“Well, certainly, I think Russia was involved in the election,” she told ABC's Martha Raddatz. “There's no question about that. And I think when they finish with all of this process, yes, they need to address Russia, they need to act, and they need to make sure they're loud about it.
“We don't want any country involved in our elections ever.”
Haley said Sunday that she doesn't trust Putin. Last month, she told NBC's Matt Lauer: “We cannot trust Russia. We should never trust Russia.”
As ambassador, Haley said Sunday, she had no hesitation taking Russia to task on actions with which the United States disagrees — and that she had received no instructions from Trump to pull punches.
“There's certain things, when they do something wrong, I have no problem calling them out on it,” she said.
“He is not stopping me from beating up on Russia,” she said. “He's not stopping me from talking about the pressure that China needs to be putting on North Korea. He's not stopping me on how we're working together to defeat ISIS,” using an acronym for the Islamic State militant group.
Meanwhile, Trump tweeted Sunday that the media should focus on leaks within his administration.
The committees are trying to determine whether Flynn or other Trump associates coordinated with the Russian government to meddle in last year's election.
Trump has said that Flynn's request isn't an indication that he did something wrong, but rather an attempt to avoid the ramifications of a “witch hunt.”
Although Haley said she didn't trust Russia or Putin, she conceded that the United States needed them to deal with bigger problems.
“We need their pressure when it comes to dealing with ISIS, and we also need their pressure when it comes to dealing with China and North Korea,” she told Raddatz.