In the wake of FBI director James Comey‘s announcement on Sunday that Hillary Clinton will not be indicted for her private emails, late night talk show host Samantha Bee gave one of her signature scathing monologues last night that included a dramatic reading of Clinton’s emails by Sarah Paulson.
Bee announced Paulson as “Full Frontal‘s best new intern” and invited her to perform her one-woman show dubbed “Hillary’s Emails: Yes, I Am Up.”
The comical title is in reference to the plethora of one-line emails that were late-night calls to top aide Huma Abedin.
With sombre music playing the background, Paulson recited forlornly from a number of emails that touched on humanitarian topics like the future of women in the Islamic world and expediting donations to famine victims in Somalia, as well as the inane: “Gefilte fish: where are we on this,” and “Can you give me times for two TV shows? Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife.”
Paulson closed out her recitation with a refrain of “please print.” She was then showered with long stem red roses by the crowd.
Bee has been very vocal about her support of the Democratic candidate. In Monday evening’s monologue, she skewered the FBI email probe and called Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks organization hacked Clinton’s emails, a “heroic transparency fetishist who refuses to tell Swedish authorities whether or not he raped someone.”
She then went on to sarcastically criticize Clinton for “pandering to the child-bride vote” when she emailed her staff for suggestions on how to help a 10-year-old Yemeni girl who had recently been divorced.
Bee closed her monologue with a summation of what was learned from Clinton’s emails.
“Thanks to WikiLeaks, we discovered the real Hillary: a somewhat tech-adverse workaholic who wants people to have medicine and wants her staff to print out this television show for her — large font, please.”