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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to continue the Trump-Russia investigation, and Stephen Colbert is ecstatic.
“The [phrase] ‘dumpster fire’ gets thrown around so casually these days, but when a special counsel gets appointed to investigate your administration just four months in, that’s a new high and low,” the “Late Show” host opened Thursday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was unable to appoint a special counsel due to his recusal from the inquiry in March.
“The ‘twist’ is that the counsel was appointed by Deputy Attorney General—and lesser Buscemi—Rod Rosenstein,” explained Colbert. “Remember Rosenstein? Last week, when the administration was looking for someone to blame for the Comey firing, they tried to throw Rosenstein under the bus, forgetting that as deputy AG, he’s actually the bus driver. Next up, Indictment Avenue!”