The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump, Jr. is now at the center of a media firestorm.
So-called “mainstream” media outlets are using this as evidence the campaign colluded with Russia.
But a new bombshell report reveals Obama’s shocking connection to this Russian lawyer.
Natalia Veselnitskaya had been denied a visa before she entered America.
So how did she get into the country to meet with Trump, Jr.?
She was granted a special exemption by Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department under “special circumstances” to enter the country.
The Hill reported:
“The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.
This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.
Later, a series of events between an intermediary for the attorney and the Trump campaign ultimately led to the controversy surrounding the president’s eldest son.”
Veselnitskaya engaged in a whirlwind lobbying campaign from New York to Washington against the Magnitsky Act – which imposed sanctions on Russian adoption as a result of human rights violations.
But this was not the reason she gave the Obama Department of Justice for why she wanted to enter the country.
The Hill reported:
“But in an interview with NBC News earlier this week, Veselnitskaya acknowledged her contacts with Donald Trump Jr. and in Washington were part of a lobbying campaign to get members of Congress and American political figures to see “the real circumstances behind the Magnitsky Act.”
That work was a far cry from the narrow reason the U.S. government initially gave for allowing Veselnitskaya into the U.S. in late 2015, according to federal court records.
The Moscow lawyer had been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv, her client, defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City.”
Was Veselnitskaya actually a Russian intelligence asset as some have claimed?
If she was, why did Obama let her into the country?
Or is this another case of an overhyped Russia “bombshell.”
When reports surfaced that Russia was behind the email hacks in the 2016 campaign Obama’s response was to tell Putin to “cut it out.”
If Russia was behind these cyber attacks, the American President should have responded in a stronger fashion.
Likewise, if Veselnitskaya really was a Kremlin-connected intelligence asset – who attended a dinner with members of Congress while in Washington – then allowing her to stay in the country was a massive failure that exposed Americans to recruitment by the Kremlin.
But – and this is more likely – she has no intelligence connections and her meetings were what she and Trump, Jr. have stated – a ‘nothing burger’ lobbying effort about Russian adoption.