Democrats just won’t let the conspiracy theories about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney die, even though there’s been zero evidence of foul play.
But a photo has now surfaced picturing Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, seated with the lawyer in question, Natalia Veselnitskaya, raising some new questions about her connections. (via Conservative Tribune)
There is no shortage of media coverage over a meeting found to be totally innocent and possibly a left-wing set up between Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr. The meeting sparked many conspiracy theories and a lot of drama, but this new photo may be a telling story.
The photo in question was taken in a congressional hearing and was released shortly after the discovery that Veselnitskaya was somehow allowed to enter the U.S. with an expired visa. We aren’t entirely sure why, but we do know that she eventually met with Trump’s son to disclose what he thought was information helpful to his father’s campaign.
When the meeting turned out to be suspiciously futile, even Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, left the meeting after only a few minutes.
The photo of Michael McFaul and Veselnitskaya was released by CNN reporter Michael Weiss on Thursday and was quickly dismissed by McFaul himself as a “kooky story”. Perhaps he doth protest too much?
President Trump expressed his concerns to CBS News, stating, “Now, the lawyer that went to the meeting, I see that she was in the halls of Congress also. Somebody said that her visa or her passport to come into the country was approved by Attorney General Lynch. Now, maybe that’s wrong. I just heard that a little while ago. I was surprised to hear that.”
Previously, Veselnitskaya was in the U.S., working for Russian real estate mogul Denis Katsyv on his defense against accusations of a multi-million laundering crime. According to reports, she returned to Moscow afterwards, which means she returned to the country with her expired visa.
The Hill reported that U.S. Attorney Paul Monteleoni stated, “In October the government bypassed the normal visa process and gave a type of extraordinary permission to enter the country called immigration parole.”
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, however, distanced herself from the situation, adamently denying the fact that she had “any personal knowledge of Ms. Veselnitskaya’s travel.”
A spokesperson for Lynch further stated, “The State Department issues visas, and the Department of Homeland Security oversees entry to the United States at airports.”
It’s been reported that Veselnitskaya worked with Fusion GPS, the company responsible for the now-infamous Trump dossier, for an extended period of time. The evidence coming to light against the attorney is astounding, including evidence that she may have set up the president’s son.
Although it’s been suggested that Veselnitskaya was working with the company on repealing the Magnitsky Act, her appearances on the scene of U.S. political territory have begun to raise some suspicions.
Whatever the case, the new information being revealed seems worth investigating when the attorney with an expired visa is allowed into the U.S. after being seen seated with a former Obama administration ambassador before her eventual meeting with Trump Jr.