Around seven staff members of Stephen Colbert’s famous talk show were recently charged with unlawful entry at the Capitol. They were also detailed by the U.S Capitol Police after they went on to interview several congressional lawmakers for the segment- Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
The production team for the show was at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday where they recorded the entire segment- as mentioned by CBS. The interviews were officially authorized as well as pre-arranged with the lawmakers being interviewed along with their congressional aides.
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In a statement, the network mentioned that after leaving the offices of the members on their last interview for the day, the production team of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert remained back to film stand-ups and other final elements of comedy in the halls before they were detained by the Capitol Police.
According to the US Capitol Police Public Information Office, the USCP went on to receive a distress call that spoke about a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building at around 8.30 pm on Thursday. It was recorded that the seven individuals were unescorted, unobserved, and without any form of Congressional ID in the hallway.
The PIO of the Capitol Police mentioned that the building was absolutely closed to visitors and these individuals from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert were determined to be a part of the group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day. With this being an active criminal investigation, this could result in additional criminal charges after an in-depth consultation with the U.S Attorney.