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Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller play Mueller and Cohen in ‘SNL’ parody of ‘Meet the Parents’


“Meet the Parents” actors Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this week to parody the 2000 film as special counsel Robert Mueller and President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

The two parodied the famous lie-detector scene from the film, but with De Niro’s Mueller questioning Stiller’s Cohen about Trump, Russia and his $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.  

“I’ll start with some easy ones,” De Niro’s Mueller says. “How’d you like that pee-pee tape?”

De Niro went on to ask Stiller if he had ever threatened people to stay quiet about information. 

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

Later in the skit, De Niro’s Mueller also reveals his codenames for Trump and his team, saying Trump’s old codename was “Putin’s little bitch” but was recently changed to “Stormy’s little bitch,” Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is codenamed “girlfriend,” and Cohen is codenamed “dead man walking.”

The cold open started with Stiller’s Cohen nervously telling Kate McKinnon’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennett’s Vice President Pence that he had tons of evidence on Trump in his office at the time of last week’s FBI raid.

“I got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘Yikes,’ ” he said.{mosads}

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most senior official at the Justice Department who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, is said to have signed off on the warrant request on the raid of Cohen’s office earlier this week. 

Cohen is suspected of possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations related, at least in part, to his payment of $130,000 to Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006. 

Tags Ben Stiller Donald Trump Ivanka Trump Jeff Sessions Michael Cohen Robert De Niro Robert Mueller Robert Mueller Rod Rosenstein Saturday Night Live SNL

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