President-elect Donald Trump dismissed talk of sanctioning Russia as some lawmakers and President Obama push for the U.S. to act in light of Russian interference in the election.
From The Hill
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters Wednesday night outside of his Florida resort, also casting doubt on the government’s assessment that Russia hacked U.S. political organizations.
“I think the computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” he said. “We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security that we need.”
A host of lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — have urged the U.S. to issue sanctions against Russia for its interference in the U.S. election, which U.S. intelligence agencies say was intended to sway the election in Trump’s favor.
Trump said he hasn’t spoken with lawmakers, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who have called for a crackdown on Russia.
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