Robert De Niro's Mueller Reads Trump Russia Report in 'SNL' Cold Open

Aidy Bryant played attorney William Barr, whereas Alec Baldwin returned as Trump.

Robert De Niro made a cameo in Saturday Night Live’s cold open, playing Robert Mueller in a sketch that showed Mueller reading his report, attorney William Barr summarizing it in real time, and Trump live-tweeting his reactions. Aidy Bryant played Barr, and Alec Baldwin returned for his Trump impression.

“No collusion, no diggity, no doubt,” Bryant’s Barr said, followed by Baldwin’s Trump celebrating with an airhorn.

Throughout, Bryant’s Barr deliberately downplayed Mueller’s report to make Trump appear more favorable. “Somebody from the Trump team may have met with Russians at some point,” De Niro’s Mueller said, which got distilled by Bryant’s Barr into: “Somebody distantly associated with the Trumps may have done something weird.” Baldwin’s Trump then started singing Smash Mouth lyrics.

At one point, Baldwin’s Trump held up a copy of the report and said that they would be redacting everything other than the words “no” and “collusion.” “If you shoot at the devil, you best not miss,” Baldwin’s Trump said, and then Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani appeared to say “did somebody say devil?”

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