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Late-Night Hosts Celebrate Federal Agents' Raid of Trump Lawyer's Office

Trevor Noah, 2018
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Trevor Noah attends the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

Late-night hosts weighed in on the news that federal agents raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress, Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford), who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago.

On The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah shared his sympathy for CNN's "breaking news violinist" for having to play the dramatic music under a lengthy newsflash which featured so much context. Noah then quipped, "It's just nice knowing that in 20 years, teachers won’t be able to give a history lesson without explaining what a pornographic actress is."

Over on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert showed footage of Trump, aboard Air Force One, denying knowledge of Cohen making a payment to Daniels. "He knows nothing," Colbert said. "Trump trusts his lawyer so much that he lets him do stuff he doesn't know about, in his name, for reasons he doesn't understand. That's like saying, 'Doc, put me under and take whatever organs you want. Dealer's choice.' "

Addressing the federal raid, Colbert said, "Remember, Michael Cohen says he paid off Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket, which is crazy. Who pays for porn?"

On TBS, Conan O'Brien quipped, "The FBI raided the offices of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Out of habit, Cohen offered the agents $130,000 to keep the whole thing quiet."

This article originally appeared in THR.com.


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