Ever since the news broke that the first charges in the Russian investigation were filed, the White House has gone on the defensive. For President Donald Trump, he didn't hold back during his latest rounds of tweets.

Trump on Manafort

The idea that Donald Trump and Russia have been working together has been going on for over two years, dating back to the start of the 2016 presidential election. While the former host of "The Apprentice" has continued to deny any wrongdoing, the seeds of speculation linking himself back to the Kremlin date back from when he refused to release his tax returns, while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail.

Another red flag popped up when Paul Manafort, then campaign manager, was forced to resign prior to the Republican National Convention due to his financial ties to Russia being made public. Following Trump's election win over Hillary Clinton, those questions increased, especially after various news outlets and government reports found that Russia hacked the election with the ultimate goal of electing the billionaire real estate mogul. In the 10 months that he's been in office, Trump has faced a domino effect in losing members of his administration, with some having to go because of their own history with Russia, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. After the names of those charged were made public, the president was not pleased and continued his venting on social media during a series of tweets on October 31.

Stating off his Halloween morning on social media, Donald Trump wasted no time distancing himself from Paul Manafort, who along with his associate Rick Gates, were charged by special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian investigation.

"The Fake News is working overtime," Trump tweeted out. "As Paul Manafort's lawyer said, there was 'no collusion' and events mentioned took place long before he came to the campaign," he continued.

"Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar," Donald Trump posted, in reference to former campaign aid George Papadopoulos, who was also charged and pleaded guilty to lying to the authorities.

"Check the DEMS!" the president concluded.

Double down

Not stopping there, Donald Trump returned to Twitter to take another shot at the Democratic Party. "I hope people will start to focus on our Massive Tax Cuts for Business (jobs) and the Middle Class (in addition to Democrat corruption)!" he wrote. As the pressure mounts, it appears the White House is in panic mode as the investigation into Russian election interference picks up steam.