We all know that the Obama administration was a major exponent of open borders and uncontrolled immigration. The process and goals are simple: Stream millions of illegals into the country. Protect them from deportation and give them lavish benefits in sanctuary cities. Make them citizens of the US. Bingo! Millions of new voters sure to show their appreciate at the polls to their Democratic benefactors. If a few thousand terrorists and murders get in too, well, that’s worth it given the overall goal.
What we didn’t know was that Obama’s Department of Justice was also eager to let people into the country who had no business being here.
In this case, it permitted a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the country without a visa. This is the person who is part of the controversy involving Donald Trump, Jr., and who also is acting as a lobbyist on behalf of positions that would be supported by Mr. Putin, and who has connections to the Democratic opposition research firm that was involved in the creation of the discredited Trump/Russia dossier.
So this Russian citizen who has been engaged in a number of questionable practices, was allowed into the country by the Obama administration by the bending of some rules and by extraordinary actions of Obama’s DOJ. So why was Obama so eager to get this Russian woman into our country, and what was her purpose in coming here?
“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.”
Either the Obama administration itself, or someone with close and influential connections to his administration, certainly wanted this woman in the country very badly. It is unlikely that the purpose was to help the Trump campaign.
“She also engaged in a pro-Russia lobbying campaign and attended an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where Russian supporters showed a movie that challenged the underpinnings of the U.S. human rights law known as the Magnitsky Act, which Russian President Vladimir Putin has reviled and tried to reverse.”
So she acted as a foreign lobbyist for foreign interests as well. Turns out that this woman knows how to move in power circles in Washington.
“But in an interview with NBC News earlier this week, Veselnitskaya acknowledged her contacts with 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.”
“‘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.”
So if she was willing to lie in order to gain admission to the US using extraordinary methods, what else might she be bending the truth about?
“Browder’s complaint, which alleges that Washington lobbyists working with Veselnitskaya failed to register as foreign agents, is still pending at the Justice Department. It identified several events in Washington that Veselnitskaya and her allies attended or staged in June 2016.
“All of them occurred in the days immediately after the Russian lawyer used a music promoter friend to get an audience June 9 with Trump Jr. promising dirt on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton but instead using the meeting to talk about Magnitsky and the adoption issue, according to Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya.”
So what we have here is a Russian attorney, allowed to enter and remain in the US without a visa through the exceptional actions of Obama’s DOJ. In addition, she made the rounds of Republican officials as well as Trump campaign officials including Donald Trump, Jr., promising negative information on Hillary that she did not have or was unwilling to release, while really acting as an unregistered foreign national engaging in lobbying efforts on behalf of Russia without declaring herself as such.
The first reaction might be to pack her up and ship her back to Russia at once. On the other hand, perhaps there are some charges that can be brought against her, as well as the Obama administration for letting her enter the United States so freely. And while they are awaiting the disposition of those charges, they can all be called to testify before Congress. After all, everyone wants to get to the truth about these matters, right?
Source: The Hill