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Highlights from the nineteenth episode of SNL’s forty-third season:

The cold open: With the FBI listening in, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) fields calls from Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson) and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon) and Stormy Daniels.

Read The Washington Post’s recap of the cold open.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Rudy Giuliani admitting President Donald Trump knew about the Stormy Daniels payment.

Friends (Donald Glover, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant) have a hard time staying quiet when they hear what Kanye West is up to.

Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) hosts a summit for all of the black people in space, which turns out to be four people (Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones, Chris Redd).

The Cleveland Cavaliers not named LeBron James (Donald Glover, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Mikey Day, Luke Null, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner) share what they bring to the team.

Friendos (Donald Glover, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson) employ Dr. Angela (Cecily Strong) to help them work on their friendship.

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.