Stephen Colbert wasted no time blasting both disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner and FBI director James Comey for their parts in the renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, just days before Election Day.
Discussing Friday’s news that the FBI was continuing its inquiry into Clinton’s emails, Colbert explained, “The FBI found the emails while investigating illicit messages sent to an underage girl by Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband and a strange guy, Anthony Weiner. Apparently they found them while searching his laptop, and dear God, I hope they used tongs. And some Purell. Just soaked it down.”
The Late Show host added, “In a shocking twist, Anthony Weiner’s piece might destroy two political careers.”
In announcing the renewed probe in a letter to Congress, Comey noted “the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work.”
“So, nothing, or everything,” Colbert said in response to Comey’s written words. “That’s like a captain yelling, ‘All hands on deck, head for the life boats, at some point I’ll have more information.'”
He later joked, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one’s around to hear it, it’ll still be more informative than James Comey.”
Colbert closed his monologue with a special message for Comey. “James Comey, it’s not a letter, but I do have a message for you, and it’s behind this hand,” Colbert said, hiding his middle finger. “I can’t release what it is until after the election.”