Stephen Colbert and More Salivate Over Reports of Grand Jury in Trump-Russia Probe: 'God, I Wish I Had Jury Duty!'

Late night hosts, including Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers, couldn't help but ridicule President Trump over the news that a grand jury has been convened in the Russia investigation

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Maybe it really is a privilege to perform jury duty.

Late night hosts and social media users alike were enthused over news that special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly convened a grand jury in his investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

While the impaneling of a grand jury does not necessarily mean that Mueller will ultimately seek any indictments, it does allow prosecutors to issue subpoenas for important documents and evidence from President Donald Trump and his team.

Regardless, TV personalities like Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but speculate.

“I’m going to say something right now nobody has ever said before: God, I wish I had jury duty,” joked Colbert on The Late Show. “I’m available. But really, how are they ever going to find unbiased people to serve on this jury?”

Seth Meyers responded to the reports by quoting “one guy” – alongside a photo of Vice President Mike Pence – “Great, what else do you need? Printer paper, calculators? Help me, help you.”

In his segment “A Closer Look,” Meyers continued, “Trump’s probably excited because he thinks a grand jury is just a fancier jury.”

He imitated the president, joking, “So beautiful, not like one of those dump juries. Beautiful gold, 12 chandeliers.”

On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah said, “It’s about to go down.”

He then teased “live footage” of Trump reacting to the news, before cutting to a clip of O.J. Simpson’s infamous white Bronco car chase.

“Oh man, today must suck for Donald Trump,” said Noah. “I just hope that if the police ever do arrest him they protect his head when they put him into the car.”

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On Twitter, stars and Internet users shared their opinions – including George Takei, who posted his thoughts through a haiku.

Wrote comedian George Wallace, “This is gonna be an amazing grand jury, believe me. You’re gonna be so sick of how grand this jury is. It’s gonna be a yuge grand jury.”

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