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Asa Hutchinson, former GOP congressman who led NRA School Task Force, is running for governor of Arkansas

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Lawrence O'Donnell:

I am looking at the members now. RBT Solutions is a company, there are 13 members of your task force, five of them work for that same company. Another company that is not listed on here, six people are affiliated with, command consulting group. RBT Solutions is actually in the business, isn't it, of training school security officers? They would make money, a lot of money, if these recommendations that they voted for on your task force were actually carried out?

Asa:

Well, I doubt that. they're actually -- they do work primarily for overseas military is my understanding.

Lawrence:

So is it your understanding no one is involved in the task force that's involved with any company that would in any way profit from the recommendation made by this report if it was carried out nationally?

Asa:

I don't think so.

Lawrence:

And how much were you and the task force members paid for this work?

Asa:

Well, we're not going to provide you with a line by line.

Lawrence:

Why wouldn't you do that, congressman?

Asa:

Because it is none of your business, primarily.

Lawrence:

If you're submitting a report to be evaluated as an independent report, and you're being paid by the people who you are giving the report to, the credibility of the report rests on a lot of things, including that payment relationship. So I would like to ask you, how much did the National Rifle Association pay you individually to do this, and are they still paying you?

Asa:

Lawrence, let me tell you, I compiled this group of experts to provide the report. Have you read the 252 page report?

Lawrence:

Yes, I have, it is right here on my desk. If there's any page you want to refer to, I am happy to go straight to it.

That man, Asa Hutchinson, the one in the video who was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell, has now announced that he is running for governor of Arkansas:

(CNN) Asa Hutchinson, the former Republican congressman who helmed the National Rifle Association's task force on school safety, said Wednesday he was formally jumping into the race for Arkansas governor.

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I wonder how much it will cost the NRA to buy his election.

Current Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe beat him in 2006.

You remember Asa, right? He was one of the managers (prosecutors) during the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1998.

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Video- Lawrence O’Donnell Thumps NRA’s Asa Hutchinson In Feisty Interview

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Dance Asa, DANCE!

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Video- Candy Crowley Pummels NRA Program Director Hutchinson

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