Actor Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller on “Saturday Night Live’’ and now he is urging the real version of the special counsel to tell the public more about his investigation into President Donald Trump and the Russian interference in the election, The Hill reports.
On Wednesday, De Niro wrote an open letter to the special counsel in The New York Times right after Mueller made the first public comments about his investigation as he said that he did not want to testify before Congress and that his report speaks for itself.
“It may speak for itself to lawyers and lawmakers who have the patience and obligation to read through the more than 400 pages of carefully chosen words and nuanced conclusions (with all due respect, as good a read as it is, you’re no Stephen King),’’ replied De Niro. “But the country needs to hear your voice. Your actual voice. And not just because you don’t want them to think that your actual voice sounds like Robert De Niro reading from cue cards, but because this is the report your country asked you to do, and now you must give it authority and clarity without, if I may use the term, obstruction.’’
De Niro added that if the special counsel has nothing more to say, he could just read from the report in response to questions from members of Congress and that he wants to see Mueller leave his comfort zone.
“You are the voice of the Mueller report. Let the country hear that voice.”
De Niro is one of the loudest critics of Trump in Hollywood, as he called the president a “pig’’ and a “total loser.’’
“Say what you will about the president – and I have – when it comes to that lying, exaggerating, bullying thing, no one can touch him,’’ wrote De Niro.