Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of a controversial meeting with Donald Trump Jr., was allowed to enter the United States by the Obama Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances”, according to a report by John Solomon and Jonathan Easley of The Hill.
Solomon and Easley report:
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.
Following her entrance into the United States, Veselnitskaya reportedly met with Donald Trump Jr. and several other key Trump figures, and engaged in a "pro-Russia lobbying campaign" which included promoting a movie that opposed the U.S. human rights law known as the Magnitysky Act.
Veselnitskaya also attended at least one hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.