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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:15 PM

NYT: Trump met with NRA chief for financial support

Source: Axios

President Trump met with Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Friday to discuss how the gun advocacy group "could provide financial support for the president’s defense as he faces political headwinds, including impeachment," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: "... in return for the support, Mr. LaPierre asked that the White House 'stop the games' over gun control legislation, people familiar with the meeting said," according to the NYT.



Read more: https://www.axios.com/nyt-trump-met-with-nra-chief-for-financial-support-1b8f4195-513f-4156-ab0d-ff3228090d44.html?fbclid=IwAR0TzoC5sRdOm3mpHLx11Z_tXQnYuogNh_ID_lSvbhR8ljk48t8NaCStjKE



Excuse us? Needy Amin is going to the NRA to get Russian funding and social media support? Can he be any more pathetically obvious?

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Reply NYT: Trump met with NRA chief for financial support (Original post)
Jirel Sep 27 OP
htuttle Sep 27 #1
getagrip_already Sep 28 #23
NoMoreRepugs Sep 27 #2
BigmanPigman Sep 27 #3
Ahpook Sep 27 #4
not fooled Sep 27 #5
chowder66 Sep 27 #17
erronis Sep 28 #26
SergeStorms Sep 28 #29
Jarqui Sep 27 #6
Jirel Sep 27 #7
Jarqui Sep 27 #10
PSPS Sep 27 #8
FailureToCommunicate Sep 27 #9
Frances Sep 27 #11
cstanleytech Sep 27 #12
gopiscrap Sep 27 #13
MFGsunny Sep 27 #14
BHDem53 Sep 27 #15
ret5hd Sep 27 #16
bucolic_frolic Sep 28 #19
bucolic_frolic Sep 28 #18
truthisfreedom Sep 28 #20
Maxheader Sep 28 #21
ProfessorGAC Sep 28 #22
Jirel Sep 28 #28
keithbvadu2 Sep 29 #31
rickyhall Sep 28 #24
Kid Berwyn Sep 28 #25
BlueIdaho Sep 28 #27
Politicub Sep 28 #30
Retrograde Sep 29 #32
Vinca Sep 30 #33

Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:18 PM

1. "In return for the support"

Almost a literal translation of quid pro quo. And it's illegal. You can't sell legislation. Openly.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 09:32 AM

23. Its more than that...

The nra is criminally exposed. Trump controls the doj.

Those arent dots. Thry are bold solid lines.

Nice organization you have there. Be a shame if anything happened to it, or you.....

But he also has pardons.

For you, this favor i will do, but.....

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:23 PM

2. The Presidency is for sale. Unfrickinbelieveable.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. Sen Wyden says they shouldn't be tax exempt either.

"Wyden alleges that the NRA might have violated numerous tax laws by ignoring the parameters associated with nonprofit tax status. He is calling on the IRS to investigate."

"The probe was limited in scope. It relied on the NRA to voluntarily hand over documents and the Republicans on the Finance Committee opted not to cooperate with the investigation."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-democrats-accuse-nra-promising-access-u-s-officials-exchange-n1059496

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:45 PM

5. What?

Can't Mr. Billionaire Real Estate Mogul fund his own defense?

Time to schedule a few more Air Force layovers at Turnberry!


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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:51 PM

17. Probably needs the money to pay off his Russian loans. nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:16 PM

26. Yup - the interest rate starts slow but climbs quickly. And the collateral (Ivanka) ain't worth much

anymore.

Those dudes don't just do knee-capping. They have lots of tools in their KGB/FSB kit.

Problem always is: how do you extract maximum value from the mark before you make him go away?

Is the mark dump, mcTurtle, republicons, or the US in total?

Hey, thanks for this crummy ride, (r)epuglicons. If we survive, please don't come around asking for handouts.

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Response to erronis (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:07 PM

29. The polonium sandwiches.....

that the Russians used so frequently in Europe could be on the White House menu soon. They'll tell Trump they'll give him the "antidote" if he pays up immediately. Honest, comrade Trump! To tell the truth, looking at Trump's hair, they may well have dosed him already.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:55 PM

6. Isn't that blatantly illegal

Quid Pro Quo ...

NRA puts up impeachment defense dough to buy:
Trump agrees he won't sign off on any gun legislation

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:02 PM

7. Well, that's certainly Ted Lieu' take on it.




I think he's dead on.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:22 PM

10. NRA Was 'Foreign Asset' To Russia Ahead of 2016, New Senate Report Reveals

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. The NRA launders lots of rubles to the GOP

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:37 PM

11. NRA

Stands for National Russia Association

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:42 PM

12. Wait, isn't back room dealing like this another crime that is itself impeachable?

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:49 PM

13. once again, he promises a certain legislative outcome in return for cash

SHAKEDOWN!!!!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

14. MF45 - the quid pro quo WH pResident ....................... on his tombstone.


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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:15 PM

15. La pee air is nothing

but an empty bladder.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:23 PM

16. So, is this a "high crime" or a "misdemeanor"?

Also, wasn’t this illegal on Wayne’s part also? It would be funny if this brought the nra down also.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:59 AM

19. Someone on MSNBC last night said the 'R' stands for Russia

as in National Russia Association

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:58 AM

18. Mr. $10-Billionaire can't come up with $10 million

Shakedown everybody and puff up your tax returns and loan applications. A career ladder for those able to lie with a straight face.

Release the tax returns!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:13 AM

20. Squid Pee Quo.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:29 AM

21. The saving of lives..


the potential to prevent more school kids from being massacred..

All to fund the head idiots defense of power abuse..

Fuck you lapierre...The fight continues, with or without meaning-full gun regulation..

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:46 AM

22. Isn't The NRA In Deep Financial Trouble?

I thought that was the reason evil Dana lost her gig.
Aside from the illegality, where is the NRA going to get the $?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:28 PM

28. Things that make you go "Hmmmmm..."

One would think from the news stories, right? Fresh line of credit from Moscow banks?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 09:43 PM

31. Isn't the NRA almost broke except for Wayne's expenses?

Isn't the NRA almost broke except for Wayne's expenses?

comment from a blog (DU I think)

I had a coworker who was a big time gun owner who kept a gun in every room in the house just in case someone broke in (lots of problems with that idea, may be worth a blog article someday, but that’s what he did). He even went so far as to start buying more guns for each room after a school shooting, like home invasion and mass shooting are correlated somehow. He had let his NRA membership lapse and refused to renew it because he got tired of nonstop requests for donations. To him all the membership did was give the NRA to badger him for more money with phone calls, and direct mailings. If the
organization is as strapped for cash as it appears, those solicitations may have gone way over the top and people are simply tired of being badgered for money and are choosing to let their membership to lapse.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:20 PM

24. Why would a "billionaire" need financial assistance? Just askin'.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:47 PM

25. Great question!

Perhaps he thinks he is because he owes someone “billions.”

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:22 PM

27. "First, you need to do us a favor..." nt.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:18 PM

30. Needy Amin...

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:13 PM

32. And here I thought this guy was rich

a multi-billionaire, as he claims. I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you....

Isn't the NRA a 501(c)3 organization and therefore prohibited from giving money directly to specific candidates? Not that adhering to the law has been a big thing with them recently

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 06:33 AM

33. NRA suckers/members will now be footing the legal bills for a man who brags about his wealth.

I've got to spend more time thinking of a product to sell these people. How about a Jesus Holster for $99.95? "Shoot with Jesus and never miss your target." Shipping and handling not included.

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