手机APP下载

您现在的位置: 首页 > 在线广播 > PBS高端访谈 > PBS访谈社会系列 > 正文

PBS高端访谈:小特朗普与俄罗斯相关律师会面的消息甚嚣尘上

来源:pbs 编辑:max   VIP免费外教试听课 |  可可官方微信:ikekenet
 下载MP3到电脑  批量下载MP3和LRC到手机
加载中..

JUDY WOODRUFF: It's the latest revelation in the story that's consumed much of the Trump presidency so far: the Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And this time, it involves the president's son.

John Yang begins our coverage.

JOHN YANG: White House officials said today that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last summer with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer was just business as usual.

President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway:

KELLYANNE CONWAY, Trump Senior Adviser: This was standard operating procedure for the campaign. Let's focus on what didn't happen in that meeting. No information provided that was meaningful. No action taken. Nothing.

JOHN YANG: The New York Times first reported the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The president's son said he had been told that Veselnitskaya had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, who had clinched the Democratic nomination just days before. The meeting came as some Republicans openly talked of trying to deny Mr. Trump their party's nomination at the convention.

On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. described the session as a short introductory meeting in which U.S. adoptions of Russian children were discussed. But yesterday, faced with The New York Times' reporting on the purpose of the meeting, he acknowledged he was told the lawyer might have information helpful to the campaign.

小特朗普与俄罗斯相关律师会面的消息甚嚣尘上

He said: "The woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information."

In an off-camera White House briefing, principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the controversy.

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, Deputy White House Press Secretary: Don Jr. took a very short meeting from which there was absolutely no follow-up. Don Jr. didn't collude with anybody to influence the election.

JOHN YANG: Today, Donald Trump Jr. said: "Obviously, I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent Went nowhere, but had to listen."

He also said he'd cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the election.

In Moscow, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin knew nothing about the lawyer or the meeting.

All this comes amid continued confusion over just what came out of the president's meeting with Putin last week at the G20 summit. Administration officials had hailed the creation of a joint cyber-security unit to guard against election hacking.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called it a dumb idea.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: To forgive and forget when it comes to Putin regarding cyber-attacks is to empower Putin. And that's exactly what he's doing.

JOHN YANG: Hours after Graham spoke, the president appeared to reverse course, saying that a U.S.- Russian cyber-security unit can't happen.

For the PBS NewsHour, I'm John Yang.

重点单词   查看全部解释    
ambiguous [æm'bigjuəs]

想一想再看

adj. 模棱两可的

联想记忆
senator ['senətə]

想一想再看

n. 参议员

联想记忆
spoke [spəuk]

想一想再看

v. 说,说话,演说

 
revelation [rɛvl'eiʃən]

想一想再看

n. 揭露,泄露,发觉

联想记忆
counselor ['kaunsələ]

想一想再看

n. 顾问,参事,法律顾问 =counsellor

 
absolutely ['æbsəlu:tli]

想一想再看

adv. 绝对地,完全地;独立地

 
confusion [kən'fju:ʒən]

想一想再看

n. 混乱,混淆,不确定状态

联想记忆
election [i'lekʃən]

想一想再看

n. 选举

联想记忆
administration [əd.mini'streiʃən]

想一想再看

n. 行政,管理,行政部门

联想记忆
procedure [prə'si:dʒə]

想一想再看

n. 程序,手续,步骤; 常规的做法

联想记忆

发布评论我来说2句

    英语学习推荐

    • 英语听写训练
      听写强化训练系统有听写比对,按句停顿,中文翻译、听写错词提示等特色功能.
    • 可可英语微信:ikekenet
      关注可可英语官方微信,每天将会向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料..

    科学美国人60秒

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。