Seth Meyers Has One Rule Everyone Should Follow During Trump's Scandalous Presidency
While processing the mounting evidence of the Trump administration's collusion with Russia, it's best to remember the "Golden Rule in the Trump era," Seth Meyers reminded his viewers last night. "Nothing is too stupid to be true."
Since the New York Times first reported that Donald Trump Jr. met with Kremlin-connected attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in June, the president's surrogates (particularly on Fox News) have eagerly leapt to his defense, blaming everyone from the Secret Service to Hillary Clinton.
"[But] Don Jr. is not the only member of the Trump team who's been implicated," noted Meyers. "Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, as well as campaign chairman Paul Manafort were both copied on the email and attended the meeting."
"They both claim they didn't read the email," he continued. "I might believe that except for the fact that the subject line of this email was literally... 'Regarding Russia, Clinton, private and confidential.'"
Senate Democrats are now calling for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked after his repeated failure to disclose the meeting on his security clearance forms. Meanwhile, his lawyers have justified the omission by saying that "a member of his staff had prematurely hit the 'send' button," Yahoo News reported.
The only problem with that explanation is there are literally 28 different send buttons to press for a form of this type.
"[Kushner] doesn't read emails to the end and sends documents before they're completed. He seems on top of it," quipped Meyers. "At least he's only in charge of U.S.-China relations, U.S.-Mexico relations, criminal justice reform, opioid crisis management, the 'White House Office of American Innovation,' and Middle East peace."
"How's peace in the Middle East going, Jared?" the host cracked. "'I'm working on an email right now! Oh, no! I hit send! No! No! Please! Please don't read to the end!'"