As pressure continues to mount about what role Russia played in the election, Donald Trump has been hit with non-stop criticism. One day after his speech to Congress, Trump is now dealing with a new story involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia.

Sessions busted

During the 2016 presidential election, reports continued to circulate that appeared to link Donald Trump to Russia. With the former host of "The Apprentice" refusing to release his private tax returns, questions still linger about a potential financial tie back to the Kremlin. After it was revealed that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee with the goal of electing Trump, the president has since tried to downplay the allegations, labeling them "fake news." The latest issue that has rocked the White House involved retired Gen.

Michael Flynn who was forced to announce his resignation as National Security Advisor after it was leaked that he had illegal contact with Russian officials. As reported by the Washington Post on March 1, Jeff Sessions had similar communication.

According to the Washington Post on Wednesday night, it has been revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recent contact with government officials in Russia, which he never disclosed during his Senate hearing. The Justice Department confirmed the contact, with Sessions reportedly meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in July and September, which took place around the time the DNC was hacked by the Kremlin.

During his confirmation hearing last month, Jeff Sessions was grilled by Democratic Sen. Al Franken about how he would handle a situation if a member of the Trump campaign engaged with Russia. In response, Session replied, "I did not have communications with the Russians." As of press time, neither Russian officials nor the White House have not commented on the report in question.

Moving forward

As the controversy surrounding Russia continues to heat up, Donald Trump doesn't appear willing to take the allegations seriously. Democrats, and some Republicans, have pushed for a deeper investigation into the issue, but the president continues to push back, despite troubling allegations against Michael Flynn, and now Jeff Sessions.