For a week, Fallon retakes the lead from Colbert

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The tight audience battle between Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon tipped back in NBC's favor last week.

"Man, it is good to be back in the U.S.", he told the audience to rapturous applause.

His audience may not have been aware of his travels, but "you know who did know I was in Russian Federation?" "You know there's already a letter for when you're talking about yourself. Hardcore fans, apparently. They followed me everywhere". During the show, he revealed that he was under surveillance by Russian and American intelligence agents the entire time he was visiting. A couple guys seemed to pop up everywhere we went.

"But it's important, keep your eye on a comedian while he's in Russian Federation doing jokes". I could be over there, I could be giving state secrets to the Russians.

It was the same meeting where he told the Russians our FBI Director was a "nut job".

Colbert's joke about his having his "son-in-law ask [the Russians]" on Monday is likely referring to the ongoing federal investigation into potential links between the Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

"Late Show with Stephen Colbert". After The Intercept obtained documents that showed the Russians may have tampered with the election, for example, Colbert said: "I'm a little rusty on my Constitution, but I guess that means new election?"

Colbert spent the bulk of his monologue discussing Donald Trump's hypocrisy around the widely accepted belief that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

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