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Sanders: Trump's dismissal of Russian interference 'makes no sense'

Sanders: Trump's dismissal of Russian interference 'makes no sense'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday criticized Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE for dismissing a recent CIA assessment that concluded Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help the billionaire win the presidency.

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"This is very serious stuff. I think we go forward. But I don't want to go backwards," Sanders said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"We've got to take a hard look at the role that the Russians played in this election process. We'll see where the investigation goes. But for Donald Trump to summarily dismiss all of this makes no sense to me at all." 

The Washington Post reported on Friday that a secret CIA assessment concluded Russia intervened in the presidential election to help Trump win the White House.

Trump in an interview that aired Sunday blasted the recent report, saying he thinks it's "ridiculous" and "just another excuse."

"I don't believe it," the president-elect said in an interview that aired Sunday on "Fox News Sunday."

"I don't know why and I think it's just — you know, they talked about all sorts of things. Every week it's another excuse."

Sanders said on Sunday he is focused on making sure the president-elect fulfills the promises he made during the campaign.