Stephen Colbert Goes to Town on Jeff Sessions: 'You Don't Have to Recuse Yourself, You've Already F*cked Yourself'


Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from an ongoing investigation into the White House's ties to Russia Thursday. For Stephen Colbert, the announcement was entirely unnecessary.

"You know how there's all this smoke around the idea that the Trump folks colluded with the Russians to influence the election? And the Trump people are saying, Nothing to see here, folks?" the "Late Show" host quipped Thursday. “Well, I spy with my little eye, the attorney general of the United States."

While Sessions denied communications with the Russian government at his January confirmation hearing, the attorney general actually spoke twice with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during Donald Trump's presidential campaign. 

"Franken didn't even ask if you were involved!" Colbert exclaimed. "Why did you volunteer to lie?

Colbert then explained that Kislyak is the same Russian ambassador who former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn spoke with before resigning last month. 

“You called yourself a campaign surrogate, then you lied under oath that you never met with the Russians, so you don’t have to recuse yourself, because you’ve already f*cked yourself." 


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