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Trump Jr.'s Communication With WikiLeaks the Focus of 'SNL's' Cold Open

The skit comes just days after it came to light that the real Donald Trump Jr. had corresponded with WikiLeaks through Twitter

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    "Saturday Night Live's" cold open focused on alleged contact between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the presidential campaign. 

    Entitled "The Mueller Files," the sketch was an imagining of Trump Jr. (played by Mikey Day) and Assange (played by Kate McKinnon) meeting in a London parking garage.

    "As secure as sliding into my DMs is, I thought this would be safer," Day’s Trump Jr. said.

    The skit comes just days after it came to light that the real Trump Jr. had corresponded with WikiLeaks through Twitter. 

    Eric Trump (played by Alex Moffat) joined them after being "scared" in the car and honking the horn. Played as a dim-witted little brother to Trump Jr., Eric donned a "Despicable Me" minion backpack where the secret files from Assange, hacked DNC emails, were kept.

    In return for the dirt on Hillary Clinton, Assange asked to be cleared of all espionage charges. Trump Jr. reassured him that President Donald Trump is "always loyal to his friends."

    "What about Chris Christie? And Rudy Giuliani? And mom?" a confused Eric asked his brother.  

    Meanwhile, Colin Jost and Michael Che kicked off "Weekend Update" with recent sexual assault scandals.

    "Thursday is Thanksgiving, and there’s so much to be thankful for, unless you’re a human woman," Jost said.

    Sen. Al Franken, an alumnus of "SNL," was accused of sexual assault by a woman who also had a photo of him with his hands cupped over her breasts while she slept.

    "I know this looks bad, but remember: It also is bad," Jost said.

    "And sure, this was taken before Franken ran for public office, but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school," he continued. "It's pretty hard to be like, 'Oh, come on, he didn’t know any better, he was only 55.'"

    Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make an appearance on "Weekend Update" and discuss testimony the real Sessions gave earlier this week relating to the Russia probe.

    "When I say 'do not' you say 'recall,'" McKinnon's Sessions said, revving up the crowd. 

    "I do not remember [George Papadopoulos] talking about Russia," Sessions told Jost, mocking the real Sessions' repeated answer during the hearing.

    "I remember everything," McKinnon then whispered to the crowd. 

    In a pre-taped sketch, host Chance the Rapper with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd sang as a '90s R&B boy band and begged former President Barack Obama to resume office.

    "Come back Barack," they lamented in the chorus. "Even though it’s not allowed, we want you back somehow. I need you in my life, like really bad, like world war bad."

    First-time host Chance dedicated his opening monologue to Thanksgiving, singing about seeing family members you "normally fear."

    Musical guest Eminem performed a medley with Skylar Grey, starting with his new hit "Walk on Water" and sliding into "Stand" and then "Love the Way You Lie." The rapper returned to the small screen after making headlines in October when he released a freestyle rap on the BET Awards slamming President Donald Trump.