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

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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday criticized Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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.