Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

'SNL': Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller grilling Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen

'SNL': Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller grilling Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen

Stiller, as Cohen, was sent down the hall to visit Russian investigation special counsel Robert Mueller, played by veteran actor Robert De Niro.

Stiller's Cohen has lots to hide. The real Cohen has filed court papers to try stopping an examination of the evidence seized Monday by arguing it's protected by attorney-client privilege.

After yet another week of controversy and scandal surrounding the Donald Trump administration, the president forced to push back and make major decisions impacting his time in office. The show's cold open had plenty of material to work with this week.

"Directly? No. But let's just say I've cut a lot of letters out of a lot of magazines", Stiller's Cohen responds.

One of the questions "Mueller" asked Cohen for the lie detector test was how he "liked that pee-pee tape".

"Cohen" accuses "Mueller" of launching personal-attack witch hunts against the Trump family.

"You can milk anything with nipples", Cohen said.

The episode opened with Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence worrying about the raid on Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's office. Trump's code name used to be "Putin's little bitch", now it's "Stormy's little bitch", he explains.

"Dead man walking", De Niro's Mueller replies.

The segment ended with De Niro telling Ben Stiller's Cohen "You broke the law and we're gonna catch you little fockers". "I got a whole hard drive that's just labeled 'Yikes, '" he said.

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