Late-Night Hosts Pick Apart Jeff Sessions’ Testimony (and Accent)

‘The Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert joked, “Sessions really seems to know nothing, which explains why he was the first senator to endorse Trump.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, and late-night hosts had plenty to say about it. 

On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert called out Sessions for saying today he “doesn’t recall” if former national security adviser Michael Flynn had contact with Russian officials.

“Wait a second, everybody knows there was communication between Russia and Michael Flynn, that’s why he was fired,” Colbert says, adding, “Sessions really seems to know nothing, which explains why he was the first senator to endorse Trump.”

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah also poked fun at Sessions, and in particular the attorney general’s statement that he recused himself from the ongoing Russia investigation, but did not recuse himself from defending his “honor against scurrilous and false allegations.”

“A part of me does think that Jeff Sessions uses that line all the time though. ‘I recuse myself from the Russia investigation, but I will not recuse myself from these nachos.’ ” 

Late Night’s Seth Meyers also joked about Sessions’ “scurrilous” comment, saying, “That’s right, Sessions is defending his honor from scurrilous innuendo, and there’s nothing more Southern than scurrilous innuendo.”

In a separate clip, next to an image of a tiny Sessions in the pocket of Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Late Night host also joked, “I’m not saying it proves he was in the pocket of the Russians but he does fit in there.”

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