WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested last week.
He’s facing a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer.”
“Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
“According to court documents unsealed today, the charge relates to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States,” it continued.
SNL decided to take that on, and they managed to throw Michael Avenatti and Lori Loughlin into the mix.
The sketch — a play on the MSNBC show “Lockup” — opens on three inmates chatting about what got them behind bars, with one of the actors calling the crimes Kenan Thompson’s character committed insane.
“You think that’s insane? I paid 500 grand to get my daughter into USC,” says Kate McKinnon as Loughlin, who was charged in the widespread college admissions cheating scandal.
“I paid 500 grand to a women’s crew coach to say my daughter was good at rowing,” she adds. “I’m loco.”
The ersatz Loughlin goes on to say that she “owns the guards in here. I helped their kids get into top-rate pre-Ks” and that she bribed her way into the Nation of Islam for $100,000. She also makes several references to “Full House,” including the iconic line “how rude.”