Stephen Colbert is absolutely loving this Paul Manafort trial

Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, courtesy of CBS
Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, courtesy of CBS /

Stephen Colbert is really enjoying the ongoing trial with Paul Manafort, weighing in on the latest updates after Rick Gates’ damning testimony.

This might be the trial of the century… unless the president himself winds up on trial by the end of the Robert Mueller investigation, that is!

In any case, former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is not doing so well. His trial is growing more bitter, as yesterday he was subject to some damning testimony from his former partner Rick Gates. As Colbert pointed out on last night’s Late Show, Gates has already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and on the stand, had no qualms about talking about Manafort’s crimes either.

Gates openly admitted to committing crimes with Manafort, directly calling him guilty. But what really entertains Colbert is another revelation to come out of the testimony, which revealed that Gates was also stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort. “He not only did crimes with Manafort, he did crimes at Manafort and on Manafort,” Colbert jokes.

Among other entertaining bombshells, it’s also revealed how Manafort apparently really hated paying taxes. An email shows that when he was confronted with what he should be paying in taxes, Manfort’s response was, “WTF,” which, as reported in The Washington Post, means an “expression that commonly denotes dismay.” Colbert plays along, joking that “WTF” actually stands for, “Why, that’s foolish!”

You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below!

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We have no doubt Colbert will be continuing to watch this trial and provide us with entertaining updates. Will we see other trials coming about as a result of this ongoing Mueller investigation? If you’re like Colbert, you’ll be keeping an eye out with bated breath. Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when it airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.