A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA
The National Rifle Association is caught up in a rapidly expanding tangle of investigations — eight launched this year alone. Investigators in the House, Senate, New York State, and D.C. are scrutinizing the gun group’s nonprofit status following alleged financial misconduct exposed by The Trace, while other probes have their sights on the NRA’s ties to Kremlin-linked Russians and to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as several potential campaign finance violations.
Because it’s challenging to keep track of these probes, we’ve rounded them up below. We included only investigations that directly involve the NRA or its staff. We’ll keep this post updated to reflect the latest developments, and will add new investigations to the list, should they arise.
A joint House-Senate probe is investigating possible “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” made by the NRA to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and to several Republican Senate candidates. Sparked by The Trace’s reporting, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jamie Raskin have contacted NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and five campaign advertising vendors to request information about the groups’ relationships. “The evidence shows the NRA is moving money through a complex web of shell organizations to avoid campaign finance rules and boost candidates willing to carry their water,” Whitehouse told The Trace.
via thetrace A Guide to Every Known Investigation of the NRA