Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Records Relating to Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Immigration Parole

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Thursday for all records of communications relating to Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya’s immigration parole.

Via Judicial Watch:

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower, had her immigration parole refused for the period in which the meeting occurred.

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications relating to Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya’s immigration parole. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-02357)).

Judicial Watch filed suit after the Justice Department failed to respond to an August 4, 2017, FOIA request seeking

Any and all records of communications sent to or from officials in the Offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General regarding an immigration parole issued to Russian national Natalia Veselnitskaya between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, before and after she met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June.

Natalia Veselnitskaya was denied a U.S. visa in 2015, however; she was granted temporary ‘immigration parole’ by New York federal prosecutors.

Her special permission to enter the U.S. expired in early 2016 and her request to extend her parole was denied, however; Natalia was able to enter the U.S. in June of 2016 to meet with Don Jr. at Trump Tower, New York. How was she able to enter the U.S.?

Obama’s DOJ cleared the Russian lawyer initially to enter the U.S. according to an exclusive report from The Hill.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the shadiness surrounding Veselnitskaya:

“The ‘Russian lawyer’ who finagled a meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. evidently wasn’t supposed to be in the country. We want to know what the Obama Justice Department knew and when it knew about what Ms. Veselniskava was up to.”

 

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