House Intelligence Committee Ends Russia Inquiry
Republicans in the House said Monday that they were wrapping up their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Stephen Colbert was not thrilled to hear that. He made a sidelong reference to the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy, using a deadly nerve agent.
“Last night, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced they were ending their investigation into Russian election meddling, and concluded that ‘Russian President Vladimir Putin was not trying to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.’ Yes, after a yearlong investigation they have examined all the evidence, and they have concluded they do not want to be sprayed with a nerve agent.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, quoting a CNN report
The Punchiest Punchlines (Abstinence-Only Edition)
“Under President Trump, abstinence-only education is making a comeback. Yeah, or as Trump told teenagers, ‘Do as I say, not as I paid someone $130,000 to shut up about my doing.’” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“If you’re going to fire cabinet secretaries for being bad at their jobs, let me refer you to Betsy DeVos’s appearance on ‘60 Minutes.’ Not only was she wildly uninformed, but ‘60 Minutes’ is also her longest workday so far.” — SETH MEYERS
The Bits Worth Watching
Jimmy Kimmel wants you to guess whether these innocent-seeming pedestrians have ever been naked in public.
Was that “This Is Us,” or “Thick and Gruff”?
What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night
Lena Waithe, the Golden Globe-winning screenwriter whose Showtime series, “The Chi,” is in its first season, will speak with Seth Meyers on Wednesday.
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The renowned artist Damien Hirst has returned to his first love, painting, in a series of bold new works. He said the singular meaning of the pieces was not immediately important, adding, “Truth’s quite hard to find these days.”