Stephen Colbert opened his final monologue earlier than The Late Present goes on hiatus for the remainder of the summer time by taking yet another victory lap over the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago.
Particularly, the host seen a brand new sample rising in the way in which the previous president’s greatest defenders have modified their tune over the previous couple of days. “It began as ‘nothing to see right here’ and rapidly turned ‘something you see was put right here by the FBI,’” he stated. “And all the previous president’s hench-folk have wolfed up the bait.”
After enjoying a montage of Trump allies spreading that conspiracy on conservative media, Colbert stated, “You already know that whenever you accuse somebody of planting proof earlier than they are saying that they’ve even discovered something? It’s when you recognize they’re going to search out one thing.”
“So how did the FBI brokers supposedly herald 12 bins of proof they took out?” he requested. “Ainsley Earhardt has a really silly idea.”
The Fox & Associates co-host identified this week that the FBI brokers arrived sporting backpacks, asking, “What was in these backpacks?”
“Good level, Ainsley!” Colbert replied. “Everybody is aware of, you get to look the cops earlier than they search you. That’s why I at all times inform TSA, ‘Maintain on, mister, first, I’m going to knuckle-bump your junk.’”
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Later, the host defined that “with the intention to conduct the search, the FBI needed to current a search warrant and with the intention to take something away, they needed to give the ex-prez an itemized receipt of all the things they took.” And whereas Trump may launch these paperwork and “the thriller and intrigue is likely to be cleared up,” Colbert added, “evidently, he doesn’t need that, as a result of so long as we don’t know something, he’s free to say something.”
That’s why Lawyer Basic Merrick Garland introduced on Thursday that the Division of Justice had filed a movement to have these paperwork unsealed. “The ex-president has till tomorrow to file in court docket to cease that from occurring,” Colbert stated, “which might mark the primary time he’s ever declined the supply of a full launch.”
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