Late-night host Stephen Colbert knocked Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE Jr. for using a back door to go to and from his interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week.

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“In fact, he actually … met with a Russian lawyer in hopes of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton," he continued.


“See? Nothing to see here, folks - because his testimony was not on camera.”

Colbert then played a news clip about Trump Jr.’s arrival at the Capitol on Thursday for his interview, in which a reporter said Trump Jr. came in through a “hidden loading dock deep in the bowels of the Capitol.”

“Yes, the bowels of the Capitol, where all of America’s most courageous leaders are pooped out,” Colbert said.

The late-night host referenced Trump Jr.’s opening statement to Senate investigators in which he said nothing came of his meeting with the Russian lawyer.

“Right. That makes it perfectly legal,” Colbert said. “Like if you rob a bank, and the vault turns out to be empty - no harm, no foul.”

Trump Jr. answered questions for nearly five hours in an interview with Senate investigators as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The interview was conducted by Senate staffers, but senators were allowed to observe. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said after the interview that it raised other avenues of inquiry for their investigation.

“There are a lot of areas that have been opened for future witnesses and questioning,” he said. “There will be a lot of areas to be pursued.”