WATCH: Stephen Colbert dubs latest twist in Hillary Clinton's email drama "WeinerLeaks"

"In a shocking twist," Colbert said, "Anthony Weiner's penis might destroy two political careers"


Brendan Gauthier
November 1, 2016 4:00PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Monday responded to FBI Director James Comey's October surprise involving emails found while investigating former New York congressman Anthony Weiner's alleged sexting of a 15-year-old girl.

"In a shocking twist, Anthony Weiner's penis might destroy two political careers," Colbert said. "The Clinton campaign has finally found something even messier than WikiLeaks: it's WeinerLeaks."

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For all its supposed gravity, Comey's letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence didn't say whether or not the new emails necessarily pertain to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email scandal.

And as Colbert noted, the FBI didn't obtain a warrant to search the 650,000 new emails until Sunday night.

"So to recap ... your weekend, here's what we know: nothing," Colbert said. "We don't know what's in the emails. We don't know when we're gonna know what's in the emails. We don't know what effect this is gonna have on the election."

"I don't know why Comey sent this letter," he continued. "It's like the old saying: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, It'll still be more informative than James Comey."


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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