As NRA was bleeding money, it offered Dan Bongino $1.5 million for failing TV channel - 2021-04-14

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F358.png As NRA was bleeding money, it offered Dan Bongino $1.5 million for failing TV channel April 14, 2021, Zachary Petrizzo, Salon

Newly released court documents allege that in 2018, the National Rifle Association and its CEO Wayne LaPierre approved a $1.5 million dollar contract to keep then-NRATV host Dan Bongino on for the 2019 calendar year at the NRA's failing TV outlet. This came as the gun rights organization was falling deeper into financial troubles over the course of 2018.

A legal document obtained by Salon and filed by Ackerman McQueen, the NRA's longtime PR agency, in the gun group's ongoing bankruptcy case in Texas, contains a list of commitments that Ackerman alleges the NRA "refused to honor." It then claims that at an October 2018 meeting in Dallas, "LaPierre approved NRATV for the 2019 budget year, including Dan Bongino's $1.5 million contract (which Mr. Bongino ultimately turned down)."

According to reporting by The Daily Beast, Bongino was "dropped" by NRATV around the end of 2018, but Ackerman McQueen's new legal filings suggest that was not in fact the case.

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{{cite news | first = Zachary | last = Petrizzo | title = As NRA was bleeding money, it offered Dan Bongino $1.5 million for failing TV channel | url = https://www.salon.com/2021/04/14/as-nra-was-bleeding-money-it-offered-dan-bongino-15-million-for-failing-tv-channel/ | work = Salon | date = April 14, 2021 | accessdate = March 3, 2022 }}