Stephen Colbert took the investigation into Donald Trump’s dossier to a whole other level during his latest “Russia Week” segment on Thursday’s “The Late Show”: The late-night TV host took viewers to the room where the alleged “pee-pee tape” was filmed.
To jog your memory: In January, before Trump’s inauguration, Buzzfeed News published unverified reports that disclosed deep financial ties between Russia and Trump. Oh, and also that Trump hired prostitutes to pee on a bed.
“Well, guess what?” Colbert said on Thursday night’s show. “There was one man brave enough to go to Moscow and check it out. And he’s got two thumbs.”
“I ventured into the Russian bear’s den myself to ask the question that everyone else was afraid to.” The footage then cut to Colbert conducting man-on-the-street interviews: “Do you have the pee-pee tape?”
“For some reason, asking random people for the pee-pee tape wasn’t working,” so Colbert met with Russian journalist and surveillance expert Andrei Soldatov. The two investigate the presidential suite to see if it’s really under surveillance.
“When you’re in this room — I don’t know how to describe it — it’s soaked in history. It just washes over you,” Colbert said from inside room 1101, the presidential suite at the Moscow Ritz Carlton. “It’s not like you’re in the past, you’re in history. You’re in it, you know what I’m saying? … I’m saying the pee-pee tape supposedly took place on that bed.”
“You know when you’ve imagined something for so long and then when you finally see it it just doesn’t match what you pictured in your head?” he added. “That’s not this feeling at all. No, this is, uh, this is right on the money.”
Colbert also pointed out that the Kremlin building is across the street from the hotel. “Holy cow. That’s the Kremlin,” he said, pointing. “They don’t need to install cameras in here, they could just give Putin some binoculars.”
Watch the full clip of Colbert’s investigations above.