Special Counsel Robert Mueller Is 'The Bachelor' In New SNL Cold Open

Oscar Cross
March 12, 2018

In the real world in recent weeks, Mueller's investigation on the Trump campaign has taken a shift toward obstruction, as opposed to Russian collusion.

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"SNL" managed to skewer politics and reality TV this week, with a cold open featuring Cecily Strong as the new "Bachelorette" and Kate McKinnon playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who only had more bad news for the lovelorn reality star.

Of course, this week also saw a cringeworthy Bachelor finale that raised questions of whether the show should be watched anymore after new Bachelorette Becca was emotionally strung out over the course of an hour via a split-screen breakup.

McKinnon's Mueller can't promise Becca that he will charge Trump with collusion in his investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. election, because he can't get obstruction of justice off his mind.

Strong is disbelieving, noting that Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and mentioning a mysterious meeting between a Trump associate and a Russian fund manager in the Seychelles.

"I don't think I can give you everything that you want right now, and I think you sense that", McKinnon's Mueller says. But this skit might just make me cue it up. "He's just gonna be president?"

Mueller then gingerly follows Becca, and despite her protestations that she doesn't want to see him, convinces her to come sit with him to talk things through.

After Becca reminds Mueller that "collusion is literally the only thing I've been looking forward to in the past year", Mueller says he understands but that he's helpless, prompting Becca to storm out of the room in tears.

Becca then asks if Mueller has any good news to offer at all. You watch as Strong struggles to keep her emotions in check while she ponders the reality of six more years with a narcissistic sociopath running the country.

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