Russian officials have repeatedly denied the US allegations of election interference, characterizing them as absurd and laughable nonsense. Moreover, they have said such allegations are intended to deflect US public attention from revelations of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns.
"I’ve never seen a president try to create more problems for a future president," Giuliani told Fox News. "First he double crosses Israel… now after 18 months of this hacking he does something about it. Why didn’t he do something about it 18 months ago? It wouldn’t have happened."
Giuliani said the Obama administration is making a last-minute foreign policy moves "taking tremendous leverage away" from Trump.
Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia "will not expel anyone" in response to US sanctions and will determine further steps in restoring ties with the United States depending on the policy of President-elect Donald Trump.
Washington's decision to expel the 35 Russian diplomats in reality means the total number of Russians who must leave the United States is 96, according Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.