NRA subpoenas documents from former president Oliver North as infighting further cripples the gun rights group.

By |2019-06-07T07:47:12-08:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Watching the NRA eat its own is my new favorite hobby.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

The National Rifle Association’s already-toxic legal fight has gotten nastier, somehow, as the powerful gun-rights group has subpoenaed its ex-president.

Previously unreported court documents show the group served a subpoena on Oliver North late last month. It also subpoenaed Lance Olson and Daniel Boren, according to the documents; all three men are members of the NRA’s own board.

The subpoena asks for a number of documents from North: anything sent from April 10 to May 22 regarding people who work for the NRA’s longtime ad firm, Ackerman McQueen; any communications sent over the NRA’s contentious Indianapolis convention about CEO Wayne LaPierre or Ackerman McQueen; documents about the NRA’s expenditures; documents about North’s expenses; and communications about leaks.

The subpoena points to the friction between the NRA and its former president and highlights the extent to which the fight roiling the organization is focused on money and media. It specifically demands communications “related to a ‘leak’ or dissemination of previously non-public documents or information,” and cites stories from the Washington Free Beacon and The Daily Beast. The NRA previously alleged that the ad firm leaked confidential information to media outlets as part of an effort to damage senior officials in the NRA.

I used to think that the NRA would be taken down by gun control advocates at some point, but now I think it is just as likely that it will simply implode and save everybody the trouble of driving a stake through the place where its heart should be. 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 2:58 am - Reply

    LOL, they want documents from Ollie North, gosh he already got off for Iran Contra deal, why not NRA deal too.

  2. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 6:39 am - Reply

    The NRA needs to settle down and let Willow cut their hair. It’s even better than when her mom played flute in 1984.

  3. Ronny RayGun June 8, 2019 at 7:31 am - Reply
  4. aNOn June 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/the-gops-white-supremacy-now-has-a-smoking-gun/

    Unless the Supreme Court does the right thing and rules against it, the only opposition that the GOP’s white supremacist project now faces is from some congressional Democrats. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings in April demanded documents from the Trump administration related to its decision-making on the citizenship issue. Typically, the Trump officials have stonewalled the request and now Ross and Barr face a vote of contempt of Congress by Thursday. In a strongly worded letter to them, Cummings said, “Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern. The Trump administration has been engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate, extending from the White House to multiple federal agencies and departments of the government and across numerous investigations.”
    He pulled no punches in referring to the newly unearthed Hofeller documents showing the Trump administration’s intention “to gerrymander congressional districts in overtly racist, partisan and unconstitutional ways.”

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