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 • 143

  • Cari Garafalo
    Cari Garafalo  2 days back

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

    • Jasper Swallow
      Jasper Swallow  2 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  2 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  3 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  3 days back

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

            • disgusted1
              disgusted1  3 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  3 days back

                no jokes on china, r u a little kitten?

                • Alexander Campbell
                  Alexander Campbell  3 days back

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

                  • funkyguy99
                    funkyguy99  3 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  3 days back

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

                      • Kickback Woodwork
                        Kickback Woodwork  3 days back


                        • MapleRhubarb
                          MapleRhubarb  3 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  4 days back

                            Young Steven on Who's Line Is It Anyway

                            • MsCreative Wonder
                              MsCreative Wonder  4 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  4 days back

                            Very funny ✌

                            • Martin Schlömer
                              Martin Schlömer  4 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.

                              • Eva Jeduthun
                                Eva Jeduthun  4 days back

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

                                • Pamela Homeyer
                                  Pamela Homeyer  4 days back

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

                                  • Kohlenstoffisotop12
                                    Kohlenstoffisotop12  4 days back

                                    Lol, disguised and afraid.

                                    • Soon Forgot
                                      Soon Forgot  4 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  4 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  4 days back

                                        Hahahaha hmmm 🤔 interesting lol 😂 it’s priceless

                                        • Michelle Feigin
                                          Michelle Feigin  4 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  4 days back

                                            Bill de Blasio?

                                            • pschroeter1
                                              pschroeter1  4 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  4 days back


                                                • KeyzCapt
                                                  KeyzCapt  4 days back

                                                  @TrevorNoah already used this material.

                                                  • Fauler Perfektionist
                                                    Fauler Perfektionist  4 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  4 days back

                                                      Trevor Noah already did this

                                                      • jasobres
                                                        jasobres  4 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.  4 days back

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

                                                          • Luu Sapphire
                                                            Luu Sapphire  4 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  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                • Cheryl Sibson
                                                                  Cheryl Sibson  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                    • Ichijo Festival
                                                                      Ichijo Festival  4 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.

                                                                      • Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis
                                                                        Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis  7 hours 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  24 hours 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.

                                                                      • Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis
                                                                        Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis  1 days back

                                                                        @Gration - (1) The House of Representatives possesses no general powers to investigate a matter or subject of impeachment, except when sitting as an impeaching body - which requires a majority vote. What they're doing is holding closed door meetings without the full congress as participants in order to get access to the evidence against the Bidens - both Hunter and Quid Pro Joe now involved in this pay for play scandal along with other Obama administration players and their family members - in order to get their story straight.

                                                                        (2) Are you aware that the rules concerning whistle-blowers was retrospectively altered after the partisan CIA leaker came forward, and in order to make it possible for those other than first hand witnesses to whistle-blow? This itself is potentially a criminal act.

                                                                        (3) The first CIA leaker broke the rules by going first to Schiff's office to discuss the matter rather than going through the correct channels. Furthermore Schiff lied about this. So then Brennan put out a Tweet stating that there was no limit to the number of whistle-blowers allowed and lo and behold another one immediately came forward. If you believe these partisan leakers are genuine whistle-blowers then I can't help you.

                                                                        (4) Given the transcript clearly rules out any quid pro quo by Trump, any contrary claim by a leaker is meaningless.

                                                                        (5) Over the next year you will witness that the Ukraine lies at the heart of the Democrat collusion to investigate and bring down a political opponent, the very thing they accused Trump of doing with Russia. Which should be no surprise given that the Democrats are using the Saul Alinski playbook.

                                                                      • Gration
                                                                        Gration  2 days back

                                                                        @Je Suis Ce Que Je Suis The house of representatives is literally a lower branch of congress so they can subpoena anyone they want to........If you don't adhere to the subpoena you are in contempt of congress, and you can go to wikipedia to read about that.

                                                                        And a whistleblower is basically an official snitch. They can leak info if it's of importance and be protected if they go through the right channels. and leaker is just someone who does that and they have no protection because they don't actually report it or anything.

                                                                      • joe nobody
                                                                        joe nobody  2 days back

                                                                        Insert you don't say meme

                                                                    • lichga100
                                                                      lichga100  4 days back

                                                                      Colbert presents his Trump Derangement Syndrome

                                                                      • Armandhammer
                                                                        Armandhammer  4 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  4 days back

                                                                          Trump is selling out America to the highest bidding dictator

                                                                          • Ryan Champ
                                                                            Ryan Champ  4 days back

                                                                            Didn't the daily show do the exact same joke

                                                                            • DarkSchneider
                                                                              DarkSchneider  4 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  3 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  3 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  3 days back


                                                                                • Another WorldView Is Possible
                                                                                  Another WorldView Is Possible  3 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  3 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.

                                                                              • The4 RealDeal
                                                                                The4 RealDeal  4 days back

                                                                                the masked singer, for when television is absolutely out of original ideas 🙄

                                                                                • youseineko
                                                                                  youseineko  4 days back

                                                                                  The4 RealDeal It’s based on a South Korean show.

                                                                              • American Dadass408
                                                                                American Dadass408  4 days back

                                                                                Trevor Noah made this joke already. Lame

                                                                                • Joy Popoola
                                                                                  Joy Popoola  4 days back

                                                                                  I tweeted this 2 days ago!

                                                                                  • Wayne Harrison
                                                                                    Wayne Harrison  4 days back

                                                                                    The whistleblower should come out dressed like the Unknown Comic from the "Gong Show."

                                                                                    • BlackEpyon
                                                                                      BlackEpyon  4 days back

                                                                                      Or like "V."

                                                                                    • junglechick13
                                                                                      junglechick13  4 days back

                                                                                      @SpukiTheLoveKitten75 Ooh, Slipknot would definitely scare the hellouta 45, great idea!

                                                                                    • Wayne Harrison
                                                                                      Wayne Harrison  4 days back

                                                                                      RIXRADvidz Ha Ha! So true. I was in college in the 70"s, and we all gathered around the TVs in the student center every afternoon to watch The Gong Show. Good times.

                                                                                    • RIXRADvidz
                                                                                      RIXRADvidz  4 days back

                                                                                      that's an Olde Person that said that, only We Know who Chuck Barris is and What the Gong Show was. Gene Gene the Dancing Machine

                                                                                    • SpukiTheLoveKitten75
                                                                                      SpukiTheLoveKitten75  4 days back

                                                                                      Wow! That's a blast from the past!

                                                                                      Since there's more than one, they can come out as Daft Punk, The Residents or Slipknot.

                                                                                      I know; A bunch of Sia impersonators (which would be hilarious since Sia was a musical guest on that crappy SNL episode where the real Trump was guest-hosting)!

                                                                                  • ursaltydog
                                                                                    ursaltydog  4 days back

                                                                                    I don't blame them disguising the appearance and voice of the whistleblower, as Trump has power over the use of facial and voice recognition of the intelligence communities. And then there's the Rat of the White House.. Devin Nunes..

                                                                                    • chez moi
                                                                                      chez moi  3 days back

                                                                                      @ursaltydog He's suing his 'mom's' twitter account.

                                                                                    • ursaltydog
                                                                                      ursaltydog  3 days back

                                                                                      @chez moi that too... let loose in a china shop..

                                                                                    • chez moi
                                                                                      chez moi  3 days back

                                                                                      Rat? I thought he was the bum steer.

                                                                                  • Wendy Illa
                                                                                    Wendy Illa  4 days back

                                                                                    Trevor Noah already did something similar with the same actors. Interesting.

                                                                                    • Melissa Mitchell
                                                                                      Melissa Mitchell  3 days back

                                                                                      I know! Can't believe they copied from Trevor's show. They had to have known.