Stephen Colbert opened up about his last monologue before The Late Show Taking breaks goes through the summer One more victory lap Regarding the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
In particular, the anchor noticed a new pattern emerging in the way the former president’s biggest defenders changed their tunes over the past two days. “It starts with, ‘There’s nothing to see here,’ and soon becomes ‘Everything you see is put here by the FBI,'” he said. “And the former president’s aides are all baited.”
After playing a collection of Trump allies spreading that conspiracy in the conservative media, Colbert said, “You know when you accuse somebody they plant evidence before they say they’ve found anything? You know they’re going to find something.”
“So how did the FBI agents come up with 12 boxes of evidence?” he asked. “Ainsley Earhart has a very stupid theory.”
The Fox & Friends FBI agents came wearing backpacks and asked, “What was in those backpacks?” The co-host pointed out this week that he asked.
“Good point, Ainsley!” Colbert responded. “Everyone knows you have to look for the police before they look for you. That’s why I always say to the TSA, ‘Hold on, mister, first, I’m going to knock your junk.
Later, the host explained, “In order to conduct a search, the FBI must present a search warrant, and in order to take anything, they must give the former president an itemized receipt for everything they took.” Trump could release those documents and “the mystery and the intrigue would be destroyed,” Colbert said, adding, “Obviously, he doesn’t want that because as long as we don’t know anything, he’s free to say anything.”
That’s why Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department has filed a motion to seal those documents. “The former president has until tomorrow to file a court order to prevent that from happening,” Colbert said, “and it’s the first time he’s turned down the prospect of full disclosure.”
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