Trump: NRA Under ‘Illegal Investigation’ By Cuomo And New York AG

President Trump on Monday said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is “under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G.,” who he accused of “illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization.”

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The NRA must “get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS – FAST!” Trump concluded.

In a subsequent Monday tweet, Trump said: “People are fleeing New York State because of high taxes and yes, even oppression of sorts. They didn’t even put up a fight against SALT – could have won. So much litigation. The NRA should leave and fight from the outside of this very difficult to deal with (unfair) State!”

Trump’s tweets come after New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office announced on Saturday that her office had launched an investigation into the NRA and issued subpoenas to the organization, following reports of an internal dispute between the group’s president, Oliver North, and its CEO, Wayne LaPierre – in which North accused LaPierre of financial malfeasance, including misappropriating $200,000 of NRA funds to purchase clothing from an NRA vendor, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. North, in a letter read to NRA members Saturday morning at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, said he had hoped to be renominated for a second one-year term as president, but “I am now informed that will not happen.”

The departure of Mr. North, a conservative folk hero from his days as an Iran-Contra figure, comes after NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre sent a letter to the NRA board accusing Mr. North of trying to extort him and force him out over allegations of financial improprieties. –Wall Street Journal

According to the Journal, the investigation is focused on “related-party transactions between the NRA and its board members; unauthorized political activity; and potentially false or misleading disclosures in regulatory filings.”

In response to Trump’s tweet, Cuomo (D) tweeted back: “Unlike you, President Trump, New York is not afraid to stand up to the NRA.”

As CNBC noted, AG James’ office has pursued Trump’s nonprofit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision last year after the previous Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, accused it of a “shocking pattern of illegality.”

In a March filing, James wrote that the foundation broke “some of the most basic laws” related to private foundations. Her office is seeking nearly $3 million in restitution from the foundation.

Trump foundation attorneys have denied the allegations and accused officials in the heavily Democratic state of having political motivations. –CNBC

On Friday, Trump spoke at the annual NRA convention in Indiana.

via zerohedge

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9 comments

  1. The only thing “illegal” about checking out their abuse of 501C3 status is in Donald’s head. He Doesn’t like it, therefore it must be illegal. Law doesn’t work that way and Trump doesn’t make the law. There’s absolutely NOTHING he can do about it except make noise and whine about it while issuing empty threats via Twitter.

  2. GOD BLESS THE NRA and everyone’s CPL’s……BLESS THE military/police, USA Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Nat’l Anthem and TIME to hit the gun range………PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTION………

  3. Again everyone just don’t seem to understand….. THE 2nd AMENDMENT DOES NOT GRANT ANYONE A RIGHT, IT AFFIRMS OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT, just as the other 9 Bill of Rights do. They are ALL affirmations of God given rights that no man, no government can take from us. Learn your rights by researching, by reading the actual Constitution and the Federalist Papers. And as for the NRA, though I am a member and mostly like them, at the end of the day they are still a business. Good,Bad or indifferent its still a business.

  4. Majority of the killings New York State mentioned was caused by criminals having guns and Citizens in New York not having guns to protect themselves against the criminals (animals) in New York that have guns illegally
    Cuomo is not the sharpest blade on a knife rack.

  5. Screw you “Governor” Huomo, and you to Vladilyich for supporting such a lying, thug, criminal, democrat as him!!!
    Please mari..morio..meryo…….maryanne, re-tweet, with respect for our great President of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump, this time!, exactly how many of those 74,600 deaths, were caused by law abiding, “LEGAL” (I had to capitalize it because he’s too stupid to understand what it means) American Citizen, gun owners.
    Also please be specific as to how many of those deaths were caused by Legal American Citizen gun owners that “weren’t” in self defense of themselves, family, or others “from” criminals (those miscreant people who do not obey the law).
    And finally, Mr. Baby Killer Extraordinaire…please be specific on how many of those deaths were caused by criminals, on unarmed victims. Oh, sorry, one more thing, can you also be specific on how many of those deaths were caused by criminals with “Illegal” guns supplied to them by the drug cartel invaders you call “migrants”?
    You won’t do that will you? COWARD!!!!!!!!

  6. This is a P.S. from my previous post.
    For anyone reading this that is (lucky enough) not from the butt crack of America..A.K.A. New York State.
    Our so-called governor, God only knows how he got there, cuomo was not happy with the abortion rates as they are now.
    He and his Godless band of demorats, along with planned parenthood, are now happy as hell and dancing a jig, because they made it legal now!!!!………to “KILL” a baby!!!!!…..(after it’s already been cleaned and wrapped-up in a nice warm blanket to be placed in it’s loving mothers arms!!!!!) ….if the poooooor “WOMAN” doesn’t want it…….YAY, way to go!!!!, #METOO, feminists, (if you think you broads are treated so unfairly and badly here in the U.S., move…get the F#$@!<$#<&^…sorry…hell out,…go to Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, N. Korea…..nobody see's you fat @ss loudmouth's fighting for women's rights in those countries….big mouth Bi#@h's, all you doctors that took an oath to "help and not harm" that abide by these Satanic so-called laws, and most of all, congratulations you're the best Mr. Murderer cuomo……God have mercy on all your souls, but I doubt it !!!!!!!
    And some quick stats for those still reading.
    coumo:
    OHHHhhh trump you suck, 76,000 died by guns since you've been in office…..wahhhh…..whahhhh…. No details cited…LIER!!!!!!
    Forbes: Mar 20, 2019
    Firearms save lives as well as take lives. Within the range of the National Academies’ paper, an estimate of 162,000 cases per year where someone “almost certainly would have been killed” if they “had not used a gun for protection.” Yes, Huomo, that 162 with a comma and three zero's after it! Inbasill
    Washington Examiner: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    The number of abortions by Planned Parenthood increased by 11,373 over the course of a year, according to the organization's 2017-2108 annual report. Appropriations put in place by the Obama Administration.
    The report shows that Planned Parenthood conducted "332,757" (whatta, whatta, whatta…….) Yes folks. that's 332,757 abortions (74,600 guns) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018, an…."increase"….. from 321,384 during the previous fiscal year.
    AND NOW….any woman can legally kill her baby….for no reason…and no consequence….LOL….MUUuhhhrrrraaaa….exept by God!!!! Go for it baby 🙂

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