Late-Night Hosts Pounce on Mueller Report

'If Bill Barr were the president’s lawyer, he’d be in prison right now'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2019 4:16 AM CDT
Updated Apr 19, 2019 6:33 AM CDT

Thursday night was Mueller Time for America's late-night hosts, who wasted no time in diving into the special counsel's long-awaited report. Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked Attorney General William Barr's press conference in one of two full monologues on the Mueller findings, Mediaite reports. He noted that critics accused Barr of acting like President Trump's lawyer and quipped: "That’s not fair. If Bill Barr were the president’s lawyer, he’d be in prison right now." He also expressed surprise that Barr hadn't redacted the part of the report that states Trump declared "I'm f---ed" when Mueller was appointed, the Daily Beast reports."That's actually what I said at the beginning of your presidency,” Colbert said. "And I’m guessing that’s not how an innocent person reacts."

Seth Meyers, meanwhile, mocked Trump for the way he attacked the report then declared victory before it was released, Raw Story reports. "You're like a terrible boyfriend who keeps giving mixed messages," he said. "I love you, but I need space, I can't live without you, but you are crowding me." Jimmy Kimmel, who quipped that Trump at least "has Americans reading again," found it hilarious that Donald Trump Jr. was apparently "ruled too stupid to collude," Deadline reports. Kimmel and Conan O'Brien both joked about how the 448-page report was sent to Congress on a CD-ROM. "Do computers even have CD-ROM drives any more?" O'Brien asked. (More Mueller report stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.