In August, the state of New York sued the National Rifle Association (NRA), arguing that misspending and corruption justified dissolving the organization for good. According to President Donald Trump, who called in to speak with the hosts of “Fox and Friends” earlier this morning, the NRA is in trouble after not taking his advice to “get out of New York” altogether.
Letitia James has claimed some people at the National Rifle Association used the organization as their “personal piggy bank” as she moves to dissolve the gun group.
The New York Attorney General spoke to MSNBC’s Rachael Maddow on Thursday following her announcement the previous day of her intention to seek the NRA’s dissolution.
NY Attorney General Letitia James has moved to dissolve the NRA after a state investigation found rampant fraud and abuse by top officials.
Attorney General Letitia James claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that she found financial misconduct in the millions of dollars, and that it contributed to a loss of more than $64 million over a three year period.
A congressman from the northernmost state in the Union told seniors last week they had nothing to worry about coronavirus infecting them, calling such concerns “overblown” during an event last week.
The state of New York has charged the NRA with acting as an unlicensed insurance agent and deceptive marketing practices.
A Senate investigation has found that the NRA provided Russians access to Republicans in exchange for lucrative business opportunities.
The NRA board let Wayne LaPierre charge $440,000 to the "nonprofit," $200,000 of which was for suits. Suits he bought in Beverly Hills. Oh, and trips! He spent $240,000 on trips to Italy, Hungary, and the Bahamas, and charged the NRA "without providing adequate documentation."
It has worked closely with legislators to protect firearms manufacturers from liability for gun violence and pushed a ban on U.S. health officials from promoting gun control.
"The United States will now lock arms with Iran, North Korea and Syria as non-signatories to this historic treaty whose sole purpose is to protect innocent people from deadly weapons," said Oxfam America President Abby Maxman.
The Russian government has always denied they had any involvement in the infiltration of the NRA, but new reporting from U.S. intelligence agencies shows that this is not true.
The National Rifle Association, long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics, is taking a lower profile in this year's midterm campaign. It has put $11 million into midterm races this year, less than half of what it spent four years ago. https://t.co/brhX3jh0Pa
A leading Jewish rabbi expressed the feelings of millions of Americans when he appeared on CNN and criticized President Donald Trump for some of his remarks which followed the mass murder in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The former president of the NRA and his wife worked with Maria Butina on a scheme to sell jet fuel that got Butina on the FBI's radar and highlighted the link between the NRA and Russia.
The NRA's problems might be even worse than imagined as legal experts say that Mueller already has their tax returns, according to MSNBC's Ari Melber.
Sen. Joni Ernest had to lie to an Iowa crowd about getting millions of dollars in support from the NRA as the gun lobby is growing toxic in the heartland.
The NRA has been unable to renew their media liability insurance because they are a reputational risk which means that they may have to close down NRA TV.
Former FBI Director, and gun owner, James Comey ripped the NRA for selling fear and lying to the American people about gun rights.
Many people think it is unusual that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has heard nothing from the FBI or the Mueller investigation concerning the funneling of Russian money through the NRA into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Since NRA contacts with Russia have been documented, and since the NRA contributed $30 million to Trump’s bid to become president, it has been widely thought that the FBI and Mueller would seek to interview NRA officials to obtain more information.
There are new reports that prominent Russians who are friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin had numerous contacts with officials from the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.