Mueller Investigating Trump Campaign Ties to the NRA
CNN has just come up with a blockbuster “inside the Mueller investigation” scoop, that is sure to bring Trump down this time.
According to CNN Mueller is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to the NRA.
Can you believe it? Who could have ever suspected a pro-gun Republican candidate might have ties to the NRA?
Is this some kind of scandal, or a joke? Sadly, here’s the story:
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign’s relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign.
“When I was interviewed by the special counsel’s office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN.
The special counsel’s team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group’s annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said.
Nunberg’s interview with Mueller’s team in February 2018 offers the first indication that the special counsel has been probing the Trump campaign’s ties to the powerful gun-rights group.
As recently as about a month ago, Mueller’s investigators were still raising questions about the relationship between the campaign and the gun group, CNN has learned.
A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.
The NRA did not respond to a request for comment.
First off, this is CNN, so it’s less than reliable.
Next the “special counsel’s team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group’s annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid?”
What the heck is that and how would it have any bearing or relationship to “Russian collusion?”
Here’s the real problem, at least in the eyes of Democrats and their media allies:
Trump quickly became a darling of the NRA during the 2016 campaign, despite his history of supporting a ban on assault weapons.
Trump spoke at the NRA’s annual meeting in Tennessee in 2015, along with a number of other GOP presidential hopefuls. By May 2016, the NRA was all in for Trump, officially endorsing his candidacy at the group’s annual meeting in Kentucky.
“To get the endorsement, believe me, is a fantastic honor,” Trump told the NRA crowd in 2016. “I will not let you down.”
The NRA spent more than $30 million to back Trump’s candidacy — a stunning sum even for an organization known for its political might.
It was more than the NRA had spent on all races combined — presidential, House and Senate — in the 2008 and 2012 election cycles, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. is an avid outdoorsman who helped his father build closer ties to the NRA.
This has got to be the dumbest “we got Trump” move yet by CNN.
Can’t wait until the President responds.
Thanks to our good friends at The Federalist Papers for permission to republish this article.
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