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CNN10分鐘新聞[翻譯]:特朗普前律師科恩被判入獄三年 梅贏得黨內不信任投票

發表時間:2019-01-08內容來源:VOA英語學習網

We're starting with news that a former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. Last month, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. There's an ongoing investigation involving Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and Cohen admitted he misled Congress about a proposal to build a Trump property in Russia.

Cohen originally said that discussions about that ended in January of 2016, when they had actually continued through the spring. But that wasn't the only crime that Cohen committed. In August, he pleaded guilty to eight Federal charges in a separate investigation. Those included five counts of tax fraud, one count of lying to a bank and two counts of breaking campaign finance rules. Those last two counts might have involved President Trump because Cohen says Trump directed him to break those rules.

The President says no crime was committed because campaign finance funds weren't used the way prosecutors say they were. The judge who sentenced Cohen says his crimes were, quote "a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct." Cohen said he took full responsibility for his actions and he criticized the President. The lawyer said quote "time and time again, I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds." Earlier this month, President Trump said Cohen lied to get a reduced prison term and should serve a full and complete sentence. Meanwhile, the Special Counsel investigation continues into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom, unease over the Brexit from the European Union hangs in the air.

But for Prime Minister Teresa May, there was some good news that broke last night. She won a confidence vote from her own political party. Here's what that means. Prime Minister May can continue in her job as Britain's leader. The vote tally was 200 to 117 with a majority of conservative party members indicating they do have confidence in Prime Minister May. Before the vote, she said she would not run for re-election in 2022. And as a result of the vote she'll get at least another 12 months before her party could even hold another confidence vote but she still has a difficult job ahead of her.

Britain's parliament has to approve any final deal on Brexit. There's a lot of opposition in parliament to the Brexit Deal that the May administration negotiated with the European Union and the EU says it's not going to renegotiate that deal. So the British leader's still caught between a rock and a hard place. But while one of her rivals called on Prime Minister May to resign, she says she's going to get on with the job of delivering Brexit and building a better future for her country.

今天首則新聞,美國總統唐納德·特朗普的前律師被判在聯邦監獄服刑三年。上個月,邁克爾·科恩承認向國會說謊。涉及俄羅斯和2016年美國總統大選的調查正在進行,而科恩承認他曾經就在俄羅斯建設特朗普大廈一事上誤導國會。

科恩最初表示,建設計劃的討論在2016年1月結束,而實際上討論一直持續至春天。不過這并不是科恩唯一承認的罪名。8月份時,他承認了一項獨立調查提起的8項聯邦罪名。其中包括五項稅務欺詐罪名,一項向銀行作出虛假陳述及兩項競選財務違規行為。最后兩項罪名可能涉及特朗普總統,因為科恩說是特朗普指示他違反這些規則的。

總統表示,沒有犯下任何罪行,因為競選財務資金的用法并不是檢察官說的那樣。對科恩做出判決的法官表示,他的罪名是“名副其實的欺詐行為大雜燴”。科恩表示,他為自已的行為承擔全部責任,同時對總統進行了批評。科恩說,“一次又一次,我認為掩蓋他骯臟的行為是我的職責”。本月初,特朗普總統曾表示,科恩撒謊是為了獲得減刑,他應該服滿完整的刑期。同時,特別檢察官仍在繼續調查俄羅斯涉嫌干預2016美國總統大選的指控。

現在跨越大西洋,來關注英國的情況,英國脫歐進程依然充滿不安。

但是對英國首相特蕾拉·梅來說,昨晚有一些好消息。她贏得了所屬政黨的信任投票。下面我們來解釋一下。英國首相梅可以繼續擔任英國領導人。投票結果為200票對117票,即大多數保守黨成員表示,他們信任首相梅。在投票之前,梅表示她不會在2022年大選中競選連任。投票結果意味著,她所在政黨至少在12個月內不能再次舉行信任投票,不過她仍面臨著艱巨的任務。

英國脫歐最終協議必須經過英國議會的批準。而目前議會中有很多成員反對梅與歐盟協商的脫歐協議,歐盟則表示,他們不會重新協商脫歐協議。因此,英國領導人仍處于兩難境地。雖然梅的一名競爭對手要求她辭職,但是她說她會繼續她的工作——推動英國脫歐并為英國創造更美好的未來。

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