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Meyers on Trump and the CIA
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Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 5

The 2016 election isn’t done with surprises yet. On Friday, the Washington Post reported the CIA believes Russia intervened in the election to help Donald Trump win the presidency. The intelligence agency believes Russia was connected to the hack of the Democratic National Committee emails, though as Seth Meyers pointed out on Monday night, the content of those emails could barely compare with Trump’s own public statements.

“Donald Trump is a hacked email come to life,” Meyers said. “‘Did you hear? Donald Trump made fun of the disabled. In an email? No, into a microphone, in an arena.'”

Trump’s team immediately put out a statement rejecting the CIA’s findings, calling his Electoral College victory “one of the biggest … in history” and declaring it was time to move on from the election. Of course, as Meyers pointed out, Trump’s victory was only the 46th largest out of 58 presidential contests — or, in Sunday night TV terms, “Trump’s not The Walking Dead, he’s Barefoot Contessa.”

On top of that, Trump subsequently nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Tillerson has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in 2013 awarded him the Kremlin’s Order of Friendship.

“We’re about to enter a potentially dangerous period,” Meyers said. “A president with an affinity for authoritarians and dictators, appointing plutocrats to his cabinet and fighting with America’s own intelligence agencies. I don’t see how Trump could get away with this.”

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