6:58 p.m. PT – CBS representatives tell TMZ … “On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was onsite at the Capitol with a production crew recording interviews for a comedy segment on behalf of ‘The Last Show. .'”
“Their interviews on Capitol Hill were cleared and pre-arranged by the congressional aides of the members interviewed.”
“After leaving the members’ offices during their final interview of the day, the production crew stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the hallways when they were detained by police. of the Capitol.”
Several staff members of Stephane ColbertThe CBS late-night talk show was arrested at the United States Capitol … after allegedly illegally entering the building.
Robert Smigelthe voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, was among 9 people arrested by United States Capitol Police and charged with unlawful entry… according to Fox News.
‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ staff members were arrested after taking photos and videos near the House Minority Leader’s offices Kevin McCarthy be p. Lauren Boebert.
Capitol Police said the building was closed to visitors Thursday night and staff members were there without proper identification and were alone.
Additionally, the USCP says the same group was kicked out of the Capitol earlier in the day during the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
The incident is still under investigation and the USCP says the “Colbert” staff members could face further criminal charges.
Originally Posted — 6:29 PM PT