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川普挑选的驻新加坡大使人选放弃提名 Trump’s Pick to Be Ambassador to Singapore Withdraws Nomination

由于对美国总统川普提名的美国驻新加坡大使人选凯瑟琳·麦克法兰的参议院审批过程受阻,她已经放弃了对自己的提名。

川普表示,他对麦克法兰不能成为他的驻新加坡大使感到“失望”,并指责民主党人阻挠对她的任命。

川普总统在一份声明中说,“不幸的是,一些民主党人选择玩弄政治而不是推动对一个非常重要的职位的一位合格人选的任命”。

对麦克法兰的提名面临着来自民主党人以及一些共和党人的反对,原因在于他们指责她在涉俄调查中欺骗参议院。

麦克法兰曾经是川普第一任国家安全顾问弗林在位时的副手。她在参议院作证时表示,她不知道弗林和俄罗斯官员之间有过交谈一事。

但是法院文后来显示,弗林曾经就他在2016年总统大选后过渡期间与俄罗斯特使的接触给麦克法兰发过电邮。

弗林已经就自己和俄罗斯方面的接触向联邦调查局撒谎一事认罪。

U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to be ambassador to Singapore has withdrawn her nomination, after confirmation proceedings for her stalled in the Senate.

Trump said he was "disappointed" that K.T. McFarland would not be his ambassador to Singapore and blamed Democrats for impeding her nomination.

"Unfortunately, some Democrats chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post," he said in a statement.

McFarland's nomination faced opposition from Democrats and some Republicans over accusations she deceived the Senate in relation to the Russia investigation.

McFarland had served as deputy to Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and testified to the Senate that she was not aware of conversations that Flynn had with Russian officials.

However, court documents later revealed that Flynn had emailed McFarland about his contacts with the Russian envoy during the 2016 presidential transition.

Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russia.

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