This is despite allegations that Trump emerged victorious because of the Russian subterfuge.
Republican senator Marco Rubio said he did not like Mr Trump's congratulations to Mr Putin, but thought the leak was worse.
The U.S. and its allies have blamed Moscow for a brazen chemical attack against a former Russian agent and his daughter in southern England. News media reported that Trump was warned prior to his phone to "not congratulate" Vladimir Putin on his re-election.
"I think the reason that they picked the United Kingdom is very simple, it's because this is a country that does have that particular set of values, it does believe in freedom, and in democracy and in the rule of law, and has time and again called out Russian Federation over its abuses of those values".
The POTUS posed another tweet saying they can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, Iran, ISIS and even the Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn't have the "smarts".
Trump was also advised to condemn the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. A hunt is underway to find the person who leaked Trump's prepared notes for the call, which included a warning "DO NOT CONGRATULATE", which he ignored.
The United States also joined Britain, France and Germany in denouncing the Russian government for violating global law for the attack on the spy, Sergei V. Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia.
"Across government, we are considering what further steps we need to take to get the Russians to guarantee the safety of our fans", he said, citing Russia's obligations under the contract with Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer's worldwide governing body, to look after all fans.
Fuming Donald Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Russia's Vladimir Putin
There is a difference between calling Putin post-election and calling to congratulate Putin post-election. He did not demand that Putin stop meddling in American elections or others, he did not even raise Moscow's role in the poisoning. Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly are both angry over the disclosure, officials said, especially because of the small circle of distribution.
Two other officials told the AP that the White House was now conducting an internal investigation to determine who might have leaked the information. "I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!"
Democratic senator Mark Warner told the hearing it was "clear that 2016 will not be the last attempt" to meddle by Russian Federation, calling Trump out for his failure - once again - to tackle the subject with Putin.
It is certain to fuel suspicions about Trump's motives.
Russian Federation has denounced Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's admission that Vladimir Putin will use this summer's World Cup like Adolf Hitler did in the 1936 Olympics as propaganda for his regime.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election security on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
Look for Trump to soon send Russian Federation a belated condolence card for Stalin's passing. Besides Trump himself, Brennan and Mueller are among the few people who might have a good idea how Trump may be compromised, if he is.
Dodgers lose Turner for "weeks" with wrist injury
The Dodgers third baseman said he would visit with doctors again on Tuesday to learn more about the wrist injury. Second baseman Logan Forsythe could be an option to replace Turner.