The Lincoln Project drama continues as FBI reportedly gets involved and another co-founder resigns.

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The discredited and now dishonorable Lincoln Project is coming apart at the seams, with one co-founder, John Weaver, having reportedly been placed under investigation by the FBI for allegedly soliciting sex from young boys and men, and another co-founder, Steve Schmidt, having resigned in disgrace after saying nothing about Weaver’s behavior.

The beginning of the end — oh, the irony — for the Lincoln Project began Thursday when the Associated Press published a bombshell report debunking the founders’ claims from last month that they’d known nothing about Weaver’s sick behavior.


“In June 2020, members of the organization’s leadership were informed in writing and in subsequent phone calls of at least 10 specific allegations of harassment against co-founder John Weaver, including two involving Lincoln Project employees, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation,” the Associated Press reported.

“The email and phone calls raise questions about the Lincoln Project’s statement last month that it was ‘shocked’ when accusations surfaced publicly this year. It’s also the first known suggestion that Weaver targeted a Lincoln Project staffer.”

It also contradicted what Schmidt had said in an interview Wednesday.

“No Lincoln Project employee, intern, or contractors ever made an allegation of inappropriate communication about John Weaver that would have triggered an investigation by HR or by an outside employment counsel. In other words, no human being ever made an allegation about any inappropriate sexualized communications about John Weaver ever,” he’d reportedly said.

That was apparently a lie — one so gross it spawned widespread backlash that only exploded in fury when reports emerged Friday morning that Weaver has allegedly been placed under investigation by the FBI.

“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,” journalist Yashar Ali reported.

“Those sources told me the agents inquired whether Weaver ever touched them inappropriately or sent or requested sexually explicit material when they were underage,” he noted.

By this point, the public’s patience with the Lincoln Project had evaporated, with even notoriously anti-Trump voices like Meghan McCain of “The View” — someone who’d you’d expect to be an ally — aiming their fury at the discredited group and Schmidt in particular.

Look at what she tweeted Friday evening:

Schmidt eventually responded with a written statement in which he seemingly tried to excuse his behavior by recalling the sexual abuse he himself had allegedly experienced as a child.

“My purpose in writing this isn’t to express what and when I knew about John Weaver, but how I feel about him, what he did and how many people he hurt. This is my truth,” he wrote, using a nonsensical phrase, “my truth,” popularized by the left.

“My truth” is the same phrase that was used by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s since-debunked sexual assault accusers.

“John Weaver has put me back into that faraway cabin with Ray, my Boy Scout leader. I am incandescently angry about it. I am angry because I know the damage that he caused to me, and I know the journey that lies ahead of every young man that trusted, feared and was abused by John Weaver,” Schmidt continued.

The statement wasn’t well-received by his critics:

Meanwhile, the same sort of leftists who were conned into forking over thousands of dollars to the Lincoln Project during the election last year have been falling over themselves to praise Schmidt for sharing his so-called “truth.”

Look:

This fiasco comes amid reports that the Lincoln Project’s founders had used all the money they’d “earned” from unsuspecting liberals to enrich their own lives.

“Steve Schmidt, a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, bought a million-dollar Utah home as the PAC raked in huge profits,” Fox News reported Friday. “The Lincoln Project saw significant financial success leading up to the November election, raising $90 million in total since its creation in 2019, but the organization has spent more than $50 million on consulting firms controlled by the group’s leaders.”

In a blog post published that same afternoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald opined, “That the primary effect of the Lincoln Project was to personally enrich its key operatives by cynically exploiting the fears of U.S. liberals has long been obvious.”

In a tweet posted in response to Schmidt’s statement, he added, “[T]hey’re insulting your intelligence. It was so clear this is what they were.”

And yet leftists continue to fawn over Schmidt and the Lincoln Project in general, raising questions over whether they have any intelligence at all.

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Vivek Saxena

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