It is not a coincidence that NRA boss Wayne LaPierre would be attacking the FBI at CPAC. The FBI is investigating the NRA for laundering Russian money to the Trump campaign.
Wayne LaPierre which just so happens to be investigating the NRA for laundering Russian money to the Trump campaign. pic.twitter.com/D1pVypeaQX
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 22, 2018
LaPierre said, “Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms, so they can eradicate all individual freedoms. What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding. Think about that; their solution is to make you, all of you less free. They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America’s mental health system, and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI. They fantasize about more laws failing what other laws didn’t stop.”
The NRA is under FBI investigation
As McClatchy reported, “The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.”
LaPierre’s attack on the FBI along with literally everything in America that is not the gun has an ulterior motive.
Like Trump, the NRA is attempting to discredit the FBI. The attack on the FBI has the added benefit for the NRA on taking the attention of the role of the gun and easy access to high powered weapons in the Stoneman Douglas shooting, but the NRA is far from an objective observer about the FBI, and they are pulling straight out of the Trump playbook by attacking those who are investigating them.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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