Stephen Colbert has a theory on what tipped the FBI off to the huge college admissions scandal

“There is a huge scandal rocking the news cycle today, and it has to do with higher education — so Donald Trump is not involved,” Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday’s Late Show. “Sort of refreshing, in a horrible sort of way. You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous? Well, as a wealthy, famous person, let me just respond by saying, ‘You’re absolutely right.'”

The scandal involves dozens of parents who allegedly paid a fake charity to cheat their children into elite universities. “The FBI was tipped off by the essay question on this year’s common application,” Colbert said: “Reflect on an accomplishment that sparked personal growth and/or list your parents’ credit card number. What prompted your choice? What is the 3-digit security code?”

The most famous parents swept up in the scandal are Felicity Huffman, of Desperate Housewives fame, and Lori Loughlin, Full House‘s Aunt Becky, Colbert said. “Look, I know it’s shocking, but this is nothing new. I mean, back in the ’90s, Loughlin was part of a notorious scheme where they made a pair of twins pretend to be one person.” Watch below.

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