Sixteen Republican Attorney Generals support the National Rifle Association (NRA) proceedings against New York Attorney General Letitia James.
James followed the NRA in August and attempted to disband the organization on suspicion of self-trading by the group’s top leaders.
However, the NRA counterclaimed James, claiming that her bomb proceeding was “an unfounded and deliberate attack on our organization and fought to defend the freedom of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment.”
The case has the support of the following Attorney General: Alaska Clyde Sniffen Jr. Deputy AG, Arkansas AG Leslie Ratledge, Georgia AG Chris Carr, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden, Kansas AG Derekschmidt, Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, Louisiana AG Jeff Laundry, Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, Missouri AG Eric Schhmitt, Ohio Dave Yost, Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter, South Carolina AG Alan Wilson, South Dakota Jason Ravnsborg, Texas AG Ken Paxton, Utah AG Sean Reyes, West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey
Sixteen Republican Attorney Generals support the National Rifle Association (NRA) proceedings against New York Attorney General Letitia James (pictured).
James argued that the allegations of fraud were so “widespread” that the organization would be disbanded and not rebuilt. Her case against the NRA alleges that Wayne LaPierre (photographed in February) hired a friend and used NRA funds to pay for a luxurious lifestyle.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Attorney General wrote in the filing: “New York AG is not allowed to use the power of her office to discriminate against NRA just because she does not like the political views, advocacy and support of its members, and the basic constitution. Defending the above rights.
The proceedings state that NRA was not treated fairly by the association because she “focused on NRA’s political prosecution as the theme of the campaign” when she ran for Attorney General in 2018.
James previously called the group “terrorist organizations” and “criminal companies,” both of which were cited in the proceedings.
“These are not the words of state officials who are rigorously enforcing non-profit governing laws,” the 16 Attorney Generals briefly said on Tuesday.
“Rather, these words emphasize what the New York AG dissolution case really is. In defending politically motivated attacks on freedom of speech and basic constitutional rights and their rights. It’s an effort to destroy both devoted political opponents. ”
The NRA’s counterclaim is that James is sleeping with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and that they have been trying to destroy the organization for years to promote their political agenda. Insist.
In response to the briefs, James told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday: ‘NRA was a hotbed of fraud, abuse, and brave illegality.
“Simply put, corruption is so serious that it doesn’t prevent our proceedings to dissolve the organization,” she added.
In a lawsuit filed by James, she is former Vice President of Finance, Wayne Lapierre, Former Treasury Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wilson Woody Phillips, Former Staff Director and Secretary General Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary. Advisor General John Fraser used the NRA funds built on donations from members to pay for “their and their family’s trip to Bahama, private jets, and expensive meals.”
James claims that the organization has diverted millions of dollars from the organization’s philanthropy.
President Donald Trump called James’ proceedings “terrible” and told the NRA to “move to Texas.”Currently based in Virginia
In response to James’ proceedings, the NRA immediately brainstormed how Democrats “blamed Trump for winning the 2016 election and New York State would undermine NRA as a political force in 2020. There are. “
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it has conducted a lengthy investigation over the past few years to ensure that its operations are all at the top.
In 2016, the organization donated more than $ 30 million to the Trump campaign.
James said a thread underway in her investigation was whether mismanaged funds were used to donate to political movements.
She is actively seeking a return from the NRA. She claims that the scam cost the organization $ 64 million.
Trump called James’s proceeding “terrible” and told NRA to “move to Texas.” Currently based in Virginia.
James argued that the allegations of fraud were so “widespread” that the organization would be disbanded and not rebuilt.
Her lawsuit against the NRA alleges that Wayne LaPierre hired a friend in the 1990s and then used NRA funds donated by supporters to pay for a luxurious lifestyle.
“Yacht trips in the Bahamas, private jets, gifts, black car services, lucrative consulting contracts for ex-employees and executives” is one of her claims he spent money on.
The lawsuit alleges that LaPierre has approved a private jet flight in company dollars for a family member, including her niece’s husband.
It allegedly cost $ 11,435 for a private flight of her niece and husband from Dallas, Texas to North Platte, Nebraska.
He then allegedly approved a flight from his niece and daughter Dallas to Orlando for $ 26,995.
He also said in October 2016 that his wife approved a solo flight from Wisconsin to Nebraska for $ 8,800, and in January 2017 his niece’s husband approved a flight from Nebraska to Las Vegas for a safari club tournament. It is said.
His reasons included the difficulty in finding a commercial flight to parts of Nebraska, and that his niece sometimes had a young child with her, the proceedings said. Insist.
He also claims to have spent the company’s donations on a yacht trip to the Bahamas.
Since June 2015, Lapierre and his family have taken private flights to and from the Bahamas at least eight times. On most of these trips, La Pierre stopped in Nebraska on each section of the trip to pick up his niece and her family, “the proceedings claim.
“NRA paid more than $ 500,000 for these flights,” the proceedings say.
LaPierre claimed to go to the Bahamas for a “celebrity hideout” run by “individuals,” who are key stakeholders in the Associated Television Inc, Membership Marketing Partners, Alliance Creative Group, and Concord Social and Public Relations.
The proceedings alleged that the NRA provided $ 100 million to these companies, and LaPierre worked with them to create a project like the television show Crime Strike he hosted.
16 Republican Attorney Generals Support NRA Proceedings Against New York AG Letitia James