Statement From Attorney General James On The NRA's Attempt To Interfere In An Official Investigation

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement following a hearing in New York County State Supreme Court, in which the National Rifle Association (NRA) attempted to quash the subpoenas issued to former NRA public relations firm Ackerman McQueen:

“Once again, the National Rifle Association is attempting to stifle and interfere with a confidential, law enforcement investigation. As we argued in our papers, we are fighting this action because the NRA has no authority to act as gatekeeper, a set of virtual eyes and ears over the Attorney General Office’s investigations. We won’t allow the NRA to control responses to subpoenas, intimidate witnesses, or compromise the integrity of our legal action.”