Trump Says He Doesn't Need Daily Intelligence Briefings That Say 'Same Thing' Every Day

He also disputed reports that Russia is behind election-related hacking.

— -- President-elect Donald Trump said he doesn't need intelligence briefings every day because he is "a smart person" and doesn't "have to be told the same thing in the same words" every day.

In an interview on Fox News that was taped Saturday and aired Sunday, he was asked about reports that he is getting the presidential daily intelligence briefing only about once a week rather than every day.

"I get it when I need it," Trump said. "These are very good people that are giving me the briefings ... You know, I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years ... I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know.'"

The Washington Post and The New York Times in separate reports late Friday said the CIA presented evidence to some government officials that Russia used hacking in a bid to help Trump win.

"I think it's ridiculous," Trump said in the Fox News interview. "I think it's just another excuse" for Democrats about their loss.

On Friday, President Barack Obama ordered a "full review" of Russian hacking related to the 2016 election and of any other election-related hacking, going back to the 2008 election.

But Trump has expressed doubt about Russia's involvement, and he repeated that view today.

U.S. intelligence has "no idea if it's Russia or China or somebody," he said. "It could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. I mean, they have no idea."