Stephen Colbert tells Trump he's too chicken to meet with Mueller

'I know Trump watches this show, because it's on TV,' Colbert said in his message to the president

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 07 February 2018 10:48 GMT
Stephen Colbert calls Donald Trump a chicken amid Robert Mueller inquiry

Stephen Colbert has a very direct message for Donald Trump, one that he's certain he'll receive since: "I know Trump watches this show, because it's on TV."

Sources out of the White House have said Trump's lawyers are currently advising him to refuse a meeting with special counsel Robert Mueller, over the investigation into potential connections between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian election meddling efforts.

Their motivations are, apparently, a fear that, according to The New York Times, "the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators".

A statement that The Late Show host Colbert said was a "crack legal analysis from the law firm of 'No, Sh*t & Sherlock'". One of the few legal advisors in favour of the interview is Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer brought on to deal with Mueller's investigation and "man bitten by a radioactive Wilford Brimley".

Colbert's own opinion was that he should ignore his lawyers, follow his instincts, and take the interview with Mueller. "Otherwise everyone's going to think that you're scared," he added, before receiving a bucket of fried chicken which turned out to be empty as, "I think I know where the chicken is." Cue the clucking noises.

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