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Green Bay Packers lock arms
during anthem; fans chant ´USA, USA´

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Michael Cohen

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Posted By:happywarrior, 9/29/2017 9:08:10 AM

GREEN BAY - Chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" reverberated around Lambeau Field on Thursday as the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears stood to observe the national anthem. Players and coaches from both teams locked arms on their respective sidelines. No one sat and no one kneeled. The decision by the Packers to lock arms was meant as a display of unity, a message made public through a statement crafted by the players earlier this week. They encouraged fans to do the same, and while the anthem proved to be uneventful, the majority of spectators did not link arms with their

This is what really happened. I caught the very end of the Anthem and then watched Rodgers hugging other teammates, but when he turned and walked away I saw him look down and shake his head in disappointment. Now I know why.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rolfnader, 9/29/2017 9:10:29 AM     (No. 11400273)

Pretty hard to place your hand over your heart when your arms are locked.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/29/2017 9:16:35 AM     (No. 11400283)

Don´t go to the damn game. With empty stadiums they will start to notice.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/29/2017 9:20:48 AM     (No. 11400287)

The proper physical stance to honor the National Anthem and the American Flag is to rise to your feet, face the American flag and to place your right hand over your heart.

Very simple easy to follow instructions. There is no kneeling and no locking of arms. To do anything other than the appropriate acknowledgment is to disrespect the tradition of honoring the flag and anthem.

You tried to pull a fast one last night and it did not pass the smell test with the American people. I watched just long enough to see how stupid they looked and then went to bed. Time to institute the rules of the NFL and start fining people for anything less than the accepted norm and start donating the fines to the Red Cross.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: CaptLeemo, 9/29/2017 9:30:41 AM     (No. 11400298)

I´m 66 years old and have been a Green Bay Packer fan all my life. Not any more. They are dead to me.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: arcady, 9/29/2017 9:34:12 AM     (No. 11400304)

I used to care. It´s refreshing now. I´m still getting used to this.

I turned on the game a couple times, and I was strangely detached. Not even sad, just detached, and also refreshed.

It´s been a long time since I broke-up with anyone. I feel now, like I was in an abusive relationship that just ended. Sorry NFL, it´s not me, it´s you. USA over NFL any day. And, All Lives Matter over BLM too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley, 9/29/2017 9:36:05 AM     (No. 11400307)

The trained monkies are confused about what they are supposed to do.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 9/29/2017 9:38:18 AM     (No. 11400312)

When you have lost Green Bay, NFL, you have lost America. We all need to spend more time with our families, anyway.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: STANLEY, 9/29/2017 9:47:53 AM     (No. 11400322)

"it´s a beautiful day in the neighborhood". Mr.Rogers

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/29/2017 10:00:31 AM     (No. 11400343)

Trying to pull the audience in with their stupid arm locking which in no way is showing respect. Put your hand over your heart and stand tall and stop acting like stupid tools . The audience is not one with you guys, we know where your heart is.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laurie, 9/29/2017 10:00:34 AM     (No. 11400344)

This whole situation is designed to stir crap and trouble. There´s no win because no matter what anyone decides to do, someone is going to be ticked off.

I like the approach the players took. They tried to unify people toward something positive rather than negative. Rodgers was right...we get to choose whether we wanted to join them or not. I wouldn´t have but I´m not angry about it. I can disagree unemotionally and move on with the rest of my life.

There are many good, patriotic players and teams and management whom I won´t punish for the actions of a few idiots who surround them. I haven´t let the LGBTQ movement steal my love of the original Biblical meaning of rainbows and I don´t plan to let anyone steal my love of football. I will not give anyone that kind of power over my life.

And by the way, I´m a veteran.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: moebellini3, 9/29/2017 10:04:00 AM     (No. 11400348)

Lock arms was meant as a display of unity. What unity. What are these idiots talking about. First it was police brutality, then it was social injustice now its a show of unity. Unity for what. Unity for players who are arrested every week for various crimes. Unity for players who have no respect for our country, out flag, our anthem or our military. They blew it, they know it and are now trying to change it. Screw´em all. Got it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 9/29/2017 10:11:44 AM     (No. 11400359)

A letter of the law evasion.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fed-up, 9/29/2017 10:12:12 AM     (No. 11400360)

Nice try. Almost made it work. I saw a few that had arm locked but still close to over their heart. It was ... awkward to say the least.

I give this about another week of trying to be "unified" before this whole thing falls off the front pages so to speak. And players will be standing or not, but if not.. it´s only going to hurt them and prove who they are. They may go the way Kaepernick did. And I say, good riddance.

I don´t want to see political statements in my sports, my TV shows, or movies. Being patriotic is not being political.... unless you are a liberal weasel.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 9/29/2017 10:18:43 AM     (No. 11400364)

I think the fans turning away is working, Yahoo had an article about the game (not the protests), and Mike and Mike said nothing about protesting/linking arms/standing together.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: greggojo, 9/29/2017 10:19:51 AM     (No. 11400366)

If these players are sincere, then let them become better role models for American youth, when the players are off the field. Players could live more admirable lives (an average of one NFL player a week is arrested for drugs or assault or drunkenness, etc.). NBA players could stop impregnating multiple women to whom they are not married. Players could end their endorsement of athletic shoes that are far beyond the means of so many young people (and cost a tiny fraction of their selling price to manufacture). If players are truly concerned about what are unarguably tragic conditions in America´s inner cities, all of the above would be a constructive beginning.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bubby, 9/29/2017 10:27:46 AM     (No. 11400380)

#11 I´m with you. Unity for what? FTA "The decision by the Packers to lock arms was meant as a display of unity, a message made public through a statement crafted by the players earlier this week." The article doesn´t say what they are all unified about. Do we have to guess? Well my guess is that they are all unified supporting Kaepernick.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/29/2017 10:29:46 AM     (No. 11400382)

Worthless Media.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ribald1, 9/29/2017 10:33:44 AM     (No. 11400389)

Unity; united against this country and united in contempt for the fans they fleece.
This was done because there were still players that refused to participate in this crap.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/29/2017 10:41:37 AM     (No. 11400397)

I love the advice to "skip the game" from folks who have no dough on the line. If a working couple has $300 invested in a season ticket for a pair of middling seats (not to mention "seat licenses" and other fees), who´s going to cover the $2400 loss they´d take?

Establish a Fundme account for "refunds", and burn the tickets.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 9/29/2017 10:46:28 AM     (No. 11400401)

I understand owning expensive tickets, my suggestion was to give them to people you know will be unruly drunks at a game. XD

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/29/2017 11:00:17 AM     (No. 11400412)

I am so, so pleased the president took a stand on this!

It is up to us to set this straight.

The NFL is infiltrated (we knew this from years ago. The former community organizer said he was going to do as much). They are not going to change. The owners are afraid of the players.

So...WE will get the job done. No football players are going to tear down our America. We stand, hand over our hearts, for our flag and Anthem. Period.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/29/2017 11:01:29 AM     (No. 11400413)

Linking arms shows solidarity with the team.....what about some solidarity with America?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/29/2017 11:21:05 AM     (No. 11400444)

Just like our phony republicans, you tried to walk the fence-and failed. Last I read there were 44 felons playing in the league. You are used to breaking the rules.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/29/2017 11:36:25 AM     (No. 11400458)

I could be wrong, but I have a feeling this whole business of what is being done during the anthem is about to blow over. Most seem to have had their say and want to move on. I´m still going to watch the games I´m interested in, and I´m really enjoying hearing Tony Romo calling the games. The stadium seemed full last night and the fans were enthusiastic. Maybe the kneelers can now do something constructive like solve the problem of black on black crime.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/29/2017 11:57:27 AM     (No. 11400494)

If you have tickets - go and Wear an AMERICAN FLAG PIN. A Big One!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JimBob, 9/29/2017 12:01:42 PM     (No. 11400501)

From the article:
“I mean if you look at the message, no one’s ever said anything negative about veterans or the military or anything like that”

Hey NFL guys (the ones not smart enough to see the OBVIOUS.)
And the Republic for which it Stands.

It does not get more BLATANT than THAT.

You ´Gave the Middle Finger´ to EVERY American Patriot, whether they were in the military or NOT.

You screwed up.
You dug your self into a deep, deep HOLE.
All your ´explaining´ and ´crawfishing´ and ´wiggling around´ is just digging you deeper in the hole.

-Put on your big boy pants.
-Clean Up Your Act
..... and your audience will return.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/29/2017 12:15:00 PM     (No. 11400523)

To America´s Dairyland, put these thugs out to pasture.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: slrobi, 9/29/2017 12:21:14 PM     (No. 11400541)

The players created this problem and now they feel uncomfortable, so they want the fans to join them to take away some of their discomfort.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 9/29/2017 12:23:42 PM     (No. 11400546)


Would they still do that if Vince Lombardi was their Coach?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tank, 9/29/2017 12:34:32 PM     (No. 11400566)

Thank goodness we still have the Lingerie Football League (now the Legends Football League), who are proudly declaring they will stand for the National Anthem at their games.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: watashiyo, 9/29/2017 1:11:37 PM     (No. 11400620)

Some in here say they´re OK with Green Bay Kumbaya Arm Lock. Haaaah they´ve been indoctrinated! Compromising in policy, tradition, due process, circumventing rules, non-assimilation was the beginning of "down the slippery road", and these kinds of PC stuff is what got us into this social MESS!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/29/2017 1:11:50 PM     (No. 11400621)

Wait until winter hits. What are the odds all these fans shouting "USA" starting throwing snowballs at everyone down on the field?

There are two reasons for USA chants. They are in response to someone being pro-American or someone being anti-American. We already know where the NFL stands.

Fans love to hate someone. Just look at the WWE. Congratulations NFL. You are now a villain.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lawdoc, 9/29/2017 1:19:48 PM     (No. 11400635)

We should all lock arms and show them what we think by saying Kaddish for these thugs.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Penney, 9/29/2017 1:27:09 PM     (No. 11400638)

They STILL refuse to place their hands on their hearts? ...Their ´message,´ continues to come through loud & clear. However, we got their message the first time and this communal display but accentuated it.

Perhaps we have to respect their honesty with regard to what they REALLY feel in their hearts about Old Glory and that for which it stands. ...Nah!!!!!!!!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/29/2017 1:29:29 PM     (No. 11400641)

All the little disappointed NFL fans are just "thrilled" that their favorite players are "standing" for the National Anthem... how sad, since men stand to pee. Standing just means you´re alive and well... placing one´s RIGHT HAND over one´s HEART is a pledge of loyalty to whatever it is you´re looking at. THAT is what´s important. Looking around, closing your eyes, talking, fidgeting, all that is WRONG!

Putzy-punks in this country need to learn Flag Etiquette basics.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: SALady, 9/29/2017 2:13:21 PM     (No. 11400678)

"Unity" in this case means unity with the thugs, racists, hate-filled BLM and similar groups.

It´s unity with those hating our military and police.

The whole arm-locking unity garbage is even more offensive to me than the kneeling and sitting. At least you could tell who the bad guys were when they kneeled. But when they all join arms, that hides the most evil and takes them all down.

Not that I will ever see this, since I will NEVER watch another second of the NFL or NBA again in my life. I am done!!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: dvc, 9/29/2017 2:31:34 PM     (No. 11400689)

This is really, really simple. Stand straight and tall, face the flag, put your right hand over your heart.

Anything else is disrespectful.

As to "unity", what the hell is he talking about? Unity with the slugs who disrespected the anthem? Unity with the BLM racist haters?
Get more specific than the BS "unity" and maybe we can have a discussion, even possibly agree.

But mealy mouthed, unspecified "unity" - is that unity with Louis Farrakhan or unity with the Founding Fathers? Not even close to the same thing.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 9/29/2017 2:47:03 PM     (No. 11400705)

My middle finger is giving you my "unity" sign!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jofel, 9/29/2017 5:14:42 PM     (No. 11400846)

Lock arms, what a silly, childish thing to ask of fans.
#15 My way of thinking as well, do these players realize what they are teaching our American youth. (of course not, they don´t mind making more mind-numbed robot kids with the sex craved women they bed.)

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Reply 40 - Posted by: franq, 9/29/2017 6:02:30 PM     (No. 11400898)

Onward Commie Packers, marching as to war...

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to Arizona and will miss the final vote on his party’s tax bill this week, CBS News reported Sunday. McCain, who has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center suffering from the side effects of his treatment for brain cancer, reportedly left Washington, D.C., on Sunday to return home for the holidays. This means he will not be in D.C. for the GOP tax bill vote, which is expected to take place early in the week. Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should still have the razor-thin majority needed to

LOL: Some Want Chelsea
Clinton To Run For Senate

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Townhall.com, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: Flipper3- 12/16/2017 4:31:36 PM     Post Reply
I don’t know whether this is comedy or a sign that in rural America, Democrats really don’t have anyone to run in statewide races. There were rumors that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) could become the next director of the CIA, current CIA Director Mike Pompeo would become secretary of state, and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be asked to take a hike. Talk about some unwelcome Thanksgiving news if you’re Tillerson. The Trump White House has rejected the notion that this plan is in the works. Tillerson himself said he’s never considered leaving his current post.

Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of
Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

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New York Times, by Shane Goldmacher and Matt Flegenheimer    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/16/2017 3:21:52 PM     Post Reply
For much of the year, Kirsten Gillibrand’s critics — sensing a presidential aspirant in their midst — had assumed that the New York senator could not hear enough about herself. For one day at least, it appeared she had. It had been about 10 hours since President Trump accused her of “begging” for campaign contributions that she “would do anything” to secure, and the Ms. Gillibrand, driving with her 14-year-old son on Tuesday evening, flipped on the radio looking for an update on the Senate race in Alabama. The top story, instead, was her. The radio went off again. What, exactly,

CA Dems Proposing Spending $1 Billion
Giving Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

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Daily Wire, by Hank Berrien    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 1:22:17 PM     Post Reply
Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state’s Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for

´Seriously, I´m Honored´: Clinton Praises
SNL Star Who Got Tattoo Of Her
as ´Gift´

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 9:39:09 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton responded to a "Saturday Night Live" actor who showed off a new tattoo in the former Democratic presidential nominee´s likeness.Pete Davidson posted an image of his new Hillary ink on his Instagram page, saying it was a "gift" for the 2016 runner-up."Wanted to get @HillaryClinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero," Davidson, 24, wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for being such a bad-[expletive] and one of the strongest people in the universe," he wrote. (Tweet) Clinton later commented on Davidson´s post, thanking him for his support."Thanks," the former first lady wrote. "This makes it

Adam Schiff in Tweetstorm: I’m
‘Worried’ House Intel Committee is
About to Pull the Plug on Russia Probe

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Mediaite, by Joe DePaolo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/16/2017 10:29:00 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is “worried” the House Intelligence Committee is about to pull the plug on the Russia investigation. In a Friday Tweetstorm, the Committee’s ranking Democrat fretted about the future of the probe — which Schiff believes is something of a sham. “Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017,” Schiff wrote. “We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on.” The California Democrat added, “It appears Republicans want to conduct just enough interviews to give the

´We´re writing this to ram it down the public’s
throat´: OJ Simpson´s former lawyer and
investigator reveal plans for a bombshell
book to ´explain why he was acquitted´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/16/2017 9:56:40 PM     Post Reply
O.J. Simpson´s former lawyer and an investigator who worked on his case have revealed plans for a book they say will finally put to rest the public´s disbelief that he was acquitted of murder. F.Lee Bailey was one of several lawyers who worked on Simpson´s case in the 1990s. (Snip) Now 84, Bailey and Pat McKenna, the investigator who the defense hired, are shopping a book to publishers which they say will finally address what millions have been incredulous over for decades - how did OJ get off? ´We’re not writing this to make a fortune. ´We’re writing this to

Midnight at the Democracy
Dies in Darkness Café

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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/17/2017 6:40:38 AM     Post Reply
The Democracy Dies in Darkness Café is located conveniently near the Capitol, the Hill and the FBI headquarters. It’s open all night and I stopped in for a late-night coffee with my friend, a fiction novelist who was depressed. “I spent a year writing about a coup attempt against an outsider who by strategic brilliance defeated the handpicked candidate of a cabal of establishment powerhouses. It involved the highest officials of the FBI and Department of Justice. They manipulated a FISA Court into letting them electronically surveil the candidate and all who worked with him, unmasked their names, leaked what

Jodie Foster Reprises ‘Silence of
the Lambs’ Role to Help Take
Down Trump (Video)

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 7:13:50 PM     Post Reply
Jodie Foster reprised her Oscar-winning role as FBI agent Clarice Starling from the 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs for a skit on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Friday night, in which she attempts to get information on possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia from an imprisoned Hannibal Lecter, played by Colbert.“You’re one of [Robert] Mueller’s, aren’t you?” Colbert asks Foster, referring to the Special Counsel investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. “Still hunting President Trump?” “We were golfing buddies once,” Colbert-as-Lecter continues. “We ate our caddie, turned him into a taco

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