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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network 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 BidenJoe BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE said earlier this year that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump urges GOP to fight for him Senate Dems signal they'll support domestic spending package Trump's top picks for Homeland Security chief are ineligible for job: reports MORE (R-Ky.) refused to join a bipartisan statement warning Russia against the interference during the election.

Some Democrats, including Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails Trump urges GOP to fight for him House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff 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.