Stephen Colbert opened his last monologue before The late show takes a break for the rest of the summer by earning one more victory lap on the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Specifically, the host noticed a new trend emerging in how the former president’s biggest defenders have changed their tune over the past two days. “It started out as ‘nothing to see here’ and quickly became ‘everything you see was put here by the FBI,'” he said. swallowed the bait.”
After airing a montage of Trump allies spreading this conspiracy in conservative media, Colbert said, “You know when you accuse someone of planting evidence before they say they even found anything ? That’s when you know they’re going to find something.
“So how did the FBI agents supposedly bring in 12 boxes of evidence that they took away?” ” He asked. “Ainsley Earhardt has a very stupid theory.”
The fox and friends The co-host pointed out this week that FBI agents arrived with backpacks, asking, “What was in those backpacks?”
“Good point, Ainsley!” Colbert replied “Everyone knows, you have to search the cops before they search you. That’s why I always say to the TSA, ‘Wait, sir, first I’m going to kick you. fist in your bric-a-brac.”
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Later, the host explained that “to conduct the search the FBI had to present a search warrant and to take anything away they had to give the ex-prez a detailed receipt of everything they had. taken”. And while Trump could release those documents and “the mystery and the intrigue could be unraveled,” Colbert added, “obviously he doesn’t want that, because as long as we don’t know anything, he’s free to say whatever. what.”
That’s why Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department has filed a motion to have those documents unsealed. “The ex-president has until tomorrow to file a case in court to prevent this from happening,” Colbert said, “which would mark the first time he has declined the offer of a full release. “.
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