Why Did Loretta Lynch Grant Trump Jr's Russian Lawyer A Special Visa To Enter America?

Tyler Durden's picture

With everyone now rummaging through every document, intercept, and memo for something, anything tying Trump to Russia, The Hill's John Solomon and Jonathan Easley have unearthed details that show the Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by Loretta Lynch's Justice Department under "extraordinary circumstances" after she had initially been turned down.

Simply put, 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.

 

During a court hearing in early January 2016 as Veselnitskaya’s permission to stay in the country was about to expire, federal prosecutors described how rare the grant of parole immigration was as Veselnitskaya pleaded for more time to remain in the United States.

 

“In October the government bypassed the normal visa process and gave a type of extraordinary permission to enter the country called immigration parole,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Monteleoni explained to the judge during a hearing Jan. 6, 2016.

 

“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,” he added.

 

The prosecutor said Justice was willing to allow the Russian lawyer to enter the United States again as the trial in the case approached so she could help prepare and attend the proceedings.

But just five days after meeting in June 2016 at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and then Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, it seems the Justice Department had lost track of her... (as The Hill details)

Moscow attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya showed up in Washington in the front row of a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia policy, video footage of the hearing shows.

 

 

She 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.
 

 

At least five congressional staffers and State Department officials attended that movie showing, according to a Foreign Agent Registration Act complaint filed with the Justice Department about Veselnitskaya’s efforts.

 

And 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.

 

All of which 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.

“There’s zero doubt that she and her U.S. colleagues were lobbying to repeal Magnitsky or at least ensure his name was removed from the global law Congress was considering,” said U.S. businessman William Browder, who was the main proponent for the Magnitsky Act and who filed a FARA complaint against Veselnitskaya, Dellums and other U.S. officials claiming they should have registered as foreign agent lobbyists because of the work.

Furthermore, as The Hill notes, the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York confirmed Wednesday to The Hill that it let Veselnitskaya into the country on a grant of immigration parole from October 2015 to early January 2016.

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.

Maybe Washington is a "sanctuary for Russian operatives" City?

We look forward to the hearing where Lynch has to explain how she gave this "russian operative" special access to America, then lost track of her, only to discover her again via NSA intercepts, trying to pitch Magnitsky Act repeal to Trump Jr.

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NoDebt's picture

If everyone knew the true depths of the corruption that happened under the Obama adminstration's watch every federal building in Washington, DC would be burning right now.

BTW- NOBODY is going to jail over this.  Not one single person, no matter how obviously illegal their activities.  Certainly nobody from the former Obama adminsitration.

gigadeath's picture

LOL ohhh, nobody is going to JAIL over this. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more. Hang 'em high. ;)

Alt_Right_Girl's picture

It was all a long con, a trap to snare Trump into discredit himself meeting with Russians.

That Russian lawyer is definitely part of the tribe.

Trap For Trump: A Radical DemocRAT Worked for Russian Lawyer who With Met Trump, Jr.

http://dailywesterner.com/news/trap-for-trump-a-radical-democrat-worked-...


Art Van Delay's picture

Lefturds are lousy even at conning people.

Those participation trophies really did a number on them.

Poor snowflakes.

blueyefinity@yahoo.com's picture

Maybe this will teach Trump to keep away from jews, regarding their country of origin

JSBach1's picture

“That's a discretionary act that the statute allows..."

Is this the same discretionary act that allowed Comey to declare that proof of intent was lacking, while Loretta Lynch was breathing down his neck, after a reinvigorating rendezvous at a Phoenix tarmac involving a certain ex-President, which seemingly included innocous chit-chat about invented grand-kids no less?

Got it.

HoserF16's picture

The Fucking Jews got nothing to do with it. STFU!

 

BuckWild's picture

If you are paying attention Mr Trump is surrounded by Joo's. I have come to the conclusion that he is a Closet Jew!

Son of Loki's picture

Crooked Lowrenta may be even more rotten and dirty then Comey.

Jim in MN's picture

Keep jamming the truth down their lousy throats.

They didn't know who they were messing with.

HIS NAME IS STILL SETH RICH

McCain......let's see HIS emails as he set out to 'get Trump' with his neolibcon babykilling co-conspirators.

You know money and info changed hands.  It can be found out.

 

 

Soft coup = mass warfare

Arresting 100 evildoers = peace and a shot at getting our country back

 

 

CHOOSE

revjimbeam's picture

 "I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the Swamp like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Lynch. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Attorney General Loretta E Lynch's memory any more than being back in Washington was an accident. There is no way to tell her story without telling my own. And if her story really is a confession, then so is mine...

How many people had I already prosecuted? There were those six that I knew about for sure. Close enough to blow their last breath in my face. But this time, it was a Globalist and a politician. That wasn't supposed to make any difference to me, but it did. Shit... charging a woman with corruption in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500. I took the case. What the hell else was I gonna do?"

   -some guy

divingengineer's picture

That would make an awesome movie.

CryptBrain's picture

What if Trump is setting up the stage/the pieces for the big take down?

This Don Jr. sting is lame.  The more I look into it, the more that the burger appears empty.

But notice how now we're talking more-and-more  about Ukraine -- a real story.  

Anybody that thinks Trump is a dope, has their emotions clouding their judgement.  To those that call him the accidental president, this is a gross over-simplification.  I mean, the man took down the famous Clinton machine; and the WH Obama operation.  This man Trump has some very powerful allies behind some very dark places, helping him push the strings.  Again, just look at what he achieved, with what little resources relative to his opponent.  Now his power grows week by week, moth by month as he fosters new relationships and gains info, influence and the unknown.   I also don't buy the diminishing political capital commentary.   Again, old rules don't apply to this presidency.  Political capital sheds, perhaps to a puppet pres as his true colors become "deep state" shade and supporters become disillusioned.  Trump however is hatted by the DS.  I say his PC grows overtime.  I say you put ppl back to work, put more $ in their pocket, halt the perversion in society and in November 2018, the Dems are going to lose elections everywhere.  Then the will be forced get rid of Pelosi and the other dinosaurs, get rid of the far left hate rhetoric, dump this Russia stupid tabloid of the week narrative, and will have to work with GOP or face a party split.   The Dems are toast anyway you look at it in 2018.  The thing is that they don't care about their party, all they care about is money and power.  Unfortunately for them, they've become accustomed to power for so long that they've forgotten how the attain power.  That is, the Obama era was so Zombie like, that the Dem masses just handed over votes due in large part to the satisfaction felt, knowing they were the supporters of a first black president.  That ship has sailed long ago.  So now a cleansing must take place.   A long cleansing process to resurface back from the Obama deception.   

 

 

scrappy's picture

I don't always order Nothing Burgers, but when I do, I add the Supersized Lies.

Uncertain T's picture

My opinion.... Team Trump is seeding the clouds with 'hellecopter' nothing burgers.

 

Pick up a copy of "Understanding Trump" by Gingrich... Interesting how he plays the game.

MissCellany's picture

Agreed. I smell some Bannon strategy in all this, too.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

>It was all a long con, a trap to snare Trump into discredit himself meeting with Russians.

And, quite possibly, to create a pretext to obtain a FISA warrant to electronically surveil the Trump campaign under color of law.

StarGate's picture

"Parole Immigration" = someone not eligible to be admitted to USA is granted temporary entry. They may not enter immigration system.

So why was Ruskie Atty Natalia V not allowed a Visa and barred from becoming a US Citizen?
There is a reason. What is the reason?

iamrefreshed's picture

+100 for the Ackbar reference. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."  -Henry Ford.  

And I think he was making the same point you are, but getting more directly to the root of the evil.

holdbuysell's picture

Your and NoDebt's points are exactly why Atlas' shrug is imminent.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Atlas shrugged thinking is exactly what created this fucking problem.  Ayn Rand's co-author was Alan Greenspan.  Yes, that Alan Greenspan.  It's no coincidence.

Billy the Poet's picture

The villains in Atlas Shrugged were crony corporatists and their political allies. So, in your opinon, speaking out against cronyism caused all the problems in the world today.

Do go on.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I prefer to refer to what Ayn Rand's co-author did, instead of what he and Ayn said.  

Billy the Poet's picture

As I've pointed out to you before simply because the works of two authors are included in an anthology does not make them co-authors. For example, I have an anthology that includes works by Chaucer and Henry James. By your logic Chaucer and James were co-authors despite having lived and died centuries apart.

And since the proffered subject was Atlas Shrugged why not discuss it?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Do you wish to stake your credibility on the position that they did not collaborate?  

Billy the Poet's picture

I want you to post evidence of your claims without drama. In the past you have only provided a link to an anthology called Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

So if Rand and Greenspan actually co-authored a work please link it. And then let's discuss the content of the piece. And maybe we'll eventually get around to discussing Atlas Shrugged which is where this all started.

LetThemEatRand's picture

So my previous objective evidence of co-authorship isn't good enough for you?  They are listed as co-authors.  Do you also seriously deny that they were part of an inner-circle? 

Here's a quote from 1974:  "Alan is my disciple philosophically," Russian-born Miss Rand, 69, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, said recently.  https://newrepublic.com/article/91495/chairman-greenspan

Pairadimes's picture

I do not believe that the allegation that Rand may have been a poor judge of character in this instance makes her written observations any less powerful. Hemingway was a broke drunk, but he had one hell of an allegorical handle on the truth.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I happen to think that Rand had very cogent and powerful written observations.  The problem is translating those philosophical observations into practice.  Greenspan is a good example of how it fails in real life. 

Billy the Poet's picture

Specifically which Randian policies did Greenspan enact at the Fed? His contribution to CTUI is about the efficacy of the gold standard. Are you suggesting that Greenspan tried to return the US to a gold standard and failed?

Billy the Poet's picture

In Atlas when the government and their cronies can no longer make the system work they ask Galt to take charge. He refuses because he knows that a corrupt system can not and should not be sustained and that the effort would corrupt anyone who tried. Greenspan, who once spoke out eloquently on topics such as sound money, is like a Galt who made a deal with the devil and accepted the offer of power in the form of a Federal Reserve chairmanship.  As Galt would have surmised that didn't go well.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I just realized I''m arguing (again) with someone who is so obsessed with Rand's work that they will not only disavow Greenspan's role in the problem we are facing today, but actually portray Greenspan as a (bad) character in one of Rand's books in order to justify their continued cult following.  Carry on.

Billy the Poet's picture

No, you've slipped back into the delusion that you are able to read my mind and gain intimate knowledge of my tastes and opinions. There are plenty of things Rand said with which I disagree.

But you just can't wrap your head around the prospect that an individual can assess ideas on their own merit despite some personal failings by a proponent of those ideas.  For example, Jefferson's words about "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are not invalidated by the fact that Jefferson owned slaves.

I once asked you for a list of people whose ideas you appreciate and who have never made a mistake. I'm still waiting for that list.

Eyes Opened's picture

"I just realized I''m arguing (again) with someone who is so obsessed with Rand's work".....

Says the guy with "RAND" in his handle !!  LOL !!

Just kiddin... carry on....

Billy the Poet's picture

Why would I accept an anthology as evidence of co-authorship? Greenspan's contributions to Capitalism:The Unknown Ideal carry their own copyright notification because they are distinct from the works of other authos included in the anthology. That's why the full title of the book is: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal with Additional Articles By Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen

 

Here's the copyright notice:

https://www.amazon.com/Capitalism-Ideal-Ayn-Rand/dp/0451147952#reader_04...

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

nice Ayn Rand discussions here in ZH!

Mr Hankey's picture

(((Birds of a feather)))  and all that.How about some meta-fact? How about  some truth? Arguing about pointless distractions such as co- authorship  on 1 work sounds pretty (((anal))) to me.How aboot, "Alisa Rosenbaum, Soviet Cultural  Change agent & Allen Greenspan sitting in a tree , K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Mr Hankey's picture

(((Birds of a feather)))  and all that.How about some meta-fact? How about  some truth? Arguing about pointless distractions such as co- authorship  on 1 work sounds pretty (((anal))) to me.How aboot, "Alisa Rosenbaum, Soviet Cultural  Change agent & Allen Greenspan sitting in a tree , K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Mr Hankey's picture

(((Birds of a feather)))  and all that.How about some meta-fact? How about  some truth? Arguing about pointless distractions such as co- authorship  on 1 work sounds pretty (((anal))) to me.How aboot, "Alisa Rosenbaum, Soviet Cultural  Change agent & Allen Greenspan sitting in a tree , K-I-S-S-I-N-G

rwmctrofholz's picture

Oh man, stop.  I'm calling mercy for him.  

Great stuff, though.  Domination.

LetThemEatRand's picture

You know Rand was a zionist, right?

Filthy_Cerberus's picture

Atlas needs to do more than shrug.  He needs to scratch them off his balls with his motherfuckin' paws.

takeaction's picture

@No Debt....you are so right.  The corruption of all governments goes so so deep.  It really is scary.  Seth Rich is just the start....

Soros

BLM

9/11

Gulf of Tonkin

Clinton body count of 90+

IRS,CIA,NSA,EBT...etc...

Medicare

Medicade

I could go on for pages.....I wish I didn't know.....Obama sealed his Harvard records, he never had a job....etc.

Bigly's picture

Trump has not drained one swamp member yet. Certainly not through legal means.

:-(

Antivenom's picture

Be patient...this is like eating an elephant, it has to be done, one bite at a time.

bigkahuna's picture

Im hungry too - in fact I believe that there is quite an appetite for that elephant across many a starved American.