NRA Lawyers And NRA Exec Wayne LaPierre Attack NRA President Oliver North

The Wall Street Journal reports that longtime NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre sent a letter to the NRA’s board of directors charging that he is the victim of attempted extortion by current NRA president Oliver North:

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…

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. The behind-the-scenes brawl is taking place amid the gun-rights group’s big annual meeting, at which President Trump spoke Friday.

The NRA’s lawyers claim in a lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen, an advertising firm that runs NRATV, that North failed to deliver all the content that he promised for NRATV, and double-dipped by drawing a salary from the NRA and Ackerman McQueen at the same time, reports the Daily Beast.

(Sources: The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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