One of the biggest stories surrounding the 2016 presidential election was over what impact Russia had on the results. Despite Donald Trump and the Kremlin denying any wrongdoing, one legendary reporter is saying otherwise.

Bernstein on Trump

Starting during the early days of his campaign, questions were surrounding Donald Trump over his potential conflict of interests due his years of business dealings around the world. When the former host of "The Apprentice" refused to release his tax returns, citing a current audit with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), speculation grew as to what was hiding in his financials.

Last summer as Trump was ready to accept his nomination for president from the Republican Party, former campaign manager Paul Manafort was forced to step down due to his financial ties to the Kremlin being made public. Since then, the FBI and Justice Department have confirmed that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee in favor of Trump, while other associates to the president, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, were caught being in contact with Kremlin officials before and after the election. Addressing these issues during an April 26 segment on CNN was famous Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein.

Joining the hosts of CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday morning was Carl Bernstein, who didn't hold back his thoughts on the growing scandal surrounding Russian and the Donald Trump administration.

Earlier this week the White House refused to supply the House Oversight Committee information regarding Michael Flynn's potential ties to Russia, with the leadership of the committee suggesting that the retired general likely broke the law in the process.

"He (Flynn) is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the president of the United States about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia," Carl Bernstein noted.

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"Those at the top of the FBI believe the White House is keeping them from learning what they need to know," he continued.

Not stopping there, Carl Bernstein questioned how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would handle the investigation since Jeff Sessions was forced into recuse himself on the matter.

"He is going to see, 'Oh My God, there's a cover-up going on,'" Bernstein went on to say.

Moving forward

Despite the evidence that has been presented, Donald Trump has denied the allegations that his campaign and administration have been in cahoots with Russia. As the scandal continues to unravel, only time will tell what the backlash and fallout will be if any new information is brought to light.