Concerned with the possibility of recently indicted Paul Manafort wearing a wire, Trump pays him a visit in the shower.
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation has entered a new phase with the recent indictment of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
As The New Yorker reported October 30, 2017:
On Monday morning, Paul Manafort, the former chairman of
DonaldTrump’s Presidential campaign, surrendered to federal authorities as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election. An associate of Manafort’s, Rick Gates, did the same. The charges against the two men include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, false statements, and failure to report bank accounts. The news marked a phase change. The silent Mueller investigation, which for six months has supplied a background atmosphere of uncertainty to the Trump Administration, is now likely to be the dominant story in politics until it is resolved.
We don’t know what direction the Manafort investigation will go from here, but we have a sense of the contrast it will offer. On one side is Mueller, who has spent his working life serving the American government. On the other side is the one-time chairman of the President’s election campaign, who is now charged with conspiracy against the United States… But the news this morning seems to promise that 2016 is over and a new era, belatedly, has begun.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) weighed in on the recent developments in the Mueller investigation last night in their first episode since the indictments were handed down.
As NBC News reports, “The Russia investigation is heating up — so the folks at ‘Saturday Night Live’ decided to take a cold shower.”
Alec Baldwin’s Trump paid a visit to Manafort in the shower in the show’s opening sketch.
“I brought you into the shower to make sure you weren’t wearing a wire, Paul,” Baldwin’s Trump told Manafortt, played by Alex Moffat.
The two were quickly joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played by Beck Bennett and Kate McKinnon.
“I’m wearing a bathing costume that I got from my favorite place: the 1890s,” McKinnon’s Sessions said, adding: “I thought we should all get used to wearing stripes.”
You can watch it all in the clip, below: