Colbert hits Trump after Mueller report: Innocent people don't say 'I'm f---ed'

Late-night host Stephen Colbert knocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE on Thursday by noting that “innocent people don’t react” by saying “I’m f---ed” when they hear they're under investigation.

Trump said those words after Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's appointment to special counsel, according to Mueller’s redacted report released by the Department of Justice on Thursday. 


Colbert tore into Attorney General William Barr’s previous summary of the report and Thursday press conference detailing the contents of the report, saying it looked like Barr “skipped a few pages when he was summarizing.”

“For instance, we now know how Trump felt about Mueller’s investigation,” Colbert said of the report. “When Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHarris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House The Memo: Team Trump looks to Pence to steady ship in VP debate MORE told Trump that special counsel had been appointed, ‘the president slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m f---ed.’ ”

“That’s actually what I said at the beginning of your presidency, and I’m guessing that’s not how an innocent person reacts,” Colbert quipped.

Colbert, a frequent critic of the president, read from portions of Mueller’s redacted report released by the Justice Department and asked why Trump thought the special counsel probe was so "terrible." 

“Well because, according to Mueller, even though his report didn’t establish collusion with Russia, Trump was worried that 'a thorough FBI investigation would uncover acts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes,’” Colbert read from the report.

“In other words, Trump probably thought he broke the law and now his past was coming for him, like in that movie, ‘I Know What I Did Last Summer.’”

The details of Trump’s reaction were included in notes obtained by Mueller from Jody Hunt, Sessions’s chief of staff at the time.

Trump was livid with Sessions after finding out about Mueller’s appointment and said his attorney general at the time should resign, according to the report.

“How could you let this happen, Jeff?” Trump asked Sessions, adding that he had “let [him] down.”

Sessions recalled that Trump said to him, “you were supposed to protect me,” or “words to that effect,” according to the Mueller report.

They reportedly agreed that Sessions would submit his resignation to the White House and Sessions handed in his letter the next day, according to Mueller’s report.