Perhaps the biggest story to come out of the 2016 presidential election has been over what impact Russia had in its results. As the pressure mounts on the White House, it's clear Donald Trump is starting to panic.

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When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, it didn't take the media long to question how his history as a businessman would conflict with his time as president. From the early days of his campaign, Trump was accused of having a possible relationship with Russia. The former host of "The Apprentice" avoided any criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, while never holding back an attack on other world leaders.

Trump refusing to release his tax returns created further speculation as to what he could be hiding in his financial information, which has not slowed down after almost four months in office. Over the last two years, several associates and advisers to the president have been linked to Russia, including retired Gen. Michael Flynn who was forced to resign as National Security Advisers after being caught speaking with a high-ranking Kremlin official just a month after the election. As Congress continues to investigate the role Russia played in the election, the highly anticipated testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is upcoming, which Trump addressed during a pair of Twitter posts on May 8.

Taking to Twitter on Monday morning was Donald Trump, and the president made it clear that he was not happy with what was taking place.

"General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration - but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that," Trump tweeted out.

In a follow-up message on Twitter, Donald Trump shifted his focus onto Sally Yates in an apparent attempt to discredit her testimony.

"Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council," Trump wrote.

Moving forward

Despite the best effort of Donald Trump, his team of advisers, and members of the right-wing media, the controversy surrounding the Russian scandal doesn't appear like it's ending anytime soon. The commander in chief has long denied any wrongdoing on the subject, but evidence has mounted to conflict with his narrative. Instead, Trump has done his best to deflect blame onto others, including former President Barack Obama, but the American people don't seem to be buying his excuse, which is reflective in his 40 percent approval rating.

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