Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of Donald Trump, insisted he “never said there was no collusion” between the president’s 2016 election campaign and Russia – only that Mr Trump himself was not involved.
Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the former New York mayor said he did not know if others involved in the campaign had worked with Russia.
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign,” Mr Giuliani said.
“I said the President of the United States,” he added.
“There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the DNC.”