Lee: It was like a scene out of The Sting.
This is the comparison Lee uses for McKay and Weir's "covert operation" in his office. This is an allusion to the 1973 Oscar winning movie The Sting. The movie involves the two main characters conning a mob boss ("the mark") into giving away all his money by a series of "con games". If the con game is successful, the mark does not realize he has been "taken" (cheated), at least not until the con men are long gone - very like Lee's situation.