Staffers for Stephen Colbert were caught trespassing on Capitol Hill

On Thursday night, seven staff members from 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' were arrested for allegedly breaking the law in a Capitol Hill building.

US Capitol Police officers found the bad employees at about 8:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building, which is where the offices of members of the House of Representatives are. The department told The Post in a statement that the employees had been fired.

USCP said that the "Late Show" staffers were in a hallway on the sixth floor "alone and without Congressional IDs."

The building was closed to the public at the time, and Capitol Police said they had asked the group to leave the grounds earlier that day.

There were seven arrests, but nine people were stopped by police. One of them was Robert Smigel, who was the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, according to a report by the Associated Press, which cited a person with knowledge of the situation.

Fox News said that the same group had been kicked out of a committee hearing on January 6 because they didn't have the right credentials to be there.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: Actor and comedian Robert Smigel performs as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the hallways outside the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on June 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. Smigel is producing comic coverage of the hearings for the Stephen Colbert Show. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Actor and comedian Robert Smigel performs as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the hallways of the Capitol on June 16.
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Seven employees of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were escorted from the Jan. 6 committee hearing hours earlier.
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Fox News says that the "Late Show" staffers tried to get press credentials for the hearing, but they were turned down by the House Radio/TV Gallery because they are not "news."

All seven of them were charged with breaking the law, police said.

In a statement to The Post, CBS said that a "Late Show" production team was at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday to interview House members for a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog segment.

The station said that the members' aides in Congress "approved and set up" the interviews before they happened.

Fox says that the crew talked to Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), and Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.).

After being kicked out of the building earlier in the day, an aide to Auchincloss let them back in around 4 p.m. because he thought they had more interviews to do, Fox said.

CBS said that the staffers stayed in the building "to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements" in the hallway when the Capitol Police detained them.

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The group was asked to leave earlier in the day before being arrested.
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Sources told Fox News that the crew took videos and pictures around the offices of two Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).


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