[ti:Emails Show Trump's Son Expected Russian Information on Clinton] [by:www.51voa.com] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.12]Newly released emails show that a son of U.S. President Donald Trump [00:07.52]wanted to meet with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election campaign. [00:17.00]Donald Trump Junior was hoping the lawyer would provide [00:22.64]damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. [00:30.84]At the time, she and his father were the leading candidates for president. [00:39.24]On Tuesday, Trump Jr. released a series of emails that he said led to the meeting. [00:50.08]The release followed a report in The New York Times newspaper. [00:56.92]The son described his action as an effort "to be totally transparent." [01:05.56]The emails came as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees [01:14.12]explore Russian involvement in the presidential election. [01:20.40]U.S. intelligence agencies have said that Russian President Vladimir Putin [01:27.84]personally directed a campaign to damage Clinton's image and to help Trump. [01:36.56]The email exchange between Trump Jr. and American music publicist [01:44.08]Rob Goldstone took place in June 2016. [01:50.52]Goldstone said he was representing Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer. [01:59.24]Goldstone described Veselnitskaya as a "Russian government attorney." [02:07.04]He said she has "information that would incriminate Hillary" and that the information [02:16.96]"is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." [02:24.00]Reacting to the email, Trump Jr. wrote back "If it's what you say, I love it." [02:32.76]He also wrote that people attending the meeting [02:37.00]"will likely be Paul Manafort (campaign boss) my brother in law and me." [02:44.93]At the time, Manafort was head of the Trump election campaign. [02:51.76]Jared Kushner, Trump Jr.'s brother-in-law, now serves as a top White House advisor. [03:01.00]In one of the emails, Goldstone wrote [03:04.84]"I can also send this info to your father via Rhona." [03:11.16]Rhona Graff is said to be a long-time personal assistant to the current president. [03:19.32]Trump Jr. has said different things about the talks with Veselnitskaya and its purpose. [03:28.80]On Saturday, he said it was a "short introductory meeting" [03:34.56]about adoptions of Russian children by American families. [03:40.76]A day later, Trump Jr. changed his story, saying that he was told before the meeting [03:48.88]that Veselnitskaya might have information "helpful" to the Trump campaign. [03:57.04]On Tuesday, Trump Jr. said on Twitter [04:01.04]he believes the information about Clinton was "Political Opposition Research." [04:09.56]He added, the attorney, "as she has said publicly, [04:14.88]was not a government official. [04:17.80]And, as we have said, she had no information to provide [04:23.60]and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act." [04:30.80]Ron Wyden, a senator from Oregon, is a member of the Democratic Party. [04:38.36]He said the newly released emails "show there is no longer a question [04:45.28]of whether this campaign sought to collude [04:49.64]with a hostile foreign power to subvert America's democracy." [04:56.76]Republican Senator Lindsey Graham [04:59.64]says that the younger Trump "definitely has to testify" [05:05.36]before a Senate committee exploring Russian interference. [05:10.96]Sara Huckabee Sanders is deputy press secretary in the Trump White House. [05:18.56]She read a short statement from the president to reporters. [05:24.56]In the statement, Trump said his son is "a high-quality person," [05:31.48]and he praises "his transparency." [05:36.68]I'm Ashley Thompson. [05:38.28]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM