Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin team up for SNL skit on Mueller report

Sketch follows the conclusion of Mueller's Russia investigation

Clémence Michallon
New York
Sunday 31 March 2019 14:56
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Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller in SNL sketch

Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon teamed up for a sketch on the Mueller report on Saturday Night Live, with De Niro playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller while Baldwin reprised his part as President Donald Trump.

Bryant performed as Attorney General William Barr and McKinnon returned as Rudy Giuliani.

Throughout the skit, SNL’s Mueller, Barr, Trump and Giuliani each present their own, contrasted takeaways from the conclusion of Mueller’s Russia probe.

In real life, Mr Mueller submitted his report to the Department of Justice last week, after which Mr Barr sent a four-page summary to Congress.

A redacted version of Mr Mueller’s report is now scheduled to be sent to Congress by mid-April without being shared with the White House beforehand.

In the SNL skit, a rather meticulous Mueller explains that he has written “380 pages” and has “not drawn a definitive conclusion”, while a jubilant Barr says he his penning “almost four pages” and is concluding that “Trump is clean as whistle”.

An oblivious Trump says he is “reading zero pages” and instead tweeting at length about being “free at last”.

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The sketch escalates until Trump announces his intention of redacting everything in the Mueller report except the words “no” and “collusion” – before McKinnon’s Giuliani shows up to proclaim himself a “legal genius”.

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