Former Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate Christine Quinn said she and other former Clinton aides were frustrated with the lack of response from then-President Barack Obama to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Former FBI Director James Comey said previous year that the bureau opened its investigation into Russian meddling and whether the Trump campaign was involved in efforts to influence the election in July 2016, under the Obama administration.
The president's tweet does not appear to have been sparked by any particular television appearance, as is the norm.
Now, as Mueller heats up his investigation on the heels of released memos that question the validity of a Russia-Trump collusion, Trump is once again pointing the finger at what he thinks is the real scandal - the Obama administration spying on a political opponent to keep him out of the White House.
President Trump slammed the Obama administration Monday for failing to investigate Russian Federation meddling while it was happening. Yet, it is exactly because matters are sensitive that they are to be reported to congressional oversight. A key author of the Trump dossier, former British spy Christopher Steele, was also providing information to British intelligence, however, so that information would have been no more reliable than the unverified information Steele fed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "They were hacking into the computers of Democrats and think tanks", he said.
Text messages obtained by the Department of Justice Inspector General, showed high level Federal Bureau of Investigation officials discussing an "insurance policy" in case Trump was elected president.
On Twitter on March 5, Trump asked why the investigations into his campaign were begun.
'Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win'. "Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling." - tweet Monday.
He added: 'Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate!