Robert De Niro reprised his role as special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE on "Saturday Night Live" as the show mocked the departure of former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war MORE.

Aidy Bryant's Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Beck Bennett's Vice President Pence and Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpHouse chairman: Trump lawyers may have given false info about Cohen payments Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Trump Organization drops plans to open new hotels amid scrutiny: report Schultz won't say if he will sell all Starbucks shares if he becomes president MORE, played by Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, respectively, each bid farewell to Sessions, played by Kate McKinnon, who lamented that he did everything President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE asked of him before being fired.

De Niro's Mueller then enters the room to thank him for "all the help with the investigation." Mueller tells Sessions he helped with his report “more than you’ll ever know." 


“Am I in the report?” Sessions asks.

“A little bit,” Mueller responds.

“OK, what about the president?” Sessions adds.

“A lot of bit,” Mueller said. 

De Niro's Mueller then hands Sessions a piece of toilet paper from the bottom of Trump's shoe, likening it to a piece of clothing that makes an elf free in the "Harry Potter" series. 

The two then embrace as Sessions suggests Mueller might miss him, given acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's past comments showing a desire to curb the special counsel's investigation.

Sessions, a frequent target for mockery on "SNL," was fired last week. Trump had been openly critical of the former Alabama senator, particularly over his decision to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's investigation.

He appointed Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move that drew criticism from Democrats and legal experts who suggested it was unconstitutional. Whitaker has written opinion columns for The Hill and CNN advocating for curbing the scope of the Mueller investigation, and suggesting stifling its funding.