Both the House and Senate intelligence committees have launched probes.
However, given Mr Trump's pro-Russian stance at a time of tensions between Russia and the USA over Vladimir Putin's strong-arming the Crimea and thumbing his nose at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the meetings were a bad look.
That drip, drip, drip of Trump advisers admitting that they, whoops, forgot about that meeting they had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak? He may have done that because behind Mr. Sessions' denial of contact with the Russians lay something worth covering up.
As revisited Tuesday by the liberal-leaning AmericaBlog, a report in The Wall Street Journal last May said Trump and Kislyak interacted at a reception that preceded a foreign-policy speech the then-Republican frontrunner gave at a Washington, DC, hotel.
"When director Comey comes out and probably repudiates this accusation by the president, we've set up a very interesting uncharted place where you have one of our top law enforcement officials going up against the president", Peritz said.
Trump has been trailed for months by questions about his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
Trump hinted he favored a warming of relations with Russian Federation in the speech, saying improved ties with Russian Federation - "from a position of strength only - is possible, absolutely possible". "Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end".
After the speech, Kislyak told Politico that Trump's points were "intriguing, but we need to understand what is meant in the implementation".
But Trump won the White House by creating his own reality, built on what adviser Kellyanne Conway called "alternative facts".
Trump himself has dismissed allegations of improper ties with Russian Federation as "a ruse".
"Is it possible that he emailed me asking if he could go to Russian Federation as a private citizen?" Haven't made a phone call to Russian Federation in years.
It seems only fitting that he would bring people on his team who share his views and have the connections to help carry out his goal of bettering the nation's relationship with Russian Federation. Not that I wouldn't.
"It's not clear to me whether this is part of a concerted strategy or this is just who he is". I spoke to Putin twice ... "I don't remember that, but I probably got 1,000 emails a day at that time, and I can't remember every single one that I was sent".
"We had a very good talk, especially the second one, lasted for a pretty long period of time".
"I think the smartest and most deliberative way to address the situation is to ask the House and Senate intelligence committees, who are already in the process of looking into this, to look into this and other leaks of classified information", Spicer said amid several demands for proof from reporters. So I'm sure everybody in this room perhaps has it. We call on the Minnesota delegation, particularly Republican members Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis - a newcomer who promised during the election to be an independent voice - to publicly support such an appointment.