Lawmaker Accuses Donald Trump Of ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

Congressman Adam Schiff says to Donald Trump what is on a majority of America’s mind.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) slammed President Donald Trump Monday for saying former President Barack Obama did nothing to address Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump also wrongly asserted that the Obama administration began investigating the Trump campaign without cause.

Responding to the president on Twitter, Schiff accused Trump of "dereliction of duty" for his failure to take meaningful action against Russian meddling:

Schiff was referring to a New York Times report that the State Department had not spent any of the $120 million it received to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections.

Trump declined to implement new sanctions against Russia earlier this year, despite Congress passing a bipartisan bill giving him the power to do so.

A State Department spokesperson said at the time that the passage of the legislation was deterrent enough, and that the sanctions did not have to actually be imposed.