NRA Suspends Its Top Lawyer As Turmoil Intensifies

The Daily Beast reports:

Steve Hart, the longtime lawyer for the National Rifle Association board, has been suspended from that role, two people with knowledge of the move told The Daily Beast.

In addition, Col. Oliver North – who announced his departure from the powerful gun rights group this morning – has warned board members that the organization could lose its nonprofit status.

The lawyer’s ouster represents the departure of another senior, long-time NRA insider with detailed knowledge of the organization’s troubles. And it comes as internal turmoil and sniping rocks the gun-rights group.