“My office filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety.” New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday sued the NRA, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use.
She also alleged leaders bought the silence of former employees.
“This lawsuit specifically charges the NRA as a whole, in addition to four individual defendants... These individuals in the NRA are charged with failing to manage the NRA’s funds, and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws which contributed to the loss of more than $64 million in just three years.” Executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre is one of the four senior executives named in the lawsuit.
“He visited the Bahamas by private air charter at least eight times... He traveled on multiple luxury hunting safaris in Africa... In the past two years alone, Mr. LaPierre spent more than 3.6 million on these travel agent services.” The NRA - with headquarters located just west of Washington, DC - is subject to New York law because it is registered there as a non-profit.
Thursday’s confrontation pits James, a Democrat, against the largest and most powerful gun organization in the U.S - one that is closely aligned with U.S. President Donald Trump's Republican Party.
Trump on Thursday said the organization should simply pull up stakes: "I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life.
And I've told them that for a long time.
I think they should move to Texas.
Texas would be a great place - or to another state of their choosing." The NRA called the lawsuit a "baseless, premeditated attack" and a "power grab" tied to the Nov.
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
An independent panel of experts has been formed in California to review any federally approved Covid-19 vaccine. The move follows concerns that the White House could rush the process. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
A New York judge on Wednesday ordered President Donald Trump’s son Eric to make himself available by Oct. 7 to be interviewed under oath for a state probe into financing for properties owned by his family’s company. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
President Donald Trump has dangled a promise to get a weary nation “back tonormal” as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastatingcoronavirus pandemic. It was a rose-tinted pitch in sharp contrast toDemocratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about the toughdays still ahead after Tuesday’s election.
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[NFA] With four days remaining in the U.S. presidential campaign, more than 9 million people have cast ballots in Texas, eclipsing total turnout from 2016, the Texas secretary of state's office said on Friday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
After the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue between India and US in New Delhi, the Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said the India-US relations go beyond political parties and that the bilateral cooperation between New Delhi and Washington DC will remain important irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections. "It's incredibly important for Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper to go to India, and have this 2+2 (dialogue). Our relationship between the United States and India has been around for very long time and will be around for decades and much longer in the future. The relationship goes beyond political parties...We believe that the values that bind us together will be important for whoever wins this presidential election," Ortagus told ANI on October 28.
Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday (October 25) including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C., who will become the first African-American to hold the rank. Ciara Lee reports
Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue and Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff attacked each other about their positions with regards to the coronavirus and other more personal issues during Wednesday night's televised debate.
Wall Street banks and their employees have been leaning further left in recent years, increasing the proportion of cash allocated to Democrats. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has dramatically outpaced Republican President Donald Trump in raising funds from the banking industry ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Rosanna Philpott explains why.
Mayor Christian Estrosi, a former MP with the right-wing Republicans party, said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.
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3.1% of the 1200 rapid COVID-19 tests administered in Western New York on Sunday were positive. Overall, 2% of all COVID-19 tests were positive across the Western New York region. Governor Andrew Cuomo..