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It's a shrinking cult of personality.

People are too tied into "my team vs. everyone else", and think it would be an admission of personal failure to acknowledge the truth.
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Motion To Seal in NY Case
https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... n-ny-case/
NRA has moved to seal (file but keep secret from the public) the 2003 Frenkel report, which we’ve mentioned before. That report must be really hot, given that NRA leadership is fighting hard to keep it secret 19 years after it was written. All that is known is that its author, Jacob Frenkel, was a specialist in defending white-collar criminal cases. A quote from the motion to seal hints at how hot the report is, in terms of how much is being done to keep it secret.

“The sealing order is necessary because (i) the Document is privileged and otherwise non-discoverable; (ii) the NRA is pursuing two appeals (one with the Court and one with the Appellate Division) regarding any rulings to the contrary; and (iii) the NYAG agreed that the NRA would produce the document to the NYAG in the interim subject to numerous restrictions, including the NYAG’s promise that should the NRA prevail on appeal, the NRA will return the document to the NRA and not use it or work product derived from it.”

Back in 2003, the report was sent to the Audit Committee. That it’s being kept top secret today probably means that it was kept secret from the rest of the board of directors. It must be linked to a person or persons still with NRA now or recently, or no one would care this much. Here is part of the deposition of director David Coy, which mentions that the report concerned “expenditures” and (maybe, it’s not clear) “II and IS,” which were the companies owned by the mysterious unlicensed travel agent who leased executive jets for LaPierre.
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Judge denies NRA request to seal Frenkel report. Loyal NRA/LaPierre members lose another round in court. Brewer continues to get wealthy from losing NRA court battles.
https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... was-quick/
In the New York litigation, NRA leadership is trying like crazy to keep the 2003 Frenken report secret. The Special Master ruled that it had to be revealed. NRA’s attorneys re-argued the point, but the Special Master stood his ground. The attorneys appealed that to the trial judge, who ruled the same way. On November 17, they appealed that, and yesterday were shot down. The ruling was that the NRA attorneys screwed up and waived the argument by not raising it earlier. “The NRA’s piecemeal approach to raising objections to producing this document is inefficient. and inappropriate. All objections to production should have been raised and litigated in connection with the prior motion. Those that were not argued are waived. The fact that the NRA purported to reserve the right to assert additional objections at a later date does not make it so.”

The court adds that the objection would have lost anyway. Attorney-client privilege is lost if the client shares the document with non-attorneys, and NRA shared it with its accountants. “In any event, even if the privilege objection is considered timely, it is unavailing. The Report was, by design, shared with a third party, namely PricewaterhouseCoopers. Any privilege that otherwise might have attached to this document was waived.”

Add one more to the NRA attorneys’ impressive string of losses. Which is matched by impressive legal fees for those losses, which we projected at $60 million for 2022, or nearly 1/3 of NRA’s total revenues. We cannot think of any company, or organization, that could stay afloat with a third of its revenues going to legal fees. Even if the organization was financially healthy, when NRA is in terrible and worsening condition there.

None of those legal costs involves advancing the 2A. That’s being done by SAF, GOA, FPC, etc. NRA is MIA there. No, NRA’s huge legal bills are going to protect one greedy man, who got caught, plus a few of his cronies.
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Meanwhile, the NRA PVF has dumped $3 million into the almost-certain losing race of Herschel Walker in Georgia.

Gun control groups haven't spent anything, because they know Warnock is going to win. Why waste the money?
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I admit I never even considered doing the math on the NRA legal bills. We're all accustomed to huge payouts to law firms, but those are contingency fees paid to settle civil suits, not billable hours per services rendered.

There is no way any firm could legitimately bill $60 million in one year for work of this scope.

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... -expenses/
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KBCraig wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:28 pm I admit I never even considered doing the math on the NRA legal bills. We're all accustomed to huge payouts to law firms, but those are contingency fees paid to settle civil suits, not billable hours per services rendered.

There is no way any firm could legitimately bill $60 million in one year for work of this scope.

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... -expenses/
It's a DemocRat law firm and money laundering operation all in one apparently.
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Bitter Clinger wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:16 am
KBCraig wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:28 pm I admit I never even considered doing the math on the NRA legal bills. We're all accustomed to huge payouts to law firms, but those are contingency fees paid to settle civil suits, not billable hours per services rendered.

There is no way any firm could legitimately bill $60 million in one year for work of this scope.

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... -expenses/
It's a DemocRat law firm and money laundering operation all in one apparently.
One certainly has to wonder if some of that $60 million is making its way back into the pockets of certain individuals who control the NRA.
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KBCraig wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:10 pm It's a shrinking cult of personality.

People are too tied into "my team vs. everyone else", and think it would be an admission of personal failure to acknowledge the truth.
It is always easier to fool someone than to convince them they were fooled.
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How You Run Up Millions In Legal Bills
https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2022/ ... gal-bills/
In the New York case, NRA moved to dismiss on the ground it was described in the complaint as “National Rifle Association of America, inc.,” when its legal name didn’t have “inc.” in it. The judge said this was not very important, and directed the two parties to confer and submit an order for his signature that would correct the technical error.

NRA didn’t, but continued to object. The judge finally issued an order, saying in it:

“Later on December 1, 2022, counsel for Defendant Wayne LaPierre submitted a letter (NYSCEF 911) requesting until December 9, 2022, to file a response. On December 9, 2022, despite the Court’s clear and unequivocal order to submit a proposed order to make a simple change, the National Rifle Association (NYSCEF 913), Mr. LaPierre (NYSCEF 916) and Mr. Frazer (NYSCEF 920) submitted letters requesting that the Court require OAG, in addition to amending the caption, to “(i) amend the summons and complaint; (ii) serve the amended summons and complaint on the NRA; and (iii) file the amended summon and complaint along with proof of their service” (NYSCEF 913). Notably, no argument has been made that any party has been prejudiced or confused by the apparently incorrect addition of “Inc.” to the NRA’s name in the pleadings under which the parties have been operating for more than two years.”

“OAG’s straightforward request to change “National Rifle Association of America, Inc.” to “National Rifle Association of America” in the caption and complaint is GRANTED. . . .”

Motions and counter-motions over three letters and a period. That’s how you churn up millions in legal fees, and irritate the judge.
Cui bono? Wayne, cronies and Brewer, et al will milk the cow until it is dead.
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bblhd672 wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:13 am One certainly has to wonder if some of that $60 million is making its way back into the pockets of certain individuals who control the NRA.
Do we even have to wonder about it?
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