Trump Shrugs Off Obama’s Sanctions On Russia: It’s Time To Move On To Bigger And Better Things

Business Insider reports:

President-elect Donald Trump responded Thursday to President Barack Obama’s fresh sanctions against Russia, saying that it’s “time to move on,” but that he’ll meet with intelligence officials to discuss Russian involvement in election hacks anyway.

“It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” Trump said in a brief evening statement. The president-elect continued: “Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.”

The statement came hours after Obama announced new sanctions against Russian officials, which included the removal of 35 Russian intelligence officials currently in the US, in addition to sanctions from the Treasury Department against two other Russian individuals.