The Lincoln Project: Claim Chowder Served Piping Hot

Grifters

Hair Füror (H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Well, the NYTimes, actually serves it:

Inside the Lincoln Project’s Secrets, Side Deals and Scandals

“[Steve] Schmidt and the three other men who started the Lincoln Project — John Weaver, Reed Galen and Rick Wilson — had already quietly moved to set themselves up in the new enterprise, drafting and filing papers to create TLP Media in September and October, records show. Its aim was to transform the original project, a super PAC, into a far more lucrative venture under their control.

“This was not the only private financial arrangement among the four men. Shortly after they created the group in late 2019, they had agreed to pay themselves millions of dollars in management fees, three people with knowledge of the deal said. … Fresh reporting by The Times found that Mr. Weaver’s inappropriate behavior was brought to the organization’s attention multiple times last year, beginning in January 2020.”

And for another point of view:

George Conway, Other Lincoln Project Co-Founders, Call Group to Shut Down, Fight Trumpism In Other Ways

…The newspaper’s investigation found that the Lincoln Project, a Republican political action committee that gained popularity for its anti-Trump media campaign ahead of the November election, transferred roughly $27 million of its donations to a consulting firm operated by co-founder Reed Galen. The report noted that Galen and four other co-founders, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson, were compensated through the transfer endeavor.

“@ProjectLincoln should shut down, absent full disclosure of its finances. As this detailed story shows, there’s simply too much money that hasn’t been accounted for, and, I fear, never will be,” Conway tweeted on Monday, with a link to the latest Times report about the Lincoln Project’s financial dealings.

And then Conway suggest transferring the grift elsewhere:

“I know LP’s supporters want to continue the fight against Trumpism, and I urge them to do so in some other way. Fortunately, there are an ample number of other groups fighting that fight, such as: @AccountableGOP @protctdemocracy @BulwarkOnline,” he continued.

The Lincoln Project may have started out as a simple grift, but just one goddamn year later, it was an even bigger grift featuring a serial sexual-harasser and an epic cover-up, and the founders were all green room habitués on our only liberal teevee channel.

This entry was posted in Grifters Gotta Grift. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to The Lincoln Project: Claim Chowder Served Piping Hot

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    I appreciated TLP’s work in irritating the hell out of The Former Guy (and that’s always a good thing with me), but now that he’s been dethroned, TLP can slither back under the rocks.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sos says:

    I don’t think you could scrape together an ounce of decency between the lot of them.

    Schmidt and Wilson can just go directly to hell.

    Conway lives in hell. (Hi Kellyanne)

    I couldn’t pick Weaver and Galen out of a line-up TBH.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. George Conway, Other Lincoln Project Co-Founders, Call Group to Shut Down, Fight Trumpism In Other Ways

    Well they weren’t fighting trumpism so much as monetizing it, which when you stop to think about it is such a damned dead-on patented Trump-style grift, I’m honestly surprised TFG hasn’t had his lawyers issue a cease-and-desist, or at least a demand for a percentage of the action and licensing fees….

    Liked by 2 people

  4. H-Bob says:

    Another example of becoming the same as the enemy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ehhhh, more like true colors showing…remember all of them have been long time ‘campaign consultants’ fro the GQP, they happily created the groundwork for trumpism, and I guaran-damn-tee you they would have been perfectly happy to be on TFG’s team had they been asked.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Bruce388 says:

    In 2002 Senator Max Cleland, who lost most of his limbs in Vietnam, was hammered with a campaign ad that morphed him into Osama bin Laden. I’ve read Rick Wilson was responsible for that piece of advertising brilliance.

    Like

  6. Aurora Silvermane says:

    My favorite part of this story is where George Conway suggests the LP shovels their ill-gotten gains to The Bulwark.

    Like

Comments are closed.