“Saturday Night Live” hilariously skewered the sanitized takes from President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in a clever three-character cold-open about what is known so far about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Robert De Niro, in another dead-on impersonation of a serious Mueller, noted that he didn’t come to a definitive conclusion on possible obstruction of justice offenses against the president, referred to “questionable incidents” concerning potential collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, pointed out that 34 people were indicted in the course of his probe — and emphasized that other investigations are ongoing.
Trump is “clean as a whistle,” Aidy Bryant’s Barr translated. “No collusion, no diggity.“
Alec Baldwin’s Trump gushed: “Free at last, free at last. Russia, if you’re watching, go to bed; Daddy won.”
De Niro: “I am submitting these 380 pages.”
Bryant: “I’m writing almost four pages.”
Baldwin: “I am reading zero pages. But Sean Hannity has read it and he’s so excited, he texted me an eggplant.”
“Trump” promised that “pardons are already in the mail.” He declared that all words in “Mueller’s” report will be blacked out except for the words “no” and “collusion.”
Getting serious, he warned: “If you shoot at the devil, you best not miss.”
Check out the video up top and listen for the HuffPost shout out.