Intelligence followed me everywhere in Russia: Stephen Colbert

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 04:46 hrs

[India], June 28 (ANI): It seems like Stephen Colbert is really happy to be back in the U.S.

The host of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' returned to the U.S. from a trip to Russia on assignment for some future Late Show pieces and believed that the Russian intelligence was following him everywhere he went.

He started by saying, "Man, it is good to be back in the U.S.A. I don't know if you knew this but I was in Russia last week," he told his audience, adding, "You know who did know I was in Russia? Russian intelligence. Hardcore fans evidently, followed me everywhere."

Colbert also shared that American intelligence operatives also showed him a lot of attention.

The 53-year-old host also joked how "important" it is to keep an eye on comedians abroad.

"I could be giving state secrets to the Russians. Oh wait, someone's already got that covered," he continued.

Colbert then moved forward and showed a series a tweets by President Trump in which he accused former president Barack Obama of knowing about Russia meddling in the U.S. election.

He wrote, "The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling," he wrote in a series of tweets posted yesterday. "With 4 months looking at Russia..under a magnifying glass, they have zero 'tapes' of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!"

To which, Colbert said, "I am a big enough man to apologise and I think I speak for the majority of Americans when I say, 'I'm sorry you're president."

He pointed to his heart as the audience cheered, adding, "It comes from here."

Colbert also opened the show with a quick clip of himself in Russia, in which he insists he's in New York.

"After all of the things I've said about Vladimir Putin, I'd be crazy to go to Russia," he said, bringing out a hot dog and a Yankees hat as evidence.

His stealthy plan is interrupted when a woman comes up to him speaking Russian. He quickly responds in Spanish and walks off. (ANI)

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