Trump wants hacking claims laid to rest
AAP, Dec 2 2016
Donald Trump says Pindostan and Russia should lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democrat Party computers, saying “we ought to get on with our lives.” Trump has cast doubt on the findings of Pindosi intelligence agencies that Russian hackers took information from DNC + Podesta and posted it online to help Trump win the election. The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information, two US officials said on Wednesday. Asked by reporters if Pindostan should sanction Russia, Trump replied:
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’s going on.
Trump made his remarks at Mar-a-Lago, his seaside Florida resort where he is spending the Christmas and New Year’s holidays while also interviewing candidates for administration jobs. Trump said he was not familiar with remarks earlier on Wednesday by Lindsey Graham, who said Russia and Putin should expect tough sanctions for the cyber attacks. He says:
We have speed. We have a lot of other things but I’m not sure you have the kind of security that you need. But I have not spoken with the senators and I certainly will be over a period of time.