Russia's central election commission last month barred Navalny from taking part in a March presidential election, ruling he was ineligible due to a suspended prison sentence on charges he says were trumped up.
"As the extent of Russia's obvious meddling in the 2016 United States election continues to be investigated, it is imperative that the American people better understand the true scope and scale of Putin's pattern of undermining democracy in Russian Federation and across Europe", Cardin said.
The report demands a more personal targeting of Putin's "personal corruption and wealth stored overseas", recommending that the US "take steps with our European allies to cut off Mr. Putin and his inner circle from the worldwide financial system". It also notes that the National Front in France, which has its roots in an anti-Semitic movement, took a loan from a Russian bank believed to have Kremlin ties.
Democrats complain that the president's focus on his own political predicament and attacks by Republicans on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department are stealing focus away from the ongoing peril of foreign interference and the need to secure American elections this year.
The report lauds British Prime Minister Theresa May for publicly denouncing Russian efforts to influence the country's 2016 Brexit vote, as well as others.
Cardin released a report prepared by the committee's Democratic staff members that accused Russian Federation of mounting a protracted assault on democracy at home and overseas, and urged a multi-pronged counter-strategy that begins with USA presidential leadership.
The administration points to its sanctions on Russia, decision to send arms to Ukraine, closure of Russian diplomatic properties, the pursuit of Russian and Russia-linked cybercriminals, and work to secure election infrastructure, among other steps.
Cardin, who is up for re-election in November, would become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee if Democrats gain the majority in the Senate. By working with European allies, the report says America could cut Putin and his close associates off from the worldwide financial system.
A spokeswoman for Sen. "While we will review the report in its entirety, including the recommendations, no further full committee activity is planned at this time".
Commenting on the report from Denmark, Jens Worning Soerensen, Denmark's former consul general in St. Petersburg and director of the Policy Group think tank, said that "we all know what is happening, but no one knows right now how it is orchestrated and how coordinated it is".
It said: "Within the European Union and NATO, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is perhaps the most supportive leader of Putin, his style of leadership, and his worldview".
It comes a few weeks before a deadline for the administration to announce secondary sanctions against companies and individuals who do business with Russian intelligence and military entities.
At more than 200 pages with over 1,000 footnotes, the report takes an unsparing look at Putin's approach to rivals and perceived threats going back decades and ends in December 2017.
Among the numerous recommendations the report makes, it calls for a national response led by President Trump, and the establishment of a body modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center to coordinate US policy to counter Russia's malign meddling. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Corker, have in the past chided the Trump administration for missing key sanctions deadlines against Russian Federation.
The Kremlin's ultimate goal is to "undermine the transatlantic alliance upon which Europe's peace and prosperity have depended for over 70 years", according to the report.
When discussing France (Chapter 6), the report repeats claims that Russian Federation was behind the alleged hack of President Emmanuel Macron's emails, though the head of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) Guillaume Poupard could not confirm this was the case. "We can learn from Europe", a Democratic aide said. Spain has led Europe in cracking down on Russian-based organized crime groups.