NSA employee Reality Winner was arrested for leaking classified information regarding a 2016 Russian cyberattack.
On Tuesday night Colbert expressed that since Reality Winner leaked docs showing that Russia attempted to hack voting systems and software, perhaps this meant that we could have a do-over of the 2016 election.
“Who really knows who won November 8th now — I mean other than Vladimir Putin,” Colbert said. “I mean, I’m a little rusty on my Constitution, but I guess that means new election?”
“Now, all along Donald Trump has said the entire Russia story is fake news, and there’s no way to know whether this document was real,” he noted. “Other than the fact that the leaker was immediately arrested.”
Then mocking Trump, Colbert said: “Fake news, real prison.”
After this he told the audience Winner’s name, using it to take a direct shot at Trump and the White House.
“So it’s official,” the comic exclaimed. “The Trump administration is at war with reality.”