(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that the Federal Election Commission must investigate allegations made against the National Rifle Association. Specifically, the NRA is accused of illegally performing a shell entity campaign to assist the election campaigns of several Republican candidates including former President Donald Trump.
United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Emmet Sullivan denied a motion to dismiss by the FEC and did not provide summary judgment for a 2019 case filed by the Campaign Legal Action Center.
The suit was filed on behalf of activists at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and was an effort to hurt the National Rifle Association – the nation’s leading pro-Second Amendment rights group.
The complaint alleges that the FED did not take necessary action on four complaints made against the NRA, in which the pro-2A organization was accused of violating the Federal Election Campaign Act by utilizing a “complex network of shell corporations” to unlawfully provide funding for the election campaigns of at least seven candidates for federal office.
If the accusations are true, the NRA contributed as much as $25 million illegally to the 2016 Trump campaign.
David Pucino, a senior attorney at the Gilfords Law Center, issued a statement claiming that the ruling was a “resounding win” to stop dark money in politics.
If that’s the case…why aren’t they going after the dark money funding virtually every major Democratic campaign?
President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign took in a massive $145 million in dark money donations, out of a total of $1.5 billion. It broke records for the amount of money raised for a presidential campaign challenging an incumbent president
It dwarfed the $28.4 million in dark money spent on President Donald Trump’s campaign, and beats the previous record of $113 million in anonymous donations backing RINO Mitt Romney in 2012.
The FEC has refused to comment on the story, but NRA spokesman Lars Dalseide described the suit as a “baseless effort engineered by anti-gun groups who want to silence the voices of our members.”