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First Biden then the NRA Chief? Is nothing sacred?

You can't trust anyone anymore (except possibly me)! First Hunter is playing fast and loose with the hookers, booze and Ukraine bribes and now you can't even support the NRA without being embroiled in WayneGate.

BTW, his assertion that he's stepping down for health reasons is a complete fabrication. In fact, he's doing it to spend more time with his family. I bet they're a bunch of oversexed satin worshipers dressed literally in sheep's clothing.

Now I'm to understand that Donald may have also taken money from foreign governments! I think I'm going to be sick to my stomach.

At least you can donate generously to the Spritzer Report without fear of corruption (other than my own).

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre to Step Down Ahead of Civil Corruption Trial

The gun-rights group’s longtime leader faces accusations of misusing funds

By Mark Maremont and Jacob Gershman

Jan. 5, 2024 1:58 pm ET

Wayne LaPierre, the embattled longtime leader of the National Rifle Association, is resigning from the nation’s largest gun-rights group on the eve of a civil trial in which the New York attorney general is seeking his ouster, as well as financial penalties, for years of alleged corruption at the nonprofit organization.

The NRA said LaPierre, 74 years old, cited health as the reason for his decision to step down and said the resignation would be effective Jan. 31.

LaPierre has run the NRA since 1991 and helped turn it into an unflinching force for looser gun laws, with the ability to mobilize its millions of members against any gun restrictions. Under his leadership, the NRA became a powerful lobbying group, with its endorsements sought by many elected officials, particularly in the Republican Party. A surge in gun-related advertising by the NRA in 2016 is widely credited with aiding the election of President Donald Trump that year.

The NRA also became a major target for gun-control activists, particularly after mass shootings such as those at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and a high school in Parkland, Fla. LaPierre vociferously rejected any attempts to link gun access to such shootings and used the specter of more gun controls to raise money and stir his membership.

LaPierre had fended off prior efforts to force him out. He survived an internal coup attempt in the 1990s and in 2019 won a battle with then-NRA President Oliver North, a conservative folk hero and Reagan-era Iran-Contra figure, who had pushed LaPierre to resign over allegations that LaPierre used NRA funds for lavish personal expenses.

The face-off with North helped spark a probe by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who in 2020 sued the NRA, LaPierre and three of his top lieutenants—alleging that they had treated the nonprofit charity as a personal piggy bank under the lax oversight of a compromised board, in violation of state law.

James’s office has alleged that LaPierre spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in NRA charitable assets on private plane trips for himself and his family, vacationed several times in the Bahamas on the yacht of an NRA vendor, accepted other lavish gifts from NRA vendors, and arranged lucrative no-show or little-show financial deals with board members and former executives, among other allegations.

LaPierre and the NRA have said the group has embarked on a major “course correction” by terminating certain vendors, promoting a whistleblower to its top financial job, and eliminating virtually all related-party transactions with board members. Since the New York investigation began, LaPierre has repaid the NRA nearly $1 million for some of the private-jet flights, gifts and other “excess benefits” he received, legal filings show.

Amid the corruption allegations, the NRA’s revenues have plunged, its membership is down and its influence has waned. Revenue in 2022 of $211 million was down 40% from 2018, while membership dues fell by more than half in that period and legal fees skyrocketed.

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