Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the relationship between the Trump campaign and the NRA during the 2016 election.
The special counsel’s team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group’s annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said.
Nunberg’s interview with Mueller’s team in February 2018 offers the first indication that the special counsel has been probing the Trump campaign’s ties to the powerful gun-rights group. As recently as about a month ago, Mueller’s investigators were still raising questions about the relationship between the campaign and the gun group, CNN has learned.
The NRA has been under FBI investigation for potentially taking money from Russians and laundering it to the Trump campaign. The NRA appears to have been the middle man that helped illegal Russian campaign contributions benefit Donald Trump. The CNN report confirms that the NRA has attracted the attention of the Special Counsel who is deeply investigating all of the ways that the Russians infiltrated the 2016 election, including their relationship with the NRA.
Installing Trump in the White Housewas the goal of the Russians, but Putin also had his eyes on taking over the conservative movement, and the Republican Party.
What has been a disastrous month for Trump just got a whole lot worse with the news that Robert Mueller is investigating the NRA.
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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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