Right after Wednesday night’s Late Show finished taping, it was revealed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of Justice, Stephen Colbert informed his Thursday audience by way of explaining why he was getting to that explosive story a day late.

Crowd reacts enthusiastically anyway.

“This is a huge moment! This is a historic moment!The President of the United States is presently under criminal investigation! When the movie comes out, this will definitely be in it. And I will definitely be played by Hugh Jackman.”

Critics have complained Mueller’s team investigating Trump includes three people who have given donations to Democrats; they think he should only hire people with no political connection or, as Colbert explained, “he has to have  staff of virgins. Which is what Trump originally wanted, and he ended up with Reince Priebus.”

Trump has tweeted this is the “single greatest witch hunt in American political history.”

“Yes it’s just like the Salem witch trials, when those young women were accused of witchcraft and then said, ‘We did witchcraft’ in an interview with Lester Holt,” Colbert said.