The “Late Show” host noted Tuesday that Republican lawmakers appeared set to vote against having witnesses at the trial ― until “spicy revelations” leaked from an upcoming book by former Trump national security adviser John Bolton.
But Colbert questioned the timing of the leak: right when the presales for that book went live on Amazon.
“How cash-venient,” Colbert cracked. “Now we know how to get Trump’s people to tell the truth: Give them a product to promote.”
Then Colbert’s team transformed a line by Trump attorney Ken Starr into a song.
Starr lamented that we live in an “age of impeachment” ― which the “Late Show” used as the basis of a parody of the 1969 hit “Age of Aquarius” by The 5th Dimension: