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Colbert Shows Off ‘Early Drafts’ of Trump’s Letter to Fired FBI Director James Comey (Video)

Spoiler alert: It’s about Russia — wait, no it’s definitely not about Russia, so stop asking

Stephen Colbert opened his Wednesday night show exploring the question bedeviling the nation for more than 24 hours: “So why did Donald Trump fire FBI director James Comey?

The Trump administration has claimed it was done in response to Comey’s treatment of Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election. No, really, that’s what they said.

Many assumed it has more to do with the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Particularly since Trump was very openly in favor of Comey’s actions at the time, and also because Trump said “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation” in the now-infamous letter he sent to inform Comey he’d been fired.

Stephen Colbert is, unsurprisingly, among those who think it’s Russia, and so he opened with a skit rubbing that theory in Trump’s face.

The cold open showed off what it said were the early drafts of the letter, which show the process by which it is imagined Trump figured out how to mention the Russia investigation without revealing it was totally about the Russia investigation.

Watch the whole thing below.