The latest bombshell in regards to the investigation into Russian election [VIDEO] interference revealed that three former members of the Donald Trump campaign have been linked back to the Kremlin. After the news broke, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced into clean up duty.

Sanders on Mueller probe

When Donald Trump pulled off the shocking upset over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, it caught millions of people by surprise and raised questions as to how it all came to fruition. Not long after Trump's victory, various reports from multiple news outlets revealed that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee with the goal of exposing information that would lead to a GOP victory.

Trump, as expected, denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the allegations as nothing more than "fake news" by the mainstream media and his critics. Despite the denial from the White House, an investigation was opened up in congress, which has been led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Over the weekend, it was announced that the first charges had been filed, and on Monday morning the names were released. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted, and have since plead not guilty. In addition, former campaign aid George Papadopoulos has plead guilty on charges [VIDEO] of lying to the FBI. The president kicked off his morning by pushing back against the story on Twitter, which led to Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubling down during a October 30 press briefing at the White House.

While taking questions from the media on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her best to defend Donald Trump and deflect from the news coming out of the Russian probe and the charges filed by Robert Mueller. "Today's announcement has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President’s campaign, or campaign activity," she said.

"The real collusion scandal has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia," Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated. "There is clear evidence of the Clinton campaign colluding with Russian intelligence to spread disinformation and smear the president," she went on to say.

Twitter reacts

As Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered her remarks to the press over the Russian investigation and the latest charges, critics on social media didn't hold back. "(SS)lied not one - not two - not three - not four - but every time - she opened her mouth in today’s press briefing," one tweet read.

"If 10 reporters go to a bar, and...and two of them want whiskey, but the other six...Hillary colluded with Russia -Sarah Sanders, basically," Richard Jeter added. "Think about this: we taxpayers are actually paying Sarah Sanders' salary to lie to us," Charles M. Blow went on to tweet.

"Manafort, Gates, & Papadopoulos indicted and Sarah Sanders opens presser with a drinking tax reform analogy? Alternate reality level 1,000," an additional tweet noted. "(SS) shows u how dumb fox news arguments sound outside of Fox News," Oliver Willis wrote. The negative reaction continued as many Americans pushed back at the president's defense.