NRA is tearing itself apart . . . and that’s a good thing

NRA President Oliver North under investigation for . . . well, read it yourself.

On Friday, The National Rifle Association took a shot at their own president Oliver North. The suite details increased “tensions” between the two.

“An updated version of a civil complaint, entered in Virginia state court on April 24, make new claims about Col. Oliver North’s relationship with the company that runs NRATV, the video network linked to the gun-rights group,” a report from The Daily Beast said.

Adding, “The filings are part of an eye-popping lawsuit the organization filed against its long-time ad agency, which built and runs the network. The suit gives a rare narrative of the tension within the organization.”

The first complaint was filed on April 12. The suit makes several claims about North’s failure to deliver on NRA TV.

“The updates to the complaint include more detail about North’s work and point to deep irritation between the group and its president. Not only did North fail to deliver on all of the material he promised for NRATV, the suit alleges,” the report said.

It also claims that North took a salary from both the NRA and Ackerman McQueen, an advertising firm.

Adding, “North, in effect, double-dipped by drawing a salary from both the gun-rights group and Ackerman McQueen at the same time.”

The lawsuit went on slam North’s performance in his documentary series and said that the returns on investment was “less favorable” than anticipated.

“North didn’t deliver as many episodes as the non-profit expected, according to the suit, and hasn’t demonstrated that he was able to bring in the hoped-for the sponsorship cash,” the report said.

“But the new court filings hint that the organization’s internal skirmishes and struggles may be just as big of a threat,” the report explained.

Read the full report here.

North is a crook.  Always has been, always will be.

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre in fight with President Oliver North

According to a report at the Wall Street Journal, longtime NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre has sent a letter to the organization’s board of directors charging that he is the victim of an attempted coup by the current president Oliver North.

According to the report, “LaPierre has told the group’s board he is being extorted and pressured to resign by the organization’s president, Oliver North, over allegations of financial improprieties, in an extraordinary battle roiling one of the nation’s most powerful nonprofit political groups.”

The report notes that LaPierre instructed the board that he will not step down from his position at the NRA after being the face of the organization for years.

The WSJ reports, “Mr. North previously had sent a longer letter to the board’s executive committee detailing new allegations of financial improprieties involving more than $200,000 of wardrobe purchases by Mr. LaPierre that were charged to a vendor, according to the people. One of those people described Mr. LaPierre’s letter as an ‘angry reaction’ to Mr. North’s longer letter,” adding, “The behind-the-scenes brawl is taking place amid the gun-rights group’s big annual meeting, at which President Trump spoke Friday.”

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