In the media’s desperate attempt to find some way to connect President Trump to Russia — in hopes of demonstrating the two colluded to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House — their latest focus is on a meeting Trump Jr. had with a Russian attorney.
As it turns out, the very reason this attorney was able to come to the United States had a whole lot to do with liberal darling, and former president, Barack Obama.
According to Fox News:
The Russian attorney whose campaign-season meeting with Donald Trump Jr. has caused headaches for the White House was cleared to enter the U.S. at the time of the visit by the Obama State Department, officials confirmed to Fox News late Thursday.
A brief timeline released overnight helps to resolve questions over how Natalia Veselnitskaya even had legal permission to be in the U.S. And it also shows multiple Obama agencies were involved on multiple occasions in granting access to the lawyer after she was initially denied a visa.
Her unusual entry into the U.S. has sparked a furious round of finger-pointing among federal agencies, and the buck appears to stop at the State Department, with assistance from both DOJ and DHS.
According to the timeline released by the Department of Homeland Security, the Obama Justice and Homeland Security departments granted her a special type of “parole” to be in the U.S. from September 2015 through February 2016 to work on a court case in New York. After that expired, according to DHS, the State Department issued her a B1/B2 non-immigrant visa in June 2016, according to DHS, just in time for her meeting with Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
“Ms. Veselnitskaya was subsequently paroled into the U.S. several times between 2015 and 2016, ending in February 2016. In June 2016, she was issued a B1/B2 nonimmigrant visa by the U.S. Department of State,” a DHS spokesperson told Fox News Thursday night.
Veselnitskaya was given a “Significant Public Benefit Parole” document in the fall of 2015 that officially expired in January of 2016. Though she filed for an extension, according to the DHS, she was denied by the Southern District New York attorneys’ office.
President Trump, speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmannuel Macron Thursday, said he heard Veselnitskaya was approved by Attorney General Lynch.
The one thing we know for sure is that the media hates the president, and will do just about anything to sabotage his administration, and that includes the ongoing narrative involving Russia.