Colbert: Nobody, Including Trump Seems to Know Why Comey Was Fired

‘Today, Donald Trump backed those staffers up and then ran over them repeatedly by changing his story’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:
COLBERT: "Well, the last 24 hours have just raised more questions about why Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Okay. No one seems to know why. Donald Trump doesn't seem to know why. First, he said it was based on the recommendation of assistant attorney general and 50-year-old just hitting puberty, Rod Rosenstein. Hang in there, Rod. Trump even sent Mike Pence out there to repeat it. "What are you going to do? Rod says he's gotta go. Rod's the man." Some people were skeptical that this was true. For instance, Rod Rosenstein, who said, and I'm paraphrasing, "What? No! Sorry, fellas, no." At one point, Rosenstein actually threatened to quit. It will be detailed in his tell-all book "Threatening courage." Still, the White House staff kept repeating that the decision came after the recommendation from Rod. And today, Donald Trump backed those staffers up and then ran over them repeatedly by changing his story."

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