‘The Late Show': Stephen Colbert Kicks Off "Russia Week" With New Footage From His Russian TV Debut

The ‘Late Show’ host’s new outing to a nation will be broadcasted in 5 new episodes starting Jul 17.

Stephen Colbert kicked off day one of “Russia Week” on The Late Show with some-more jabs during Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian ties and new footage of his new outing to a country.

“I only wish to get out forward of a story here, we recently met with a lot of Russians. we can’t remember since — maybe since we was in Russia. Some of them work for a government,” Colbert teased in his opening monologue. “I didn’t consider you’d find out, a whole week was ostensible to be a secret. But someone leaked it to CBS’ selling department,” he said, afterwards mouthed, “I did.” 

Before diving into his Russia visit, Colbert took a impulse to plead what’s been pervading a news cycle in a U.S.: Russia.

The horde once again tackled a subject of Trump Jr.’s private meeting final year with Russian counsel Natalia Veselnitskaya and lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, who “is reportedly a former Soviet Counterintelligence Officer.”

“Of course, when it comes to Don Jr. there’s not most comprehension to counter,” Colbert added. “Here’s a deal, Akhmetshin denies any stream ties to Russian view agencies, so we know it contingency be true. Remember a initial order of view club: tell everybody you’re in view club.”

Colbert also took aim during a White House’s stipulation of “Made in America” week, observant that a proclamation was presumably done to confuse from a fact that Trump’s “campaign was done in Russia.”

Monday’s part of The Late Show broadcasted a initial few clips from Colbert’s outing to Russia, during that he done a guest coming on Russian speak uncover Evening Urgant and took to a streets of Saint Petersburg to association with passersby.

Colbert aired footage of his backstage discuss with associate speak uncover horde Ivan Urgant about “restrictions” of what can and can't be pronounced on late-night TV in Russia.

“Do we speak about Trump on your show? We speak about him all a time,” Colbert pronounced to Urgant, who replied, “That’s since we guys are No. 1 now in a States.” In terms of how most politics are lonesome on his show, Urgant noted, “We’re some-more tighten to [Jimmy] Fallon than to John Oliver.” 

During Colbert’s live taping at Evening Urgant, video of that was posted online final month, a host jokingly announced he was deliberation a 2020 presidential run, revelation a audience, “I suspicion it would be improved to cut out a center male and only tell a Russians myself. If anyone would like to work on my campaign, in an unaccepted capacity, greatfully only let me know.”

He also done it transparent to Urgant that in arranging his guest coming on a show, a dual had been operative in collusion with one another. “We agreed that we would be on a uncover — we colluded that we would be on a show,” he joked, adding that he couldn’t wait to attest before a Senate committees about colluding with Russia.

“Russia Week” will continue Tuesday, with clips from Colbert’s stay in a Ritz-Carlton’s Presidential Suite (“Yes, that one”) and review with Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov set to atmosphere in a subsequent few days.