The House Intelligence Committee Presents: The Masked Whistleblower

  • Published: 10 October 2019
  • It could be anyone! Tune in next week to see if the whistleblower's identity is finally revealed. #Colbert #LSSC #ColdOpens

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Comments • 155

  • Devil_Travels
    Devil_Travels  2 hours back

    eh. not their best work at comedy.

    • Steven Bjustrom
      Steven Bjustrom  7 hours back

      The whistle blower DOES NOT EXIST! The demonrats have lied about everything. The whole collusion was a lie. There whole narrative on the phone call is a lie. Fox's stupid pole is a lie. It is foolish to trust them now. They won't show the "whistle blower" because they invented him. This is all a a Big, Fat, Rotten, Evil, Lie!

      • Johan Öhgren
        Johan Öhgren  7 hours back

        The world is now asking themselves whether or not the U.S. should be regarded a rogue state. Congrats, you went from leader of the free world to the rogue state with the biggest army.

        • guyrami
          guyrami  7 hours back

          I am how to basic...

          • Bill Baldwin
            Bill Baldwin  17 hours back

            We elected a dictator. Let's make our fake president is unelected next year. If we live that long??

            • Aaron Dye
              Aaron Dye  17 hours back

              Good ol’ Brian Stack

              • Cari Garafalo
                Cari Garafalo  3 days back

                at least now we'll have Autotune The News appearing live on the news

                • Jasper Swallow
                  Jasper Swallow  3 days back

                  Can the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" tune please be tuned down in volume? It is so loud compared to the actual show. Like this comment if you agree!

                  • Julia Spencer
                    Julia Spencer  3 days back

                    I thought of this skit on the way to work last week! Glad someone did it. Maybe the costume should be a canary.

                    • Tucker Bowen
                      Tucker Bowen  4 days back

                      is it just me, or did he sound like Brett Kavanaugh? (minus the yelling, the sobbing, the constant talking about beer, the general dickishness, etc.)

                      • WateverWatever04
                        WateverWatever04  4 days back

                        Did y'all take this idea from the Daily Show or was that a coincidence?

                        • disgusted1
                          disgusted1  5 days back

                          Why mask the whistleblower? They could just put white hoods on all the Republicans, they're usually fine with that sort of attire.

                          • Levi Yue
                            Levi Yue  5 days back

                            no jokes on china, r u a little kitten?

                            • Alexander Campbell
                              Alexander Campbell  5 days back

                              Late Night With Stephen Colbert AND "Survivor: Island Of The Whistleblowers"

                              • funkyguy99
                                funkyguy99  5 days back

                                Who cares about their identity, Adam Shift making up a fake Trump conversation, Pelosi not reading the transcript and facts...Blah blah blah!! Just impeach Trump already!!

                                • Alain Archambault
                                  Alain Archambault  5 days back

                                  Damn it, I was expecting the whistleblower to come out blowing whistles.

                                  • Kickback Woodwork
                                    Kickback Woodwork  5 days back

                                    I LOVE YOU STEPHEN, BUT I NEED JOHN STEWART RIGHT NOW!!

                                    • MapleRhubarb
                                      MapleRhubarb  5 days back

                                      I'm waiting for Steven to have the whistleblower "come" on his show, and it's the show's version of Melania just blowing a whistle into the camera lmao.

                                      • MsCreative Wonder
                                        MsCreative Wonder  5 days back

                                        Young Steven on Who's Line Is It Anyway

                                        • MsCreative Wonder
                                          MsCreative Wonder  5 days back

                                          Now Looking for the episode! 😂😂😂😂😂 I love that show too, always good for laughs! But love Steven's show the most!

                                      • Francelina Camilo
                                        Francelina Camilo  5 days back

                                        Very funny ✌

                                        • Martin Schlömer
                                          Martin Schlömer  5 days back

                                          Why is the whistleblower even called to a hearing? He did his job. He pointed at something that's wrong and that's what the commitee needs to investigate. Who he is or what he actually knows is of no importance.

                                          • Sanzu River
                                            Sanzu River  3 hours back

                                            It's really just to keep the issue on people's minds because Americans have short attention span on important issues. Investigations and impeachment inquiries are behind the scene stuff that rarely gets reported, and if you take long enough people end up forgetting or stop caring about it.

                                            Usually this type of hearing is a lot like attention boosters and doesn't serve any real purpose other than to generate political will for the public to do something. Yeah, it's not necessary for the whistleblower to attend a hearing, I mean the leaked transcript was already there in plain sight, and both Trump and Giuliani keep incriminating themselves in public. If that isn't enough, I wouldn't know what is.

                                        • Eva Jeduthun
                                          Eva Jeduthun  5 days back

                                          Once they know...he / she will be dread. ..

                                          • Pamela Homeyer
                                            Pamela Homeyer  5 days back

                                            This is so cute thank you for helping me laugh when I want to cry

                                            • Kohlenstoffisotop12
                                              Kohlenstoffisotop12  5 days back

                                              Lol, disguised and afraid.

                                              • Soon Forgot
                                                Soon Forgot  5 days back

                                                Democrat farts in office as president* Republicans: "we need to remove them in order to save the sanctity of the office!"
                                                trump farts in their face at mar largo because duh he is golfing instead of working* same Republicans:"mmmm yes sir! That is the best flatulence i have ever tasted or inhaled. Bravo sir!"

                                                • Commander Useless
                                                  Commander Useless  5 days back

                                                  Whoa, I must be really sleepy but the guy who does the whistleblower's voice in this sounds surprisingly like Brett Kavanaugh. I was almost expecting to hear "I like beer"

                                                • abdulaziz yalahow
                                                  abdulaziz yalahow  5 days back

                                                  Hahahaha hmmm 🤔 interesting lol 😂 it’s priceless

                                                  • Michelle Feigin
                                                    Michelle Feigin  5 days back

                                                    Stephen, please stop stealing The Daily Show's material.

                                                    You and your writers are better than that. You can come up with your own jokes.

                                                    • SEN
                                                      SEN  5 days back

                                                      Bill de Blasio?

                                                      • pschroeter1
                                                        pschroeter1  5 days back

                                                        The Whistleblower needs to go into witness protection. He must be a threat to a really horrific crime family.

                                                        • Kelli Storie
                                                          Kelli Storie  5 days back


                                                          • KeyzCapt
                                                            KeyzCapt  5 days back

                                                            @TrevorNoah already used this material.

                                                            • Fauler Perfektionist
                                                              Fauler Perfektionist  5 days back

                                                              Can we stop pretending any of this is funny? It's just sad now. With the very _first_ sentence of his presidential campaign, Trump revealed himself to be a racist. How is _anything_ forward of that event given _any_ legitimacy?

                                                              • Clayton Price
                                                                Clayton Price  5 days back

                                                                Trevor Noah already did this

                                                                • jasobres
                                                                  jasobres  5 days back

                                                                  You know that The Daily Show did the same joke, right? So we've got a real "Cat Concerto"/"Rhapsody Rabbit" situation here. Who stole from whom? Or was it just a coincidence that two shows had the same idea?

                                                                  • Roxanne M.
                                                                    Roxanne M.  5 days back

                                                                    If real news were that way, Fox would go out of business for good.

                                                                    • Luu Sapphire
                                                                      Luu Sapphire  5 days back

                                                                      That was hilarious. If only Colbert knew about the Vince McMahon "IT'S ME AUSTIN" clip. He'd cleverly edit in Spanky's "son of a bitch" audio.

                                                                      • Themachine
                                                                        Themachine  5 days back

                                                                        Traitor trump supporters reminds me of a terrorist grooming his uneducated, disadvantaged pupil to become a suicide bomber for his own self gain

                                                                        • Theresa Jamone
                                                                          Theresa Jamone  5 days back

                                                                          OMFG that was hilarious but sad. Thank you. Thank you.

                                                                          • Cheryl Sibson
                                                                            Cheryl Sibson  5 days back

                                                                            well, everyone on the day he gives his testimony, the people in the gallery could also wear the black as they do in China, the black masks, and so could the rest of the world so they can't tell who is the whistleblower identity..

                                                                            • Igor Schmidlapp
                                                                              Igor Schmidlapp  5 days back

                                                                              Well... THAT landed with a thud...

                                                                              • Ichijo Festival
                                                                                Ichijo Festival  5 days back

                                                                                It's ridiculous we need to go this far-- whistleblowers are protected by law. So, what it's come to is we're concerned Republicans won't obey the law.

                                                                                • Gration
                                                                                  Gration  5 hours back

                                                                                  ​@Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis He's literally made millionaires richer and you're trying to say people are mad that he' upset something? seriously?

                                                                                • Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis
                                                                                  Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis  6 hours back

                                                                                  @Gration- Impeachment is not meant to be done behind closed doors like this. It's being done that way so that they can leak out just the stuff they want. Impeachment is also meant to be done in the Judiciary Committee not the Intel Committee. Furthermore, the Dems are just making up the rules as they go along, and not agreeing to a set of rules that give both sides the right to subpoena and question witnesses. Another irregularity is that Adam Schiff is a fact witness and should therefore not be chairing the committee. It's a complete unconstitutional sham and there's no reason to cooperate with it. And have you heard the latest? Schiff now doesn't want the leaker to testify. Probably because there is no whistleblower.

                                                                                  "No administration aside from trump’s is stupid enough to even do this shit to begin with." - You're right, previously both sides of the uniparty agreed to allow the corruption go uninvestigated. That's why all these public servants managed to become multi-millionaires from all the shady deals. And the fact that Trump came along to upset their little apple-cart is the reason that he's facing such unprecedented opposition.

                                                                                • Gration
                                                                                  Gration  1 days back

                                                                                  Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis contempt of Congress IS the established rule on impeachment numb nuts. Just cause they actually have the power that trump says they don’t doesn’t mean they magically can’t subpoena people. No administration aside from trump’s is stupid enough to even do this shit to begin with.

                                                                                • Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis
                                                                                  Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis  2 days back

                                                                                  @Gration No, they're breaking all the established rules on impeachment. It's a fishing expedition just like the Mueller investigation. Even the Ukranian President said there was no quid pro quo and Ukraine wasn't even aware the money had been delayed. Furthermore, the money was paid to Ukraine shortly after the phone call, despite the fact they hadn't provided any service for it. Therefore, no quid pro quo. A different matter though with Hunter and Joe Biden. One rule for Republicans, another for Democrats.

                                                                                • Gration
                                                                                  Gration  2 days back

                                                                                  @Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis How can they not issue subpoenas during this time, if they're acting as an impeaching body? They're literally conducting an investigation and have every right to issue subpoenas that help in their investigation.

                                                                                  Contempt of congress - Congressional rules empower all its standing committees with the authority to compel witnesses to produce testimony and documents for subjects under its jurisdiction. Committee rules may provide for the full committee to issue a subpoena, or permit subcommittees or the chairman (acting alone or with the ranking member) to issue subpoenas. (Impeachment inquiries fall under this)

                                                                                  Not only that but you saying that anyone saying otherwise to trump's obvious favor asking, doesn't matter cause he said no quid pro quo (While with holding funds which he has no power to do, which is basically a fucking quid pro quo when Ukraine is in need of those funds) is fucking ridiculous. Just because a murderer says he didn't kill anyone doesn't make him innocent.You investigate despite what they're saying cause if he did the crime then he obviously deserves to be punished. Same goes here.

                                                                                  If he's innocent then he's innocent, but it's beyond stupid to not investigate the accused party, and if he was innocent, it's beyond stupid to hinder the process. All that does is work against you. Hell the instant he leaves office he's more than likely going to be tried for 10 counts of obstruction of justice from the muller incident. Why in the hell is he doing the same thing AGAIN, even if he's not guilty.

                                                                                  I bet you actually believe he's a self made billionaire because he said so too.

                                                                              • lichga100
                                                                                lichga100  5 days back

                                                                                Colbert presents his Trump Derangement Syndrome

                                                                                • Armandhammer
                                                                                  Armandhammer  5 days back

                                                                                  Even the late night comedy shows have the Democrat talking points. They're doing the exact same jokes now. PATHETIC.

                                                                                  • Planepants Games
                                                                                    Planepants Games  5 days back

                                                                                    Trump is selling out America to the highest bidding dictator

                                                                                    • Ryan Champ
                                                                                      Ryan Champ  5 days back

                                                                                      Didn't the daily show do the exact same joke

                                                                                      • DarkSchneider
                                                                                        DarkSchneider  5 days back

                                                                                        Sorry Stephen, Noah already beat you to this punchline ... 😮

                                                                                        • Another WorldView Is Possible

                                                                                          Has Joe Biden already been awarded the Democratic Party's Nomination?

                                                                                          If not - he's a political rival for Bernie Sanders - not Donald Trump. And Sanders is the only potential Democrat that Trump is actually afraid of facing... And with Biden's low standard of ethics being put on display by the misguided and far too limited effort at impeachment...he's even more vulnerable if he's allowed to stand for election in November 2020.





                                                                                          Neoliberal (Right to Center Right) Democrat leaders, seem determined to pick losing fights.

                                                                                          Emoluments, Genocide and Warcrimes, Kidnapping and a host of other issues seem like a slam dunk to not only impeach Trump - but swing more votes in the Senate. This just seems like payback for his attempt to investigate the Intelligence Community's involvement in "SPYGATE".

                                                                                          • Another WorldView Is Possible
                                                                                            Another WorldView Is Possible  5 days back

                                                                                            @retnavybrat Says the obvious SOCK-PUPPET - who comments in non sequiturs - and ignores ALL the evidence provided, in the comments to which it's responding.

                                                                                            The only question I really have for you at this point, is - is this fake 'persona' engaging in a geopolitical "information warfare operations" disinformation strategy, on behalf of the "Intelligence Community" - as the CIA('s "Special Assignments Division") and Pentagon have been shown to engage in...?


                                                                                            ... Or is this part of a political disinformation strategy on behalf of the DNC - as David Brock and Sally Albright have been shown to engage-in...?



                                                                                            It seems to function as both - or either... Since the DNC and "Intellligence Community" have shown themselves to be so intertwined (not that the RNC is any better on that front), perhaps you can help me figure out what this is all about - and why at no point do you appear to have shown any real intellectual curiousity of your own - or a willingness to even engage any of the informations sources, that I've presented FOR you?

                                                                                            9.) Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues except with denials they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.

                                                                                            Example: 'Nothing you say makes any sense. Your logic is idiotic. Your facts nonexistent. Better go back to the drawing board and try again.'

                                                                                            Proper response: 'You are avoiding the issue with disinformation tactics. You evade the issues with your own form of nonsense while others, perhaps more intelligent than you pretend to be, have no trouble with the material. Why do you refuse to address the issues by use of such disinformation tactics (rule 9 - play dumb)?'


                                                                                          • retnavybrat
                                                                                            retnavybrat  5 days back

                                                                                            @Another WorldView Is Possible All the use of parrot phrases like "FISA" and "Fusion GPS" does is convince me the user has nothing constructive to bring to the conversation.

                                                                                          • Another WorldView Is Possible
                                                                                            Another WorldView Is Possible  5 days back


                                                                                          • Another WorldView Is Possible
                                                                                            Another WorldView Is Possible  5 days back

                                                                                            @retnavybrat Funny - because you seem BLIND to the facts of this matter. Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and the DNC - working with the CIA - seem to be using EXACTLY this tactic that you describe, against Trump (whom they should've begun attempting to impeach months ago - but for much more solid reasons - were they not such corrupt corporatist sell-outs).

                                                                                            But in this case - anyone with eyes can see that Biden and his NeoLiberal pals are as crooked as the day is long. Given the powers granted to the Presidency under Article II - I can't even see how Trump committed a crime here. Maybe you should spell exactly which Codes in the USC - that you think that he violated. From my reading of various Title 18 (and one Title 52) codes suggested - by others drinking the DNC moonshine - it appears that none of them are a really good fit.

                                                                                            It seems clear that Biden (through Hunter) was receiving emoluments from the illegally created NAZI-COUP Government, that he helped create in the Ukraine. It is also clear that the Clinton campaign was involved in receiving "opposition research" from foreign Governments and Agents - using Fusion GPS - paid through the Perkins + Coie law firm - working with various elements of Western Intelligence services, like MI-6, the CIA, NSA and FBI - AND Russians and URAINIANS. NOW - when Trump begins investigating all of those crimes - by the "Intelligence Community" - they suddenly change all of their reporting procedures for "whistleblowers" - more than a month after the incident, in order to make the hearsay report, suddenly admissible.

                                                                                            And the "IC" giving anything but jail sentences to "whistleblowers" - must seem a odd turnaround to Thomas Drake, and Chelsea Manning...John Kiriakou is outspoken with his shock over the change in attitude... If only Trump had authorized illegal domestic spying, or torture, or had covered-up warcrimes and the murders of Journalists... It would be the "whistleblower" being prosecuted - not him.

                                                                                          • retnavybrat
                                                                                            retnavybrat  5 days back

                                                                                            @Another WorldView Is Possible You know what I call what you just did? I call it the "Tattletale Defense" because people like you sound just like little children crying that your friend or sibling did something wrong in the hopes that Mommy will ignore what you did wrong. It didn't work when we were kids and it's not going to work now.