Robert de Niro reprised his role on “Saturday Night Live” as special counsel Robert Mueller with a warning about the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In a surprise appearance during Saturday’s “cold open,” De Niro, playing a boogeyman-like Mueller, pops out of a closet in what is meant to be Eric Trump’s bedroom.
“Don’t be scared, it’s just me Robert Mueller, your dad’s friend from work,” De Niro tells Eric Trump, played by Alex Moffat.
De Niro as Mueller warns Eric that some of his dad’s friends may end up in prison because of the investigation, including Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen — referred to as “federal inmate 10358” in the sketch.
“Mr. Mueller, people say you’re the worst thing to ever happen to my dad,” Moffat, as Eric Trump, says in the sketch.
De Niro replies: “No Eric, getting elected president was the worst thing that ever happened to your dad,” prompting cheers from the audience.
The sketch comes a day after explosive court documents filed by Mueller directly linked Trump to hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
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