President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE 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.

“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 GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTensions swirl around Iran as administration to brief Congress Press: Justin Amash breaks ranks with party Overnight Defense: Iran tensions swirl as officials prepare to brief Congress | Trump threatens war would be 'end of Iran' | Graham tells Trump to 'stand firm' | Budget talks begin MORE (R-S.C.), who have called for a crackdown on Russia. 

"I don't know what he's doing. I haven't spoken to Sen. Graham," Trump said. "As you know, he ran against me."

The U.S. is expected to announce its actions against Russia on Thursday.

Since the CIA's findings, which were later reportedly corroborated by the FBI, surfaced earlier this month, Trump has dismissed them as inaccurate. Russia has denied the claims.

Russia is believed to have targeted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push MORE campaign chairman John Podesta with hacking and leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks.