So things are not going well for the NRA. First we reported how Wayne LaPierre said that prezzy Oliver North was extorting him to try to get him to resign. THEN Ollie said he wasn’t seeking a second term as NRA president.
NOW the New York State’s Attorney General is opening an investigation into the whole deal.
Even as the NRA struggled to handle its internal divisions, an external threat emerged this weekend in the form of a new investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“The Office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation related to the National Rifle Association (NRA),” a spokesperson for the attorney general told NPR. “As part of this investigation, the Attorney General has issued subpoenas. We will not have further comment at this time.”
That is what we used to call in our neighborhood, “no bueno.”
North said that he thinks the non-profit status of the NRA is endangered:
“The current situation,” North wrote in a letter to the NRA’s membership, means that the organization’s “non-profit status is threatened.”
This is, of course, after the revelations about Russian actor Marina Butina, who was banging people in order to infiltrate right-wing organizations, one of which was the NRA.