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Hello, I'm Karin Giannone, this is Outside Source.
Donald Trump's son has released emails implying he knew
about Russian efforts to influence the US elections as early
It was revealed in a series of messages he posted online
from last year showing he was eager to accept incriminating information
about Hillary Clinton promised by a Russian source.
In a White House statement Donald Trump has said his son
is a high quality person, and he applauded his transparency.
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#BBCOS is the place to go. Donald Trump Junior has released
emails confirming that he was eager to accept what he was told
was damaging information about Hillary Clinton provided
by the Russian state, This is all relating to a meeting
he had with a Russian lawyer who he thought had compromising
material about his father's opponent Here are the emails, you can find
them on his Twitter account, And to this Donald Trump Jnr
replied: Donald Trump Jnr says he released
them in the name of transparency but it might also have had something
to do with the fact that @nytimes the New York Times was just
about to publish it. And we've just had this reaction
from the White House. Trump says his son,
Donald Trump Junior, is a high quality person
and applauds his transparency. These emails were sent
between Donald Trump Jnr and a publicist, Rob Goldstone,
who set up a meeting with this Rob Goldstone referred to her
as a Russian government attorney. Here she is speaking
to NBC earlier today. Have you ever worked for the Russian
government? To have connections to the Russian government? TRANSLATION:
No. They had the impression, it appears that they were going to be
told some information that you had about the D How did they get that
impression? TRANSLATION: It's possible they were looking for such
information and wanted it so badly. We're looking at this from
Washington, and what we have here and is at the smoking gun so many
are looking for? It's hard to tell what a smoking gun is these days.
Every time we think we've got some major revelation, Donald Trump seems
to find a way of surviving at. This is very big and points to what
Donald Trump Jnr was thinking when he went to this meeting, and he
thought he was meeting with someone who was a Russian government lawyer,
that is the way it had been presented, a Natalia Veselnitskaya
denies that. He was posted get information that was damaging to
hear Clinton. There is a possibility that Rob Goldstone went into this
trying to blow some smoke and try to make this meeting seem more
important than it was, that there really wasn't an effort to reach out
to the Trump campaign. That could be beside the point because it's still
the fact that Donald Trump Jnr and high-level members of the Trump
campaign sat down in meetings where they discussed Hillary Clinton and
possibly damaging information about her in the heat of the presidential
campaign with a Russian national. Where does this fit in into all the
other investigations about possible rings to the Russian government?
It's only a matter of time before Donald Trump Jnr is called before
Congress, the house intelligence committee want to see if this really
is something that draws ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian
government itself. Then you have the independent counsel investigation,
who have been very tight-lipped so far but I think they're going to be
very interested in these e-mails, and in Donald Trump Jnr because they
were looking into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the
Russian government. I think those are the ones that will be
particularly interesting but I think it'll be a while before we hear the
results of those investigations. Anthony, thank you very much. Let's
talk to Richard Painter, a White House ethics lawyer under President
George W Bush. Welcome. What do you make of what we've seen and heard?
Well, this is very troubling. It is yet more evidence that the Trump
campaign was willing to work with the Russian agents to obtain
damaging information on Hillary Clinton, even though there are laws
that prevent and prohibit foreign nationals from contributing anything
to American political campaigns. And also laws against computer hacking,
and we know how the Russians get their information because they've
been doing it for a considerable period of time. And yet everyone in
the Trump administration denies contacts with the Russians, denies
collaboration with the Russians and one by one we are seeing these
stories start to fall apart. Donald Trump Jnr had several different
explanations for what happened, each one shot down by additional facts.
We are very concerned about this in the United States because our
elections are supposed to be for the American people without foreign
interference and someone who works with a foreign government in order
to win an election here is really viewed as having betrayed their
country. It is treason, whether it is prosecuted under a treason
statutes or another statute. Just to be clear, sorry to interrupt you,
you're saying this is treason? It is. To undermine your own government
to help accomplish the objectives of a foreign adverse rave. It is well
known the Russian government wanted this election to go against Hillary
Clinton in favour of Donald Trump. No American should be assisting a
foreign government with that type of work inside the United States. They
were conducting espionage inside the United States, they were engaging
computer hacking and other crimes and when that type of call comes in
from a foreign country, particularly an adverse research is Russia, you
call the FBI. That is what he should have done, call the FBI. Let's just
say these are people inexperienced in politics, new to it presidential
campaign, they don't know the protocols, this is Donald Trump Jr
simply doing what he thinks all campaigns do, trying to get
opposition, and he's well killing them thinking they are going to be
helpful but the campaign. What is wrong with that? Well, Donald Trump
Jnr and Jared Kuschner and Paul Manafort, the top three people are
all going to this meeting! I can't believe that nothing came out of the
meeting. That doesn't make any sense. Why would all three of them
go to this meeting? Were not talking about inexperienced people here.
Paul Manafort had plenty of experience, they had good lawyers
working for the campaign, they wanted to meet with the Russians in
order to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton and they were
willing to do anything to win. That includes betraying our country into
the hands of a foreign power which was trying to determine the outcome
of our elections. Once again, our elections our our business to be
determined by the American people, which has been ever since the
American Revolution and that is what our constitution sets forth, and
foreign countries are supposed to stay out and there are specific
criminal statutes what they did. Ledley should be assisting them with
their conduct in the United States. One brief question, where do you
think this leaves the investigations going on currently? We have the
criminal investigation by Robert Mueller, the special counsel and we
also have investigations in Congress which are investigations that need
to be stepped up because we need to make sure that everyone in the White
House, everyone currently serving in this administration has been loyal
to the United States and is not somehow beholden to Russia because
Russia, of course, has what of additional evidence there is of
collaboration. They may well have the heads of some people of this
government and read to find out the facts as soon as possible. We could
have a government chosen by the American people that serves the
interests of the American people and has a meaningful role in the global
community. Thank you very much for your time and we will be speaking in
a short while to support of Donald Trump, a lawyer which says this is a
storm in a teacup. This mansion is a Russian diplomatic
compound seized by President Obama last year and now Russia says it is
time to give it back. TRANSLATION: The situation is outrageous and I
find it is shameful for such a great country as the United States, an
advocate for international law, to leave this situation hanging in
midair. We are aware of the Russia phobic feelings in Congress and
understand the decision to expel our diplomat and confiscate our property
was taken by the bomb administration.
In the final weeks of the Obama administration the US took
the diplomatic property and expelled Russian diplomats as retaliation
for alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Sergei Lavrov also hinted at Russian retaliation,
but all this leaves President Trump with few easy options,
as Olga Ivshina from the BBC's Russian service explained for me.
Oh, definitely he is in a tricky position because he claimed a number
of times he wants to re-establish relations with Russia in this cold
period. But now if he gives Russians back their diplomatic premises, then
he will be criticised for his actions. Specially bearing in mind
today's news. He will be criticised for having special relations with
the Russians for depending on them, and so on. If he doesn't do it, then
it will be very hard to renew dialogue with Mr Putin in a positive
tone. When President Obama took this action at the end of his
administration, what was he basing his act on? What evidence do they
have? He said his intelligence community have provided him
sufficient evidence of alleged Russian interference into US
elections, so there was this open source report and also there was a
classified report into intelligence where they listed several grounds on
which they based their findings. And Russia to this day is said where is
the evidence that we interviewed in the US election? Obviously, Russians
keep denying it. They say it is a witchhunt and that American
politicians have their internal struggle, which they are trying to
solve by pointing attention to what they call the Russian problem.
Russian argument have changed over time. At first they said there was
noted Fearon 's. And they say of course the ambassador was meeting
politicians because it's his job and also Mr Putin noted that of course
we have no state funded hackers but some hackers have pay trotter
promoted and they may interfere and they may try to threaten someone
they perceive as enemies. Also he gave a hint talking to one of the US
journalists, he said have you seen those classified reports? I've read
them and there's nothing sufficient in them. Which is quite stunning.
Stay with us on outside source, still to come.
Nearly $400 million of extra funding to go towards family planning
programmes in some of the world's poorest countries,
as a major international conference on contraception
The government has announced there will be a UK-wide inquiry
into the contaminated blood scandal, following a long
At least 2,400 people are thought to have died after being given NHS
blood products infected with hepatitis C and HIV
The Prime Minister Theresa May has been outlining her reasons
Contaminated blood scandals of the 70s and 80s was an appalling tragedy
and should never have happened. Thousands of patients expected the
world-class care from the NHS that it is famous for but they were
failed. At least 2400 people died and thousands more were exposed to
hepatitis C and HIV. Often with life changing consequences. The victims
and their families have suffered pain and hardship and they deserve
answers. And the inquiry that I've announced today will give them those
answers so they will know why this happened, how it happened, this was
an appalling tragedy and it should never have happened.
This is Outside Source live from the BBC newsroom.
Donald Trump's son has released emails implying he knew
about Russian efforts to influence the US elections as early as June
last year, and was offered incriminating information
on Hillary Clinton from a Russia source.
Other stories from around the BBC right now, the BBC World Service
reports that 16 people have been killed after a US military plane
crashed in Mississippi. It's thought it exploded in the air
before crashing into a field. Police say the plane
was loaded with ammunition. BBC Arabic reports that
the United States and Qatar have signed an agreement on fighting
terrorism and its financing. The deal came during a visit
to Doha by the US Secretary He said Qatar had been taking "very
reasonable" positions in its dispute Among the most read on our website
a 22-year-old Colombian man has been arrested,
on suspicion of threatening to attack an Ariana Grande
concert in Costa Rica. Security's been tightened
at Grande's concerts, since the attack at one of her shows
in Manchester in the UK. A major international conference
on contraception has been And with it, the announcement that
?300 million of extra funding will go to family planning
programmes in some of The money's being provided by the
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Uganda is one of the most difficult
places in the world to get Suilana was 16 when
I met her in 2014. After three days in labour
on the floor of her home, TRANSLATION: I didn't even
get to hold my baby. I didn't even see
her before she died. When I see other women carrying
their babies, I feel so sad. Suilana pulled out of school,
limiting her chances even 10,000 miles away in London,
the British Government is hosting a global summit to try to help girls
like Suilana, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
it has today pledged hundreds of millions of pounds to get
contraceptives to more But there is a major
stumbling block. Earlier this year, President Trump
announced he wants to stop funding all international
family planning projects. It is a significant blow,
given the US is the biggest But campaigners are trying
to remain optimistic. That is his proposal but I know
what's right for the world and when I stand on the stage
and I see the UK Government, Canadian government,
Indian government, Bangladesh, Indonesia, all increasing
their money, I know Back in northern Uganda,
the cycle of poverty continues But it is hoped the commitment made
in London today will help millions more women break the cycle
by choosing when they The theory 's efforts to fight
diseases like HIV aids will be jeopardised, which is especially
concerning for South Africa which is the highest number of people living
with HIV in the world. This popular TV show was one of the great success
stories of US funding for HIV aids but if the storyline strays into
reproductive health or abortion issue the producers have to look
from a knee elsewhere. It is about complying with tight US funding
rules. Those rules have just got tighter. Next is the policy...
President Trump has brought back old restrictions in during no US money
is traced to abortion services. Dubbed the global gag rule doctors
say funding for HIV is now included and worry all health services could
be compromised. I don't see how people can sit in Washington and
think they can influence me. And restrict you in terms of giving you
health information that you have a right to to make an informed choice.
It interferes in the doctor-patient relationship in a negative manner.
When I tested HIV positive, I don't think it is a barrier for me. This
woman, and inspiring young businesswoman, owes her survival to
US HIV funding. I collect my medication every three months. The
money to keep a healthy now comes with strings attached. It cannot be
linked to abortion in any way. The problem is modern day health care is
all integrated whether it is children's vaccinations or sexual
health. Activists warned there could be affected by this rule is simply
because they are on the same site. With a children's clinic here and
reproductive health and HIV services down the corridor, this one-stop
shop is the gold standard that international health agencies are
trying to promote but there is a fear that the global gag rule could
impose guilt by association, the services that have got nothing to do
with abortion. Go out on the streets and you reminded that despite being
illegal in South Africa more than half of all abortions are still done
it is the key because of stigma and that could get worse. Our secret
camera shows how easy it is already to buy abortion drugs illegally. And
actress poses as a client. Watch the man in the brown jacket. He is the
dealer. He tells her no medical supervision's needed. Look at the
man sitting down. He's the accomplice and slips the drugs out
from under his sleeve. Then, in minutes, the pair are gone. Doctors
now face a hard choice. Use US funds to battle diseases such as HIV but
stay silent on abortion or turned their back on the biggest donor in
the world. It is a delicate balance. The taxpayers in the United States
have a right and the health care workers in the women in South Africa
have a right also obtained their highest level of care based on the
laws their country. But many still believe the US is overstepping the
mark. Self-sufficiency is still not an option for many African states.
China's New Silk Road is President Xi Jin Ping's
He plans to spend around a trillion dollars on projects
But some countries feel his bid for strategic influence could leave
The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has been
travelling the New Silk Road, and reports from Western China.
This is the face of the new Silk Road.
Behind the stage make-up, this girl is a Muslim
The Her people left behind by China's growth.
TRANSLATION: Tourists I met had heard this place was unsafe,
that they couldn't be sure to get out unharmed if they came here.
Some people did some bad things and it has affected all of us.
China is trying to rewrite the script.
At this theatre, a grand narrative of ethnic unity
The wealth gap between west China and the coast,
a challenge as immense as the terrain.
This economy is addicted to building.
But the coast now has as much road and rail as it can absorb so China
is seeking new frontiers at home and abroad.
To solve economic insecurity problems with one blow.
The Silk Road was once unimaginably remote for most
In less than a decade, China has built twice as much
high-speed rail as the rest of the world combined.
A magnet for the biggest tourist board in the world.
One the government hopes will kick-start growth
Heading west to troubled Xinjiang, do they fear becoming
TRANSLATION: I am not afraid, there are people looking
A small group of people are causing trouble but 99% are good.
At the grand theatre, they are spending $250 million
But the more China invests, the more it has to protect.
The ancient Silk Road story has moments of danger.
And China's grand new narrative is fraught with peril.
Deliver on the spin of opportunities for all, or forever scan the crowd
More on the BBC website. Stay with us, we will have plenty more, we
will be hearing from a lawyer about those e-mails released by Donald
Trump Junior, and she says it is a storm in a teacup. Stay with us.