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NY AG Seeks To Dismantle The NRA, Trump Says It Should Move To TX

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After an investigation into alleged corruption and mishandling of funds, Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association. James said the 18-month-long investigation concluded the group is “fraught with fraud and abuse.”

The suit claims the leaders of the gun-rights group misused funds for personal gain and the mishandling of money accounted for a $64 million loss over three years.

According to James. the group created contracts with friends and family and wrote contracts with former employees for ensured loyalty.

James sued as the NRA is registered in New York and is in her jurisdiction — it was filed with the New York Supreme Court. The AG said the group is “a breeding ground for greed, abuse, and brazen illegality.”

Further, James is seeking the court to require the dissolving of the organization and require each of the current and former executives to pay full restitution. Wayne LaPierre and three other executives would never be allowed to serve on the board of a New York charity if the suit wins, as reported by CNBC.

The suit is civil but if the AG finds criminal activity, “we will refer it to the Manhattan district attorney,” she said.

The NRA has yet to make a comment on the lawsuit.

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BREAKING: Senate votes down both articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in party-line vote

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The Senate voted down two articles of impeachment Wednesday which alleged Department of Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas engaged in the “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

What resulted in a party-line vote, began with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposing a point of order declaring the first article unconstitutional, to which the majority of senators agreed following several failed motions by Republicans. The article was deemed unconstitutional by a vote of 51-48, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting present.

Fox News reports:

Schumer’s point of order was proposed after his request for unanimous consent, which would have provided a set amount of time for debate among the senators, as well as votes on two GOP resolutions and a set amount of agreed upon points of order, was objected to by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Schmitt stated in his objection that the Senate should conduct a full trial into the impeachment articles against Mayorkas, rather than the debate and points of order suggested by Schumer’s unanimous consent request, which would be followed by a likely successful motion to dismiss the articles. 

Republican senators took issue with Schumer’s point of order, as agreeing to it would effectively kill the first of the two articles. Several GOP lawmakers proposed motions, which took precedence over the point of order, to adjourn or table the point, among other things. But all GOP motions failed. 

After another batch of motions to avoid voting on Schumer’s second point of order, which would deem the second article unconstitutional, the Senate agreed to it. The vote was along party lines 51-49, with Murkowski rejoining the Republicans. 

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