Just when it seemed like the 2016 presidential election couldn’t pack another surprise, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday announcing the bureau was reviewing a newly discovered batch of emails connected to Hillary Clinton’s private email server. As Seth Meyers sees it, the media dove headfirst into this scandal, even at the exclusion of more Donald Trump scandals.
“Trump still hasn’t released his tax returns, 12 women have accused him of sexual assault, and he’s going on trial for fraud for Trump University in November, but now the only thing the media’s talking about is emails,” Meyers said on Monday’s Late Night. “It’s like if during the O.J. [Simpson] trial, everyone was focused on whether the Ford Bronco had up-to-date registration.”
When Comey’s letter was first released, it was frustratingly vague; no one could tell what it referred to or how big a scandal it might portend. Later on Friday, reports claimed that the emails had to do with the ongoing sexting investigation into Anthony Weiner, disgraced politician and estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. On Monday, Meyers hilariously captured America’s reaction to this revelation.
“Oh f— me,” Meyers said. “Go back to being vague! I’m sorry I asked for details. Seriously, with everything else hanging over this election, now we have the shadow of Anthony Weiner’s photographic genitalia?”
Even before this latest development, Meyers noted that Republican lawmakers had already started preparing for years of investigations into Clinton if she becomes president. As George Orwell might have said, if you want a picture of the next four years, imagine President Clinton being stuck in committee meetings about Benghazi.
“Basically, this is going to be Hillary’s permanent face for four years,” Meyers said, referencing the famous photo of Clinton looking exasperated at Benghazi hearings. “If she ever gets put on money, that will be the face they use.”
Watch the clip below.