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.
SCOOP: The NRA also suspended Steve Hart, longtime counsel to its board. He’s another NRA insider who’s now pushed out – anothe indicator of major major turmoil
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) April 27, 2019
NRA implosion update:
1. LaPierre writes letter to board claiming Oliver North tried to blackmail him
2. NRA sues, saying North double-dipped
3. North says NRA could lose non-profit status for mismanagement
4. North resigns
5. NRA suspends its top lawyer https://t.co/l20HuMeh71
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 27, 2019