President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani made the rounds on morning news show circuit Monday, notably claiming that "collusion is not a crime" during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

Why it matters: It's a notable moving of the goalposts by Trump's personal lawyer. And it comes just one day after Trump denied any collusion — as he often has — and continued his withering rhetoric against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Twitter.

Giuliani also argued on CNN's New Day that Russian hacking of American targets — not any potential act of collusion with Russian individuals — is the real crime, and that President Trump did not participate in any hacking or pay for any hacking to take place.

Go deeper: Giuliani spoke with Axios' Jonathan Swan today, saying that Mueller's investigators "don't have a goddamn thing."

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The pandemic is getting worse again

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Note: Due to a database error, Missouri had a 3 day gap in reporting from Oct. 11-13; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Every available piece of data proves it: The coronavirus pandemic is getting worse again, all across America.

The big picture: As the death toll ticks past 212,000, at a moment when containing the virus ought to be easier and more urgent than ever, we are instead giving it a bigger foothold to grow from.

SurveyMonkey poll: Young voters' red-state blue wall

Data: SurveyMonkey; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

There are only five states in the U.S. where voters younger than 35 embrace President Trump over Joe Biden, and none are swing states, according to new 50-state SurveyMonkey-Tableau data for Axios.

Why it matters: These scattered red spots in a sea of blue vividly illustrate Trump's peril if young people were to actually turn out this year. Put another way, Trump's path to re-election depends heavily on younger adults staying home.

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