Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, Trump on Saturday suggested without evidence that China, not Russia, may be behind the cyberattack against the U.S.
Putin is one of a handful of world leaders who have not commented on Biden’s victory, which was called by major news organizations on Saturday.
Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in this year’s election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected. Three officials who requested anonymity said House lawmakers were briefed last week about Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for information that Putin said helped Russia foil terrorist attacks over the New Year's holiday, the Kremlin said.