3-Time Convicted Felon Oliver North To Be Named NRA President

Fox News contributor Oliver North is going to be named the new president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) “within a few weeks, a process the NRA Board of Directors initiated,” notes a press release.

North, who was a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, was convicted of there felonies: accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and ordering the destruction of documents.

A federal appeals court vacated all three of North’s felony convictions and overturned one of them in 1990, reported The New York Times. 

said that he was leaving Fox News, notes The Daily Beast:

I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s President. I appreciate the board initiating a process that affords me a few weeks to set my affairs in order, and I am eager to hit the ground running as the new NRA President.

(Sources: The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Photo Credit: Fox News)

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