Asked Wednesday night about the Obama administration’s coming response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, President-elect Donald Trump said he thinks the country should move on from the issue.
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he said.
“I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly,” Mr. Trump continued. “The whole age of the computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security we need.”
Earlier this month, U.S. intelligence agencies alleged that Russia not only interfered in the U.S. presidential election, but did so in an effort to help Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump has dismissed those allegations, saying Democrats who accuse Russia are politically motivated.
And asked specifically about GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham’s suggestion that the U.S. sanctions should sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin personally, Mr. Trump did not give a clear response either way.
“I don’t know what he’s doing,” Mr. Trump said of Graham. “I haven’t spoken to him. As you know, he ran against me.”
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