On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports.
That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against Russia — made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, and affirmed by the FBI — were nothing more than partisan politics, according to Business Insider.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accused Russia of attacking his campaign operations also — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin should face ”crippling sanctions” for it.
Trump scoffed at Graham`s assertion: ”I don`t know what he`s doing. I haven`t spoken to Senator Graham … as you know he ran against me.”
Trump continued: ”I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on.”