WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 - The Trump-Russia collusion story is changing from a "nothing burger" of a conspiracy theory into a juicy filet mignon of another Obama administration scandal.
President Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, allowed Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the country without a visa, according to The Hill. Veselnitskaya, who is alleged to have ties to the Kremlin, was granted entry to America under what Obama's Justice Department called "extraordinary circumstances."
The Moscow lawyer orchestrated a meeting wwith Donald Trump Jr. and his associates to pass along "some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father," said an email from British tabloid reporter turned public relations maestro, Rob Goldstone.
Veselnitskaya provided no such opposition research. It was a ruse. The scandal is who was behind the Russian ruse?
The Lynch-facilitated meeting provided a pretext for America's partisan deep-state intelligence agencies to begin surveilling the Trump campaign, sending regular reports to members of the Obama administration, like National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
When the Electoral College denied Hillary Clinton the presidency, deep-state partisans cobbled together the Trump-Russia collision narrative based on a meeting facilitated by Obama's Justice Department.
Some would call that entrapment.
According to the office of the United States Attorneys, "Government agents may not originate a criminal design, implant in an innocent person's mind the disposition to commit a criminal act, and then induce commission of the crime so the Government may prosecute."
But that is precisely what members of a Democratic administration and its Democratic partisans in the U.S. intelligence community clearly did. They then illegally leaked selective portions of their entrapment operation to fake-news Democratic partisans at the New York Times.
"We have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the president," Trump attorney Mark Corallo told the New York Times.
President Trump should realize he is under no obligation to play by the rules as determined by the permanent, unelected, administrative state. It is at this point he should feel free to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Muller and every sham inquisitor that is appointed to fill his shoes.