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The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

Conan O’Brien had plenty of fun with it in his monologue.

Conan also looked at all the other ways that the New England Patriots have cheated over the years.

Jimmy Kimmel had a discussion on “Deflate-Gate,” trading puns with Boston native Edward Norton.

But then Kimmel also had legendary sportscaster Al Michaels as a guest, with Michaels himself saying that there are more important events in the world to talk about.

And on a more serious note, The Daily Show did look at an important story: Bringing on South African comedian Trevor Noah to discuss how the media has largely overlooked the atrocities still being committed by the terrorist militia Boko Haram — and moreover, the way that Americans don’t seem to know very much about foreign events at all.

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On Tuesday, the House Select Committee hearing featured testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ aide. It was damning. Hutchinson went on the record reiterating what she had told investigators previously, detailing the many things she saw and heard before and during January 6, 2021. Her testimony touched on Trump’s insistence that he join the riot at the Capitol, his knowledge of armed MAGA audience members, the bizarre disappearing act Meadows performed, and the fact that leading up to the “Stop the Steal” rally, Trump’s own lawyer knew that crimes were most likely being committed.

One of the more explosive moments in Hutchinson’s testimony concerned her recounting of what Trump’s former lead Secret Service agent turned political adviser Anthony Ornato told her about Donald Trump’s actions, alleging he attacked his chief security official, Robert “Bobby” Engel, when Engel would not allow him to lead the rioters at the Capitol grounds. This reportedly took place after Trump left the Stop of Steal rally on January 6, 2021.

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Wayne Willott, a QAnon influencer known online as “Juan O. Savin” who is recruiting and supporting candidates for election-administration positions around the country, warned of “civil war” if people try to “move past” the 2020 presidential election.

Savin is part of a coalition led by Jim Marchant, which aims to recruit and elect secretary of state candidates who have pushed false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

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