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These aren’t fun times for Donald Trump, who felt disappointed when the nation didn’t rise up to sing “Happy Birthday” in unison as he turned 71 last week. He even got dissed in the Oval Office by the president of Panama,who muttered “100 years ago” when Trump sounded as if he was taking credit for the construction of the Panama Canal.

And as Seth Meyers can’t resist noting, the Russia investigation intrudes so heavily on Trump’s administration that “even his lawyers are getting their own lawyers now.” The special counsel probe is reportedly looking hard at son-in-law and principal adviser Jared Kushner, who spoke publicly for the first time — and turns out to sound like someone who, as Meyers put it, “looks like he should be standing behind a podium made from cardboard.”

Meyers reviews White House squirming over news that the special counsel is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Watch his religious-right wing-nut lawyer, Jay Sekulow, engage in hilarious, epic rhetorical wrangles with Jake Tapper and especially Chris Wallace. It’s even funnier if you know that Trump hired Sekulow after watching him on Fox News. Caveat emptor, Donald.

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