Seth Meyers: How impeachment testimony ties entire Trump White House to quid pro quo

Seth Meyer (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc)
Seth Meyer (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc) /

In “A Closer Look” Seth Meyers calls the latest impeachment testimony jaw-dropping and details White House officials implicated in the scandal.

While it may not have the pizzazz that some are looking for, the impeachment hearings are playing out like any of the best dramas on television. Seth Meyers has been tracking every twist and turn in the plot as well as the shocking revelations we’ve learned about major characters in the White House.

Public testimony on Thursday was highlighted by Fiona Hill. The former National Security Council official pushed back against major Republican talking points and defense of President Donald Trump. Hill dismissed the notion that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election, therefore destroying the credibility of claims that such corruption was President Trump’s motivation in his infamous phone call.

Late Night with Seth Meyers continues to dedicated “A Closer Look” to recapping and examining each day’s testimony. Meyers has long been convinced that the President should be impeached. The testimony has only solidified the comedian’s position.

But testimony like that of Fiona Hill and Ambassador Gordon Sondland has also given Meyers to turn his attention beyond just President Trump and Rudy Giuliani. As more White House officials are implicated in the quid pro quo scandal, Meyers has more targets for the punchlines in “A Closer Look.”

It is clear that President Trump’s approach to Ukraine was based on nobody looking into his phone call or the motivation behind withholding military aid. Yet upon taking a closer look, it was evident that something untoward was happening. Now that closer look has implicated a number of government officials and resulted in “A Closer Look” from Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Meyers once again highlights who Ambassador Sondland named as aware of the quid pro quo scheme. That list includes Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Meyers concludes that no longer can this be considered a rogue operation led by Rudy Giuliani. Instead it was nearly the entire administration acting at the direction of President Donald Trump.

Luckily for Late Night, the testimony continues to offer new angles to prevent “A Closer Look” from becoming stale. There are only so many ways Meyers can say President Trump is guilty of bribery. The public testimony has introduced new characters for Meyers to analyze, new revelations to dive into, and new information to discover about old favorites like President Trump and Rudy Giuliani.

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“A Closer Look” continues to cover the impeachment like Talking Dead does to The Walking Dead or does with Game of Thrones. Watching the impeachment hearings live on television may not have the “wow factor” so many people hoped to see. But if you’re only following the story for pure entertainment, you can’t do any better than to watch Late Night with Seth Meyers.