Washington( CNN) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the ongoing investigation into alleged cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia has had no impact on his work with overseas counterparts.

“It has had no impact, ” Tillerson said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Elise Labott Friday. “I'll say that it's had none.”

That contradicts President Donald Trump, who told The New York Times last month that the investigation “makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position.”

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