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Stephen Colbert compares Roger Stone to a comic book villain

Stephen Colbert compares Roger Stone to a comic book villain

He was accused in his indictment last week of working to obstructing congressional investigators by making false statements, denying he had records they sought, and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.

The sketch, presented as an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight (with Alex Moffat playing the controversial host), featured Martin playing recently indicted political consultant Roger Stone, complete with pinstripe suit and comically stupid black round glasses.

"Do I look into the spaceship?" a wizened-looking McKinnon asked as her glasses dominated her face.

According to the document, a "high-ranking Trump campaign official" was in touch with Stone that October before more damaging information was released.

Stone displayed his usual bravado, saying Monday that he would travel from Florida to Washington to fight the charges against him and blaming the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a "raw abuse of power".

Prosecutors say Stone, 66, lied to investigators for the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee who were looking into allegations that Russian Federation hacked the emails of senior Democrats.

Add another big name to the roster of superstars playing the notorious figures in and around the Trump White House on "Saturday Night Live". I'm loving the ride.

The shutdown today: Workers to get paid 'in the coming days'
Trump said he would act to ensure the government workers get their back pay "very quickly, or as soon as possible". President Trump says that he has reached a deal to reopen the government for three weeks.

Prosecutors say Stone told members of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign that he had advance knowledge of plans by the WikiLeaks website to release damaging emails about Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, that USA intelligence agencies have concluded were stolen by Russian Federation. "That was four counts!"

Carlson reminds Stone that he should be acting to get viewers' pity, so Stone quickly changes his tune, saying he is a poor helpless old man, as old as Sting, and is broke from the legal battles and no one will buy his books.

Napolitano went on to say that Stone is loving the attention he's getting, which is why he's been so chatty ever since his arrest.

"And believe me, folks, I know races", Colbert continued in the president's voice.

Assange has denied he was given the stolen material by Russian Federation, but he won't say whether it came from President Vladimir Putin's intelligence apparatus through an intermediary.

"Again, I think it is created to intimidate me or perhaps seek personal information that can be used to embarrass me that has nothing to do with Wikileaks, Russia, the 2016 campaign or anything else". "Honestly, I think I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life", he said.

Back in reality, in comments made on the steps of a Fort Lauderdale courthouse, Stone told local media on Friday that he would not be co-operating with the special counsel's office. "Because I would have to bear false witness against him".


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