Just weeks before firing James Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Donald Trump personally contacted retired Gen. Michael Flynn. As the pressure mounts on the White House to explain themselves, the president is pushing back.

Trump to Flynn

Throughout the entire 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was accused of having some type of relationship with Russia. As expected, the former host of "The Apprentice" denied any wrongdoing, despite multiple news outlets providing controversial reporting that contradicted Trump's defense.

The first sign of trouble for Trump came when he refused to release his tax returns, leading to speculation that there was some hidden financial tie between himself and the Kremlin. Trump's constant praise of Vladimir Putin also raised eyebrows, which only got worse when several of the president's associates were found to have been in contact with officials from Russian. The biggest name to be outed was Michael Flynn, who resigned as National Security Adviser shortly after reports exposed a meeting he had with a top Russian official just weeks after the election concluded. Following the news that Trump fired James Comey as head of the FBI, while allegedly asking him to look the other way in regards to the Flynn investigation, the president reportedly got in touch with his former adviser, as reported by Yahoo on May 18.

According to a report in Yahoo on Thursday, Donald Trump reached out to Michael Flynn not long before he decided to fire James Comey. The Yahoo report details a dinner Flynn attended with a group of Trump supporters last month where he revealed the president got in touch with him and told him to "stay strong." "I just got a message from the president to stay strong," Flynn said.

Michael Flynn's private dinner comments come at a time where the White House is dealing with daily allegations that have made it difficult for the president to move on to other issues, and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

In a follow-up report by Raw Story, it was revealed that Flynn has refused to honor a subpoena in relation to Russian investigation documents, and could face time in jail because of his actions.

Moving forward

The latest news to rock the White House involves former FBI Director Robert Mueller being added to oversee the aforementioned investigation into Russia's role in the election, and what link they might have to Donald Trump. The commander in chief was defiant in his defense, first releasing a statement on Wednesday night, followed by a pair of tweets on Thursday morning. While it's unknown what the next step will on the issue at hand, but it appears that the president is feeling heat after just four months in office.