Wednesday was a long day.
It was especially long for former special counsel Robert Mueller, who testified before two Congressional committees for a solid six hours. It was also a long day for Donald Trump, who — despite saying he “wasn’t going to be watching” the testimony — basically spent all of Wednesday live-tweeting it.
Obviously six hours makes for a lot of footage to wade through, with plenty of moments to pick up — Twitter chose this one. Despite this, the majority of the late night show segments on Mueller’s testimony had one thing in common: The hosts all picked up on the same exchange, which took place between Mueller and Republican Ken Buck.
Here’s the moment, during which Mueller confirms Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice after he leaves office.
We’ve rounded up what late night show hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers had to say about it below…
“Now, according to Justice Department guidelines, you can’t indict a sitting president — not allowed to do it,” says Colbert at 5:17 in the Late Show clip above. “But that doesn’t last forever.”
Colbert then plays the clip featuring the Buck/Mueller exchange, before suggesting a new campaign slogan for the president: “Trump 2020: I’m too pretty for jail.”
“A poorly selected question from Congressman Ken Buck made it clear that Trump might need to win in 2020 just to stay out of jail,” says Kimmel at 1:25 above, before rolling the same clip.
“And that’s when you could hear Melania cheering loudly from down the block,” he jokes.
“Oh, those were very fast yesses,” says Meyers on Late Night after rewatching Buck’s exchange with Mueller.
“That guy was a Republican. He was a Republican who accidentally got Robert Mueller to say on national television that after Trump leaves office, he could be charged with a crime.
“You know when Trump heard that he started pushing the sofa in front of the door.”