Lawmakers demand documents after The Trace’s reporting shows NRA’s use of shell companies to support Trump, Senate campaigns.
But will that give the gun group cover amid the wider Trump-Russia investigation?
The same media consultant purchased ads for the NRA and for Senate candidates in the Missouri, Montana, and North Carolina races.
The confessed Russian agent told an Israeli audience in 2013 that her gun rights group had a deal with the NRA.
Trump and the gun group used the same consultants to spearhead their TV ad blitzes at the height of the 2016 election, likely in violation of federal law.
The executive, Josh Powell, had been cutting costs at the financially troubled organization.
The gun group’s latest tax filings disclose a wealth of new details, including generous executive benefits amid a growing cash crunch and mysterious payments to a former official.
A new complaint accuses the National Rilfe Association and GOP Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley of campaign finance violations.
A judge had removed the gun group’s original attorney from the case against insurance broker Lockton after The Trace reported that he lied on a sworn statement.
Following reporting by The Trace, nine senators accuse the NRA of skirting rules against coordinating with political campaigns.
The National Rifle Association is continuing to funnel much of its spending on the 2018…