Baldwin kicks off new 'Saturday Night Live' season by mocking Trump over impeachment

Comedian Alec Baldwin kicked off the latest season of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” by mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE over the House Democrats’ move to launch a formal impeachment inquiry.

Impersonating Trump from the Oval Office, Baldwin opened the show by frantically calling a range of characters close to the president to address the controversy involving his interactions with Ukraine and the new impeachment effort.

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Baldwin launched into a tirade after dialing his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' Five things to know about Tuesday's impeachment hearings MORE, who was being played by Kate McKinnon, saying "I'm being impeached, it's the greatest presidential harassment of all time." 

"I would know. I'm like the president of harassment," Baldwin says to Giuliani.

"You got to relax, Mr. Trump. We got nothing to worry about. Nobody is going to find out about our illegal side dealings with the Ukraine, or how we tried to cover up those side dealings, or how we planned to cover up the cover-up," McKinnon says, prompting Baldwin to repeatedly chime in, "great." 

Baldwin's Trump then goes on to ask McKinnon's Giuliani, "where are you right now?"

"I'm on CNN right now," she responds, an apparent reference to Giuliani's frequent presence on news networks. 

"Get out of there, and whatever you do, stay off the phone," Baldwin's Trump says, before taking phone calls from several other officials, including Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE

Barr, who was played by Aidy Bryant, talks with Baldwin's Trump about finding someone to take the fall for his interactions with the leader of Ukraine. 

"Where are you going to find a sacrificial patsy that will do anything you say? Not it," Bryant's Barr says at one point, prompting Baldwin's Trump to call Vice President Pence, played by Beck Bennett. 

Trump later makes phone calls to North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong Un North Korea: We won't 'gift' Trump with summit before concessions Overnight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' Biden responds to North Korea: 'I wear their insults as a badge of honor' MORE, played by new cast member Bowen Yang, Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West performs for Texas inmates Kim Kardashian West hopes to open a law firm 'that can help with prison reform' Trump's criminal justice reform record fraught with contradiction MORE, played by Chris Redd and Don King, played by Kenan Thompson. 

He also calls Liev Schreiber, star of the Showtime series, "Ray Donovan."

"Is this Ray Donovan, the fixer, the guy who takes care of stuff?" Baldwin's Trump says, prompting Schreiber to respond that Ray Donovan is a fictional character. 

The segment from "Saturday Night Live" arrived as Trump faces mounting scrutiny over revelations from a whistle-blower complaint regarding his interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The developments led Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Five things to know about Tuesday's impeachment hearings McConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' MORE (D-Calif.) to announce a formal impeachment inquiry last Tuesday. 

The complaint accuses Trump of seeking to pressure Ukraine into investigating 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE and his son Hunter. A White House memo of a July 25 phone call between the leaders confirms that Trump asked Zelensky to work with Giuliani and Barr to open a probe into the Bidens.