Yesterday the New York Times published a blockbuster article exposing the co-founder of the Lincoln Project, John Weaver, of sexually harassing teenage boys online, wanting sexual favors from them in exchange for help getting into the business of politics:
John Weaver, a longtime Republican strategist and co-founder of the prominent anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project, has for years sent unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics, according to interviews with 21 men who received them.
His solicitations included sending messages to a 14-year-old, asking questions about his body while he was still in high school and then more pointed ones after he turned 18.
These messages from Mr. Weaver, 61, who helped run John McCain’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008 and John Kasich’s in 2016, did not lead to physical encounters except in one consensual case, and none of the men accused Mr. Weaver of unlawful conduct. Rather, many of them described feeling preyed upon by an influential older man in the field in which they wanted to work, and believing they had to engage with his repeated messaging or lose a professional opportunity.
Mr. Weaver sent overt sexual solicitations to at least 10 of the men and, in the most explicit messages, offered professional and personal assistance in exchange for sex. He told one man he would “spoil you when we see each other,” according to a message reviewed by The New York Times. “Help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually.”
Weaver is married with a wife and two children, which makes his online behavior all the more disgusting.
The Lincoln Project was quick to disavow him:
The Lincoln Project today released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/k9QkUsiFO5
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 31, 2021
This is the group that treated Trump like he was scum of the earth, and look who is running the show over there!
The Lincoln Project’s George Conway claimed this morning that he barely new Weaver or something:
“It’s terrible and awful…I didn’t know John very well. I frankly only spoke to him a couple times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project.” pic.twitter.com/eKo0meptls
— The Recount (@therecount) February 1, 2021
Yeah, right. I don’t think anyone believes that.
But you know who does say he knew about it? Karl Rove:
Karl Rove is asked about Lincoln Project founder John Weaver:
“I’ve actually known about this pattern of behavior since 1988.”pic.twitter.com/1HU7ND4Fal
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 1, 2021
If Rove knew about it and he wasn’t part of the Lincoln Project, you can believe people like George Conway and Rick Wilson knew about it. They just don’t want to answer the hard questions about why they’d do business with a predator like this.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com