Seth Meyers dedicated an “A Closer Look” segment on “Late Night” Thursday to what may be the most important of the many developing stories coming out of the Trump administration the last couple weeks: new reports about possible collusion between Trump, his associates and the Russian government.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is still ongoing, with scandalous details steadily being released. Of particular note to Meyers on Thursday were reports about attempts by Trump surrogates to set up a secret back channel to talk with the Russians following the election in 2016.
“Now we don’t know what became of all these attempts to set up a secret back channel, but earlier this week we learned more about what exactly the Kremlin may have wanted from the Trump team when the New Yorker published a blockbuster story about ex-British spy Christopher Steele,” Meyers said. “He’s the guy who wrote that infamous dossier about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, the one that contained those salacious rumors about Trump.”
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The incident in question, of course, was that during a visit to Moscow, Trump hired prostitutes and had them urinate on his bed — and that the Russians were using this as blackmail. That section of the dossier gave rise to much commentary and many jokes about what is commonly referred to as the “pee tape,” which is what Meyers is referring to here.
“Now, I can’t tell you about those rumors because they are unverified. But I don’t need to because as we’ve documented on this show before, Trump wingman and Fox News host Sean Hannity is all too happy, for some reason, to repeat the details of this embarrassing allegation over and over again on his show. And with the Steele dossier back in the news, Trump supporter Sean Hannity is at it again,” Meyers said.
At that point, Meyers cued up a video montage of Hannity referring to the story repeatedly from July 2017 to last week. The video team at “Late Night” once again proved their greatness.
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“The only way you could do more to advertise this story is if you took out three billboards,” Meyers joked to conclude this portion of the segment.
You can watch the entirety of Thursday’s “A Closer Look” segment in the video embedded at the top of the post, but if you’re just looking for the amazing Hannity montage, check it out below.