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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

In a rare move, the trustee, part of the Justice Department, called for the dismissal of the N.R.A.'s bankruptcy filing or the appointment of an outside monitor.

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...Lisa L. Lambert, a lawyer in the United States Trustee's office, which is part of the Justice Department, said the "evidentiary record clearly and convincingly establishes" that Wayne LaPierre, the longtime N.R.A. chief executive, "has failed to provide the proper oversight." For a number of years, she added, "the record is unrefuted that Wayne LaPierre's personal expenses were made to look like business expenses."...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-04 01:25 PM | Reply

"Wayne LaPierre's personal expenses were made to look like business expenses."

People who donate to the NRA don't mind being Wayne LaPierre's personal piggy banks. That's why they donate. To be Wayne LaPierre's personal piggy banks. They know what Wayne is doing with their money. The fact that it's illegal doesn't bother them.

Wayne LaPierre's strategic mistake was not converting the NRA to a Mega-Church.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-04 02:01 PM | Reply

I wonder how much of the money Russia may have funneled through the NRA went to Mr LaPierre's personal use?


Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations (2019)
thehill.com

...Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) condemned Republicans on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after they voted on Friday to block an in-depth investigation into allegations that Russians illegally donated to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to benefit President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"A foreign adversary interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the response from Republicans at every level, whether it be President Trump, congressional Republicans, or now the Republican appointees on the Federal Election Commission, has been to bury their heads in the sand or actively obstruct getting to the bottom of what happened," Wyden said in a written statement provided to Newsweek.

"It's inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help President Trump," Wyden continued, according to Newsweek. "The blatant partisanship is appalling, undermines our democracy and leaves us vulnerable to continued interference in 2020."...



#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-04 04:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the record is unrefuted that Wayne LaPierre's personal expenses were made to look like business expenses."...

Mr. LaPierre, the IRS is on line 2.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-05-04 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations (2019)
thehill.com

...Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) condemned Republicans on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after they voted on Friday to block an in-depth investigation into allegations that Russians illegally donated to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to benefit President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"A foreign adversary interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the response from Republicans at every level, whether it be President Trump, congressional Republicans, or now the Republican appointees on the Federal Election Commission, has been to bury their heads in the sand or actively obstruct getting to the bottom of what happened," Wyden said in a written statement provided to Newsweek.

"It's inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help President Trump," Wyden continued, according to Newsweek. "The blatant partisanship is appalling, undermines our democracy and leaves us vulnerable to continued interference in 2020."...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter

It's incredible that it was revealed that the NRA was laundering russian money for putin and selling him control of the GOP and no one even talks about it anymore.

And these weak ass dems will probably not do anything about it even now that they're in power.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-05-04 06:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Give the doj access to all the NRA's records.

I want to know just when that group went off the rails.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2021-05-04 07:18 PM | Reply

@#6 ... I want to know just when that group went off the rails. ...

My guess would be in the early- to mid-1990's. That seems to be around the time the NRA had a change in their leadership. Prior to that, the NRA seemed to be quite different from where it has wound up.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-04 07:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And it turns out that LaPierre couldn't even hit an elephant standing right in front of him. Great endorsement for the NRA, eh?

OCU

#8 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-05-04 08:56 PM | Reply

#8 Wayne reminds me of the televangelists that con old people out of their life saving so they can buy mansions and designer clothes.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-05-05 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My guess would be in the early- to mid-1990's. That seems to be around the time the NRA had a change in their leadership. Prior to that, the NRA seemed to be quite different from where it has wound up.
#7 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2021-05-04 07:29 PM | FLAG:
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That would track with the rise of Newt Gingrich, probably the most radically Reichwing Speaker the House has ever seen. That was the decade when the GOP became a two solution party, deregulation and tax cuts for the rich; whey they became science deniers, anti-education, anti-environment; and when they started going all-in on being the party of white grievance. Remember when George Allen lost his VA Senate seat because he called a Warner staffer taking video of him, "Macaca" because he was black? In today's GQP, he could have called the staffer the N-word, and the MAGAts would have still voted for him. The GQP's descent into the party of Dotard and the party of Q has been a long time coming, but we should not be at all surprised where it started the 1980s and 90s. Ronnie RayGun prepped GQP voters for Authoritarianism by sowing doubt in government. The Tea Party, which was really just an astroturfed white grievance organization outraged over the election of a black POTUS more than his policies, was an easy transition to the Qidiots that populate the GQP today. Sadly the policy platform of the GQP is whatever Dotard says no matter how absurd, and heaven help you if you publicly disagree with or correct him.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-05-05 04:39 PM | Reply

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