Trump’s Inner Circle Facing Intense Scrutiny In Ukraine Scandal
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Trump’s Inner Circle Facing Intense Scrutiny In Ukraine Scandal


AND WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO “THE
LATE SHOW.” I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT. THEERP THEERP SO NICE TO BE WITH
THESE PEOPLE TONIGHT. HERE’S THE THING– THE NEWS IS
SO DARK THESE DAYS, I’D LIKE TO START OFF TONIGHT WITH A STORY
OF HOPE THAT HONORS AN AMERICAN HERO. THERE’S A VIRAL VIDEO OF THIS
BEVERAGE CART AT O’HARE AIRPORT: JIM. IT’S SPINNING… IT’S SPINNING… IT’S GONNA HIT THE PLANE. OH! IT JUST BARELY MISSES THE PLANE,
AND BAM! FORKLIFT GUY SAVES THE DAY! A TIP FOR ANY PASSENGER FLYING
ON THAT PLANE: DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING CARBONATED. I JUST LOVE THAT VIDEO SO MUCH. IT HAS EVERYTHING. YOU KNOW WHO ELSE LIKED THAT
VIDEO? DONALD TRUMP. IT’S TRUE. I’M NOT MAKING THAT UP. TRUMP RETWEETED IT WITH THE
COMMENT, “GREAT JOB, JUST IN TIME!”
( APPLAUSE )
GOT A LOT OF TIME ON HIS HANDS. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
CAT’S GOT A LOT OF TIME ON HIS HANDS.>>Jon: GOT A LOT OF TIME!>>Stephen: I AGREE,
MR. PRESIDENT. I THINK WE CAN ALL RELATE TO THE
STORY OF A DANGEROUS, OUT-OF-CONTROL THING BEING
STOPPED JUST IN TIME.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
I CAN SEE WHY TRUMP NEEDS SOMETHING TO TAKE HIS MIND OFF
THE NEWS THESE DAYS, BECAUSE THIS UKRAINE SCANDAL IS MOVING
FASTER THAN CHALUPA THROUGH A GOOSE.( LAUGHTER )
AND NOW THE SCRUTINY HAS FOCUSED ON TRUMP’S INNER CIRCLE. I’LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT IN
TONIGHT’S EDITION OF “DON AND THE GIANT IMPEACH.”>>THAT CALL WAS PERFECT. IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN NICER.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: GLAD WE GOT TO USE THIS AGAIN. THE FIRST TOP TRUMP OFFICIAL
IMPLICATED IN THIS IS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND CANNIBAL AT A SUMMER
CAMP, BILL BARR.( LAUGHTER )
WE FOUND OUT YESTERDAY THAT TRUMP PRESSED AUSTRALIA’S LEADER
TO HELP BARR INVESTIGATE THE MUELLER INQUIRY’S ORIGINS. YES, TRUMP WANTS ANY INFORMATION
THE AUSTRALIANS CAN GIVE HIM. (AS TRUMP)
“HELLO? KANGAROO JACK, YOU GUYS ARE 14
HOURS IN THE FUTURE. WHAT DID I TWEET TOMORROW?”
WHAT DID I DO THIS TIME? AM I IN TROUBLE? HELLO? IT’S JUST A FINGER.” AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS PART
OF THIS IS HIGHLY UNUSUAL EVENT. IN FACT, “CURRENT AND FORMER
INTELLIGENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED
FRUSTRATION AND ALARM THAT BARR IS TAKING SUCH A DIRECT ROLE IN
RE-EXAMINING WHAT THEY VIEW AS CONSPIRACY THEORIES.” BILL BARR IS TRAVELING THE WORLD
TRYING TO PROVE THAT ALL OF TRUMP’S CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE
TRUE. HE’S GOING TO FIND OBAMA’S BIRTH
CERTIFICATE. HE’S GOING TO FIND ALL THE
PEOPLE THAT ALIENS ABDUCTED FROM TRUMP’S INAUGURATION CROWD, AND
FINALLY BRING HELP TO HURRICANE RAVAGED ALABAMA. DID THE HURRICANE–
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AUSTRALIA IS JUST THE TIP OF THE
CRAZY-BERG HERE, BECAUSE BARR ALSO REACHED OUT TO BRITISH
INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS. AND LAST WEEK, THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL TRAVELED TO ITALY, WHERE HE MET WITH SENIOR ITALIAN
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. REALLY? ITALY? EITHER BARR IS ON A WORLDWIDE
COLLUSION TOUR, OR HE’S ON A JOURNEY OF MIDLIFE DISCOVERY
CALLED “EAT, PRAY, LIE.”( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
NEXT DOMINO ABOUT TO FALL,
SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, SEEN HERE SMELLING “THE BLOOD OF
AN ENGLISHMAN.”( LAUGHTER )
YESTERDAY– THIS IS JUST YESTERDAY? WE LEARNED THAT POMPEO TOOK PART
IN THE TRUMP-ZELENSKY PHONE CALL. HE WAS ON THE LINE. HE WAS ASKED ABOUT IT 22 WEEKS
AGO AND HE PLAYED DUMB. I MEAN, LIKE “I THINK SOMEDAY
PEOPLE WILL FORGET I WAS A WILLING PART OF THIS
ADMINISTRATION” DUMB:>>I WANT TO TURN TO THE
WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” IS
REPORTING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE
EIGHT TIMES TO WORK WITH RUDY GIULIANI TO INVESTIGATE JOE
BIDEN’S SON. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THOSE
CONVERSATIONS?>>SO, YOU JUST GAVE ME A REPORT
ABOUT A– I– WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT, NONE OF WHICH I’VE
SEEN.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: “WELL, YOU– YOU JUST GAVE ME A REPORT FR FROM TH
I– OOP. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN.”( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THE FINAL MEMBER OF THE ABOUT-TO-LOSE-POWER TRIO IS
TRUMP LAWYER AND MAN SHOCKED TO FIND OUT HE’S STILL WELCOME ON
T.V., RUDY GIULIANI. YESTERDAY, HOUSE DEMOCRATS
SUBPOENAED GIULIANI TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS IN THE IMPEACHMENT
INQUIRY. IN THEIR ATTACHED LETTER, THE
CHAIRMEN OF THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES MADE CLEAR, “OUR
INQUIRY INCLUDES AN INVESTIGATION OF CREDIBLE
ALLEGATIONS THAT YOU ACTED AS AN AGENT OF THE PRESIDENT IN A
SCHEME TO ADVANCE HIS PERSONAL POLITICAL INTERESTS BY ABUSING
THE POWER OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.” WELL, DUH!( LAUGHTER )
THAT’S WHAT IT SAYS ON GIULIANI’S TRAMP STAMP.( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
EITHER– HE LOOKS GOOD. HE LOOKS GOOD.>>Jon: WOW, THAT’S WHAT IT
SAYS?>>Stephen: LOOKS GOOD. WHAT’S WRONG? GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. EITHER GIULIANI TURNS OVER THE
DOCUMENTS, OR HE RISKS OBSTRUCTION CHARGES. SO LAST NIGHT, HE WENT ON FOX
NEWS TO CONSIDER HIS OPTIONS.>>OH, I DON’T KNOW. I’M WEIGHING THE ALTERNATIVES. I’LL KIND OF, LIKE, GO
THROUGH IT. I’LL GET ALL OF MY EVIDENCE. I’LL GET MY CHARTS. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY WOULD LET
ME USE VIDEOTAPES AND TAPE RECORDINGS THAT I HAVE, IF THEY
WILL LET ME GET SOME OF THE EVIDENCE THAT I GATHERED.>>Stephen: (AS GIULIANI)
“YES, IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER THEY LET ME PRESENT ALL THE EVIDENCE:
THE CHARTS, THE VIDEOTAPES, THE BALLS OF RED TWINE I USE TO
CONNECT RANDOM NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ON THE CORK BOARD IN
MY BASEMENT– WHICH IS WHERE I ALSO KEEP MY JARS OF URINE THAT
SPEAK TO ME IN THE NIGHT. AND LET ME TELL YOU, SEAN, THEY
ARE PISSED!” GIULIANI–
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
NOTHING LIKE GIULIANI. THAT SOUNDS NOTHING LIKE MAYOR
GIULIANI, 100%. MORE LIKE GILL FRED GODFREY. GIULIANI CONTINUED TO RAIL
AGAINST JOE BIDEN, AND THEN HAD A WARNING FOR THE OTHER SIDE:
>>WAKE UP, DEMOCRATS. YOU ARE COVERING UP CORRUPTION,
AND BY THE TIME IT IS OVER, YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE PARTY OF
CORRUPTION. I PROSECUTED CORRUPTION,
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. I CAN SMELL THIS.>>Stephen: (AS GIULIANI)
“I CAN SMELL THIS, AND YOU CAN SMELL IT TOO, BECAUSE I YANKED
THIS CORRUPTION STORY STRAIGHT OUT OF MY KEISTER.”

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100 thoughts on “Trump’s Inner Circle Facing Intense Scrutiny In Ukraine Scandal

  1. Drumpf: "Great job, just in time!", yeah you can say the same to Nancy for your Impeachment, which will impede you to wreck this Country again, useless idiot

  2. I’ve come up with a nickname for all of the officials who are scrambling to defend Trump by speaking gibberish. From now on they shall be referred to as “Donald’s Delusional Divas of Disarray”

  3. Hold on. If Biden and son are doing crooked business with Ukraine…shouldn't he be investigated but yet you want to impeach Trump on this? I'm confused. Why isn't Biden being held accountable? If this is a reason to impeach and to support it then you're just as dumb as Colbert.  #WHITEPEOPLEARESTUPID

  4. I wonder why everyone who works for the president has that "I JUST FUCKED MY MOTHER" look on their faces?
    Damn!

  5. The flaw in Giuliani's logic (well…one of them) is that the Democrats don't need to conjure up a conspiracy to frame Trump. They just need to decide which horrible act Trump has committed will be the one they focus on.

  6. Giuliani says on Fox News he has videotapes and tape recordings. Sounds like something that should be subpoenaed.

  7. Uncle Joe. Alcoholic here clean many years. I have zero experience in anything. What I'd like is you to get me a job like Hunter. Fifty K a month is perfect. I know that I can not live up to your family values as I only married once and it wasn't to my sister in law. Also, I claim every child that I produce so unlike your son, I'd take a DNA test. Other that those couple of things, and the other things in your closet creepy-feel-em-up-slippery uncle joe, I would be a great employee. So if Hunter goes to jail, call on me Joe unless of course, you are sitting next to him.

  8. Is Rudey Starting to do the hair like trump… there's a fucn weird yellow orange glow emanating from his side burns

  9. Greta Thunberg. One may agree with her diagnosis of the science on climate change or not. One may regard her UN critique of economic growth last month as informed or otherwise. But nobody in any position of power will even argue with her ideas. Because Greta is among much else the perfect creation of the ideas age we live in. She has been chosen and elevated precisely because she is impossible to oppose. Or impossible to oppose without being cast out as a monster.The invitation goes like this. ‘Here is our 16-year-old autistic girl. Listen to her as she demands that you destroy the best system of economic growth.’ Only just behind that is the real challenge. ‘Go on. Oppose her. I dare you. Attack the 16-year-old autistic Swede.’ It is tempting to try to enter into an arms race with the proponents of this very modern form of debate-suppression — this muffling by victimhood. Over recent months, as Greta has increasingly come to resemble some visitation from the Middle Ages, I have often wondered about putting out an advert for a disabled Danish 14-year-old who loves fossil fuels. In a Scandi child-off with Greta would such a candidate win I suspect not, though it remains unclear what the rules are.

  10. philanthropist who funds many so-called ‘progressive’ think-tanks and institutions. Soros is Jewish, and according to some liberal observers, this means any criticism of him is by definition anti-Semitic. This is a perverse idea. Is there a ‘Soros empire’ in Hungary? That’s certainly not a phrase I would use, but it is an indisputable fact that Soros funds various groups inside Hungary and across Europe. The depiction of all anti-Soros criticism as anti-Semitic is dodgy on two levels in particular. First, it demonises and seeks to silence all public discussion of a billionaire and his political interests. And secondly, it seriously harms the crucial struggle against resurgent anti-Semitism by weaponising accusations of anti-Semitism to the cynical end of silencing dissent on Soros and his political role and this can only deepen the depressing cynicism that already exists towards the seriousness of anti-Semitism.

  11. All these people are human filth why they are being alowweled to get away with it I don't know why trump is filth

  12. Trump tem quedas para o Leste?! Ele adora. o Frio mas os temas são quentes que o põem. num pesadelo que o faz acordar em sobressalto…que é ficar sem o poder!! É espingardar em todas as direcções para abafar os esquemas!! Está em maus lençóis …mas ele é malabarista e juntou-se a um Presidente que já foi humorista … isto é um circoz?!!

  13. these guys must be the DUMBEST criminals ever. It's like whatever you suspect is happening……is exactly what is happening. What kind of an idiot gives the press, and therefore, the police as it were, the evidence? It's astounding how bad these guys are at crime.

  14. That video reminds me of the day I was working at Kroger and a mother was frantically searching for her 3 yr old autistic, non verbal son. I asked the front floor supervisor what to do and she said idk, then I paged a manager and informed them, asking what to do and she said idk. So, being a mother, I sprang into action, telling the guys who bag the groceries to stand by the doors and don’t let out any small children wearing red shirts. Then I jogged around the store, asking people if they had seen a small child, which led me to the produce section. The sweet child was looking at mini pumpkins that had painted faces on them. The whole produce team was just standing there, watching him, but no one thought to page the mgr to let her know that they found the child. Honestly! Many Americans are brain dead, which explains the support for Trump. It’s maddening being an intelligent person in the US.

  15. Did Jon Batiste just call the audience Niggas at 3:49 after the eat pray lie joke on a network TV show?? If so thats the funniest thing I've ever seen on this show. I love every character Colbert has ever done and think he's a genius – but unfortunately this is just standard boring late night shite. I wish they'd cancel his ass so he could go back to doing what he does better than anyone.

  16. My impeachment will be the biggest and the very best in the history of this country, so much better than Nixons' and it will be said by historians for a long time that mine was bigger and better, and everyone loved my impeachment the most and a lot of people believe, and i have talked to some of them, that my impeachment will cost the most and be spectacular and other Presidents will call and tell me it was by far the very best perfect impeachment and they couldn't have done it any better.

  17. Bill Barr should be investigating corruption at home, isn't that his job? Must be pretty incompetent if they can't do investigations of presently occurring corruption without the help of the Ukraine, Australia and China, never mind things that happened years ago, in the Ukraine. Maybe Putin could give them a hand, he's obviously a lot smarter than they are. And Trump fighting corruption in other countries? Please. The hypocrisy is embarrassingly obvious.

  18. Colbert, you say you're out to expose and ridicule Trump at every turn, every chance and episode you get. But all I see is you making money off his name every night. And like Andrew Yang said, every mention of his name just benefits Trump more. So the fact that you profit from talking about this guy every night and keeping him relevant makes you in fact his best ally. Meanwhile you Diss Yang for trying to grab attention by skateboarding and having low attendance in his rallies? You either live under a rock or you're bought. Either way, your sleazeball way of making a living has to end.

  19. Stephanie Colbert has become a sell out. Can't watch this guy anymore. He'll soon be out of work when Trump is out of office.

  20. Good article from one of our veterans. We need more of our veterans interviewed! https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/6/1890474/-Trump-just-disrespected-everyone-who-has-ever-served-Why-do-they-take-it?detail=emaildkre

  21. I stopped watching the news to get information on what's going on with Trump and the impeachment. I just watched Stephen Colbert because at least I can laugh while getting the facts. I think I belly laughed and almost cried during this one! Keep up the good work,; you are a comedic genius,!

  22. All jokes aside that driver did an amazing job and probably saved his company millions of dollars. He deserves a huge bonus and I hope he gets it.

  23. trump will not only not be impeached,  he will be re elected.   read the phone transcript for yourself and ignore Colbert and the fake news.

  24. Guess what Steve? Your ratings are dropping. Maybe people are waking up to the fact that you like children too much. Pervert

  25. We're following this whole circus from The Netherlands and we really don't get how all this works an just can happen. He lies and commits crimes on camera, the WH just says "no" to Congress subpoenas and there's nothing any-one ca do. I think the Democrats have bitten of more than they can chew. Congress is powerless except for harsh words they can do nothing. Witnesses just don't appear, Republicans with all their high moral standards keep supporting this nasty guy. And, because all the stupid mistakes the Democrats make in the process, he wel be re-elected. It's horrible for the USA but also for the rest of the world. And nothing can stop this.

  26. How happy are you late night no talent so called celebrities when America despises you. Your careers will be over in 2020. Because you'll have no ratings and will be booed off the stage when real America takes further control.

  27. Who sell uranium to Russia.
    Obama and Hillary.
    Who lied about a video killing Ambassador Steven's.
    Obama and Hillary
    Who supplied weapons and money to terrorists
    Obama and Hillary
    While spied and shared secrets
    Obama and Hillary
    Who's FBI and CIA = Hitler's SS Squads
    Obama and Hillary
    Who sell uranium to Russia.
    Obama and Hillary.
    Who lied about a video killing Ambassador Steven's.
    Obama and Hillary
    Who supplied weapons and money to terrorists
    Obama and Hillary
    While spied and shared secrets
    Obama and Hillary
    Who's FBI and CIA = Hitler's SS Squads
    Obama and Hillary

  28. Colbert just killed me with that Pompeo elevator routine. This is like the one-thousandth time Colbert has had me dying with laughter in his career. The man is a national treasure.

  29. My god…. this is a fine example of why late night talk shows are failing.. lets pick in trump for an hour and let’s talk to the first guest to see if they hate trump……..

    Trump2020

  30. All this stuff should've happened ages ago. look at all the damage Drumpf has caused not only to America but to the Whole World with his Infantile and Unqualified behaviour !!

  31. Any state backed cyber crime is still a crime and they are ultimately going to prison ! Everything has a digital footprint ! Can't justify or explain any of it which means it's a hate crime ! That's a lot of jail time ! And until people speak English then Armageddon is only going to get worse and gradually destroy the rest of the world ! As it has been doing ! I think you picked the wrong guy ! Bumping into mike Tyson coming out of the bar that night wasn't such a good idea to provoke him ! Now you made the worst decision of your lives and are going to be paying the ultimate sacrifice — your freedom and your wealth and careers ! One by one say goodbye !

  32. Fork Lift GIRL (LADY, GAL, CHICK, IDK….). I don't usually care about that kinda stuff but she is a singular female… "Guy" is a stretch of the English language to describe her.

  33. Do any of you have any idea how hard it is to live and work in Louisiana? Everyone here blindly supports trump and everything he does. He’s infallible in the south, and it’s infuriating.

    My only hope is he loses or is impeached, and this nonsense that surrounds me can finally be silenced.

  34. That dudes a fuckin hero. Not cuz he saved anyones life, but because he saved an airline company money from losing money. They probably threw him a bbq n gave him a gift card.

  35. Even IF Joe Biden IS guilty…ASKING for dirt on a political opponent from a foriegn entity…IS STILL ILLEGAL!!!!

  36. Thanks The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.😊 "Bill Barr's…gonna find Obama's birth certificate. He's gonna rescue all the people that aliens abducted from Trump's Inauguration crowd and finally, bring help to hurricane ravaged Alabama."😁

  37. Everyone thinks it’s funny’s bec he’s making fun of trump but if you would take a fair approach on his jokes you would realize he’s corny and he makes fun a trump for the dumbest things Omg everyone trump liked a random video ha ha he has some much time on his hands

    THE FACT THAT HE KNEW THAT IS SO HYPOTHETICAL!!!

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