Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?'

Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCEO of American investment firm believed Michael Cohen could bring in GOP donors for deals: report NAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem Pelosi: Republican meeting over informant will 'nix' possibility of bipartisan briefing MORE questioned Monday why former President Obama didn’t take action on Russian interference in the 2016 election, despite Obama having implemented sanctions against the country over its meddling.

The tweet comes just days after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE indicted more than a dozen Russians and three Russian groups for election interference.

Trump has tweeted about Moscow's hacking and the U.S. investigations into it multiple times across the Presidents Day weekend, which he is spending at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida. 

Obama issued sanctions against Russia for the meddling after U.S. intelligence officials said they had found evidence that the country had hacked U.S. groups and leaked emails in an effort to influence the 2016 vote. 

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He also expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S. and ordered two Russian compounds to be closed.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenWhat's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California Progressive rise is good news for Sanders, Warren Biden says 'enough is enough' after Santa Fe school shooting MORE said earlier this year that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators introduce bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Republicans see some daylight in midterm polling Exclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' MORE (R-Ky.) refused to join a bipartisan statement warning Russia against the interference during the election.

Some Democrats, including Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBowing to pressure, White House to host bipartisan briefing on Russia investigation The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP centrists in striking distance of immigration vote What's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California MORE (Calif.), have acknowledged that the Obama administration could have done more to prevent the election meddling.

Democrats have criticized Trump for declining to implement new sanctions against Russia that passed Congress last year by overwhelming, bipartisan margins.

A State Department spokesperson said earlier this year that the legislation allowing for the sanctions was already "serving as a deterrent" and there was no need to penalize Russia further at this time.