The biggest story to dominate the last week of headlines has been the growing scandal of Russia in the White House, and the reaction from Donald Trump. After the president accused Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, backlash quickly followed.

Trump trouble

For the last year and a half, Donald Trump has done everything he can to distance himself from allegations and reports linking himself and his team to Russia. From hidden tax returns, to investigations, to staff members communicating with foreign government officials, Trump appears forever linked to the Kremlin.

In recent days, Trump has attempted to deflect from the latest bombshell from the Washington Post that revealed Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with the Russian ambassador on two occasions during the election. In response, Trump has used Twitter as his number one weapon of choice, hitting back at Democrats and the media, while putting the blame of an apparent wiretapping on Obama. During the March 7 broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-host Mika Brzezinski pulled back the curtain on the White House.

(Brzezinski's comments start at 3:15 in the above video.)

"I have some reporting talking to a few people who are either close to the White House or inside it that the president actually knows he messed up," Mika Brzezinski said, adding that Donald Trump "just refuses to admit it." Not stopping there, the MSNBC host went on to cite her sources that members of the administration are struggling to deal with the current political climate.

Mika Brzezinski went on to say that Donald Trump's "inner circle" was "so busy trying to either save their hides or get each others' jobs that they don’t realize Rome is burning." Not long after Brzezinski made her comments, the billionaire real estate mogul appeared to push back on Twitter, referring to the claims as "fake news."

Next up

Despite his allegation against Barack Obama, Donald Trump has not yet provided any credible evidence and information that backs up his attack on Twitter.

Though members of the right-wing media appear to be running with the claim, more mainstream news outlets are either questioning, or flat-out dismissing the charges against the former president. As of press time, Obama has since denied any wrongdoing, calling the allegations against him "simply false" in a statement released over the weekend.