Stephen Colbert found some dark humor Monday in Sunday night's ouster of his boss, former CBS chief Les Moonves, but not too much. The allegations of sexual misconduct against Moonves are "extremely disturbing, and I'm not surprised that that's it," he said on The Late Show. "Les Moonves is gone — for at least nine months, until he does a set at the Comedy Cellar."
Meanwhile, President Trump is "obsessed" with finding the official in his administration who wrote that op-ed in The New York Times last week, "but he is being counseled by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to let it pass," Colbert said. "Oh, is he? Really? I bet he is. 'Yeah, Mr. President, just let it go. I mean, whoever wrote it probably didn't even see it as being a big deal. Anyway, let's just put on some Fox & Friends while I shred all examples of my handwriting.'" WikiLeaks has already cracked the mystery, determining that the writer is an "older conservative male," Colbert said, laughing. "Really, Wikisleuths, an older white male — in the Trump administration? Are you sure it it's not a socialist bisexual Latina in her early 20s?"
Colbert had a fun little riff off Kellyanne Conway's televised message for the op-ed author, and he noted that "Vice President — and man eagerly awaiting the Ides of March — Mike Pence" was willing to swear to anything that he's not the mole. Colbert spliced himself into Pence's Fox News interview and gave the VP a lie-detector test. He ended with some sobering thoughts on Bob Woodward's new book, Fear, and some less-sobering thoughts on Trump's threat to "write the real book!" "That's a bold statement, considering you didn't even write your own fake book," he said. Watch below. Peter Weber