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WATCH: Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen Gets Grilled By De Niro’s Mueller On SNL

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The first “appearance” on “Saturday Night Live” of Trump attorney Michael Cohen doubled as a “Meet the Parents” reunion.

In the sketch, former SNL cast member Ben Stiller plays Cohen, “attorney at law — and also sometimes not at law.”

Cohen’s offices were raided by the FBI this week, a fact the lawyer’s fictional counterpart stressed about. “I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer,” Stiller said. “I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘Yikes!’”

After speaking with actors playing Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Stiller was then sent for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, played by Robert De Niro.

Stiller and De Niro made multiple references to their 2000 film “Meet the Parents,” including taking a lie detector test and talking about milking cats.

When asked by “Mueller” if he had ever threatened people, “Cohen” responded, “Directly? No. But let’s just say I cut a lot of letters out of a lot of magazines.”

“Mueller” also said that his team’s code name for Ivanka Trump was “Girlfriend,” and their code for Jared Kushner was “Other Girlfriend.”

The real Cohen, who has been active on Twitter amidst all of his legal woes, does not yet appear to have commented on the SNL sketch.

Contact Aiden Pink at or on Twitter, @aidenpink


Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink is the Deputy News Editor for the Forward. Contact him at or on Twitter, @aidenpink .

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