Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on 12 criminal charges on Oct. 30. Late-night comedians Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and others had a lot to say about it. (The Washington Post)

Headlines about President Trump’s former campaign officials charged in the Russia investigation dominated the news during the day Monday, and TV’s late-night comedians happily continued the coverage into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

They all had lots of jokes (aside from Jimmy Kimmel, who is off this week) — here were some common themes from Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden:

1) The Halloween and Christmas connection:

Colbert: “This year is going to be super spooky for Donald Trump because special prosecutor and off-duty lurch Robert Mueller just announced the first indictments in the Russia investigation. Who’s our first lucky winner? It’s former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort … I know it’s almost Halloween, but it really feels more like Christmas.”

Meyers: “Well, Trump was right — we have started saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was charged today with 12 counts, including acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.”

Noah: “What a crappy day for Paul Manafort. Although at least it happened before Halloween, because now he can change his costume to ‘sexy convict.’”

Corden: “Now, there’s talk that Manafort didn’t really get it. When the FBI showed up at his door, he handed out candy and was like, ‘Who are you supposed to be?’”

2) The clip of Manafort stammering through a question last summer about Trump’s ties to Russia:

Noah: “After Manafort turned himself in this morning, he pled not guilty to all charges, which means now we could get to see him in court. And I pray to God that he has to testify, because we already know from the campaign that he is the world’s worst liar.”

Meyers: “Maybe there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for all 12 counts against Manafort. I mean, does he sound like a guilty man to you?”

Corden: “Do we really need the FBI in all this? My 6-year-old would watch that video and go, ‘Yeah, that guy’s lying.’”

Fallon: “Ladies and gentlemen, is that the way someone guilty talks? I rest my case.”

3) This Trump tweet:

Colbert: “There’s something so presidential about yelling ‘DO SOMETHING!’ into the void.”

Meyers: “He sounds like a supervillain barking orders at his henchmen after James Bond escapes. ‘He’s getting away, do something!’ But his henchmen are yelling back, ‘We can’t, we’re all under federal investigation!’”

4) The fact that the Trump White House is distancing itself from Manafort:

Noah: “So Robert Mueller has indicted Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Or as Trump’s people call him, ‘New phone, who dis?’”

Meyers: “A source close to the Trump administration told CNN today that the indictments of two former Trump campaign officials have zero to do with the White House. To be fair, you could say the same thing about President Trump on any given day.”

Corden: “Now, Trump says it was years ago, but this was still occurring in 2016. Which means even Donald Trump can’t believe that Donald Trump has only been in office for a handful of months.”

5) George Papadopoulos’s name:

O’Brien: “Today, another Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pled guilty to lying to the FBI about meeting with Russians in 2016. The FBI would have issued an arrest warrant sooner, but they had a hard time spelling ‘Papadopoulos.’ ”

Colbert: “The details of what Papadopoulos lied about are Papadopo-damning.”

Fallon: (Imitating people who can’t pronounce his name) “I think Mr. Snuffleupagus should be put behind bars!”

6) “Clue” jokes:

Colbert: “According to the indictment, Papadopoulos lied to the FBI about his meetings with Russian connections, such as ‘a female Russian national described by Papadopoulos as ‘Putin’s niece’ and a mysterious academic identified only as ‘the professor.’ We don’t have all the details yet, but I’m guessing he met the professor in the conservatory with the candlestick.”

Meyers: “According to the indictment, Papadopoulos met the professor for breakfast at a London hotel where the professor told Papadopoulos the Russians had obtained dirt on then-candidate Clinton. Wow, so it was the professor in the dining room with the emails. The Trump administration is turning into a game of ‘Clue,’ but since it’s Trump, ‘Clueless.’”

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