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In his latest “A Closer Look” segment, Seth Meyers finds recent events surrounding President Donald Trump’s wiretapping allegations and the congressional investigation into his administration’s alleged ties with the Russian government very fishy. And he comes to a striking comparison between Trump and The Dude from “The Big Lebowski.”
“Every day, there seems to be some new revelation about the Trump team’s Russian contacts,” the host said on Tuesday’s “Late Night.” “The Trump administration keeps failing to disclose them and then giving us shifting information as to why it happened.”
Last week, the head of the House Intelligence Committee looking into Trump’s possible Russian collusion, California Representative Devin Nunes, came forward with information that Trump and his associates were possibly having their communications “incidentally collected” by the intelligence community during the transition period.
Nunes is now under fire for revealing that he read the information while on White House grounds and then shared it first with the president before informing his colleagues on the investigation committee. Many are calling for him to step down from his position on the committee under speculation he’s working with Trump.
“Of course, Nunes is supposed to be investigating Trump, not working with him,” Meyers said. “What’s worse is that Trump took Nunes’ stunt as proof that he had been wiretapped by the Obama administration, a claim that has already been debunked repeatedly, including by the FBI director.”
Meyers then brought up Trump’s statements regarding the wiretapping allegations in an interview with Time, in which he pointed to Nunes’ information and promised that more would come:
“Devin Nunes had a news conference, did you hear about this, where they have a lot of information on tapping. Did you hear about that?… Well, he just got this information. This was new information. That was just got. Members, of, let’s see, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election. Wow. This just came out. So, ah, just came out.”
“If you’re having trouble following that, here’s a condensed version,” Meyers said before playing a clip from the 1998 comedy “The Big Lebowski” of the character known as The Dude (Jeff Bridges) insisting, “I’ve got information, man! New s— has come to light.”
“The Dude and Trump have a lot in common,” Meyers said. “They both have bathrobes, both obsessed with their rugs, and they both love White Russians.”
Watch Meyers in the latest edition of “A Closer Look” below: