The cold open of "Saturday Night Live" focused on the latest developments in the Russia investigation, as well as the sexual misconduct allegations against former "Today" anchor Matt Lauer.
In the sketch, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, who was seen in his office fuming over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea to lying to the FBI.
"I'm in pouty baby mode," Baldwin told Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon.
McKinnon asked him to return to the Christmas party and to enjoy himself, reminding him that the Republican tax overhaul has cleared the Senate.
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"This tax bill is your biggest achievement yet, in that it is your only achievement," McKinnon said.
Baldwin's Trump refused and instead asked her to put together a duffle bag for him containing $5 million dollars, his passport, a fake moustache and a bucket of chicken.
Baldwin was then visited by some ghosts of Christmas past. Flynn (Mikey Day), calling himself the "Ghost of Witness Flipped," emerged from a cloud of fog.
"If only somebody had warned me about you," Baldwin said.
"Well, President Obama did warn you not to hire me," Day replied.
"I meant someone American," Baldwin explained, referring to Trump’s false narrative about former President Barack Obama having a fake birth certificate.
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Then the ghost of Trump's past appeared. Billy Bush (Alex Moffatt) was a host on NBC’s "Today" and "Access Hollywood" who came under fire after the release of a 2005 videotape in which Trump, then the host of NBC’s "The Apprentice," made vulgar comments about women to Bush.
"I'm looking pretty good in the NBC News division right about now, Moffatt said, referring to the sexual misconduct allegations against Lauer, who was fired from NBC on Wednesday.
The ghosts of Trump's present and future: Russian President Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Hillary Clinton (McKinnon again).
"You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this," McKinnon's Clinton said to Day's Flynn. "Lock him up!"