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Colbert travels to Capitol Hill to release his own ‘memo’

Late-night host Stephen Colbert traveled to Capitol Hill for a Friday “The Late Show” segment to look into the House Intelligence Committee’s ongoing Russia investigation and deliver his own “memo” to the committee’s ranking member.

Colbert visited Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, and began by showing him a photo of Jared Kushner, a White House senior adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law.

“I want to show you a couple of photographs here. You don’t have to say a word — the eyes are the window to the soul,” Colbert said. “Are these people guilty?”

{mosads}Schiff laughed as Colbert showed him a photo of Kushner, to which Colbert responded, “It’s so funny how much time he’ll spend in jail.”

Colbert then showed Schiff a photo of Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.

“I really can’t comment on this,” Schiff said.

“Oh, it’s bad,” Colbert responded. “Really bad.”

The comedian then presented Schiff with his own “memo” similar to the two documents recently released by Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Colbert asked the California Democrat to read the memo out loud.

“It says, ‘Devin Nunes is a,’ and then it’s redacted,” Schiff said.

Nunes (Calif.) is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“We’re not allowed to release that information,” Colbert said. “CBS won’t let me say it on air either.”

Later in the segment, Colbert visited the office of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), saying he was the “only Republican” who would read his memo on television.

“Do you have any guesses as to what it might say underneath?” Colbert said, referring to the redaction about Nunes.

“Californian? Public servant? Former dairy farmer?” Flake guessed.

“Former dairy farmer? Really? Because he seems to be milking it right now,” Colbert replied.

Colbert’s segment comes weeks after the two dueling memos were released. The memo authored by Nunes alleged abuse of surveillance powers at the Justice Department, while the Democratic memo rebutted those claims.

Tags Adam Schiff Adam Schiff Devin Nunes Devin Nunes Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr. Jared Kushner Jeff Flake Memo Stephen Colbert
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