As the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s Ukraine “quid pro quo” call rolls on, Republicans are trying a number of different tactics to derail the questioning. Now that the full transcripts of witness testimony are being released and accusing Democrats of being secretive doesn’t fly, Late Night host Seth Meyers spent Wednesday night’s ‘A Closer Look’ segment detailing how Trump and supporters like Rand Paul have pivoted back to “Who even is this whistleblowing guy anyway?”
“We all have the actual evidence now, and yet Trump and his allies are obsessed with the whistleblower,” said Meyers.
“Trump wants the Ukraine whistleblower outed, and he says written questions are not acceptable. Of course, when Trump had to answer his own questions as part of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he felt a little different about the acceptability of written answers.”
Cut to footage of a red-faced Trump insisting that he totally answered the Mueller investigation’s questions about obstruction, and what’s more, he did wrote them himself, not his lawyers.
“No one believes you wrote the answers,” countered Meyers dryly. “For one thing, if Trump wrote the answers, they’d be full of misspellings — Trump has misspelled his wife’s name, his own name, the word ‘country,’ and the word ‘Republicans.'”