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After 2 years of nonstop scandals, Stephen Colbert wonders if this is finally the thing to topple Trump
Over the last two-and-a-half years, President Trump has had scandal after scandal, Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show, from being an unnamed co-conspirator to campaign finance violations to saying Nazis are fine people. "Every time, people have asked, 'Is this the thing? Surely, this must be the thing,'" Colbert said. "And every time, it wasn't the thing. But here's the thing — there's a new thing, and it might be the thing." The audience started wildly cheering as Colbert ran a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announcing the launch of an official impeachment inquiry against Trump. "Finally, a check on the president," he said. "Up until now, we've only had a check from the president, to a porn star." Trump has admitted he spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, but said he never pushed him into doing anything. Right before their phone call in July, Trump ordered a hold on military aid to the country, and that "sounds like pressure, because Ukraine is fighting an undeclared war with Russia at their eastern border and you withhold our military aid," Colbert said. Putting on his best Trump voice, he added, "Look, if you want our help stopping them from taking more than Crimea, you have to do crime with me-uh." Watch the video below.


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