#Donald Trump might be on his way to his first foreign trip as president, but that hasn't stopped the news from breaking in the United States in regards to the growing Russian scandal. Over the last 48 hours, bombshell after bombshell has rocked the White House, putting further pressure on the president and his team to construct a plausible defense, though it doesn't appear to be winning over many critics.

Takei on Trump

Whether Donald Trump likes it or not, the mainstream media has continued to focus on what role Russia played in the election and how that pertains to the president. Over the last two weeks, the controversy surrounding Russian interference in the election has heated up, with new evidence suggesting collusion between the Kremlin and the former host of "The Apprentice." When Trump decided to fire #James Comey as director of the FBI last week, his decision instantly raised red flags.

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Comey had been leading the investigation into Russia and their possible link to the president, prompting critics to hit back at Trump for firing the man investigating him. On Friday, the New York Times revealed that Trump labeled Comey a "nut job" during a private meeting with Russian officials last week, doubling down on a Washington Post story that uncovered that the president shared classified information with those same individuals. Adding even more fuel to the fire, the latest story to break notes that a White House official is now being investigated as a "person of interest" in the Russian probe, which many have speculated to be Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, though no confirmation has yet been made. Responding to the news in series of blistering fact-checking tweets on May 19 was actor #George Takei.

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Taking to Twitter on Friday was George Takei and the former "Star Trek" actor didn't hold back his thoughts on the current news of the day. "Gotta hand it to Trump. Few could manage to disclose classified material to the Russians and admit to obstruction of justice in one meeting," Takei tweeted out. "Trump actually told the Russians last week regarding Comey's firing: 'I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off.' SMH," he continued.

Takei the fact-checker

"Let's not forget how complicit Pence is. He flat out denied there had been ANY contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians. LIES," George Takei continued. "He flat out asserted the firing of James Comey was based on the recommendation of the Deputy AG, something Trump and the AG now deny. LIES," he noted.

"He flat out denied he had ever heard that Mike Flynn was being paid as a foreign agent by Turkey. LIES," George Takei added in yet another fact-checking tweet. "He denied knowing that Flynn was under investigation by the FBI, even though the Trump transition team which he headed was told.

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LIES," he went on to write in a follow up tweet.

"He flat out asserted that Comey's firing had nothing to do with the Russia investigation, but Trump admitted it was why he fired him. LIES," George Takei posted in his final tweet on the matter as of press time. While Donald Trump and his team do their best to defend against the growing allegations against them, it appears as if the critics of the commander in chief are not going to back down anytime soon.