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Trump dismisses calls to retaliate against Russia over election hacking: 'We ought to get on with our lives'

President Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia over its apparent meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but President-elect Donald Trump expressed little interest in pursuing the accusations, The Washington Post reports. "I think we ought to get on with our lives," Trump said Wednesday night. "I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of the computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I'm not sure we have the kind of security we need."

Trump has long been skeptical that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic email accounts during the election, even as the FBI and CIA reportedly agree that Russia tried to swing the election in favor of Trump.