The National Rifle Agency (NRA) faced heavy criticism in the last few years after the organization’s relationship with foreign agent Maria Butina and Russian government official Alexander Torshin was made public.
The Senate Finance committee began investigating this relationship, particularly to determine what role they had in the interference in the 2016 election. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), a ranking member on that committee, tweeted findings in a lengthy thread on Friday.
“The NRA lied about the December 2015 Moscow trip not being an official trip,” Wyden tweeted. “NRA leaders were told the trip was needed to prove Torshin’s American connections to the Kremlin, and that building relationships with Russians was ‘NRA business.’”