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21 men accuse Lincoln Project co-founder of sexual harassment, including solicitation of 14-year-old boy
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Now 21 individual accusers have come forward alleging that Republican strategist and co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project organization, John Weaver, sent them sexually provocative messages, the New York Times reports.

The men, who were young a the time, say that Weaver sent them sexually charged messages within the context of him also saying he could find them a job in politics, according to interviews with the 21 accusers.

Weaver's alleged sexual solicitations included interacting with a 14-year-old boy, asking him questions about his body, then later sending more explicit messages when he turned 18, the Times reports.

Screenshots of messages from Weavers how that the solicitations were sometimes aggressive in nature, according to the Times. 

Creep.  :mad: :argh: :censored:

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Cody Bralts was a recent college graduate looking for a job in politics when he first engaged with Weaver.

Bralts told Weaver in conversation over Twitter that he ran marathons.

To that Weaver responded, "At least I know that whatever we end up doing, you could do it multiple times in a row," with a winking emoji.

"It just seemed like he was exploiting his power," Mr. Bralts said.

"He was someone very important and high up in a field I want to go into," he continued.
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Hope it takes them all out.

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Lincoln Project is anti-Trump.  They could gut a pig in a mosque and the moonbats would ignore it.
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Bye-bye, any chance of Lincoln Project mounting a black-list assault on Trump-voters.

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Lincoln Project Cofounder Jennifer Horn Terminates Relationship with Organization
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/05/lincoln-project-jennifer-horn-terminates-relationship/

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Lincoln Project cofounder Jennifer Horn has terminated her relationship with the anti-Trump organization, citing the “grotesque and inappropriate behavior” of her colleague and fellow cofounder John Weaver, who has been accused of sending explicit messages to young men, offering advice in exchange for sexual favors.

The New York Times confirmed Horn’s departure Friday afternoon. She told the outlet, “Upon careful consideration, I have terminated my relationship with the Lincoln Project, effective immediately.”

“John Weaver’s grotesque and inappropriate behavior, coupled with his longstanding deceptions concerning that behavior, are sickening,” Horn said.

“It is clear at this point that my views about how the Lincoln Project’s efforts are managed, and the best way to move the Lincoln Project forward into the future in the wake of these awful events, have diverged,” she added.

Jennifer Horn, the co-founder, has left the Lincoln Project.

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Horn’s resignation comes days after 21 men accused Weaver, who worked with the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as well as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), of sending explicit messages, offering advice in exchange for sensual favors. One of the accusers alleged that he began to receive the messages when he was an adolescent — just 14 years old.

According to the Times, which reviewed one of the messages, Weaver told one man he would “spoil you when we see each other.”

“Help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually,” Weaver allegedly wrote.

The Lincoln Project promptly condemned Weaver, stating that he “led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level” and labeling him a “predator, a liar, and an abuser.”
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I thought pedophilia and being gay was a plus for libs :thatsright:
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How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks
https://apnews.com/article/john-weaver-lincoln-project-crisis-b14be5f06588b8f1d78125d4141394cb

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high.

Led by several prominent former Republican consultants, its slickly produced ads attacking President Donald Trump made it perhaps the best known of the so-called Never Trump organizations. The group tried to claim a higher moral ground in an effort to purge Trump from the GOP. Money flowed in by the tens of millions of dollars from donors eager to help.

But within the organization, a crisis was brewing.

They knew. A pattern that happened in the past.
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And With That Key Resignation, The Lincoln Project Is Over
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/02/13/and-with-that-key-resignation-the-lincoln-project-is-over-n2584680

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WARNING: This post contains some graphic language.

In the words of Saint Morrison, “This is the end.” The Lincoln Project has come crashing down. It’s done. It’s finished. The group was supposedly a "country first" operation made up of principled conservatives determined to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election. There was talk about character and all, but the irony is that as more details come out about this operation — the more Trump sounds like a saint. I’m not kidding. We have stories of sexism and toxic work environments. It's a trainwreck.

Then, the sexual harassment scandal from one of their co-founders, John Weaver, engulfed LP which led to its eventual demise. Weaver sent a series of highly inappropriate messages to dozens of young men. Some of the men he contacted were underage at the time. The initial contact may not have been lurid, but still part of a pattern of behavior that is not acceptable by any social standard. When did the rest of this crew know about Weaver? We don’t know, but it appears the principals knew a lot longer than they're letting on, which is something many already have deduced given the meltdown that has ensued.

The crumbling continues.

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Co-founder Steve Schmidt said he found out in January about the Weaver allegations. He was not specific at all, and former LP staffers have alleged Schmidt knew a long time ago about Weaver's behavior. This week, it was announced that Schmidt was resigning from the group. Virtually the entire founding core of this operation has walked away. It’s all over — and thank God for that (via Axios):

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt is resigning from the group's board amid a series of scandals that has rocked the high-dollar anti-Trump super PAC, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Schmidt, a veteran Republican operative, is the latest and most high-profile departure from the group, which is reeling from revelations that another co-founder, John Weaver, used offers of professional advancement in a series of attempts to solicit sex from young men.

…Schmidt's resignation comes amid a wave of damaging stories for the Lincoln Project.

The New York Times reported last month on allegations from 21 men that Weaver sent them unsolicited and sexually charged messages. One was 14 years old at the time, according to the report.

Multiple people have reportedly been contacted by federal law enforcement regarding the alleged conduct. The Lincoln Project said it has hired an external law firm to conduct an investigation into the matter.

The AP reported that the majority of the $90 million that the Lincoln Project has raised was paid to consulting firms tied to the group's founders and senior staff.

Good @AP exposé proving what what was already obvious:

1) @ProjectLincoln lied when it denied knowing of complaints about John Weaver’s sexual misconduct;

2) It was a massive financial scam to enrich its founders at the expense of gullible liberals.https://t.co/k6lFrgqzS4 pic.twitter.com/U6RRKIEPdO

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 11, 2021

Leftists donated to the Lincoln Project due to their blind hatred for Donald Trump.

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And then there's the work environment at LP, which appears to be rife with sexism, toxicity, and all-out civil war between its executive leadership. People seem afraid to speak out, noting that the principals at the Lincoln Project go “nuclear” with their retaliatory measures against those who "undermine the public image" of LP. Is this the mafia or something? (via The 19th News):

The organization is facing a rapidly escalating controversy over allegations that another of its co-founders, John Weaver, sexually harassed more than a dozen young men, including some working for the project, and over what other members of senior management knew about the claims and when they knew it.

The accusations have roiled the organization, and as its current and former employees and contractors began coming forward to discuss them, they described a workplace where women in key positions were sidelined and where sexist and homophobic language was used by those in leadership posts.

In reporting a story over the past several weeks about the Lincoln Project’s management, culture, finances and handling of the Weaver allegations, The 19th interviewed nearly two dozen individuals currently or formerly associated with the group or familiar with its operations.

Nearly all of them said they feared speaking publicly about their experiences with the Lincoln Project and its remaining co-founders. Many cited their tendency to “go nuclear,” as several put it, when faced with internal dynamics that could undermine the public image they cultivated with their liberal fans.

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A three-person board … was created without input from some of the other co-founders. Eventually, disputes over that board, and its scope, led to bitter infighting that involved individual co-founders lawyering up and threatening one another with “oppo” research, Washington speak for the type of negative information amassed by a political campaign or organization to use against a rival.

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Another point of internal financial contention was the donor information that Lincoln Project amassed with ads that spread across social media. The specifics over who or which entity would own the data was not negotiated in advance, sources said, and the data’s market value grew as more and more people gave.

A frequent quip from Schmidt overheard by multiple people was that the Lincoln Project was his vehicle to achieve “generational wealth.”

As senior management squabbled over how to divide the pieces of the project’s financial pie, dissatisfaction was growing within the organization’s more junior ranks, which were made up of largely young and liberal staffers who said they had different standards than some of the group’s leaders, citing Schmidt and Wilson specifically. There was language used in both the Lincoln Project’s ads and within its workplace about gender and sexuality that made many of them uncomfortable, the dozens of interviews revealed.

Young men were “wizards” while young women were “girls.” Political rivals were “pussies” or “cocksuckers” or “faggots.” By the time the staff convened in Park City, the situation had become so “toxic,” according to more than a dozen accounts, that at least two co-founders, neither of whom remain at the project, had tried unsuccessfully to intervene to improve working conditions.

Staff had also complained that some of the project’s ads, specifically some related to Ivanka Trump, were sexist.

The publication noted the lack of women in leadership positions and that the few women who held such positions often got cut out of the decision-making process and were straight-up ignored. These were the people who were going to conserve conservatism, huh? Sounds like a sweatshop for a bunch of crybabies who couldn’t adapt to the party’s very blue-collar/populist infusion into the ranks of the base. Their advice wasn’t needed. They bet against the populist moment — and lost. So, they decided to make money in other ways. Well, you reap what you sow. No one is truly sad to see these guys go. They’re bullies, egomaniacs, and overall vile people who have allegedly made even some of their top donors afraid to pull the plug out of fear of what retaliation they may face.

In the end, they may have won the battle regarding Trump and the 2020 election, but they lost the war. The Lincoln Project is over. The era of Trumpism has only just begun.

Oh, and John Weaver is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for some of the communications he sent to younger men. Talk about character, huh fellas?

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BREAKING: FBI investigating Lincoln Project founder who allegedly solicited 14-year-old boy
https://thepostmillennial.com/lincoln-project-to-launch-investigation-into-tenure-of-john-weaver-co-founder-jennifer-horn-claims-organization-knew-about-allegations

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As of Friday morning, reporter Yashar Ali said that "The FBI is investigating allegations against longtime GOP political consultant and Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver, according to two sources who said they were contacted by FBI agents. Those sources told me the agents inquired whether Weaver ever touched them inappropriately or sent or requested sexually explicit material when they were underage."

This comes after The Lincoln Project's Thursday announcement that they will be launching an external investigation into who knew what when about co-founder John Weaver's alleged sexual misconduct. This included the alleged harassment of boys as 14-years-old.

When one former employee, Jennifer Horn, who resigned last week from The Lincoln Project, spoke up about her concerns that the information about Weaver's misconduct was previously known by some in leadership, The Lincoln Project responded by posting private messages between her and a reporter on Twitter.

John Weaver is under investigation by the FBI.

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Emily Ramshaw, of The 19th, which employs Amanda Becker, who was the reporter on the other side of the private messages with Jennifer Horn, said unequivocally that they would not be bullied by the powerful PAC.



Six former Lincoln Project employees spoke up on Thursday night in a letter obtained by The New York Times, demanding that they no longer be held to the terms of their nondisclosure agreements, so that they could reveal what they know about the allegations into Weaver. In light of the treatment of Horn, however, when those who wished to be released from the NDA's were asked to come forward, they declined to do so. Their letter is unsigned.
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Tucker Carlson: From Andrew Cuomo to The Lincoln Project, media protected the worst of politics
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-lincoln-project-andrew-cuomo

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At the end of a turbulent and sometimes grim week, we have good news: 212 years to the day after Abraham Lincoln was born, the Democratic Party propaganda outlet that stole his name finally collapsed.

There's probably never been a sleazier or more vicious organization in American politics than The Lincoln Project. Naturally, it was heavily funded by the tech oligarchs in Silicon Valley. The Lincoln Project set itself apart from most political organizations by never even addressing, for the most part, ideas or policies. Instead, they always went personal, immediately going right for the throat.

Rather than argue against what Donald Trump might be doing or not doing, the Lincoln Project instead threatened his attorneys and spread filth about his aides. In January, for example, one Lincoln Project executive bragged: "We are constructing a database of Trump officials and staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now ... They will be held accountable." It always sounded a little more like MS-13 than a political operation.

Now, because life is irony, there are reports that the FBI is investigating The Lincoln Project, specifically co-founder John Weaver. You may remember him because he helped manage John McCain's run for president. He also worked for former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. In his spare time, Weaver spent enormous energy trying to lure young boys into sex. At least one of those boys was 14 years old. Twenty-one of John Weaver's alleged victims now accuse him of sexual harassment.

It's an awful story, but here's the worst part: The Lincoln Project clearly had a pretty good idea what John Weaver was up to. For decades, political consultants whispered rumors that John Weaver had tried to molest little boys. Karl Rove, to his credit, once said that out loud and was promptly attacked by the Atlantic magazine.  Weaver's colleagues at the Lincoln Project knew all this, but they hid the truth from the public and from law enforcement. Inside the organization, they made it clear they understood what was happening.

Sickening.  :mad: :argh: :censored:

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Keep in mind, just a week ago, The Lincoln Project was powerful and feared. Now, it's done. It's over. It's not coming back. The lesson is, things change fast. Ask Andrew Cuomo.

A lot of people expected Andrew Cuomo to be Joe Biden's attorney general, maybe even vice president. Cuomo played an instrumental role in Biden's campaign for the White House. He helped the party leverage coronavirus for political ends. He's one of the reasons that a lot of voters in November wound up believing that Donald Trump was personally responsible for COVID. Some voters appeared convinced that Trump had cooked up the virus himself in a lab deep beneath Mar-a-Lago.

Not that Andrew Cuomo was doing a great job as governor of New York. More people were dying in his state than in any other state in the country. But for the best part of a year, nobody in the media said that out loud. They allowed Cuomo to win an Emmy, in fact, for saying things like this:

CUOMO, MARCH 2020: My mother's not expendable, and your mother is not expendable, and our brothers and sisters are not expendable, and we're not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable.

Sickening.  :mad: :argh: :censored:

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Here are the details: Andrew Cuomo's top aide, Melissa DeRosa, privately admitted the truth in a call with state lawmakers. According to DeRosa, the Cuomo administration deliberately covered up the true number of coronavirus-related nursing home deaths in the state of New York. They refused to tell lawmakers how many people were really dying.

Why did they do this? Why did they lie? Well, DeRosa explained, the administration was worried that telling the truth about how many people were dying in nursing homes would hurt Joe Biden and help Donald Trump.

"He [Trump] starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes," DeRosa said. "He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer."

Then, she worried, Trump "directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us. And basically, we froze, because we were in a position where we weren't sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice or what we gave to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren't sure if there was going to be an investigation. That played a very large role in this."

In other words, we lied because we didn't want to get caught. The most basic explanation of all. We didn't want to help our political enemies and concede how many people we killed.

They knew.
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I wonder how the FBI is doing with the Hunter Biden investigation, or are they too busy.
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I wonder how the FBI is doing with the Hunter Biden investigation, or are they too busy.

Weiss was one of two U.S. Attorneys not shitcanned by Joe Asterisk. Apparently even Joe doesn't have the balls to fire a prosecutor, though he demanded the same from the Ukraine.

Even Joe's handlers couldn't handle that one.
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I wonder how the FBI is doing with the Hunter Biden investigation, or are they too busy.

One would think that given their budget, clout and "prestige" they would be able to multitask unless that goes against their orders from the new illegitimate regime...
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The Lincoln Project is so patriotic whenever they sing the national anthem it's only in 1 key...

A minor
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The Lincoln Project is so patriotic whenever they sing the national anthem it's only in 1 key...

A a minor

FIFY. Not that it's important to your point (it isn't), minor key names are displayed in lower case.

That said, Weaver enjoyed big boys and little boys. Maybe it was just "any ol' dick'll do."

I'm hopeful the LP itself (not the "members" - see what I did there?) enjoy the destruction of their crime-ridden PAC. I know I am.
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