White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday told reporters it was "a pretty big waste" for the news media to investigate connections between Trump associates and Russian Federation.
The president has repeatedly denied potential collusion as "fake news" and a "hoax" perpetuated by Democrats.
News of the charges came just one day after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had claimed the Trump administration was seeing the Russian probe "getting closer to conclusion" in an interview on Fox News' America's Newsroom.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Congressional investigations into alleged Russian involvement in the presidential election are also underway.