Report: NRA Leader Offered President Trump Financial Support With Impeachment Inquiry While Seeking That White House ‘Stop The Games’ Around Gun Safety Legislation
The Reported Meeting Occurred on Same Day as Senate Finance Committee Minority Released a Critical Report Saying the NRA Served as a “Foreign Asset” in Its Dealings with Russia
According to a new report, NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre allegedly met with President Donald Trump to discuss providing financial support as the president faces an impeachment inquiry. Further, LaPierre reportedly asked the White House to “stop the games” over pursuing gun safety legislation, according to people familiar with the meeting. According to the report, it was not clear whether the president had sought out the NRA’s help or if the NRA had pitched the idea.
The news broke on the same day as the Senate Finance Committee minority staff released a report, “The NRA and Russia: How a Tax-Exempt Organization Became a Foreign Asset,” investigating the NRA’s relationship with Russia and potential violations of U.S. tax laws. The NRA is under investigation by the attorneys general of New York and Washington, D.C.