Colbert Hits James Comey Over the IG Report: He Wasn’t Corrupt, ‘Just Super Dumb’
Stephen Colbert weighed in Thursday night on the newly-released IG report about the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
Colbert began his latest installment of “Hillary Clinton Impeachment Watch” by pointing out how President Trump and his allies were hoping that the report written by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz prove the existence of the “Deep State” that worked to stop the Trump campaign during the election.
“And there is proof of a huge conspiracy working to stop Trump from being elected,” Colbert told his audience. A shadowy group known as, ‘The Popular Vote.’”
The Late Show host then blasted former FBI Director James Comey, who was heavily focused in the IG report, for how he “erred” in closing and reopening the Clinton investigation.
“Oh, he ‘erred?’ Yeah. I’d say he ‘erred’ things up good,” Colbert said. “He really ‘erred’ that election where the sun don’t shine. Democracy is still walking funny.”
Colbert then addressed the “bombshell” texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page when he’d said “we’ll stop” Trump from ever becoming president.
“That is not good any way you slice it,” Colbert reacted. “Two FBI agents in a conspiracy to stop Donald Trump from being president. Then, just to cover their tracks, they don’t stop him! That’s how deep this goes!”
He also pointed out how the report concluded that Comey was not “motivated” by political bias.
“So good news, the head of the FBI wasn’t corrupt… just super dumb,” Colbert joked.
Watch the clip above, via CBS.