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Watching The Lincoln Project’s fall from grace has been epic!
The anti-Trump Super PAC had its world shattered when it was revealed that co-founder John Weaver sexually harassed young men.
Although other Lincoln Project members claimed to be “shocked” of the reports, it seems they knew more than was initially reported:
— Mark Hultmark 🌈 (@hultmark_mark) February 16, 2021
UPDATE: Some of the leaders of the Lincoln Project knew of sexual-misconduct allegations against a co-founder as early as last March, contradicting statements from top officials that they were not aware of the claims until summer or winter https://t.co/wWEk95pNmV
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 16, 2021
— Vera Eyzendooren ❌ (@AlwaysRightUSA) February 16, 2021
On top of being a club of establishment RINOs determined to oust President Trump and return to the status quo of the Republican Party, it appears they’re a group of pedophile enablers.
They knew of sexual harassment claims against Weaver for months and did nothing.
All to avoid a distraction in their efforts to defeat Trump in the election.
This group is so pathetic and the ultimate grifters of 2020.
The latest from Principled Conservatism™: https://t.co/J9jrq6iZfF
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) February 16, 2021
Each and every Lincoln Project donor is a pedophile enabler. Never miss an opportunity to tell people this.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 16, 2021
And everyone in media who promoted them https://t.co/lfmOktTvgP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 16, 2021
When it rains…. Quote: “They are life-long grifters, responsible for some of the most grotesque and amoral attack ads in the modern era, with a very long and recent history of advocating the exact opposite values of what they claimed to represent.” https://t.co/pQfxTQj2Ux
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 12, 2021
The Lincoln Project has raised $90 million, 55% of which has been paid to firms controlled by its founders. They’re resistance grifters.
I hope network hosts read this before booking one of dozens of contributors that have landed jobs with them recently. https://t.co/IpMg30JXGq
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 11, 2021
if you want to get a sense of who the lincoln project are as people, AP's reporting shows they covered for their teenage-grooming sex pest colleague for as long as humanly possible while frantically funneling money to their own businesses https://t.co/xz50hteOLI
— Jack Crosbie (@jscros) February 11, 2021
The Blaze reported on the scandal:
Several top leaders of the anti-Trump Super PAC, the Lincoln Project, were aware of sexual harassment allegations against one of its co-founders, John Weaver, as early as last March, the 19th reported Tuesday.
The news raises serious questions about the Lincoln Project’s handling of the controversy, especially considering the organization claimed in a statement last month that it was “shocked” when the allegations started surfacing.
Critics now allege that the organization covered up the allegations so as not to distract from its efforts to boot former President Donald Trump from the Oval Office.
Weaver, a longtime establishment Republican strategist who advised the late Sen. John McCain and former Gov. John Kasich before going on to launch the anti-Trump political operation, admitted in January to sending “inappropriate” sexually suggestive messages to multiple young men over the course of his career in politics.
Weaver’s admission followed public accusations from several young men — a number now totaling at least 21 — similarly recalling how Weaver demonstrated grooming behavior by sending unsolicited sexually charged messages often alongside promises of career advancement. One of the accusers was a 14-year-old boy who claims Weaver asked him about his body.
The veteran operative, who is married to a woman and has two children, announced he is gay in a statement and apologized to the young men he harassed, saying he thought at the time the exchanges were “consensual mutual conversations.”
The Associated Press previously reported the organization’s leadership was informed about at least 10 specific allegations of harassment against Weaver last June, including two involving Lincoln Project employees. The informers detailed the allegations in writing and in subsequent phone calls to the Super PAC’s leaders.
That also stands in contrast to the Lincoln Project’s statement, which declared that “at no time was John Weaver in the physical presence of any member of The Lincoln Project.”
The Hill added these details:
George Conway, who co-founded The Lincoln Project, is calling for an investigation into the anti-Trump group following a series of reports regarding allegations that another organization co-founder, John Weaver, sent unsolicited sexual messages to young men as well as a 14-year-old boy.Conway, a conservative attorney and husband of former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Tuesday that “THE LYING HAS TO STOP” and demanded that the group waive nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to allow for all current and former employees to reveal any knowledge they have about the claims.“An investigation is necessary. But it has to be thorough, and not a whitewash. And—THE LYING HAS TO STOP. It’s clear now that, as early [as] *MARCH*, the people who were in operational control of the Lincoln Project were told of Weaver’s predations. Enough is enough. LP needs to waive the NDAs and come clean,” he wrote in a pair of tweets.Conway’s remarks follow the resignation of another Lincoln Project co-founder, Steve Schmidt, as well as the announcement that the organization had hired an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into allegations regarding Weaver.“I wish John Weaver was not a cofounder of the Lincoln Project, but as hard as I wish for that to be, I can’t change that he was,” Schmidt said in a statement announcing his own resignation from the group. “I am enormously proud of the Lincoln Project and what we have accomplished to date.”“John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level,” The Lincoln Project added in its own statement addressing the allegations. “We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior. We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means.”In January, Weaver acknowledged sending “inappropriate” messages to young men that he said he believed at the time to be consensual, though his apology did not address the allegation of sending a message to a 14-year-old.“To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry,” he said in mid-January. “They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.”