In an interview with CNN Tuesday, former Trump campaign aid Sam Nunberg dropped the bombshell that Robert Mueller is probing the relationship between the National Rifle Association and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“When I was interviewed by the special counsel’s office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA,” Nunberg said. According to the report, Mueller’s team was very interested in how Trump and his “operatives” formed a relationship with the alleged gun rights organization.
Nunberg was asked about the NRA nearly a year ago, in February 2018, and CNN learned that the Mueller team was still poking around the NRA just a month ago. Is that why the NRA has been so quiet lately?
Not surprisingly, the NRA did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
None of this news is particularly surprising to those who have been paying attention. As CNN points out, the alleged Russian spy Maria Butina confessed to influence relations between the U.S. and Russia by infiltrating the GOP. One of the main ways she sought to accomplish that was by building ties within the NRA – a tactic that was quite successful.
The NRA, meanwhile, quickly became a national mouthpiece for Donald Trump, supporting him during his 2016 campaign both with propaganda and donations that totaled over $30 million – far more than they’ve ever spent on a single election.
Then, of course, they ticked everyone in the country off, including many of their own members, particularly after professional nightmare lady Dana Loesch was named their spokesperson. That’s probably why people are so excited about this bit of news.
National Russia Association. Too easy! Why didn't I see that before?!— Bryson Roberts (@bfrsfo) January 22, 2019
Dana Loesch in the stocks. 🙂— The.Love.Button ? (@The_Love_Button) January 22, 2019
thoughts and prayers, Grover ??https://t.co/M5YYudiDt4— kevin (@KevINthe406) January 22, 2019
Tell Dana Loesch... that’s going to be “ratings gold.”— Mike Miner (@mcminer1031) January 22, 2019
Kudos on the photo choice.— Tom Childs-Forrest (@TC02472) January 22, 2019
About time pic.twitter.com/zKDDOC0h84— Spring??? (@1563ita) January 22, 2019
Hot Damn couldn't happen to a more deserving woman Dana will look good in DOC jumpsuit she and Ivanka can compare at whatever retirement facility they serve their sentences at— Callum McLaren (@Callum_Mac55) January 22, 2019
After, Dana Loesch said, "Wait, what? You can't do that!".... pic.twitter.com/vcBBq35HrI— Carolyn ? (@abbytencat) January 23, 2019
hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha pic.twitter.com/WUQUjOpN9W— Luci Craig Grubbs (@thelucinator70) January 22, 2019
It might be time to become the National Ratting-on-Trump Association.