He said there'd be no point choosing a side.
Putin has dominated Russian politics since 2000.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years.
President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden are due to hold talks in Geneva next week with the fate of Navalny likely to be on the agenda.
He remains classified as a flight risk, which authorities say justifies the practice.
"The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government."
Seagal is a long-time admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mass grave pits have been found near Moscow containing the remains of thousands of people.
The comments, by Lithuania-based Leonid Volkov, are the latest sign that a legal onslaught against Navalny's movement has forced it to rethink the way it does things.