Lindsey Graham’s Willful Ignorance Will Not Be Enough To Protect Trump


WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO THE LATE
SHOW. I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT. FOLKS, THE HITS KEEP ONCOMING
AND TODAY WE HAVE MORE HUGE NEWS FROM OUR NATION’S CAPITOL. THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT WILL HOLD ITS FIRST OPEN HEARINGS AS PART
OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13th. YES. (APPLAUSE)
THERE ST. BOOM. THERE YOU HAVE IT. THE SHIF HITS THE — SCHIFF HITS
THE FAN, NEXT WEDNESDAY, HUMP DAY WOULDN’T WANT TO BE TRUMP
DAY. AND IF THE TRANSCRYPTS THEY’VE
ALREADY RELEASED ARE ANY INDICATION, THIS IS GOING TO BE
TRES CAY, BAY BAY, AND I WILL TILL THE LATEST IN TONIGHT’S
EDITION OF DON AND THE GIANT IMPEACH.>>LET’S CALL UP UKRAINE FOR
HELP.>>Stephen: NOW A COUPLE OF
WEEKS AGO REMEMBER A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN REPUBLICANS WERE
FREAKING OUT THAT THE TESTIMONY WAS ALL HAPPENING BEHIND CLOSED
DOORS? WELL, THIS WEEK ADAM SCHIFF
CRACKED THOSE DOORS OPEN AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE FOOTAGE OF THE
REPUBLICAN REACTION. TODAY, TODAY WE GOT TESTIMONY
FROM TOP AMERICAN DIPLOMAT TO UKRAINE AND SHAVED GRINCH BILL
TAYLOR, (LAUGHTER).>>Stephen: NOW TAYLOR KNOWS
WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN CAN AM COMES TO UKRAINE BECAUSE
MIKE POMPEO PERSONALLY RECRUITED HIM TO BE THE STATE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE D’AFFAIRES, YES, CHARGE D’AFFAIRES, AS OPPOSED TO BACK
OVER HERE WHERE TRUMP PAYED FOR HIS D’AFFAIRESES BY D’CHECK. TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY UNDERMINES
EVERY ARGUMENT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE SO FAR. FOR EXAMPLE, TAYLOR TESTIFIED MY
CLEAR UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT SECURITY ASSISTANCE MONTH WOULD
NOT COME UNTIL THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE COMMITTED TO PURSUE THE
INVESTIGATION. HE WAS THEN ASKED SO IF THEY
DON’T DO THIS, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET THAT, WAS YOUR
UNDERSTANDING TAYLOR ANSWERED YES, SIR.>>THEN WAS ASKED ARE YOU AWARE
THAT QUID PRO QUO LITERALLY MEANS THIS FOR THAT. TAYLOR REPLIED, I AM. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SAYING NO
QUID PRO QUO. ALL THIS TIME AND NOW HIS OWN
DIPLOMAT IS SAYING YEAH HUH PROCO. WHAT ELSE HAS THE PRESIDENT BEEN
LYING ABOUT. IS MEXICO NOT GOING TO PAY FOR
THE BORDER WALL? WOULD HE NOT DATE IVANKA IF SHE
WASN’T HIS DAUGHTER? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ANY MORE. TAYLOR ALSO MADE IT CLEAR HE
KNEW THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF THIS, AS I UNDERSTOOD THE REASON
FOR INVESTIGATING BARISMA WAS TO CAST VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IN A
BAD LIGHT, WHICH HE WENT ON TO SAY BENEFITED A POLITICAL
CAMPAIGN FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. WELL, IF IT IS FOR A POLITICAL
CAMPAIGN, THE LAW REQUIRES THE STANDARD CANDIDATE DISCLAIMER.>>I’M DONALD J TRURCH AND I
APPROVE THIS.>>CORRUPTION.>>Stephen: YEAH. PUTS IT OUT THERE, YOU GOT TO
KNOW IT. (APPLAUSE).>>Jon: IT’S CORRUPT. I DON’T MESS WITH THAT.>>Stephen: AT ONE POINT
TAYLOR SAID THE SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE AS WELL AS THE
HEAD OF THE CIA AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY WERE ALL TRYING TO GET
A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT TO CONVINCE HIM TO RELEASE THE
UKRAINE AID THAT CONGRESS HAD LAWFULLY APPROPRIATED TO HELP
UKRAINE FIGHT THE RUSHANS WHO HAD INVADED THEIR COUNTRY. BUT THEY KONLT GET THEIR
SCHEDULES TO LINE UP. TAYLOR TESTIFIED IT TURNS OUT,
MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT THOSE PRINCIPALS WERE ON DIFFERENT
TRIPS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. I THINK THIS WAS ALSO ABOUT THE
TIME OF THE GREENLAND QUESTION ABOUT PURCHASING GREENLAND WHICH
TOOK UP A LOT OF ENERGY IN THE NFC. THE CHAIRMAN REPLIED OKAY, THAT
DISTISHING FOR A WHOLE DIFFERENT REASON. HMMMM. YEAH. (APPLAUSE).>>Jon: THIS IS WHAT WE ARE
DEALING WITH.>>Stephen: NO, SAME REASON,
AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO IMPEACH HIM. AND THIS IS JUST THE LATEST. YESTERDAY WE HEARD FROM
AMBASSADOR TO THE EU GORDON SONDLAND SEEN HERE SAYING HIS
BELOVED CATCH PHRASE GUUURRHH. (LAUGHTER)
I GOT MY JOB BY GIVING A MILLION DOLLARS TO THE INAUGUST RACIAL
FUND. — INAUGURATION FUND.>>HE TESTIFIED UNDER OATH THAT
HE WASN’T AWARE OF ANY QUID PRO QUO WITH UKRAINE BUT AFTER OTHER
OFFICIALS TESTIFIED THAT HE WAS THE QUID PRO QUO BAGMAN, HE
RUSHED OUT TO SUBMIT A SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION,
OFFICER, I DON’T HAVE ANY DRUGS IN MY CAR. OH, YOU FOUND A BAGGIE OF WHITE
POWDER IN MY CAR. THEN I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A
SUPPLEMENTAL DECK LARATION THAT I AM COKED TO THE GILLS, BUT IN
MY DEFENSE, DO YOU WANT TO PARTY? NO? THE SONDLAND SUNDAY AWARENESS
THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO CHAIL BUTT PUMP’S DE FENDERS IN
A BIND. AS ONE GOP HOUSE MEMBER PUT IT
WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS THE BIGGEST POLITICAL PICKLE TRUMP
HAS EVER BEEN IN, YES STRKS A VLASSIC CASE OF GHERKIN AROUND
AN ALLY. STAND DEFINITELY NOT KOSHER. AND– SOMEONE, SOMEONE LIKED
THAT JOKE MORE THAN SHALL– THANK YOU, THANK YOU
DARLING. THANK YOU, DARLING. WHEN THE FACTS AREN’T ON YOUR
SIDE YOUR ONLY HOPE IS IGNORANCE. ENTER SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR AND
MAN YELLING AT THE WAITER, I WAS TOLD THESE BREAD STICKS WOULD BE
UNLIMITED. LINDSEY GRAHAM. NOW JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO GRAHAM
TOLD AXIOS THIS.>>IF YOU COULD SHOW ME THAT,
YOU KNOW, TRUMP ACTUALLY WAS ENGAGING IN A QUID PRO QUO
OUTSIDE THE PHONE CALL, THAT WOULD BE VERY DISTURBING.>>Stephen: WELL, THE
TRANSCRYPT CLEARLY SHOW THAT. BUT.>>I’M NOT GOING TO READ THESE
TRANSCRYPTS.>>HOW TRAGIC.>>Stephen: GRAHAM IS CLEARLY
WORKING THROUGH THE FIF STAGES OF REPUBLICAN IMPOOCHMENT GRIEF,
ANGER, DENIAL, WON’T READ, CAN’T READ, NO HABLO INGLES. WELL, WELL. THANKS. (APPLAUSE)
LINDSEY, LINDSEY, LINDSEY, I’M SURE YOU ARE WATCHING SO YOU
DON’T HAVE TO READ IT I WILL JUST SUMMARIZE — THE TRANSCRIPT
IN THREE LITTLE WORD, DON’T LOOK AWAY, DON’T LOOK AWAY, LINDSEY,
DON’T LOOK AWAY, DON’T LOOK AWAY. LINDSEY, DON’T– DON’T–
(LAUGHTER)

100 Replies to “Lindsey Graham’s Willful Ignorance Will Not Be Enough To Protect Trump”

  1. We ALL know Graham is lying. At the very least, he had his aides read the transcripts and then show him the most damaging parts. Does anything ever come out of his mouth that ISN'T a lie?

  2. I'm not an American and my question is can Trump run for re-election if he has been impeached but not removed from the office?

  3. Now the GOP is suggesting that Trump's UN ambassador appointee Sonldand is some kind of a deep state Democrat operative because he revised his testimony to avoid going to jail for perjury. The whole GOP is full of conspiracy theory wingnuts when it suits their purpose.

  4. Cant belive they bought colbert. I remember him making alot of sense back on the colbert report.
    This is just sad.

  5. the lawyer for the whistle blower tweeted in 2017:Zaid wrote: “#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately.” He wrote several other similar tweets about a “coup.” Zaid wrote, “I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president.”In another tweet that month, Zaid wrote, “We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters.”

  6. Trying to defend the indefensible has become quite a desperate and embarrassing feat. There will be no recovery, no solace, no hope of redemption. There will only be adamant denials and empty allegations followed by swift justice. May we learn a grave lesson as a nation.

  7. "The House Intelligence Committee has just announced it will hold its first open hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, November 13th."
    Put in your calendars, folks.

  8. I remember during the election Graham heavily criticized Trump, called Trump the self -centered lair that he is, and I was proud of my senator for the first time in a while. Why'd lose your spine, Lindsey? You could've come out the other side of this mess looking a lot different

  9. Amazing Mr. Prez will escape again! Can't get anything when you lie, so the Dems should just give up and go vote…….

  10. Funniest man on TV and even more talented, possibly, than his teacher (Jon Stewart) in his ability to break down politics and entertain us at the same time.

  11. After hang around Trump for couple months, Graham became illiterate just like Trump. You know what they say: if you roll around in a pig manure then you definitely smell like one

  12. What's that plaster covering up – did someone press their gun a bit too hard against Lindsey Graham's head ?

  13. Imagine showing Lindsey Graham the transcripts on the big screen, in the same way that the Clockwork Orange delinquent was forced to watch violence.

  14. I think wanting to date his daughter is one of the only things Trump has been honest about in a long time. That and when he said he loves the uneducated.

  15. Great monologue but why are you not talking about the real reason behind this extortion which is reversing Ukraine’s actual corruption cleanup which includes stopping 93% of the country’s natural gas imports from Putin and Russia. Follow the money. It all leads back to Russia.

  16. cobert once said "cock holster" when describing putin and trumps relationship …. any man who would even use a term such as that has shown a lot about himself and who he is …. so not only is he a smug jack ass but he is really sick in his mind … he is far from normal in his actions , speech , thinking and attacks …. imagine he is your neighbor and he suddenly isnt happy with something and he thinks youre at fault ….. he is really disturbed and not happy with himself …… thats why he has no tact or diplomacy ….. like many other abnormal people that seem to want so much negative attention these days …. with all this garbage as an example to people on how to act …. there is going to be a real problem for us …. other countries will go against such garbage people and attack us maybe because we no longer have any respect as a good and diplomatic people …. and who could blame them … we cant control and run the world and be garbage …. that void will be filled quickly …. well we will get what we allow to happen to ourselves …. AMERICANS perverse loud mouthed self entitled low class garbage …… no longer the fighters and saviors of the world ……… sad ending , but we let it happen …..

  17. Trump says he is all about "American Jobs" yet he has put countless comedy writers out of a job, because Donald J Trump just keeps writing the material for them.

  18. All you Socialist Communist Democrats Sound Like a Broken Record, Since 2016 Its Been the Same Exact Thing Impeach Him, We Got Him Dead To Rights Now!, Orange Man Bad. The Real American People Are Tired of it and Will Paint America Red in 2020. Trump By A Landslide in 2020!!!! Oh and Colbert How's your Ratings? Pretty Bad as We all Can See. Well at least you got All that Money the Socialist Democrats Bought you with to fall back on. Un-American Piece Of Trash

  19. hope they don't stop with just impeaching him ,I'd like to see Cruz ,Lindsey,Mitch and Don the Con etcetera go to jail

  20. Drop to your knees, O' Great Treasonous Hypocrite Lindsey Graham, and suck the tiny mushroom cock of your pathetic lover and Russian Agent KKKomrade Drumpf for the one millionth time…

  21. Me thinks Trump is going to regret going on and on about how he wanted public hearings because he won't be able to lie to all his gullible ass supporters about what they said because they will be public

  22. My prediction that the next thing that Trump and his supporters will say is Ukraine doesn't deserve the money what do they do for us so there's nothing wrong with asking them to do us a favor in order to get help. And why isn't Europe helping them the Europeans never helped we're always paying for everything so we deserve something in return. I can hear Trump stupid voice saying it right now because he's always going on about how the US should get paid for everything and how the European countries don't pay as much as the US does just last month he was basically saying that Saudi Arabia could pay for the us to go fight for them

  23. OK last comment I promise but Trump is telling everybody read the transcript it doesn't look well if even his biggest ass-kisser won't read the transcript that's kind of an indication that Lindsay knows that those transcripts are incriminating. But hey Marine transcript would mean anything cuz he said he wanted proof outside of the phone call but I would say that the testimony of Taylor and others kind of proves it how much proof does he need does he need a video of trump literally saying yes it was a quid pro quo using the words quid pro quo. I wonder if I went out and committed a crime and got arrested if I could use the difference of it wasn't fraud I wasn't saying fraud when I did it or it wasn't assault I wasn't saying a salt as I beat the person

  24. Why cheer for the destruction of your president? How bizarre. As usual another nothing Burger. I'll have mine with fries thanks. 🙂

  25. Why cheer for the destruction of your president? How bizarre. As usual another nothing Burger. I'll have mine with fries thanks. 🙂

  26. So Drumpf can be racist, sexist, homophobe, lying, blackmailing etc. but now it is about a country US Americans don´t care about?? There will be no impeachment over that

  27. Three years ago someone stole Graham's cell phone. Shortly thereafter Graham–a Never Trumper–plays 18 holes of golf and emerges an obscenely obsessed Pro Trumper. What changed his mind 18 holes later? Something existential. Money? Did he take Russian money? Or is it sex? My guess is it's the latter. And a reminder, what gets you killed in jail?

  28. Really really funny episode. Colbert is awesome. I dread the day tRump is thrown in jail. Colbert won't have anymore jokes about this lying moron and his cronies.

  29. I imagine the conversation went a little like this…

    rump: "Thanks for the million dollars, Mr. Sutherland. Now, in return… I want you to do me a favor…"
    Sondland: "Sure thing, Mr. President. Wait… what?"

  30. Stephen is a Master Comic. We are all privileged to be watching him in his Prime! And in his Element! Thanks for the Belly Laughs, Stephen – A Grateful Fan :o)

  31. Dear president evil everything that you do will come back to you and everyone that you screw will come back to haunt your sorry ass!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Is there such a thing as a legal "quid incompetent quo"? Because it seems dubious that the term "pro" should be applied to Trump, in any context.

  33. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Remember everyone thought Hillary had won the election. The Great Pumpkin May weasel out of this still.

  34. One of the MANY problems with Fossils like Graham is that they don't understand they are heading in to 2020…where almost EVERYTHING you say and do is on film. He is oblivious to the fact that he looks like a complete fool and abject hypocrite, (also racist, mysoginist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc.) and that all of his nonsense is on film. 20 years from now, Poli-Sci Freshmen will be studying this and laughing their asses off at this shit-weasel and his sociopath boss.

  35. I could speak in street vernacular often heard in South Carolina and/or the deep South but I will take the high road. Graham is a piece of shit.

  36. The Republikan party is the world's greatest joke!🥴🤦‍♀️🥴🤦‍♀️🥴🤦‍♀️🥴🤦‍♀️🥴🤦‍♀️✌🏼🇺🇸

  37. Don and the giant impeach.. ? That's so lame hahahahaha. Oh ma grandma… I thought you people were suppose to be creatives ? Not so much…
    Posers haha

  38. Time to fired homo Lindsey Graham he is a Thug criminal Republican with Thug criminal Mitch McConnell ! they need to be in prison for Fraud an corruption !
    Time to fire these Thug's !

  39. You little vags will be crying 😭 again lol 😂

    This is MAGA country where only 2 genders are real and America is first !
    2020 will be a landslide victory

  40. Comedy gold, even though it's unintentional. The Dems love setting themselves up for the fall. Just like 2016, kavanagh and the Mueller report. I wonder what the next fairytale will be? 😂🤣😂🤣

  41. H.m.Donald Trump Will be President no matter what you RAT bastards think say or do.Trump 2020.MAGA AND RAT FREE FOREVER.

  42. Lindsey Graham will go down with rest of the ship. He doesn't know it yet but when he finds out, he'll change course. It's what he does.

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