Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers have a few wry observations about the FBI Clinton email probe report

Thursday was President Trump’s 72nd birthday, and Stephen Colbert got him a present he probably won’t want. “Of course, the gift he wanted was the inspector general’s report on the Department of Justice’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, which was released this afternoon,” Colbert said on Thursday’s Late Show. “So it’s time for another installment of our long-running segment, ‘Hillary Clinton Impeachment Watch.'”

“Trump and his allies were hoping the report would prove that there was an elaborate ‘deep state’ working against the Trump campaign, and there is proof of a huge conspiracy working to stop Trump from being elected,” Colbert said, “a shadowy group known as ‘the popular vote.'” The report was very critical of former FBI Director James Comey — as was Colbert — but the “good news,” he said, is that “the head of the FBI wasn’t corrupt, just super dumb” — not that Republicans are done trying to do “whatever it takes to get Hillary Clinton out of the White House!”

“If if seems to you like the GOP is cultishly loyal to Trump, you’re not alone,” Seth Meyers said on Late Night. So does GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.). Meyers looked at the continued fallout from Trump’s North Korea summit — “Wow, not only did Trump salute a military officer from a brutal dictatorship, but the guy gave Trump a down-low, too-slow,” he joked — the new Trump Foundation investigation, and Michael Cohen’s troubles before tacking the Clinton report.

“If anything, this report makes clear that Comey helped Trump,” Meyers said, but the most “infuriating detail” was about Comey’s email use: “That’s right, James Comes was was using a private email account while he was investigating Hillary Clinton for using a private email account, the issue that …read more

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Democrats crushed Republicans — in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game

The emotional star of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on Thursday evening was House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who returned to the field after being badly wounded last June when a gunman opened fired on the Republicans while they practiced. And Scalise, starting at second base, fielded a grounder and threw the batter out at first in the first play of the game. But the star player of the 2018 matchup was Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) — a friend of Scalise who helped escort him off the field after a few pitches — whose pitching and three-run inside-the-park homer helped propel Democrats to a lopsided 21-5 victory. Congress first played its friendly baseball game in 1909, and last year it raised $1.5 million for Washington-area charities.

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Democrats crush Republicans — in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game

The emotional star of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on Thursday evening was House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who returned to the field after being badly wounded last June when a gunman opened fired on the Republicans while they practiced. And Scalise, starting at second base, fielded a grounder and threw the batter out at first in the first play of the game. But the star player of the 2018 matchup was Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) — a friend of Scalise who helped escort him off the field after a few pitches — whose pitching and three-run inside-the-park homer helped propel Democrats to a lopsided 21-5 victory. Congress first played its friendly baseball game in 1909, and last year it raised $1.5 million for Washington-area charities.

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Stephen Colbert soberly smacks down Jeff Sessions for separating families, using the Bible to justify it

Normally, Stephen Colbert said on Thursday’s Late Night, he makes jokes about news stories “everybody’s already talking about. … But this story is different, because this is the conversation everybody should be having.” Under the new policy by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, more than 1,300 migrant children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “Now, if that sounds evil, then good news: Your ears are working,” Colbert said. “Here’s the bad news: The United States? That’s you and me, who are putting up with our government saying to immigrants, ‘If you come to the United States, the worst thing imaginable will happen to you: We will take your children away from you with no guarantee you’ll see them again.’ That is using cruelty as a deterrent.”

“Now clearly, no decent human being could defend that, so Jeff Sessions did,” Colbert said, and Sessions cited the Bible as backup. “The only thing in the Bible close to this is a king threatening to cut a baby in two — and he was joking,” he said. “But I will give Sessions this: That is what Romans 13:1 says, okay: You’ve got to have laws. But if he had just read a little bit further, into Romans 13:10, it says: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.’ But I’m not surprised Sessions didn’t read the whole thing. After all, Jesus said, ‘Suffer the children to come unto me,’ but I’m pretty sure all Sessions saw was the words ‘children’ and ‘suffer’ and said, ‘I’m on it!'”

The Trump administration is storing these kids in an abandoned Walmart and is building “tent cities” on military bases, “but it wouldn’t matter if you took these children to really …read more

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