'SNL' bids farewell to Attorney General Jeff Sessions


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(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live bid farewell to Jeff Sessions — and Kate McKinnon’s hilarious impersonation of President Donald Trump’s embattled former attorney general — whose firing on Wednesday precipitated a reminiscing.

The show’s cold open began with McKinnon’s Sessions crawling out from under his desk and starting to pack up his office.


“Luckily I’ve still got the box I was born in,” he said. “I’m sorry, I promised myself I wouldn’t cry.”

Of course he packed up his mug as well — featuring the Confederate flag, as well as the NAACP’s first sarcastic award and a hate letter supposedly from Dr. Martin Luther King’s late widow, Coretta Scott King.

Sessions was paid a visit by Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. — played by Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, respectively — who told him he should’ve ended the Mueller investigation a long time ago. They were followed by Beck Bennett’s Vice President Mike Pence, who was very worried by Sessions’ mentions of gays, even though he said he hated them just like Trump wanted.


“I heard the word ‘gays’ and ‘cages’ and I went somewhere crazy,” Bennett’s Pence said. “And my Apple Watch says I’m having a heart attack.”

Sessions pulled out a photo of Trump — well, a photo of Alec Baldwin as Trump, anyway — before launching into a version of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

Robert De Niro returned to cameo as Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to whom Sessions declared, “You can’t arrest me, I quit.”

“You’re a weird little dude, Jeff,” De Niro’s Mueller responded.

Sessions offered Mueller one final warning, though: “With this new attorney general, you might be out of a job soon, too.”

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