It’s appearing more and more that the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. was some sort of a honeypot operation intended to ensnare the Trump team in scandal. The Hill’s Jon Solomon and Jonathan Easley have just come out with a bombshell: Natalia Veselnitskaya, who infiltrated the Trump team for a nothingburger meeting – was initially denied entry into the United States, only to be reversed by Loretta Lynch’s DOJ under “extraordinary circumstances.”
As the Hill Notes: “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.”
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.
“That’s a discretionary act that the statute allows the Attorney General to do in extraordinary circumstances. In this case, we did that so that Mr. Katsyv could testify. And we made the further accommodation of allowing his Russian lawyer into the country to assist,” –Asst. U.S. Atty Paul Monteleoni
Five days after the meeting at Trump Tower with Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and then Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the DOJ lost track of Veselnitskaya – who was hobnobbing around Washington.
As The Gateway Pundit and Conservative Treehouse report, Veselnitskaya was pictured in the front row at a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on June 14th, 2016 behind the anti-Russia-Russian US Ambassador, Michael McFaul- just five days after the reported meeting with Trump Jr.
It should be noted that Ambassador McFaul was very publicly discussing the ‘Muh Russia’ conspiracy narrative in the media and appeared on numerous NBC and MSNBC broadcasts during the 2016 campaign, and immediately after the election.
The Hill also reports that Veselnitskaya also helped arrange an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. where pro-Russian supporters showed a movie that challenged the underpinnings of the U.S. human rights law known as the Magnitysky Act, which Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reviled and tried to reverse. About 80 people, including congressional staffers and State Department employees attended the viewing at the Newseum.
Veselnitskaya also attended a dinner with the chairman of the House subcommittee overseeing Russia policy, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and roughly 20 other guests at a dinner club frequented by Republicans.
NONE OF THIS has anything to do with the reason the DOJ granted Veselnitskaya entry under extraordinary circumstances – to defend a client in court.
Justice Department and State Department officials could not immediately explain how the Russian lawyer was still in the country in June for the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and the events in Washington D.C.
Recall that the left’s entire narrative about the Trump Jr. meeting was that Natalia Veselnitskaya was a Moscow operative… who was denied entry into the United States and overruled by Loretta Lynch’s DOJ to be allowed in under “extraordinary circumstances.”
So either the Obama administration knowingly let a Kremlin agent into the country before she met with government officials, attended a congressional hearing, and tried to set up Donald Trump Jr. – or she’s simply a lawyer/lobbyist doing her job – whose meeting with Trump just happened to be the probable basis for the June FISA requests on the Trump team.
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Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team https://t.co/wtkyQaibVJ LOOKS LIKE A HONEY-POT SET-UP to me
— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) July 13, 2017