More potential crimes by the president. This time for possibly accepting help for policy favors.
President Donald Trump met with National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre on Friday and discussed how the NRA could help Trump fight impeachment and also asked him to back off gun reform, according to The New York Times.
The Times reported that LaPierre offered “financial support for the president’s defense” and asked Trump to “stop the games” on gun-control legislation.
“The NRA categorically denies any discussion occurred about special arrangements pertaining to the NRA’s support of the President and vice versa,” the NRA said in a statement.
The impeachment inquiry centers around a whistleblower complaint from an intelligence officer who wrote that Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.”
Despite the fact that expanding universal background checks to all private gun sales regularly earns over 90% support among Republicans, LaPierre has been remarkably effective at encouraging Trump not to back gun control.
President Donald Trump met with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed how the NRA could help Trump fight the ongoing impeachment inquiry and asked him to back off gun reform, according to The New York Times.
The Times reported that Trump met LaPierre at the White House on Friday, where LaPierre offered “financial support for the president’s defense” and asked Trump to “stop the games” on gun control legislation. It’s not clear what form the “financial support” would take. It’s also unclear if it was offered by LaPierre unsolicited or asked for by the president, or if it was accepted.