The NRA’s Meltdown Continues

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The National Rifle Association's (NRA) former president Oliver North has been credibly accused of double-billing the gun lobby for his services.

The NRA's current CEO Wayne LaPierre has been credibly accused of charging the lobby for hundreds of thousands of dollars in luxury suits, trips, and a lavish lifestyle.

Now, it appears the NRA is also getting screwed by the legal counsel they hired to navigate the raging dumpster fire the lobby is burning in.

The NRA's chief outside counsel, Bill Brewer, has reportedly billed the lobby over $24 million in less than a year (about $100,000 per day) according to documents reviewed by the Daily Beast.

The Brewer invoices are draining NRA cash at mindboggling speed,” [Oliver North] and [NRA board member Richard Childress] wrote, adding that the fees “pose an existential threat to the financial stability of the NRA." [...]

The memo says Brewer charged the NRA $24,324,290 since they engaged him last year, and that some of that had been reimbursed as part of a settlement of litigation against an insurance company—leaving the NRA to pay $18.5 million.

North and Childress estimated that at the current rate, the NRA is racking up nearly $100,000 in legal bills every day—an eye-popping number.

“$97,000+ a day is a stunning amount of money for any organization to pay,” they wrote. “It cries for an outside, independent review.”

I understand that quality legal representation is expensive, but holy shit.

For perspective, this is about 5 times as much as money as CEO Wayne LaPierre is paid each year.

  • mnpollio

    It could not happen to a nicer group of thugs, but the sad fact is that there are MAGA-hatters who will support them to the bitter end and the NRA will probably splinter down into a dedicated core of loons that we rebrand themselves and rebuild to terrorize us at a later date. Truly, I would not be surprised to see Trump offer them a tax-payer funded bailout and a gaggle of pardons from any legal ramifications. So long as the Dems keep dragging their feet and “moving cautiously and politically”, this allows this odious administration to do whatever it wants.

  • Draxiar

    I send them my thoughts and prayers: I think they deserve all of this shit and I pray they all go to prison.(not for punking the NRA but because they profit from death).

  • gescove

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of murder enablers. May they BIH.

  • Aynwrong

    I can’t imagine what convinced the Russians to target the NRA for infiltration and manipulation. It’s a total mystery.

  • jimtowndem

    all those tRump supporters who send their hard-earned money into the nra for dues are funding a lavish lifestyle for the exec’s of the nra. a sucker is born every minute

  • muselet

    The NRA is an ouroboros of grifters grifting other grifters.

    The coming flurry of lawsuits should be awesome.