President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race 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 GrahamTrump offers sympathy for those charged with Jan. 6 offenses Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod 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 ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE campaign chairman John Podesta with hacking and leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks.