Reports Show NRA’s Lavish Spending On Luxuries For Wayne LaPierre | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Reports Show NRA’s Lavish Spending On Luxuries For Wayne LaPierre | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


YOU HAVE DONE GREAT, MY FRIEND.>>YOU’RE TOO KIND.>>YOU’RE TOO KIND. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.>>YOU TOO.>>YOU TOO. MUCH DESERVED FOR YOU. MUCH DESERVED FOR YOU. AND I HOPE YOU AT HOME HAVE A AND I HOPE YOU AT HOME HAVE A GOOD PEEKDWEEKEND TOO. GOOD PEEKDWEEKEND TOO. I’M SURE YOU DESERVE IT TOO. I’M SURE YOU DESERVE IT TOO. I CAN TELL. I CAN TELL. BEFORE WE GET THERE, WE HAVE BEFORE WE GET THERE, WE HAVE KIND OF A DOOZY OF A SHOW KIND OF A DOOZY OF A SHOW TONIGHT INCLUDING SOME OF THE TONIGHT INCLUDING SOME OF THE WEIRDEST NEWS STORIES WE’VE WEIRDEST NEWS STORIES WE’VE COVERED IN QUITE SOME TIME. COVERED IN QUITE SOME TIME. WE’RE GOING TO START TONIGHT IN WE’RE GOING TO START TONIGHT IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE THIS IS THE NEW YORK STATE WHERE THIS IS THE DULY ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF DULY ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE. THE STATE. HER NAME IS TISH JAMES. HER NAME IS TISH JAMES. SHE WAS JUST ELECTED THIS PAST SHE WAS JUST ELECTED THIS PAST NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER. WON BY A HUGE MARGIN. WON BY A HUGE MARGIN. VERY POPULAR IN THE STATE. VERY POPULAR IN THE STATE. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER BE ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BE ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THE STATE OF NEW YORK. SHE’S THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN SHE’S THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO EVER SERVE AS ATTORNEY TO EVER SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE STATE OF NEW GENERAL IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. YORK. SHE IS THE FIRST AFRICAN SHE IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO EVER BE AMERICAN WOMAN TO EVER BE ELECTED TO STATE-WIDE OFFICE OF ELECTED TO STATE-WIDE OFFICE OF ANY KIND IN NEW YORK. ANY KIND IN NEW YORK. AND SO TISH JAMES IS A BIG DEAL AND SO TISH JAMES IS A BIG DEAL IN NEW YORK. IN NEW YORK. SHE’S A HIGH PROFILE PUBLIC SHE’S A HIGH PROFILE PUBLIC OFFICIAL IN THE STATE OF NEW OFFICIAL IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. YORK. SHE’S ALSO, I THINK LIKELY TO SHE’S ALSO, I THINK LIKELY TO END UP BEING A PRETTY HIGH END UP BEING A PRETTY HIGH PROFILE NATIONAL FIGURE IF HER PROFILE NATIONAL FIGURE IF HER CAREER CONTINUES THE WAY IT IS CAREER CONTINUES THE WAY IT IS GOING THUS FAR. GOING THUS FAR. BUT TODAY TISH JAMES ENDED UP IN BUT TODAY TISH JAMES ENDED UP IN THE HEADLINES FOR AN UNUSUAL THE HEADLINES FOR AN UNUSUAL REASON. REASON. TODAY SHE WAS SUED. TODAY SHE WAS SUED. SHE DIDN’T SUE SOMEBODY OR BRING SHE DIDN’T SUE SOMEBODY OR BRING A CASE AGAINST SOMEBODY. A CASE AGAINST SOMEBODY. SHE HERSELF WAS SUED BY THE NRA. SHE HERSELF WAS SUED BY THE NRA. THE NRA, THIS SORT OF POWERFUL THE NRA, THIS SORT OF POWERFUL RIGHT WING PRO GUN ADVOCACY RIGHT WING PRO GUN ADVOCACY GROUP, IF YOU HAVE BEEN GROUP, IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING NEWS ABOUT THE NRA FOLLOWING NEWS ABOUT THE NRA RECENTLY AT ALL, YOU KNOW THEY RECENTLY AT ALL, YOU KNOW THEY ARE EMBROILED IN ALL SORTS OF ARE EMBROILED IN ALL SORTS OF LEGAL DRAMA. LEGAL DRAMA. THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL IS NOT THE ONLY ENTITY THAT HAS NOT THE ONLY ENTITY THAT HAS ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO THE NRA AND ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO THE NRA AND ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS OVER THE ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. LAST FEW MONTHS. THE NEW YORK STATE INVESTIGATION THE NEW YORK STATE INVESTIGATION THAT SHE’S LEADING I THINK IS THAT SHE’S LEADING I THINK IS PARTICULARLY THREATENING TO THE PARTICULARLY THREATENING TO THE GROUP BECAUSE NEW YORK STATE GROUP BECAUSE NEW YORK STATE HAPPENS TO BE WHERE THE NRA IS HAPPENS TO BE WHERE THE NRA IS CHARTERED AS A NONPROFIT CHARTERED AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. ORGANIZATION. BACK IN APRIL, JAMES OPENED AN BACK IN APRIL, JAMES OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF SELF DEALING AT THE NRA. OF SELF DEALING AT THE NRA. MEANING NONPROFIT BEING MEANING NONPROFIT BEING ILLEGALLY OPERATED FOR THE ILLEGALLY OPERATED FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE BOARD MEMBERS BENEFITS OF THE BOARD MEMBERS INSTEAD OF FOR THE NONPROFIT INSTEAD OF FOR THE NONPROFIT PURPOSE. PURPOSE. THAT DOESN’T JUST COVER THAT DOESN’T JUST COVER POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL MALFEASANCE POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL MALFEASANCE BY THE GROUP AND ITS EXECUTIVES. BY THE GROUP AND ITS EXECUTIVES. THAT INVESTIGATION THEORETICALLY THAT INVESTIGATION THEORETICALLY COULD PUT THE NONPROFIT STATUS COULD PUT THE NONPROFIT STATUS OF THE NRA AT RISK. OF THE NRA AT RISK. AND THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A AND THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A TECHNICAL THING, BUT THAT COULD TECHNICAL THING, BUT THAT COULD TECHNICALLY PUT THE ONGOING TECHNICALLY PUT THE ONGOING EXISTENCE OF THE NRA AT RISK. EXISTENCE OF THE NRA AT RISK. WELL, WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS WELL, WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS TISH JAMES WIDENED HER INVEST TISH JAMES WIDENED HER INVEST AND SHE ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO MORE AND SHE ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO MORE THAN 90 PEOPLE. THAN 90 PEOPLE. THEY ARE EITHER ON THE NRA BOARD THEY ARE EITHER ON THE NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OR THEY HAVE BEEN OF DIRECTORS OR THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST. IN THE PAST. AND THAT IS APPARENTLY WHAT LED AND THAT IS APPARENTLY WHAT LED TO THE NRA SUING TISH JAMES TO THE NRA SUING TISH JAMES TODAY. TODAY. AND IT’S INTERESTING. AND IT’S INTERESTING. THE REASON THEY’RE SUING HER IS THE REASON THEY’RE SUING HER IS BECAUSE THE NRA IS APPARENTLY BECAUSE THE NRA IS APPARENTLY QUITE FREAKED OUT ABOUT THE QUITE FREAKED OUT ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF WHAT TISH JAMES PROSPECT OF WHAT TISH JAMES MIGHT HEAR FROM ONE OF THE MIGHT HEAR FROM ONE OF THE PEOPLE SHE HAS SUBPOENAED. PEOPLE SHE HAS SUBPOENAED. AGAIN, SHE’S ISSUED MORE THAN 90 AGAIN, SHE’S ISSUED MORE THAN 90 SUBPOENAS. SUBPOENAS. BUT WHAT THE NRA IS SUING HER BUT WHAT THE NRA IS SUING HER ABOUT, WHAT THEY ARE FREAKED OUT ABOUT, WHAT THEY ARE FREAKED OUT ABOUT IS ONE OF THE SUBPOENAS ABOUT IS ONE OF THE SUBPOENAS SHE SENT TO OLIVER NORTH. SHE SENT TO OLIVER NORTH. YES, THAT OLIVER NORTH, THE YES, THAT OLIVER NORTH, THE FELLEN FROM THE IRAN CONTRA FELLEN FROM THE IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL. SCANDAL. HE’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAS HE’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAS GOTTEN A SUBPOENA. GOTTEN A SUBPOENA. THE NRA IS NOW SUING ATTORNEY THE NRA IS NOW SUING ATTORNEY GENERAL TISH JAMES TODAY GENERAL TISH JAMES TODAY SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THEY INSIST SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THEY INSIST THAT THEY WANT THEIR OWN THAT THEY WANT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AND IN THE ATTORNEYS PRESENT AND IN THE ROOM WHEN TISH JAMES AND HER ROOM WHEN TISH JAMES AND HER TEAM START QUESTIONING OLIVER TEAM START QUESTIONING OLIVER NORTH PURSUANT TO THAT SUBPOENA. NORTH PURSUANT TO THAT SUBPOENA. WHY? WHY? WHAT ARE YOU SO WORRIED ABOUT IN WHAT ARE YOU SO WORRIED ABOUT IN TERMS OF OLIVER NORTH’S TERMS OF OLIVER NORTH’S TESTIMONY? TESTIMONY? ONE OF THE COMPLICATED LEGAL ONE OF THE COMPLICATED LEGAL FIGHTS THE NRA FINDS ITSELF IN FIGHTS THE NRA FINDS ITSELF IN RIGHT NOW IS A SERIES OF RIGHT NOW IS A SERIES OF LAWSUITS AND COUNTERLAWSUITS LAWSUITS AND COUNTERLAWSUITS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF, WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF, AND BETWEEN VARIOUS PARTS OF NRA AND BETWEEN VARIOUS PARTS OF NRA LEADERSHIP AND SOME OF THEIR LEADERSHIP AND SOME OF THEIR VENDORS AND FORMER LEADERS. VENDORS AND FORMER LEADERS. I MEAN, NOBODY IS QUITE SURE I MEAN, NOBODY IS QUITE SURE WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED WHEN WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED WHEN OLIVER NORTH WAS FORCED OUT AS OLIVER NORTH WAS FORCED OUT AS THE GROUP’S PRESIDENT EARLIER THE GROUP’S PRESIDENT EARLIER THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR. PART OF THE REASON IT’S BEEN SO PART OF THE REASON IT’S BEEN SO HARD TO TRACK THIS STUFF IS THAT HARD TO TRACK THIS STUFF IS THAT EVERYBODY INVOLVED HONESTLY IS EVERYBODY INVOLVED HONESTLY IS SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN. SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN. I MEAN, OLIVER NORTH IBNSISTING I MEAN, OLIVER NORTH IBNSISTING HE WAS A HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWER HE WAS A HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWER UNCOVERING TERRIBLE BEHAVIOR AT UNCOVERING TERRIBLE BEHAVIOR AT THE NRA, AND NRA INSISTING THE NRA, AND NRA INSISTING OLIVER NORTH IS A CON MAN AND OLIVER NORTH IS A CON MAN AND LAUNCHING A FAILED COUPE. LAUNCHING A FAILED COUPE. WE’RE GOING TO HEAD OFF THE WE’RE GOING TO HEAD OFF THE COUPE AND OFF WITH YOUR HEAD AND COUPE AND OFF WITH YOUR HEAD AND WE WANT TO BE CHEERED FOR WE WANT TO BE CHEERED FOR PUSHING YOU OUT. PUSHING YOU OUT. THAT MEANS — HONESTLY, JUNIOR THAT MEANS — HONESTLY, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HAS LESS FIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL HAS LESS FIGHTS AROUND THE GRADUATION DANCE THAN AROUND THE GRADUATION DANCE THAN THESE GUYS WITH EACH OTHER OVER THESE GUYS WITH EACH OTHER OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND IT THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND IT COULDN’T HAPPEN TO A NICER COULDN’T HAPPEN TO A NICER BUNCH. BUNCH. WHETHER OR NOT YOU CARE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU CARE ABOUT THEIR DRAMA, AND HOW THEY ARE OR THEIR DRAMA, AND HOW THEY ARE OR ARE NOT RESOLVING THINGS AMONGST ARE NOT RESOLVING THINGS AMONGST THEMSELVES, WHAT IS IT THAT THEMSELVES, WHAT IS IT THAT OLIVER NORTH MIGHT SAY TO THE OLIVER NORTH MIGHT SAY TO THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT HAS THE NRA SO FREAKED OUT THAT HAS THE NRA SO FREAKED OUT THAT THEY WANT THEIR OWN LAWYERS THEY WANT THEIR OWN LAWYERS THERE FOR QUESTIONING? THERE FOR QUESTIONING? I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. WHETHER OR NOT ALL THIS DRAMA WHETHER OR NOT ALL THIS DRAMA ENGAGES YOU, WHATEVER IS GOING ENGAGES YOU, WHATEVER IS GOING ON AT THE NRA, IT HAS RESULTED ON AT THE NRA, IT HAS RESULTED OVER THESE LAST FOUR MONTHS OR OVER THESE LAST FOUR MONTHS OR SO IN A CASCADE OF TERRIBLE AND SO IN A CASCADE OF TERRIBLE AND INCREASINGLY EMBARRASSING INCREASINGLY EMBARRASSING REVELATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE NRA REVELATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE NRA DOES. DOES. ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DONATIONS THAT THEY GET FROM DONATIONS THAT THEY GET FROM THEIR MEMBERS AND THEIR DONORS. THEIR MEMBERS AND THEIR DONORS. IT ALL STARTED IN APRIL WITH IT ALL STARTED IN APRIL WITH THIS REPORTING IN THE NEW YORKER THIS REPORTING IN THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE. MAGAZINE. BASED ON FEDERAL TAX FORMS AND BASED ON FEDERAL TAX FORMS AND CHARITY RECORDS AND CONTRACTS CHARITY RECORDS AND CONTRACTS AND CORPORATE FILINGS AND AND CORPORATE FILINGS AND INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, ALL OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, ALL OF WHICH WERE OBTAINED BY A WHICH WERE OBTAINED BY A REPORTER NAMED MIKE S SPOOIS. REPORTER NAMED MIKE S SPOOIS. ACCORDING TO INTERVIEWS AND ACCORDING TO INTERVIEWS AND DOCUMENTS A SMALL GROUP OF NRA DOCUMENTS A SMALL GROUP OF NRA EXECUTIVES, CONTRACTORS AND EXECUTIVES, CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS HAVE EXTRACTED HUNDREDS VENDORS HAVE EXTRACTED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS? HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS? FROM THE NONPROFIT’S BUDGET FROM FROM THE NONPROFIT’S BUDGET FROM GRATUITOUS PAYMENTS, SWEET HEART GRATUITOUS PAYMENTS, SWEET HEART DEALS AND OPAQUE FINANCIAL A DEALS AND OPAQUE FINANCIAL A ARRANGEMENTS ARRANGEMENTS ARRANGEMENTS. ARRANGEMENTS. HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS? HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS? THAT ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THAT ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN MID APRIL IN THE NEW YORKER. MID APRIL IN THE NEW YORKER. AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE OFF AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE OFF LIKE A SMALL SORT OF LIKE DEPTH LIKE A SMALL SORT OF LIKE DEPTH CHARGE INSIDE NRA HEAD QUARTERS. CHARGE INSIDE NRA HEAD QUARTERS. NOT ONLY WAS OLIVER NORTH OUSTED NOT ONLY WAS OLIVER NORTH OUSTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE NRA AMID A AS PRESIDENT OF THE NRA AMID A HUGE FLURRY OF COMPETING HUGE FLURRY OF COMPETING ASSERTIONS AND ACCUSATIONS. ASSERTIONS AND ACCUSATIONS. BUT SOON ENOUGH THIS TRICKLE OF BUT SOON ENOUGH THIS TRICKLE OF SUPER EMBARRASSING VERY SPECIFIC SUPER EMBARRASSING VERY SPECIFIC INFORMATION STARTED TO FLOW OUT INFORMATION STARTED TO FLOW OUT ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY THE NRA ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY THE NRA SPENDS ITS MONEY ON. SPENDS ITS MONEY ON. WHEN THEY PERSUADE PEOPLE TO WHEN THEY PERSUADE PEOPLE TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE NRA OR BECOME MEMBERS OF THE NRA OR DONATE MONEY TO THEM. DONATE MONEY TO THEM. WHEN PEOPLE BUY NRA SWAG OR WHEN PEOPLE BUY NRA SWAG OR DECIDE TO HIT THAT BUTTON ONLINE DECIDE TO HIT THAT BUTTON ONLINE OR RESPOND TO THAT DIRECT MAIL OR RESPOND TO THAT DIRECT MAIL THING OR THAT TELEMARKETER AND THING OR THAT TELEMARKETER AND GIVE THE NRA 20, OR $100, WE GIVE THE NRA 20, OR $100, WE SOON STARTED TO LEARN ALL THE SOON STARTED TO LEARN ALL THE GRITTY DETAILS OF WHAT EXACTLY GRITTY DETAILS OF WHAT EXACTLY THE NRA HAS BEEN SPENDING ALL THE NRA HAS BEEN SPENDING ALL THAT MONEYON. THAT MONEYON. WITHIN A WEEK OF THAT INITIAL WITHIN A WEEK OF THAT INITIAL STORY, WE GOT THIS FROM THE WALL STORY, WE GOT THIS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INDICATING THAT STREET JOURNAL INDICATING THAT FOR SOME REASON THE NRA HAD SET FOR SOME REASON THE NRA HAD SET ASIDE MORE THAN $200,000 OF ASIDE MORE THAN $200,000 OF MONEY FROM ITS DONORS TO PAY FOR MONEY FROM ITS DONORS TO PAY FOR A WARDROBE FOR THE CEO OF THE A WARDROBE FOR THE CEO OF THE NRA. NRA. WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THAT REPORT WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THAT REPORT “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAD “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAD MORE. MORE. IT TURNS OUT IT WAS NOT JUST IT TURNS OUT IT WAS NOT JUST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN OUTFITS FOR THE CEO. IN OUTFITS FOR THE CEO. IT WAS ALSO NEARLY A QUARTER OF IT WAS ALSO NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS THAT THE NRA A MILLION DOLLARS THAT THE NRA HAD SPENT FOR HIM TO GO TO A HAD SPENT FOR HIM TO GO TO A FIVE-STAR RESORT IN ITALY AND FIVE-STAR RESORT IN ITALY AND BUDAPEST AND A NICE TRIP TO THE BUDAPEST AND A NICE TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. WE GOT MORE DETAIL ON WAYNE’S WE GOT MORE DETAIL ON WAYNE’S OUTFIT THAT THE NRA WAS PAYING OUTFIT THAT THE NRA WAS PAYING FOR. FOR. QUOTE, MANY OF HIS WARDROBE QUOTE, MANY OF HIS WARDROBE EXPENSES WERE INCURRED AT A EXPENSES WERE INCURRED AT A BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA STORE BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA STORE THAT SELLS CLOTHING BY THE THAT SELLS CLOTHING BY THE ITALIAN LUXURY BRAND ITALIAN LUXURY BRAND ERMENEGILDO. ERMENEGILDO. HE WAS GETTING ZEGNA SUITS AT A HE WAS GETTING ZEGNA SUITS AT A BOUTIQUE IN BEVERLY HILLS WHICH BOUTIQUE IN BEVERLY HILLS WHICH NRA MEMBERS WERE PAYING FOR WHEN NRA MEMBERS WERE PAYING FOR WHEN THEY BOUGHT THEIR HATS AND THEY BOUGHT THEIR HATS AND SHIRTS AND STICKERS, YOU WERE SHIRTS AND STICKERS, YOU WERE BUYING ITALIAN SUITS FOR THE CEO BUYING ITALIAN SUITS FOR THE CEO FROM A BEVERLY HILLS BOUTIQUE. FROM A BEVERLY HILLS BOUTIQUE. WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE REPORTING WE COULD PUT A FINER REPORTING WE COULD PUT A FINER POINT ON THAT. POINT ON THAT. IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW NRA MEMBERS WERE SPENDING NRA MEMBERS WERE SPENDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON ONE MAN’S CLOTHING, HOW DO ON ONE MAN’S CLOTHING, HOW DO YOU EVEN ADD UP TO THAT? YOU EVEN ADD UP TO THAT? IN TRYING TO DO THAT MATH, IT IN TRYING TO DO THAT MATH, IT HELPS TO KNOW THAT THAT MAN HELPS TO KNOW THAT THAT MAN COULD SPEND $39,000 IN A SINGLE COULD SPEND $39,000 IN A SINGLE DAY ON HIS CLOTHING. DAY ON HIS CLOTHING. AT THAT ONE BEVERLY HILLS AT THAT ONE BEVERLY HILLS CLOTHING BOUTIQUE $39,000 FOR CLOTHING BOUTIQUE $39,000 FOR ONE DAY OF SHOPPING. ONE DAY OF SHOPPING. CHARGE IT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHARGE IT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE NRA. NRA. IN THAT SAME WALL STREET JOURNAL IN THAT SAME WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT IN MID MAY, WE ALSO GOT REPORT IN MID MAY, WE ALSO GOT DETAILS OF HOW MUCH NRA MEMBERS DETAILS OF HOW MUCH NRA MEMBERS HAVE BEEN PAYING SPECIFICALLY HAVE BEEN PAYING SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CEO’S PRIVATE JET COSTS. FOR THE CEO’S PRIVATE JET COSTS. WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE A TOTAL WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE A TOTAL NUMBER IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH THE NUMBER IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH THE DONOR FUNDED AND MEMBER FUNDED DONOR FUNDED AND MEMBER FUNDED PRIVATE JETS ADDED UP TO OVER PRIVATE JETS ADDED UP TO OVER TIME, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT DURING TIME, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT DURING ONE ONE-MONTH PERIOD, A ONE ONE-MONTH PERIOD, A ONE-MONTH PERIOD THAT SPANNED ONE-MONTH PERIOD THAT SPANNED FROM LATE 2012 INTO EARLY 2013. FROM LATE 2012 INTO EARLY 2013. BASICALLY OVER THE HOLIDAY BASICALLY OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD AND THE NEW YEAR’S PERIOD PERIOD AND THE NEW YEAR’S PERIOD IN THAT ONE MONTH, NRA MEMBERS IN THAT ONE MONTH, NRA MEMBERS AND DONORS PAID MORE THAN AND DONORS PAID MORE THAN $200,000 JUST FOR LA PIER’S $200,000 JUST FOR LA PIER’S PRIVATE JET EXPENSES IN PART PRIVATE JET EXPENSES IN PART RELATED TO A TWO-WEEK TRIP OVER RELATED TO A TWO-WEEK TRIP OVER CHRISTMAS TO THE BAHAMAS. CHRISTMAS TO THE BAHAMAS. THINK ABOUT THAT TIME. THINK ABOUT THAT TIME. THAT $200,000 THAT MEMBERS SPENT THAT $200,000 THAT MEMBERS SPENT JUST FOR THE AIR TRANSPORTATION JUST FOR THE AIR TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR THE CEO TO GO TO THE COSTS FOR THE CEO TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS FOR TWO WEEKS AROUND THE BAHAMAS FOR TWO WEEKS AROUND THE HOLIDAY, THAT WAS LATE 2012 INTO HOLIDAY, THAT WAS LATE 2012 INTO EARLY 2013. EARLY 2013. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATELY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFTER THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK IN MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT. NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT. THAT’S WHAT THE NRA DID IN THAT’S WHAT THE NRA DID IN RESPONSE. RESPONSE. THEY SPENT $200,000 TO SEND THEY SPENT $200,000 TO SEND WAYNE TO THE BAHAMAS. WAYNE TO THE BAHAMAS. APPARENTLY HE AND HIS WIFE APPARENTLY HE AND HIS WIFE CHARGED THAT ENTIRE TRIP TO THE CHARGED THAT ENTIRE TRIP TO THE MEMBERS AND DONORS OF THE NRA. MEMBERS AND DONORS OF THE NRA. WHERE THEY STAYED APPARENTLY WAS WHERE THEY STAYED APPARENTLY WAS THIS ISLAND. THIS ISLAND. LOOK. LOOK. ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON POST, IT ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON POST, IT IS KNOWN FOR ITS PINK BEACHES. IS KNOWN FOR ITS PINK BEACHES. WE DID NOT PHOTO SHOP THAT. WE DID NOT PHOTO SHOP THAT. THAT’S A PINK BEACH. THAT’S A PINK BEACH. AND YOU KNOW, I’M SURE MEMBERS AND YOU KNOW, I’M SURE MEMBERS OF THE NRA WHO PAID FOR THAT OF THE NRA WHO PAID FOR THAT TWO-WEEK TRIP PLUS THE PRIVATE TWO-WEEK TRIP PLUS THE PRIVATE JET FAIR TO AND FROM, I’M SURE JET FAIR TO AND FROM, I’M SURE THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO COUGH UP THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO COUGH UP EXTRA TO MAKE SURE WAYNE HAD EXTRA TO MAKE SURE WAYNE HAD PINK SAND ON HIS BEACH, NOT JUST PINK SAND ON HIS BEACH, NOT JUST NORMAL SAND. NORMAL SAND. AGAIN, IT WAS A VERY STRESSFUL AGAIN, IT WAS A VERY STRESSFUL TIME. TIME. AGAIN, IN ADDITION TO THE AGAIN, IN ADDITION TO THE PRIVATE JETS, THOUGH, THERE WAS PRIVATE JETS, THOUGH, THERE WAS MORE. MORE. THERE WAS ALSO SOME INTERESTING THERE WAS ALSO SOME INTERESTING CHAUFFEUR EXPENSES. CHAUFFEUR EXPENSES. NOW, I MENTIONED THE NRA AND NOW, I MENTIONED THE NRA AND ITS — THE MEMBERS HAD BEEN MADE ITS — THE MEMBERS HAD BEEN MADE TO COUGH UP MORE THAN — TO COUGH UP MORE THAN — THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO PUT UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO PUT UP THE GROUP’S CEO AT FIVE-STAR THE GROUP’S CEO AT FIVE-STAR RESORT IN ITALY AND AT A FOUR RESORT IN ITALY AND AT A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL IN BUDAPEST. SEASONS HOTEL IN BUDAPEST. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” WAS “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” WAS ABLE TO REPORT IN MID MAY THAT ABLE TO REPORT IN MID MAY THAT ON THAT TRIP, THE ITALY AND ON THAT TRIP, THE ITALY AND HUNGARY TRIP, THAT TRIP ALSO HUNGARY TRIP, THAT TRIP ALSO SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED NRA SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED NRA MEMBERS AND DONORS PAYING MORE MEMBERS AND DONORS PAYING MORE THAN $18,000 JUST FOR HIM TO THAN $18,000 JUST FOR HIM TO HAVE A EUROPEAN CHAUFFEUR ON HAVE A EUROPEAN CHAUFFEUR ON THAT TRIP. THAT TRIP. $18,300 FOR HIS CHAUFFEUR ON THE $18,300 FOR HIS CHAUFFEUR ON THE EUROPEAN TRIP. EUROPEAN TRIP. ALL PAID FOR BY MEMBERS OF THE ALL PAID FOR BY MEMBERS OF THE NRA. NRA. SO WHY HAS ALL THIS STUFF BEEN SO WHY HAS ALL THIS STUFF BEEN COMING OUT? COMING OUT? LIKE, AT LEAST EVERY COUPLE OF LIKE, AT LEAST EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS, OFTEN ONCE A WEEK, WEEKS, OFTEN ONCE A WEEK, SOMETIMES ONE DAY AFTER ANOTHER. SOMETIMES ONE DAY AFTER ANOTHER. THERE’S LIKE ANOTHER ONE OF THERE’S LIKE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE REVELATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE THESE REVELATIONS ABOUT WHAT THE NRA IS DOING WITH THE MONEY IT NRA IS DOING WITH THE MONEY IT TAKES IN IN DONATIONS AND TAKES IN IN DONATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP FEES. MEMBERSHIP FEES. ALL THESE REVELATIONS APPEAR TO ALL THESE REVELATIONS APPEAR TO BE THE PRODUCT OF WHATEVER BE THE PRODUCT OF WHATEVER COMPLEX CAT FIGHT IS GOING ON COMPLEX CAT FIGHT IS GOING ON AMONG THESE BOYS AS THEY SUE AMONG THESE BOYS AS THEY SUE EACH OTHER AND COUNTERSUE EACH EACH OTHER AND COUNTERSUE EACH OTHER AND DENOUNCE EACH OTHER OTHER AND DENOUNCE EACH OTHER AND FORCE EACH OTHER OUT AND AND FORCE EACH OTHER OUT AND DECLARE VICTORY. DECLARE VICTORY. WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT’S GOING WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT’S GOING ON AMONG THESE FELLOWS, BUT ON AMONG THESE FELLOWS, BUT WE’RE GETTING THE REVELATIONS WE’RE GETTING THE REVELATIONS APPARENTLY BECAUSE OF THE FIGHT APPARENTLY BECAUSE OF THE FIGHT AMONGST THEM, AND WHETHER OR NOT AMONGST THEM, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU FAIRCARE ABOUT THE FIGHT, WE YOU FAIRCARE ABOUT THE FIGHT, WE GETTING A TON OF INFORMATION. GETTING A TON OF INFORMATION. WHAT’S BEEN REVEALED OVER THIS WHAT’S BEEN REVEALED OVER THIS WEIRD PERIOD IS THAT THE NRA AS WEIRD PERIOD IS THAT THE NRA AS LEGENDARY AS IT IS FOR IT WEALTH LEGENDARY AS IT IS FOR IT WEALTH AND ITS HUGE MEMBERSHIP AND ITS AND ITS HUGE MEMBERSHIP AND ITS UNPARALLELED SWAY IN WASHINGTON. UNPARALLELED SWAY IN WASHINGTON. THEY’RE SPENDING THEIR DONOR’S THEY’RE SPENDING THEIR DONOR’S MONEY ON SUITS AND JET TRIPS AND MONEY ON SUITS AND JET TRIPS AND AWESOME RESORTS. AWESOME RESORTS. WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS NEW WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS NEW REPORTING FROM “THE WALL STREET REPORTING FROM “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAS TAKEN IT TO A MORE JOURNAL” HAS TAKEN IT TO A MORE RIDICULOUS LEVEL. RIDICULOUS LEVEL. LAST YEAR THE NRA HAD BEEN LAST YEAR THE NRA HAD BEEN PURSUING THE PROSPECT OF BUYING PURSUING THE PROSPECT OF BUYING THE CEO A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT THE CEO A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT MANSION. MANSION. NOW, THIS IS NOT, LIKE, SHAMING NOW, THIS IS NOT, LIKE, SHAMING WANE LAPIERRE WHO WANTS TO LIVE WANE LAPIERRE WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A RICH HOUSE. IN A RICH HOUSE. WHO CARES WHERE HE WANTS TO WHO CARES WHERE HE WANTS TO LIVE. LIVE. THIS IS THE NRA USING MONEY FROM THIS IS THE NRA USING MONEY FROM THEIR DONORS AND MEMBERS TO SET THEIR DONORS AND MEMBERS TO SET WAYNE LA PIERRE UP IN THIS WAYNE LA PIERRE UP IN THIS MANSION THAT HE AND HIS WIFE MANSION THAT HE AND HIS WIFE PICKED OUT IN TEXAS. PICKED OUT IN TEXAS. IF YOU SEE THE PICTURES? IF YOU SEE THE PICTURES? HERE’S THE VIEW UP THE DRIVE. HERE’S THE VIEW UP THE DRIVE. YOU MIGHT THINK THAT’S THE FRONT YOU MIGHT THINK THAT’S THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE, BUT NO, FALSE OF THE HOUSE, BUT NO, FALSE FRONT. FRONT. THAT’S JUST THE FRONT OF THE THAT’S JUST THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE THAT OPENS ON TO THE HOUSE THAT OPENS ON TO THE FORMAL COURTYARD WHICH IS WHERE FORMAL COURTYARD WHICH IS WHERE THE REAL MAGIC BEGINS. THE REAL MAGIC BEGINS. HERE’S, LIKE, SORT OF A VIEW OF HERE’S, LIKE, SORT OF A VIEW OF THE MAIN ROOM. THE MAIN ROOM. HERE’S THE KITCHEN WITH GOLD HERE’S THE KITCHEN WITH GOLD FITTINGS ON THE STOVE. FITTINGS ON THE STOVE. ALSO SEE THE FIREPLACE IN THE ALSO SEE THE FIREPLACE IN THE KITCHEN? KITCHEN? BEHOLD WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BEHOLD WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN WAYNE’S MASTER SUITE. WAYNE’S MASTER SUITE. THIS IS A BATHROOM WHERE I THIS IS A BATHROOM WHERE I BELIEVE YOU COULD GET REALLY, BELIEVE YOU COULD GET REALLY, REALLY CLEAN. REALLY CLEAN. HERE’S THE MEN’S CLOSET AREA. HERE’S THE MEN’S CLOSET AREA. IN CASE YOU GET EXHAUSTED IN IN CASE YOU GET EXHAUSTED IN YOUR CLAUSE ETCLOSET, YOU CAN YOUR CLAUSE ETCLOSET, YOU CAN FRESHEN UP. FRESHEN UP. THIS IS JUST FOR THE MEN. THIS IS JUST FOR THE MEN. IT’S SEPARATE FROM ANOTHER WHOLE IT’S SEPARATE FROM ANOTHER WHOLE CLOSET AREA. CLOSET AREA. YOU SHOULD STICK A PIN IN THAT YOU SHOULD STICK A PIN IN THAT FOR A MOMENT. FOR A MOMENT. AS YOU CAN TELL N THIS KIND OF AS YOU CAN TELL N THIS KIND OF CLOSET SPACE IS INADEQUATE FOR CLOSET SPACE IS INADEQUATE FOR SOMEBODY LIKE WAYNE. SOMEBODY LIKE WAYNE. HERE’S THE GYM. HERE’S THE GYM. HERE’S, I THINK WHERE YOU PUNISH HERE’S, I THINK WHERE YOU PUNISH KIDS WHEN THEY’RE BAD. KIDS WHEN THEY’RE BAD. HERE’S WHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE HERE’S WHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE BAD. BAD. HERE’S A DETAIL ON THE ANTIQUE HERE’S A DETAIL ON THE ANTIQUE MARBLE FIREPLACE. MARBLE FIREPLACE. I THINK THEY CALL THIS AN I THINK THEY CALL THIS AN OUTDOOR ROOM WHERE IF YOU DON’T OUTDOOR ROOM WHERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK AT THE LAKE OR AT WANT TO LOOK AT THE LAKE OR AT THE GOLF COURSE, YOU CAN LOOK AT THE GOLF COURSE, YOU CAN LOOK AT THE TV. THE TV. HERE’S ANOTHER VIEW OF THE LAKE HERE’S ANOTHER VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE HOT TUB. FROM THE HOT TUB. HERE’S THE FULL EMPLOYMENT HERE’S THE FULL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AREA FOR TOPIARY PROGRAM AREA FOR TOPIARY CUTTERS. CUTTERS. HERE’S THE VIEW OF THE HOUSE HERE’S THE VIEW OF THE HOUSE FROM THE LAKE. FROM THE LAKE. IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE SCALE. SCALE. BUT I THINK THIS IS — THIS ONE, BUT I THINK THIS IS — THIS ONE, THIS DRONE SHOT REALLY GIVES YOU THIS DRONE SHOT REALLY GIVES YOU THE FULL APPRECIATION. THE FULL APPRECIATION. JUST FEAST YOUR EYES ON THAT FOR JUST FEAST YOUR EYES ON THAT FOR A SECOND. A SECOND. IF YOU HAVE AN UNCLE WOUND UP IF YOU HAVE AN UNCLE WOUND UP ABOUT GUN RIGHTS SO HE PAID HIS ABOUT GUN RIGHTS SO HE PAID HIS HARD EARNED MONEY. HARD EARNED MONEY. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT THE NRA HAS BEEN DOING WITH HIS THE NRA HAS BEEN DOING WITH HIS MONEY. MONEY. THE NRA WHEN THIS WAS FIRST THE NRA WHEN THIS WAS FIRST REPORTED, INITIALLY DENIED THAT REPORTED, INITIALLY DENIED THAT THIS WHOLE MANSION THING HAD THIS WHOLE MANSION THING HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM. ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM. NOT A CENT OF NRA MONEY WENT NOT A CENT OF NRA MONEY WENT TOWARD THIS HOUSE. TOWARD THIS HOUSE. AND IT IS TRUE THAT THIS HOUSE AND IT IS TRUE THAT THIS HOUSE ULTIMATELY DID NOT GET BOUGHT. ULTIMATELY DID NOT GET BOUGHT. YOU CAN STILL BUY IT TODAY IF YOU CAN STILL BUY IT TODAY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO. YOU WOULD LIKE TO. I HAVE TO TELL YOU IT HAS NINE I HAVE TO TELL YOU IT HAS NINE BATHROOMS. BATHROOMS. YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO INVEST YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO INVEST IN — YOU KNOW, A LOT OF IN — YOU KNOW, A LOT OF BATHROOM STUFF. BATHROOM STUFF. NINE BATHROOMS. NINE BATHROOMS. THERE’S FOUR BEDROOMS. THERE’S FOUR BEDROOMS. NINE BATHROOMS. NINE BATHROOMS. IF YOU PUT A PERSON IN EVERY IF YOU PUT A PERSON IN EVERY BEDROOM, EACH OF THOSE PEOPLE BEDROOM, EACH OF THOSE PEOPLE GET THEIR OWN BATHROOM PLUS GET THEIR OWN BATHROOM PLUS ANOTHER ONE, AND THEN THERE’S A ANOTHER ONE, AND THEN THERE’S A SPARE. SPARE. NINE BATHROOMS. NINE BATHROOMS. AFTER THE INITIAL DENIALS BY THE AFTER THE INITIAL DENIALS BY THE NRA TO “THE WALL STREET NRA TO “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL,” “THE WASHINGTON POST” JOURNAL,” “THE WASHINGTON POST” WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT MORE WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE. HERE. QUOTE, HE AND HIS WIFE WERE QUOTE, HE AND HIS WIFE WERE INTENSELY INVOLVED IN THE INTENSELY INVOLVED IN THE SELECTION OF THE PROPERTY. SELECTION OF THE PROPERTY. REJECTING AN UPSCALE HIGH-RISE REJECTING AN UPSCALE HIGH-RISE IN DALLAS IN FAVOR OF A 10,000 IN DALLAS IN FAVOR OF A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT ESTATE WITH LAKE SQUARE FOOT ESTATE WITH LAKE FRONT AND GOLF COURSE VIEWS ON FRONT AND GOLF COURSE VIEWS ON THE MARKET FOR ABOUT $6 MILLION. THE MARKET FOR ABOUT $6 MILLION. THEY WANTED TO SECURE A SOCIAL THEY WANTED TO SECURE A SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP AT THE EXCLUSIVE GOLF MEMBERSHIP AT THE EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUB. CLUB. THEY ALSO SOUGHT THE PURCHASE OF THEY ALSO SOUGHT THE PURCHASE OF TWO WEEKS AND TO KEEP THE TWO WEEKS AND TO KEEP THE CURRENT OWNER’S GOLF CART, IF CURRENT OWNER’S GOLF CART, IF POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE. NOW, IT WASN’T ALL ROSES. NOW, IT WASN’T ALL ROSES. ONE ASPECT OF THE PROPERTY THAT ONE ASPECT OF THE PROPERTY THAT CONCERNED MRS. LA PIE YAR WAS CONCERNED MRS. LA PIE YAR WAS THE LACK OF SPACE IN THE MEN’S THE LACK OF SPACE IN THE MEN’S CLOSET IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. CLOSET IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. QUOTE, THE MEN’S MASTER BEDROOM QUOTE, THE MEN’S MASTER BEDROOM AND BATHROOM NEED SOME CHANGES. AND BATHROOM NEED SOME CHANGES. THERE’S NOT MUCH CLOSET SPACE. THERE’S NOT MUCH CLOSET SPACE. NOT IF YOU’RE SPENDING $39,000 A NOT IF YOU’RE SPENDING $39,000 A DAY AT A BEVERLY HILL’S SUIT DAY AT A BEVERLY HILL’S SUIT BOUTIQUE. BOUTIQUE. THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE ESTATE THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE ESTATE WHICH WAS NOT PURCHASED IS UNDER WHICH WAS NOT PURCHASED IS UNDER SCRUTINY. SCRUTINY. THE TRANSACTION WAS SLATED TO BE THE TRANSACTION WAS SLATED TO BE MADE THROUGH A CORPORATE ENTITY MADE THROUGH A CORPORATE ENTITY THAT RECEIVED A $70,000 WIRE THAT RECEIVED A $70,000 WIRE FROM THE NRA IN 2018. FROM THE NRA IN 2018. HOLD ON A MINUTE. HOLD ON A MINUTE. I THOUGHT THE NRA SAID THEY I THOUGHT THE NRA SAID THEY DIDN’T SPEND A TIME — HUH. DIDN’T SPEND A TIME — HUH. THE ACTUAL CHECK, THERE IT IS. THE ACTUAL CHECK, THERE IT IS. THE $70,000 CHECK WAS PUBLISHED THE $70,000 CHECK WAS PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER. IN THE NEWSPAPER. LESS THAN A WEEK LATER BY “THE LESS THAN A WEEK LATER BY “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.” WALL STREET JOURNAL.” NOW, AS THIS STORY KEPT NOW, AS THIS STORY KEPT TRICKLING OUT AND KEPT OUTPACING TRICKLING OUT AND KEPT OUTPACING THEIR DENIALS THE NRA GOT MORE THEIR DENIALS THE NRA GOT MORE AND MORE WOUND UP IN THE DENIALS AND MORE WOUND UP IN THE DENIALS ABOUT THE MANSION. ABOUT THE MANSION. QUOTE, NOT ONE DIME OF THE NRA’S QUOTE, NOT ONE DIME OF THE NRA’S MONEY WAS SPENT ON THIS VENTURE. MONEY WAS SPENT ON THIS VENTURE. OKAY. OKAY. FINE. FINE. BUT THEN THE DAY AFTER “THE WALL BUT THEN THE DAY AFTER “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” PUBLISHED THE 70 STREET JOURNAL” PUBLISHED THE 70 70$,000 NRA CHECK FOR THE 70$,000 NRA CHECK FOR THE MANSION, WE FOUND OUT WHERE THE MANSION, WE FOUND OUT WHERE THE REST OF THE MONEY TO BUY THE REST OF THE MONEY TO BUY THE MANSION WAS SLATED TO COME FROM MANSION WAS SLATED TO COME FROM AS WELL. AS WELL. QUOTE, A TOP NRA EXECUTIVE QUOTE, A TOP NRA EXECUTIVE SIGNED A DOCUMENT AGREEING THAT SIGNED A DOCUMENT AGREEING THAT THE NRA WOULD BE A 99% OWNER OF THE NRA WOULD BE A 99% OWNER OF A COMPANY FORMED TO BUY A $6 A COMPANY FORMED TO BUY A $6 MILLION DALLAS MANSION FOR THE MILLION DALLAS MANSION FOR THE NRA CEO. NRA CEO. THAT’S ACCORDING TO A COPY OF THAT’S ACCORDING TO A COPY OF THE DOCUMENT REVIEWED BY “THE THE DOCUMENT REVIEWED BY “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.” WALL STREET JOURNAL.” THE DOCUMENT ALSO SHOWS THE NRA THE DOCUMENT ALSO SHOWS THE NRA AGREED TO CONTRIBUTE AGREED TO CONTRIBUTE $6.5 MILLION TO THAT COMPANY $6.5 MILLION TO THAT COMPANY THAT WAS BEING FORMED TO BUY THE THAT WAS BEING FORMED TO BUY THE PROPERTY. PROPERTY. QUOTE, THIS RAISES YET MORE QUOTE, THIS RAISES YET MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NRA’S QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NRA’S PREVIOUS STATEMENTS THAT NONE OF PREVIOUS STATEMENTS THAT NONE OF THE NRA’S MONEY WAS TO BE USED THE NRA’S MONEY WAS TO BE USED TO PURCHASE THE HOUSE FOR THE TO PURCHASE THE HOUSE FOR THE CEO. CEO. NOW TODAY INEVITABLY, THERE’S NOW TODAY INEVITABLY, THERE’S MORE. MORE. I MEAN, AT THIS POINT IT’S I MEAN, AT THIS POINT IT’S EMBARRASSING TO EVEN SAY THIS EMBARRASSING TO EVEN SAY THIS STUFF. STUFF. THE DAILY BEAST GOT THIS STORY THE DAILY BEAST GOT THIS STORY TODAY. TODAY. THE NRA SPENT TENS OF THOUSANDS THE NRA SPENT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BRINGING HAIR AND OF DOLLARS BRINGING HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS AROUND THE MAKEUP ARTISTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR THE WIFE OF ITS CEO. COUNTRY FOR THE WIFE OF ITS CEO. THE EXPENSES INCLUDED PLANE THE EXPENSES INCLUDED PLANE FLIGHTS AND LUXURY HOTEL STAYS FLIGHTS AND LUXURY HOTEL STAYS FOR WAYNE’S WIFE’S STYLISTS. FOR WAYNE’S WIFE’S STYLISTS. WHATEVER YOU THINK OF THE NRA, WHATEVER YOU THINK OF THE NRA, MAYBE YOU’RE A MEMBER OF THE NRA MAYBE YOU’RE A MEMBER OF THE NRA OR YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO IS. OR YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO IS. I HAVE NRA MEMBERS IN MY I HAVE NRA MEMBERS IN MY EXTENDED FAMILY. EXTENDED FAMILY. WHETHER OR NOT YOU KNOW ANYBODY WHETHER OR NOT YOU KNOW ANYBODY WHO BELONGS TO THE GROUP OR WHO BELONGS TO THE GROUP OR GIVES THEM MONEY, YOU’VE SEEN GIVES THEM MONEY, YOU’VE SEEN THE NRA MEMBER STICKERS IN THE THE NRA MEMBER STICKERS IN THE BACK OF PEOPLE’S CARS AND TRUCKS BACK OF PEOPLE’S CARS AND TRUCKS AND STUFF. AND STUFF. NOW YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME YOU NOW YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME YOU SEE ONE OF THOSE, YOU CAN HOLD SEE ONE OF THOSE, YOU CAN HOLD IT IN YOUR HEART A LITTLE BIT IT IN YOUR HEART A LITTLE BIT THE FACT THAT WHAT THAT PERSON’S THE FACT THAT WHAT THAT PERSON’S NRA MEMBERSHIP DUES WENT TOWARD. NRA MEMBERSHIP DUES WENT TOWARD. WHAT THEIR DONATION TO THE NRA WHAT THEIR DONATION TO THE NRA WENT TOWARD WAS WAYNE’S WIFE’S WENT TOWARD WAS WAYNE’S WIFE’S STYLIST’S BEING FLOWN ALL OVER STYLIST’S BEING FLOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO A COMPANY FOR HER THE COUNTRY TO A COMPANY FOR HER EVENTS, HAIR AND MAKEUP. EVENTS, HAIR AND MAKEUP. THE STYLISTS ALSO GOT AIRFARE THE STYLISTS ALSO GOT AIRFARE AND HOTELS IN ADDITION TO BEING AND HOTELS IN ADDITION TO BEING PAID FOR THEIR SERVICES. PAID FOR THEIR SERVICES. ALSO PINK SAND BAHAMAS VACATIONS ALSO PINK SAND BAHAMAS VACATIONS AND THE INITIAL PAYMENTS ON WHAT AND THE INITIAL PAYMENTS ON WHAT THEY ALMOST BOUGHT FOR WAYNE AND THEY ALMOST BOUGHT FOR WAYNE AND HIS WIFE IF ONLY, IF ONLY IT HAD HIS WIFE IF ONLY, IF ONLY IT HAD HAD ENOUGH CLOSET SPACE FOR HIS HAD ENOUGH CLOSET SPACE FOR HIS ITALIAN SUIT WARDROBE WHICH YOUR ITALIAN SUIT WARDROBE WHICH YOUR NRA MEMBER BUDDY PAID FOR WITH NRA MEMBER BUDDY PAID FOR WITH THEIR DONATION. THEIR DONATION. NRA FUNDRAISING APPEALS ARE NRA FUNDRAISING APPEALS ARE ALWAYS A PORTRAIT OF ALWAYS A PORTRAIT OF DESPERATION. DESPERATION. ALL RIGHT? ALL RIGHT? STOP THE NRA SHUTDOWN. STOP THE NRA SHUTDOWN. PLEASE GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU PLEASE GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU CAN. CAN. SAVE THE NRA. SAVE THE NRA. THE NRA CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT THE NRA CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP. YOUR HELP. AS YOU WELL KNOW, GUN HATERS AS YOU WELL KNOW, GUN HATERS HAVE TRIED FOR DECADES TO HAVE TRIED FOR DECADES TO DESTROY YOUR GUN RIGHTS. DESTROY YOUR GUN RIGHTS. THE NRA CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT THE NRA CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP. YOUR HELP. SAVE THE NRA. SAVE THE NRA. CONTRIBUTE BY PHONE. CONTRIBUTE BY PHONE. WHEN THEY USE LINES LIKE THAT TO WHEN THEY USE LINES LIKE THAT TO GET GUN OWNERS TO PART WITH GET GUN OWNERS TO PART WITH THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY, WE NOW THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY, WE NOW KNOW WHAT THOSE MEMBERSHIP KNOW WHAT THOSE MEMBERSHIP DOLLARS ACTUALLY FUND. DOLLARS ACTUALLY FUND. AND THIS IS IMPORTANT WHETHER OR AND THIS IS IMPORTANT WHETHER OR NOT YOU CARE ABOUT THE NRA. NOT YOU CARE ABOUT THE NRA. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. BECAUSE, I MEAN, ONCE AGAIN, BECAUSE, I MEAN, ONCE AGAIN, WE’RE HAVING ANOTHER SERIOUS WE’RE HAVING ANOTHER SERIOUS MOMENT AS A COUNTRY WHERE IN MOMENT AS A COUNTRY WHERE IN REVULSION AFTER MORE MASS REVULSION AFTER MORE MASS SHOOTINGS WE’RE THINKING SHOOTINGS WE’RE THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE PROSPECTS SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE PROSPECTS FOR GUN POLICY REFORM. FOR GUN POLICY REFORM. WE’RE HEADING INTO A WE’RE HEADING INTO A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SEASON. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SEASON. THERE’S A REASON THAT DEMOCRATS THERE’S A REASON THAT DEMOCRATS ARE FEELING THEIR OATS. ARE FEELING THEIR OATS. HEADING INTO A PRESIDENTIAL HEADING INTO A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SEASON, IT IS HARD TO ELECTION SEASON, IT IS HARD TO IGNORE THAT SUCH HUGE MAJORITIES IGNORE THAT SUCH HUGE MAJORITIES OF THE PUBLIC LIKE 90 % OF THE PUBLIC LIKE 90 % MAJORITIES OF THE PUBLIC MAJORITIES OF THE PUBLIC ACTUALLY DO WANT SOMETHING LIKE ACTUALLY DO WANT SOMETHING LIKE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NATIONWIDE IN ORDER FOR ANYBODY NATIONWIDE IN ORDER FOR ANYBODY TO BE ABLE TO BUY A GUN. TO BE ABLE TO BUY A GUN. THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT REPORTS THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT REPORTS THAT THE NRA AND SPECIFICALLY THAT THE NRA AND SPECIFICALLY THE CEO HAVE BEEN WHISPERING IN THE CEO HAVE BEEN WHISPERING IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EAR TELLING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EAR TELLING HIM NO, YOU CAN’T SUPPORT HIM NO, YOU CAN’T SUPPORT BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. YOU SAID YOU LIKED BACKGROUND YOU SAID YOU LIKED BACKGROUND CHECKS? CHECKS? YOU CAN’T SUPPORT THAT. YOU CAN’T SUPPORT THAT. THAT WILL LOOK TERRIBLE FOR YOU THAT WILL LOOK TERRIBLE FOR YOU IF YOU SUPPORT THAT. IF YOU SUPPORT THAT. AND OKAY, THAT’S TO BE EXPECTED AND OKAY, THAT’S TO BE EXPECTED WHEN IT COMES TO THE NRA. WHEN IT COMES TO THE NRA. BUT NOW AFTER THESE FOUR OR FIVE BUT NOW AFTER THESE FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS ABOUT WHAT WE’VE LEARNED MONTHS ABOUT WHAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM THE NRA, NOW WE KNOW THE FROM THE NRA, NOW WE KNOW THE ADVICE IS COMING FROM THE GUY ADVICE IS COMING FROM THE GUY WHO IS USING HIS MEMBER’S MONEYS WHO IS USING HIS MEMBER’S MONEYS TO TRY TO BUY HIMSELF MANSIONS TO TRY TO BUY HIMSELF MANSIONS AND FLY HIS WIFE’S HAIR AND AND FLY HIS WIFE’S HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS ALL OVER THE MAKEUP ARTISTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHEN SHE WANTS THEM. COUNTRY WHEN SHE WANTS THEM. IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FEW MONTHS IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FEW MONTHS IN TERMS OF THE REVELATIONS IN TERMS OF THE REVELATIONS ABOUT THIS ALL POWERFUL GROUP.

100 thoughts on “Reports Show NRA’s Lavish Spending On Luxuries For Wayne LaPierre | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC”

  1. We've seen this story before … remember Jim & Tammy Faye ? The LaPierre's are the new Jim & Tammy Faye of the NRA.

  2. I like you Rachel but don't you make 7 million dollars a year reading the news? I don't think such shopping experience is very foreign to you!!!!!!!!

  3. Reminds me of some evangelical pastors – give me your money so I can buy a personal jet plane, and my huge mansion and life style so I can continue to pray for you. Shameful all!!

  4. Anyone notice how Rachel whitewashed Leticia’s name? It’s actually really annoying to hear her keep calling her Tish.

  5. Thank you MSNBC for this reporting. It's essential for the public to know about these dirty dealings and injustices. Why is it that so many wealthy people in power are so corrupt?

  6. Not surprise by all bad things NRA does. We all need to SUE them for all the blood shed that happens everyday with Guns in our Nation. Cowards GOP's, Coward and traitor NRA and even Traitor evil dictator trump will pay the price of blood on their hands.

  7. Rachel is, without doubt, the best news reporter in the US. She gets to the bottom of every misdeed and presents them without bias. I would love to see her in the White House, as President.

  8. This is another reason I'm glad I quit the NRA! The straw that broke the camel's back, was Russia funneling money through them to the Republican's and Trump during the 2016 election! Traitors to the United States!

  9. Oliver sold missile tech to Iran..Now we are going to a trump war over Oliver deeds..Oliver made millions selling out America..

  10. 😂 Why would NRA want to Sit-in on Another Entity's Deposition! 🤔 Because they Will get a Video & Transcript Copy anyway! And are Also Free to Depose Oliver North themselves if they Want? 😂 Dorks! Motion Denied!

  11. 2019: A liberal lesbian on a completely left wing t.v. show with a failing viewership has the egotistical audacity to think that her leftist drivel will have any relevance on an organization that has been around since the 1870s. Relying on reporting from The New Yorker magazine for info on the NRA? Way to stack the deck in your favor…

  12. Pink sands of Harbour Island.  You can't fly there.  Most likely ferry.  Maybe seaplane.  It's an island on the island of Eleuthera.  I was there back in the Shark Pit days.  Feeding time was a scary sight.

  13. People who are as rotten as Wayne LaPierre eventually have a hard time hiding it. Stuff like Rachel describes – the suits, the vacations, the estate – are no more than what he thinks he deserves.

  14. NRA Members could care Less if they are ill treating this! The Members that we’re smart like me dropped our memberships a long time ago!!!! Greatest thing I have ever done!!!

  15. Where are the real leaders in this country , man or women that care for America / humanity … why doesn't anyone care that can do something?

  16. I am glad Rachel and others are shedding light on Wayne"s lavish spending lifestyle. I guess this is why I get at least one letter a week from the NRA asking for more donations? Wake up NRA members!

  17. Let’s all stand with the students until all NRA and all weapons manufacturer money is forever out of buying off our democracy (among other changes)! As long as our system allows our politicians to personally profit from every gun sold and every bomb sold or dropped, mass shootings, terrorism & wars & will be inevitable. #getALLmoneyOut

  18. Hmmm.. sounds rather reminiscent of previous tales involving donations to religious organizations. Ridiculous amounts of cash being donated to and then spent by Jim and Tammy Fae Baker and their church PTL(Praise the Lord). Following several accusations of mismanagement, the government began reviewing PTL’s finances, as well as the spending and compensation of the Bakkers and other top PTL officials. At one point, the Bakkers’ vast portfolio included several homes, a private jet, two Rolls Royces, a Mercedes Benz, expensive clothes and an air-conditioned doghouse.

  19. If anything the NRA should be getting sued all over the place after all of the recent mass shootings that have occurred….

  20. And a young wife who thinks of her poooor hubby's needs. Yes, that was a little place for all his designer suits. I think we can add them to the list of people to be boo'd in public when we see them. Kids are dying in Trump's concentration camps and this creep helps himself to free money from the NRA? Yeah!!! He's doing a Trump! No morals what-so-ever. 🙁 Songs

  21. Is there any other place to buy firearm insurance?
    I'm not a member, just pointing out why people join them that don't agree with their politics for the insurance

  22. My advice to the NRA members is to buy teeth not guns. It makes no sense to fill up your trailer with a gun collection when the president of the NRA is living it up in true style. 🏯⛲️🛥🚁🛩✈️📍📍📍📍📍📍

  23. Wake up nra members you want your noney to pay for the fraud chief clothes jet trips italiansuits wake up and dump nra

  24. Like CuckNewsNetwork, (CNN) MSNBC with their LGBT peecuck rainbow feathered chicken symbol is nothing more than a leftist democrap propaganda channel, nothing more.

  25. The level of greed in tis country right now is staggering. Rich white men helping other rich white men become even richer, living in pure over the top opulence, pampering themselves and patting themselves on the back, while permanently ruining the very health, safety, and security of everyone else in this country. Sickness and death from gun violence and mass shooting, toxins polluting our drinking water, the environment and weather spinning out of control, immigrant children sleeping in their own feces, poverty, racism, bigotry, sexual abuse, hate tweets, fear mongering and distrust, all good prices to pay for these rich white men's opulence and ego that will never be quenched by an infinite amount of riches. WTF happened to my democracy? Warren/Sanders 2020!!

  26. I joined the NRA in the mid-1980s as a 'Life Member' and have regretted it for the last two decades and a half as I watched the former hunter & sport shooter support and focus evaporate as a cabal of Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox, and others insinuated themselves on us members. The cabal's agenda followed the Republican Party's cheap game of instilling fear. That cabal altered the annual election process, making dissent nearly impossible as the cabal itself filtered the list of candidates in order to remain in power. It is GONE as a concerned citizen organization. A former NRA-certified firearms instructor, I am one among many NRA members who realize we must put down this organization and rebuild it as a democratic citizen's outfit it was for over a century.

  27. NRA Chief Exec. LaPièrre billed $39,000 at a Beverly Hills Haute-Couture boutique because he purchased a svelte 3 piece suit including a soft body armor vest augmented with ceramic plates that provide extra protection to [*upper and *lower] vital areas.

  28. Do you really expect the head of a corrupt domestic terrorist organisation to be a beacon of morality and modesty?
    Do you really expect NRA members and donors to care about anything else than their precious deadly toys?

  29. I tried to cancel my NRA membership in writing as they demand, last year, and i am STILL on their 'Active Members' list. I have had to call more than once, and i have resubmitted my cancellation in writing again. They are in bed with Russia and Trump and that's a disgusting place to be.

  30. The same suckers who always complain about paying taxes don't mind paying for Trumps 6 million dollar golf games at Mar a largo and were actually dumb enough to donate a go fund me for his wall ! Ofcourse the NRA was easily infiltrated by a Russian spy Maria Buttina

  31. Thanks, Dr. Maddow and Team. As always, the money trail is quite fruitful. But the non-profit itself is only the tip of the iceberg, much like the Trump Foundation was a “separate” wallet for petty cash, compared to the Trump Organization (also under the “oversight” of cooperating witness Alan Weisselberg.
    We must also look into the finances of the NRA’s Lobbying Arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, and of its separate Political Victory Fund, the cash-conduit for Political Payoffs. And the latter is most certainly SWIMMING in Oligarch Money from Moscow!
    Incidentally, Wayne LaPierre headed the PVF, when the Firearms Industry took over the NRA in 1977, and I left the .org in rage and disgust!

  32. It's a special kind of sick, when his wife looks looks like she'd be his granddaughter. NRA approved. His wife? That's just gross, guys.

  33. NRA is awesome I'm a member they believe what's right they fight for gun owners btw your watch Rachael madcow lmao what a loser

  34. And the Russians have been funneling money to Republicans through the NRA…. One way that Putin seeks to weaken the US is by fostering divisiveness and chaos. The NRA fits well into that scheme.

  35. I have no idea why MSNBC keeps coming up in my feed I have never clicked on an MSNBC video I have never wanted to watch an MSNBC video every time and MSNBC video comes on I quickly change it but I keep being directed toward MSNBC videos

  36. 185 people dislike this video because they wish the NRA paid had for the sand to be turquoise instead of pink.

  37. Blimey. I thought Oliver North was dead. No, that was in my Hunter Thompson/Doonesbury dream. I'm very glad I caught up with this story, I can't get US newspapers as often as I like, a copy of The New Yorker costs the same as a decent curry. Another informative show, thanks.

  38. NRA is a racket that's fooling its dumb members and donors. If they are gullible enough to be ripped off, so be it. Another example of a good person being misunderstood, right?

  39. rachel is the most relevant journalist in America. tRUMP cult members do not want to listen, because she provides undisputable facts.

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