The news is out: [Earlier this month, the National Rifle Association was sued by the New York attorney general, who is seeking to dissolve the organization and said top executives had “looted” it. Now the NRA, which has faced two years of turmoil and infighting, is confronting a new adversary from within its own senior ranks.
Josh Powell, one of the group’s highest-ranking former executives, is poised to release “Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed and Paranoia within the Most Powerful Political Group in America.” Powell, former chief of staff to Wayne LaPierre, the group’s longtime chief executive, says the NRA is “rife with fraud and corruption” and writes that its finances “are in shambles,” and that “it has operated in the red for the past three years, despite annual revenues of roughly $350 million.”
The book, to be published Sept. 8 by Twelve, a division of Hachette Book Group, will arrive as LaPierre and the NRA are fighting for their survival.
Both LaPierre and Powell, who for a time was seen as the NRA’s de facto second-in-command, are named defendants in the suit brought by the attorney general, Letitia James, who has special jurisdiction because the NRA was founded in New York. Beyond aiming to shut down the gun group, the suit seeks to remove LaPierre — who is accused of using millions of dollars of NRA money to fund an extravagant lifestyle — and to bar both him and Powell from serving on nonprofit boards in the state.]
Wayne LaPierre uses the NRA like any pastor uses religion to afford a lavish lifestyle, and Trump uses the USA as his personal property.