US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn looks at US President-elect Donald Trump as he talks with the media at Mar-a-Lago estate. Photograph:( Reuters )
United States President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
"Absolutely no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, he said.
Trump made the comment for the first time since ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in a federal investigation into a probable collusion between Moscow and Trump representatives.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday for lying to the FBI about having associations with the Russian ambassador, making him the first representative of the White House to be charged in the criminal investigation.
Flynn, as part of his plea on Friday, agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential election campaign.