Late night host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE for failing to direct U.S. officials to prevent Russians from meddling in future U.S. elections.

"It’s like if your house is on fire, and the firemen are all there, and they agree that the flames are presently consuming your center hall colonial, but the fire chief keeps tweeting, ‘Fake news. We don’t know that that’s a fire. Could be a very shiny flood. Point is, there is no proof of combustion. Witch hunt!" Colbert said on "The Late Show."

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Many lawmakers have expressed concern about the Trump administration's lack of response to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. Officials have also warned Russia is likely to try and meddle in this year's midterm elections.

National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersHillicon Valley: Trump rails against 'terrible bias' at White House social media summit | Twitter hit by hour-long outage | Google admits workers listen to smart device recordings Trump officials defend use of facial recognition amid backlash Republicans say they're satisfied with 2020 election security after classified briefings MORE told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not received specific direction from the Trump administration to disrupt further Russian cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections.

"There’s no doubt in any of the intelligence agencies that Russia did everything it could to influence the 2016 election," Colbert said.

"From effective methods, like Facebook ads and Twitter bots, to total dead ends, like Don Jr.," he added. "And they're not done."