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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:55 PM

Wayne LaPierre has now taken the stand in the NRA bankruptcy trial.


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Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports

Apr 7, 2021
Wayne LaPierre has now taken the stand in the NRA bankruptcy trial. Here is our preview story on his testimony, which will be updated throughout the day.

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NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Faces Grilling During Highly Anticipated Bankruptcy Trial Testimony
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Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
James Sheehan, the @NewYorkStateAG's charities chief, is currently grilling him.

Q: Is it true you send no emails?
A: That's correct.

Q: Is it true that you send no texts?
A: That's correct.

Sheehan is the same lawyer who grilled LaPierre about his trips of the 108-foot yacht Illusions, which belonged to a Hollywood producer.

The NYAG says he did not disclose on conflict of interest forms.

From his deposition, described in the story at the top of the thread.



Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
Q: Did you advise the other members of the board that you were filing for bankruptcy before you did so?t Ha

A: "No, we did not."

The NYAG's charities bureau chief is rattling off the NRA senior staff Wayne LaPierre did not inform that he was going to file for bankruptcy.

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
Throughout the NRA trial, counsel for the NYAG and Ackerman McQueen have been establishing Wayne LaPierre's control over the org and lack of consultation with other senior officials.

The general counsel, e.g., testified he didn't know the suit against AMcQ would be filed.

Throughout the NRA trial, counsel for the NYAG and Ackerman McQueen have been establishing Wayne LaPierre's control over the org and lack of consultation with other senior officials.

The general counsel, e.g., testified he didn't know the suit against AMcQ would be filed.

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
Sheehan is reading Wayne LaPierre's remarks that the NRA outperformed their projections in membership and were in a position of "maximum liquidity."

The NRA also reduced their debt.

(The NRA boasted of their financial health when it filed for bankruptcy.)


Evidence in the NRA bankruptcy trial:

The Brewer law firm sent a bill to the NRA's general counsel in 2020. One of the lines charged $59,155.25 marked "Russia," the invoice shows.

Ackerman McQueen's questioning the general counsel on it right now.

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
A lawyer objected to the line of questioning, citing confidentiality.

Judge Hale struck it from the record.

Confidentiality issues have been resolved.

Mike Gruber asks him about the invoice again.

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
In a separate invoice from Jan. 13, 2021, Brewer billed $35,102.50 on a line item "Russia."

There was also a $5,671.07 line item marked "Cuomo/Vullo."

Q: Just briefly describe what happened in the Russia situation?

NRA's general counsel responds that the org needed to respond to since-dismissed campaign finance complaints and congressional inquiries.

He doesn't mention Maria Butina.

So Mike Gruber asks about her.

Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
Pressed by Gruber about Butina's case, Frazer notes that she pleaded guilty to not disclosing that she acted as an agent of Russia.

The line of inquiry was cut off after lawyers objected to the questions as beyond the scope.


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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:54 PM

1. Eventually somebody needs to find the 'scope' for getting answers to these questions. nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:45 PM

2. His life was in danger from unarmed gun rights activists, he was afraid, that's his story, and

he's sticking with it.

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