Over the last 24 hours, the pressure has mounted on President Donald Trump to make a move regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his alleged communication with Russia. After it was revealed that Sessions had spoken with the Russian ambassador on more than one occasion during the election, backlash quickly followed, including from some top stars in Hollywood.

Sessions roasted

Since the start of the 2016 presidential election, one of the running themes has been what involvement Russia had in impacting the results in favor of Donald Trump. Questions were raised early on in the campaign when Trump would hold back and not criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite attacking nearly anyone else in his path.

With the former host of "The Apprentice" unwilling to release his tax returns, speculation increased about what financial ties Trump had back to the Kremlin. On Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that Jeff Sessions had contact with a Russian offical last summer, which he neglected to mention under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing to become the attorney general. Sessions and the White House continue to deny the allegations, but as seen across Twitter on March, some of the biggest celebrities are speaking out.

"Sessions lied at Senate hearings.

Had contact w/Russia during campaign. NYT backs up story of Russian contacts. Here we go!," actor and director Rob Reiner wrote on Twitter, before using the hashtag "#Trumprussia." Attaching comments made by Rep. Elijah Cummings calling for Jeff Sessions to resign, filmmaker Michael Moore added, "Congressman calls on Sessions to resign for lying under oath." In a follow-up tweet, Moore wrote, "Perjurer.

Hypocrite. Attorney General."

"Shameless" actress Emmy Rossum decided to give her thoughts on Twitter, writing, "Jeff #Sessions needs to resign. Your voice matters.

If you agree, Congress needs to hear from you. Before dinner, call (202) 224-3121." Director Judd Apatow decided to take a more humorous approach, tweeting, "He should resign to Colorado and have a joint and live out his years staring at a mountain."

Double down

Actor George Takei, who has made his feelings known about Donald Trump and his cabinet, also hit back at Jeff Sessions, using mockery and trolling to get his point across. "The Russian Ambassador must be terrible in conversations. It seems everyone always forgets what they talked about with him," Takei tweeted."Palin: I can see Russia from my house!

Trump: Well, I can see Russians in my office," he added in another social media post.

Actress and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell sent out a long list of tweets, one which included a video clip from 1999 showing Jeff Sessions calling to prosecute former President Bill Clinton for perjury. "PROSECUTE JEFF SESSIONS #RESIST," O'Donnell added. Not long after that, O'Donnell sent out a warning about the future of the Donald Trump presidency.


Moving forward

Despite the backlash from Hollywood and Democrats in Congress, the American people are also not pleased with how Donald Trump has handled his time in office, including the actions of his cabinet members. A recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows that less than 40 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the current president, despite what Trump has spoken about on social media and in speeches.