi T Ahonen/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "full pardon" for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure from the start of Russia investigation and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential transition. The reason for his lying was never fully explained. He also admitted to working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey while serving on the Trump campaign, work that included publishing a ghost-written op-ed in The Hill that argued for extraditing an American resident who is seen as an enemy of the Turkish government. After admitting to his crimes, Flynn attempted to recant and withdraw his guilty plea, an issue which had yet to be resolved by the courts.

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