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captioning sponsored by cbs >> we will color code the excisions from the report. >> there'll be redactions. they will be color coded. >> it's going to be color coded. it's blue or it's red. >> yellow is investigative technique. green is privacy information. >> whatever his color code is, red, green, blue or yellow. >> this easter, get into the holiday spirit! ( laughter ) with paas' document dying kit: mueller report edition. this festive kit contains the same colors william barr used! so you can redact your own copy of the mueller report. >> i'm dying the details of an ongoing investigation. >> i'm dying top secret intelligence information. >> i'm dying embarrassing information about sleeping with a porn star. ( laughter ) >> so hop on down the bunny trail today!
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and pick up the paas' document dying kit: mueller report edition. available whenever william barr says it is! >> announcer: it's "the late show" with stephen colbert! tonight, barr, he blows tonight, the man who wrote the rules for the special counsel, neal katyal. plus stephen welcomes samantha bee! and musical guest cage the elephant. featuring jon batiste and "stay human." and now, live on tape in the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert!( nd) >> stephen: thank you! please, have a seat! thank you so much! i tell you one thing, jon, you
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know what has not been redacted? >> jon: what's that? >> stephen: my love for these people. it's out there. ( cheers and applause ) welcome to "the late show," everybody. i'm your host stephen colbert. ( cheers and applause ) ( piano riff ) you know, how for a couple of years you've been thinking, "there's probably bad stuff in the mueller report that makes donald trump look terrible." ( laughter ) but then three weeks ago, attorney general bill barr put out his four-page valentine to donald trump, and then you thought "maybe i'm crazy." well, if you just returned to this dimension from the phantom zone, today the mueller report was released. ( audience reacts ) and i'm here to tell you, you're not crazy. ( laughter ) until this morning, no one knew what was in it. we hadn't read it, congress hadn't read it, and evidently bill barr hadn't read it either.
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( laughter ) because there is some insane (bleep) in here. ( laughter ) but we didn't learn that right away, because, instead of just releasing the report, shortly after 9:30 this morning, barr held a press conference flanked by a gillette razor "before and after" picture. ( laughter ) now, if you've got nothing to hide, why do you have to set up the report first? "officer, before i open the trunk of this car, i'd like to first give a short speech about what you're about to smell." ( laughter ) okay, with i do that? can i do that? democrats were not happy. last night house committee chairs demanded that barr cancel his press conference, saying, "let the full report speak for itself." good idea. we've actually acquired exclusive footage of the report speaking for itself. >> donald trump is gui--
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rrrrrrrg! ( cheers and applause ) ( piano riff ) >> stephen: hmm, i wonder what he's going to say? and the reviews are in on barr's one man no collusion spectacular -- >> the attorney general seemed almost to be acting as the counselor for the defense, for the-- counselor for the president, rather than the attorney general. >> this felt a lot like we heard president trump's defense lawyer. >> the a.g is not the president's lawyer and he seems to be acting that way. >> sounding more like the president's lawyer than the attorney general. >> stephen: that's not fair. if bill barr were the president's attorney, he'd be in prison right now. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) but i'll give you this, barr really sounded like he was channeling the president -- >> there was no evidence of the trump campaign collusion.
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no underlying collusion. >> no collusion. there was in fact -- no collusion, no collusion, no nothing. >> stephen: now, mueller was made special counsel specifically to answer the question: "did the president obstruct justice?" that requires intent, and barr explains there was no intent because what some might see as obstruction was merely the president lashing out in mindless rage. >> there is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents and fueled by illegal leaks. >> stephen: wait, when did feelings become a get out of jail free card? (as barr) "sure, my client's actions might 'look' like arson, but i remind you, he was feeling tense. and who doesn't relax in front of a roaring fire?" ( laughter )
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( applause ) ( cheering ) arson! arson! ( applause ) now, when he appeared before congress, barr wasn't real forthcoming about what was in the mueller report. >> i've said what i'm going to say about the report today. i'm not going to characterize or discuss the contents of report. i will lay it out after the report is out. i'm not going to comment on it. i'm not going to discuss it any further. i'm not going to say anything more about it. >> stephen: (as barr) "it would be irresponsible for me to talk preemptively about the report. for all other questions, i refer you to the four pages i preemptively wrote about the report." ( laughter ) okay. fine, but now that the report is out, there's no harm in taking a couple of questions at the press conference you called, right? >> is it an impropriety for you to come out and sort of, what appears to be, sort of, spinning the report-- >> last question. >> -- before the public gets a chance to read it?
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>> okay, thank you very much. thank you! ( laughter ) ( audience booing ) >> stephen: (as barr) "i said i'd take questions. i never said i'd answer them!" ( cheers and applause ) ( piano riff ) and if you needed any more proof that this was a thinly-disguised campaign event, the instant barr's press conference ended trump tweeted, this game of thrones-themed image saying "no collusion. no obstruction. for the haters and the radical left democrats-- game over." that picture, by the way, is trump posing next to all the smoke that william barr just blew up his ass.
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( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) mmm, mmm, like innocence. mmm! ( piano riff ) i smell like a brisket. ( laughter ) barr's press conference wasn't the only delay. the report itself was delivered to congress on c.d.s. i'm disappointed. everyone knows obstruction sounds more authentic on vinyl. ( laughter ) then, barr released the redacted mueller report to the world on a website, and it looks like he skipped a few pages. for instance, we now know how trump felt about mueller's investigation. when jeff sessions told trump that a special counsel had been appointed, "the president slumped back in his chair and said, 'oh my god. this is terrible. this is the end of my presidency. i'm (bleep).'" ( cheers and applause )
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that's what i said at the beginning of your presidency. ( laughter ) i'm guessing that's not how an innocent person reacts. "honey, it's late, where have you been?" "oh, my god, this is terrible. this is the end of our marriage. i'm (bleep)!" ( laughter ) now, why -- why -- why did trump think it was terrible? because, according to mueller, even though his report didn't establish collusion with russia, trump was worried a thorough f.b.i. investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the president personally that the president could have understood to be crimes. ( audience reacts ) in other words, trump probably thought he broke the law, and now his past was coming for him. like in that movie, "i know what i did last summer." ( laughter )
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spooky. on the subject of collusion, exatals "complete and total either of those things. because it says the special counsel's investigation into possible collusion found that members of the trump campaign knew they would benefit from russia's illegal actions to influence the election, but didn't take criminal steps to help. you know that saying, "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." well, the trump campaign took that as a challenge. "hey, we didn't help... therefore, we are good men. triumph!" ( laughter ) ( applause ) you know what? unless what he means is they didn't help in the crime that benefited them. they were like the little dog on the kitchen floor waiting for the big dog to knock the steak of democracy off the counter, after first going on television to say -- (as trump) "big dog, if you are listening,
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please release the steak. well done." ( laughter ) now, the real savory drippings of this report lie in the obstruction of justice section. now, there's this ruling from the 1970's by the justice department's office of legal counsel, or o.l.c., that says a sitting president can't be indicted because the job's too hard for him to worry about that. was that the reason that mueller refused to decide whether trump obstructed justice? barr said no. >> can you explain for us the special counsel's articulated reason for not reaching a decision on obstruction of justice and if it had anything to do with the department's long-standing guidance on not indict ago sitting president? >> we specifically asked him about the o.l.c. opinion and whether or not he was taking the position that he would have
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found a crime but for the existence to have the o.l.c. opinion, and he made it very clear several times that that was not his position. >> stephen: yeah, mueller made it clear several times that that wasn't his position. in fact, he said it everywhere, except in his report where he specifically cites the o.l.c. opinion and then writes, we recognize that a federal criminal accusation against a sitting president would place burdens on the president's capacity to govern. so barr stood up there and said a bald-faced lie. the president must be so proud. ( laughter ) (as trump) "oh, billy, you're like the son i never had. what? three? that explains that guy with my name." ( laughter ) and since mueller says i can't make this call because he's the president, barr took it upon himself in his memo to say, "didn't do it. seems like a good guy."
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but then, this morning, barr was asked this -- "did the special counsel indicate that he wanted you to make the decision or that it should be left for congress? >> "special counsel mueller did not indicate that his purpose was to leave the decision to congress. i hope that was not his view." >> stephen: oh, i hope, so too. because if he said that and then you made the decision anyway, that would be, in the words of james madison from federalist paper 62, "super (bleep) up." ( laughter ) ( applause ) i mean, he's just -- founding fathers. smart guys. ( piano riff ) ( applause ) i mean, it would really make barr look like a feckless stooge, if mueller had written on page 220, "the conclusion that congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president's corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law." (as trump)
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"look, look -- ( applause ) -- no, no clapping for him. i never said i was above the law, bob. i'm behind the barr. protect me bill! they'll eat me alive in jail. i'm 70% burger!" ( cheers and applause ) you know there's so much great stuff in here that, when we return, i'll do more mueller monologue. stick around! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) (mom vo) it's easy to shrink into your own little world. especially these days. (dad) i think it's here. (mom vo) especially at this age. (big sister) where are we going? (mom vo) it's a big, beautiful world out there.
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( cheers and applause ) hey, jon -- >> jon: hey! >> stephen: you know -- >> jon: yeah. >> stephen: -- so good to be here. these people, they give and they give. ( cheers and applause ) thanks, everybody! jon, when i'm over here, what does that mean? >> jon: more monologue. >> stephen: means we couldn't fit it into one act. so here we go, folks. before the break, we were talking about the conclusions of the mueller report. and here's one of the big ones -- trump may or may not have obstructed justice, but it ain't for lack of trying. ( laughter ) because "the president's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests." ( applause ) okay. okay.
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it's a shock to find out, both, which associates declined to carry out his orders, and what they declined to do. like his former campaign manager corey lewandowski, who did not deliver the president's message to attorney general jeff sessions that he should confine the russia investigation to future election meddling only. ( audience reacts ) (as trump) "this kremlin hacking will not stand-- from here on out. russia, you get one mulligan. maybe two." ( laughter ) and, in the summer of 2017, trump told white house counsel don mcgahn to call rosenstein and tell him to fire mueller. mcghan didn'o and told reince heas going to resign because the president had asked him to "do crazy (bleep)." ( laughter ) i for one don't know what mcghan was complaining about.
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he had to see this coming. after all, that was trump's 2016 campaign slogan. ( laughter ) we also learned that, when cornered, sarah huckabee sanders actually told the truth-- about lying. ( laughter ) back in 2017, sanders told the press, after comey's termination, that the white house had heard from countless f.b.i. agents who had lost confidence in comey. but when the special counsel's office asked her about it sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything. ( audience reacts ) what? sarah hucka-sands grossly distorted the facts just to please the president? watch out, william barr, someone's )>>:! ( cheers and applause ) ( piano riff ) >> stephen: i can't believe it! that good woman! i cannot! i sa president trump refused to be questioned in person by the
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special counsel, but he did submit some answers in a section titled "responses of president donald j. trump." now, i have reason to believe these responses were not actually written by donald trump. because, ah, they're written. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) that was worth it. that was worth it. ( piano riff ) there is one common thread among trump's responses -- he remembers nothing. because over the course of ten pages, trump answers questions with some version of "i do not recall" over 30 times. that's funny, because i do recall this -- all time -- ( laughter ) >> stephen: and "one of the great memories of all time. of all time. right here. up in the kidneys. and the reason my memory is
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great, it never lets me remember the crimes i commit. so awesome. what was the question?" ultimately, to sum up his findings on the key issue he was hired to investigate, mueller said maybe the most shocking thing in the entire 400 pages, "if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment." ( audience reacts ) well, that's huge. mueller would have found trump innocent if it had been in any way possible! but it was impossible to find that. that is the opposite of a witch hunt! (as mueller) "look, we'd really like to exonerate this witch, but when we tried to pull her out of the water, she turned the f.b.i. director into a toad!" ( laughter )
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time. >> stephen: for the big bang theory to end may 16. it is the series finale and on may 16, the entire cast will be right here after the series finale. ( cheers and applause ) historic. it might violate the constitution to have them all here, i don't know. >> jon: oh, yeah. >> stephen: my first guest tonight is the person who actually wrote the rules on special counsel investigations. he has some thoughts on the mueller report. please welcome former acting solicitor general of the united states neal katyal! ( cheers and applause ) neal, good to see you again. neal, we've got a long way to go and a short time to get there, so let's get right into it. you wrote the rules on special counsel investigations. how much of this is your fault? ( laughter ) >> i'm feeling pretty good tonight because, basically, i think this is the end of the
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beginning not the beginning of the end. the special counsel regulations are dealing with the central problem which is the president and his attorney general control prosecution entirely under our constitution, so if you have a corrupt attorney general, there is ant way to stop him from doing the president's bidding. all you can do is shed sunlight into that process and that's what we saw today. we have the special counsel report, several hundred pages long. the attorney general can stop that investigation, even though the president said this is a hoax, stop this thing, witch hunt and the like. so we now have the facts and it's now set up for congress and the american people to evaluate as opposed to a world in which there's a coverup. >> stephen: you had a chance to look at this today. this is your baby. it's the first time you've seen it. does it have your eyes? is this what you intended? when you wrote the rules, this
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is the kind of report you intended to have written? >> absolutely. there are a couple of things we didn't anticipate. we thought about corrupt attorney generals and nefarious ones. but barr is more nefarious than we anticipated. >> stephen: in what way? he wrote a 19 page memo that basically said the president can't obstruct justice that it's basically constitutionally impossible. >> stephen: this was before his audition? >> exactly. ( laughter ) the trump legal team parroted every part of that. you can read this mueller report is like a 400 page epic sub tweet of the barr memo saying a president can't obstruct justice. >> stephen: what did you think of the way he characterized it in his letter as opposed to what you're seeing today? did he read the same report that we did? >> no. ( laughter ) i mean, you know, strikingly, on page 1, mueller says, in his
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report, i believe a sitting president can't be indicted. and on page 2, he says, because of that, i'm not going to incriminate the president. now, barr gave a long press conference this morning. did we hear anything about that? no. on page 2, he also says, i'm not going to exonerate the preside president, i don't have the facts to do that. did barr say a word about that? so i kind of feel like barr, if he tells you, don't see this movie, you probably should see it because he saw a different movie than the one that actually exists. ( laughter ) >> stephen: now, is the obstruction issue now unobstructed? do we finally know why mueller came to his conclusion. is it the o.l.c. decision from the '70s he's citing essentially. >> two things, number one, which is the desayings that says a sitting president can't with be indicted, and the second thing that the president tried to
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obstruction of justice but he failed because his folks wouldn't carry it out. i think they're one of the most creative legal teams in the country but i never heard of that defense which is you're so incompetent that you couldn't obstruction oobstruct justice. what does that say about our president? ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: are you surprised the wording in the report -- i thought the most shocking thing in the report was them writing in the report that, you know, we would have found him innocent if we could, but it's not possible to clear him of these crimes? >> i agree with you, and it's such, i think, a real statement about barr that the mueller report says that very clearly. they're basically saying we would have liked to exonerate him, we couldn't do it, the facts weren't there. >> stephen: because if they could exonerate him, they wouldn't have to worry about the office of legal counsel ruling
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or if that is correct indict the president. >> absolutely, and i'll point you to one other thing. we lawyers look at footnotes and there's a footnote 1091 -- >> stephen: i remember that one. ( laughter ) >> and what mueller says is you can't indict a sitting president now because of these o.l.c. opinions, but after he leaves office, and, boy, that's a clue. >> stephen: if you can't indict stating. , why investigate? what's the purpose? >> two reasons. one, we're talking about after the president leaves office, federal criminal charges could be brought, and i read that footnote for mueller basically saying i think they should be brought. that's number one. number two is our founders always said even if you can't indict a sitting president, you can have congress impeach or investigation and come to a decision about what actually happened. so this puts the ball in congress' court, at least until the president is no longer president. >> stephen: did you think anyone else was going to be arrested?
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were you surprised that don, jr. or jared kushner weren't arrested? because i heard you thought maybe there were more arrests coming down. >> i was a little surprised. i think the evidence on junior was follows -- there was this trump tower meeting, and that meeting was called because a russian called junior sand said, hey, i've got dirt on hillary clinton. and he said, if it is what you say, i'd love it. >> stephen: i have dirt on hillary clinton that's in keeping with the russian attempts to help your father. >> exactly. and the statement was put out by junior that said that trump tower meeting was primarily about adoptions. now, most people thought that was a lie at the time. what we learned in the mueller report today is trump was the one that actually directed the lie and junior put the word "primarily" in, so it wasn't all about adoptions, but primarily. so i plead guilty, i got this wrong. so two greater variables, who has a greater proclivity to law
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and who has a less respect for the law. and between trump and trump, jr., senior trumps junior. ( applause ) >> stephen: thanks for being here for the beginning of the ending. neal katyal, back with our friend samantha bee! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: hey, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) oh, my goodness gravy! ladies and gentlemen -- ladies and gentlemen -- ( cheers and applause ) i'm telling you, clear -- ( cheers and applause ) folks, so glad you're here. clear the decks and your calendar. you're going to want to stick around for this one because you know my next guest from "the daily show" and "full frontal with samantha bee." please welcome back to the late show, samantha bee! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: sam, good to see
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you. >> it's so good to see you. i just remembered in the green room that the last time i was here was "the daily show" reunion the day james comey got fired. >> stephen: oh, my god! full circle! remember? >> stephen: yes! i woke up today and i said a prayer for your writers! >> stephen: thank you, they're all being hosed down right now. >> i'm sure! oh, no! >> stephen: sparks are coming out of their ears. >> good god! >> stephen: two years later, that was the impetus for mueller being appointed was him being fired. and here's the mueller report right there. >> i take the whole thing right in here. >> stephen: what are your thoughts? have you had a chance to learn some of the stuff that's in here? >> i have learned some of the stuff that's in there, of course. >> stephen: yes. my favorite thing from in here is a juicy morsel -- >> stephen: dish. -- that mcghan d toplaind p wh l wyer ds because when the meetins
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taking notes and donald trump was, like, why are you take so many notes? i've had lots of lawyers before and they don't take notes. and he was, like, well, i'm a real lawyer -- ( laughter ) -- and you're supposed to keep a record of things here. >> stephen: i watched a lot of matlock, no notes. perry mason, no notes. >> yeah, so -- >> stephen: this is very exciting to me. >> okay. >> stephen: because you are throwing your second "not the white house correspondents dinner." >> thank you! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: so the first one was great. was that last year or two years ago? >> it was two years ago. >> stephen: so semiannual. o semiannual. >> stephen: sure. i didn't think i would ever do one again, really. i felt like i really enjoyed doing it. it was a lot of fun, a lot of work, it was great. >> stephen: and you do them because trump doesn't show up to them. >> it's part of the social contract. when you're the president, you're supposed to show up once a year for 20 minutes of getting
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roasted by a comedian. >> stephen: sure. that's part to have deal. you've got to be able to take it. >> stephen: i agree. ( applause ) some of those comedians can be so unfair to the president. >> we all love to engage in a little presidential harassment, don't we? >> stephen: i don't know what you're talking about. he's got very thin skin, though. thin, thin orange skin. ( laughter ) >> good for him. >> stephen: so what can we expect this year? >> it's going to be so fun. okay, april 27th at 10:00 p.m. >> stephen: the same night? yes, the same night. >> stephen: all right. o exciting. >> stephen: sure. there will be so much fun. there's going to be amazing music, i'm working with my personal heros. we've built a robot of sarah huckabee sanders -- >> stephen: a robot? just to keep us in check. >> stephen: sure. because you know i often tell inappropriate jokes, as i know you do, too, so it's nice to have someone there. >> stephen: don't say anything
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about her robot eye shadow or you will be in so much trouble. what special drinks you serving? >> such good drinks. we'll be serving a wolf spritzer, like a roseé spritzer, very nice. and a lemonade -- it's an evening for journalists, we'll be celebrating great journalism and lots of journalists there so you need to have lots of cocktails. i think we're having a beautiful lemonade lemonade with vodka and we're going to call it a yellow russian because -- ( laughter ) -- why not? >> stephen: no reason at all. no connection. >> stephen: it's for charity, right? raising money. >> yes, we're raising money from the community to protect journalists. >> stephen: they need protection. >> they do, yeah. ( cheers and applause ) yeah. >> stephen: now, we have a speak peek at a really fairly bilip -- >> so dibi sn: yo g to p d
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g on do i need to set it up a little bit because we're also doing a piece on what the future looks like for journalists. it's bleak. we're doing a huge piece on deep fakes. do you know what those are? where you switch faces with someone. the technology is amazing and the voice technology is soon upon us and will be hard to determine what is real and fake. take a look. >> stephen: this is you? this is me, but this is nicolas cage. this is me as, oh boy,, i put nicholas page cage's face on my own. it's horrifying. i'm nick cage and i love "full frontal" with samantha bee. it's an awesome show. she's a really good hostess, and i enjoy her comedy bits. anyways... peace.
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( cheers and applause ) >> oh, my god! i know. it's kind of -- >> stephen: how do i know that you're not nicolas cage right now with sam bee's face on? >> i'm going to steal dr. what is the thing he's going to steal? >> stephen: the declaration of independence. ( laughter ) >> yeah. it's scary for journalists. it's about to get a lot scarier. >> stephen: how hard is that to do. >> not difficult at all. >> stephen: you said your thing. was that later or happening live time? >> no, it didn't happen live. i did my interview and afterward we had specialists who did it for us. i don't do the cutting myself. ( laughter ) but it's not difficult to do and the technology is incredible and i think the future of journal i'm is we'll have to learn to parcel what is real and fake. >> stephen: or just entirely. yes, the sing later is upon us, oh, boy. >> stephen: last question, we've got to go, but this is
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very important. we're into politics and talk about current events. easter sunday, what are you doing? >> okay, i was raised catholic but we don't really practice that in our household, so i'm preparing lavish gift baskets for my children because they've come to expect them from me. >> stephen: well, there's nothing religious about chocolate. >> no, you can just -- >> stephen: do they think it comes from the bunny? >> i don't think so, anymore. they were definitely, like, i can't wait for easter. ( laughter ) wonder what the easter bunny's going to bring me. you know what i mean? so -- >> stephen: now they know it comes from jesus. >> they do. jesus and his little pet rabbits. >> stephen: that's who i worship. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: so lovely to see you. thank you for being here on today of all days. >> of all days, here we are. >> stephen: the second not
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>> stephen: their new album "social cues," comes out friday. here with a performance of "ready to let go," ladies and gentlemen, cage the elephant! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ sun went down sun went down over pompeii ♪ on both sides the vow was broken ♪ oh, my, my i'm the one trying to hide ♪ this damage done one day, all our secrets ♪ will be spoken as we slow dance ♪ i became your statue frozen times i wonder ♪ are we just a puff of smoke, yeah ♪ underneath this bed of ashes still withholding everything ♪ like we were never close
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don't you worry, baby ♪ no sense trying to change it i'mma strike these matches ♪ never had control i'm ready to let go, no ♪ was i fooling myself? i'mma spread these ashes ♪ never had control i'm ready, i'm ready ♪ i'm ready to let go ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ sun went down ♪ sun went down over pompeii on holy ground ♪ our vows were broken we met up, we broke bread ♪ i was blue your dress was red ain't it strange ♪ we both knew this day was coming ♪ as we slow dance i became your statue frozen ♪ times i wonder
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are we just ♪ a puff of smoke, yeah underneath this bed of ashes ♪ still withholding everything like we were never close ♪ don't you worry, baby no sense trying to change it ♪ i'mma strike these matches never had control ♪ i'm ready to let go no, was i fooling myself? ♪ i'mma spread these ashes never had control ♪ i'm ready, i'm ready i'm ready to let go ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ don't you worry, baby no sense trying to change it ♪ i'mma strike these matches never had control
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♪ i'm ready to let go no, was i fooling myself ♪ i'mma spread these ashes never had control ♪ i'm ready, i'm ready i'm ready to let go ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: cage the elephant, everybody! we'll be right back.
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