Stephen Colbert knows why President Trump is guilty

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during Thursday's April 18, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during Thursday's April 18, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Stephen Colbert explained why it’s obvious that President Donald Trump has committed an impeachable offense.

Thursday marked another major day in President Donald Trump’s latest scandal. Congress reviewed a whistleblower’s complaint regarding Trump’s phone call to Ukraine and found a number of other troubling discoveries. While President Trump proclaimed his innocence of any wrongdoing, Stephen Colbert saw it much differently.

Colbert disagreeing with President Trump is nothing new especially when it comes to the Ukraine story. Like other late night hosts such as Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, Colbert has been on top of this scandal from the beginning.

But Thursday’s developments may sway even more people on to Colbert’s side. Allegations that the Trump White House moved phone call transcripts and other documents into a highly classified server reserved for national intelligence information were seen as especially egregious.

Support for impeachment among Americans has increased over the past few days. President Trump and his allies continue to push back and call the story another “witch hunt.” But as Stephen Colbert explained, Trump’s behavior is not indicative of an innocent man.

Colbert reminds the audience of his advice to “buckle up” when the impeachment inquiry was announced. He knows that Trump does not yield to anything, instead fighting back like a “rabid weasel.” There is no light at the end of the tunnel but rather a long fall into a dark, dirty pit.

But the Late Show host seems fine with this path because he seems more confident than ever that President Trump will be held accountable. Even as Republicans stick by Trump’s side, Colbert keeps his focus on the evidence. And the evidence tells him that innocent people don’t act like this.

Skeptics and critics of Colbert could say that they’ve heard this all before. Night after night, Colbert suggested that the Mueller report would be the end of President Trump’s presidency. And while Mueller’s findings by no means exonerated Trump, it was not the catalyst for Trump to be removed from office.

However, this story with Ukraine seems to be much different. It happened fairly recently and isn’t as complex as the allegations of Russian interference. That, along with evidence of a cover-up like the secret server, is what makes Colbert so confident that Trump has violated his office.

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At this point, it’s hard to know what will happen next in this story. What we do know is that President Donald Trump will continue to use Twitter to proclaim his innocence and Stephen Colbert will continue to argue the President is guilty.