Stephen Colbert Says He Was Followed by Intelligence Officers on Trip to Russia
Published Jun 27, 2017Late Show host Stephen Colbert caught some heat earlier this year for some comments on Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia, but the TV personality and comedian has revealed that Russian intelligence find his jabs and rants to be no laughing matter.
On the Late Show last night (June 26), Colbert said that he was "followed" by both Russian and American intelligence officers during a trip to Russia he took last week.
"I don't know if you knew this, but I was in Russia last week," he told the audience. "You know who did know I was in Russia? Russian intelligence. Hardcore fans, evidently. Followed me everywhere. Also got some attention from American intelligence. Couple guys seemed to pop up everywhere we went."
Colbert then suggested that perhaps he shouldn't be the one receiving high-profile attention. "It's important, keep your eye on a comedian while he's in Russia doing jokes," he said. "I could be giving state secrets to the Russians. Oh, wait, someone's already got that covered. Someone should investigate that guy."
Watch Colbert's segment below.