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Mueller breaks up with collusion probe in ‘SNL’ parody of ‘The Bachelor’ finale

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“Saturday Night Live” this week parodied the dramatic season finale of “The Bachelor” in its opening sketch, but instead of a breakup between an engaged couple, “SNL” showed the breakup of Robert Mueller with his collusion investigation. 

The reality television show “The Bachelor” ended earlier this week with the season’s bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., proposing and subsequently breaking up with the contestant Becca Kufrin. 

The awkward, unedited scene from the finale was parodied in the “SNL” opening skit with some parts mimicking the finale shot-for-shot. {mosads}

But instead of Arie, cast member Kate McKinnon plays Mueller, and Cecily Strong plays Becca as someone who is intent on the special counsel charing President Trump with collusion. 

“I’ve been struggling a little bit over the last few months just, like trying to figure this whole thing out and like grasp everything, and the reality is that I don’t — I don’t think that I can give you everything that you want right now, you know, and I think you sense that,” McKinnon says as Mueller to Strong.

“So. What, you don’t have Trump on collusion?” Strong’s Becca responds.

“I’m just trying to be honest and tell you that I can’t commit to collusion right now,” McKinnon says back.

In the same way that Arie leaves Becca for the other Bachelor finalist, Mueller leaves collusion to instead pursue obstruction of justice charges. 

“I have to wait two more years for him to be out of office,” Strong asks, mortified. 

“Honestly, probably six,” Mueller replies.

The skit comes as Mueller’s ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election leaves speculation about what possible charges, if any, could be levied against President Trump. Some believed the president would be charged with collusion early on in the investigation, but as the probe continues to unfold others have suggested he could be charged with obstruction of justice. 

Mueller filed charges against 13 Russians and three Russian groups for interfering in the U.S. election earlier this month, alleging a conspiracy to sow political divisions in the U.S.

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