Lincoln Project Predator: What Did They Know, And When Did They Know It?
Ryan Girdusky, who first broke the story of Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver having inappropriate contact with young men, claims: “Members of the Lincoln Project absolutely knew about his predatory behavior”
Back on January 11, 2021, Ryan Girdusky broke the story of Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver’s alleged predatory behavior toward young men. Among his revelations, Girdusky reported that in addition to sexually harassing young men online Weaver allegedly propositioned young men for sex as part of a job offer.
When the story broke, the Lincoln Project’s assortment of failed former GOP operatives and self-important former rightwing pundits gave a collective shrug and declined to comment, smugly stating, “John’s statement speaks for itself.” That was published at Axios on January 15th. The story made the rounds on right media, including a segment on Laura Ingraham’s show.
.@IngrahamAngle & @RyanGirdusky Discuss Accusations That Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver Solicited Young Men For Sex In Exchange For Jobs pic.twitter.com/yZyzAodEO3
— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) January 14, 2021
Apart from Axios, the Democrat’s media activist arm didn’t touch it, likely because they see the Lincoln Project as a frenemy of sorts given that both were—and continue to be—on a mission to destroy President Trump.
Fast forward to Sunday, January 31st. The New York Times published the story—failing to properly credit Girdusky by name for breaking it, of course—and suddenly the Lincoln Project is shocked and outraged.
In response to the NY Times “revelations” (that were revealed weeks ago), the Lincoln Project scrambled to release a statement of condemnation of Weaver and to assert their own ignorance of his predatory behavior toward boys and young men.
The power of the New York Times. When other media reported the John Weaver story, Lincoln Project blew it off, said only that Weaver's personal response 'speaks for itself.' Now, when NYT reports it, Lincoln Project is shocked, horrified, says Weaver is a horrible person. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/2JV8yMegmQ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 31, 2021
Here’s a screen shot of the full statement:
The haste with which this statement was composed and sped out to preserve the Lincoln Project’s standing with its new best frenemies among the anti-American left resulted in some unintentional hilarity (via Twitchy).
"We could've been violated!" pic.twitter.com/djScyZOaHm
— Business Master Crapplefratz (@Crapplefratz) January 31, 2021
"We're really sorry he's a dirtbag, and we feel bad for his victims. But the most important thing is that we're okay."
— CMDohm (@CMDohm) January 31, 2021
The NY Times piece includes the following denial of knowledge on the part of the Lincoln Project regarding Weaver’s predatory behavior:
Lincoln Project leaders, in their first extended comments about Mr. Weaver, said they had not been aware of such allegations until this month, when articles in The American Conservative and Forensic News, and an open letter on Twitter from a data analyst named Garrett Herrin, accused Mr. Weaver of grooming young men online.
Steve Schmidt, a co-founder of the group, said its leaders had learned last summer from social media posts that Mr. Weaver, who has a wife and two children, might be involved in relationships with men, but emphasized, “There was no awareness or insinuations of any type of inappropriate behavior when we became aware of the chatter at the time.” Mr. Weaver denied the claims, Mr. Schmidt said in an interview.
Girdusky, however, is challenging this declaration of ignorance.
According to several mutual friends, @MollyJongFast heard I had this story back in the early summer. And that it was circulating several outlets.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021
This statement by the @ProjectLincoln is an absolute lie.
Members did know. Young men approached them about the accusations. Members knew I was writing the story and warned John Weaver pic.twitter.com/BZms5iLgpL
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021
On Twitter Sunday, Girdusky — who broke the story earlier this month — blasted the Lincoln Project’s statement as false, saying the group had been made aware of the allegations when he was reporting them out last year.
Girdusky, who has also worked as a political consultant for about 15 years, told The Washington Post that Weaver’s past was like a “worst-kept secret” and that several men reached out to him after Weaver followed him on Twitter last May.
. . . . Girdusky said several of the men who told him privately about Weaver’s behavior had also contacted Lincoln Project members as recently as last August “and it was ignored across the board.”
One young man claimed he reached out to @madrid_mike and @keithedwards about Weaver and they never responded to his accusations. He said he also spoke to @SarahMLenti and admitted to knowing and brushed it off pic.twitter.com/gEGjcBF63h
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021
So what did the Lincoln Project know and when did they know it?
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Of course the stupid jackasses knew about it.
They thought that as members of The Right People, that they would be protected.
Turns out they were just Useful Idiots, and their usefulness is officially over.
The people who claimed the powerful protected the child molesters among them were attacked as conspiracy theorists.
Breaking – Abraham Lincoln disavows The Lincoln Project.
You’ll likely not hear much from the gay Gestapo. Recruiting young men is what they do.
When it comes to molesting young teens, “It’s a gay thing” is not an excuse.
Not only did they know, but Cindy McCain said she and her late husband also were aware. In fact she said everyone in politics knew…that means the media also were aware. And like Epstein’s case, made sure it was covered up. Likely with the assistance of the DOJ and FBI.
Perhaps 20 years ago I hired a middle aged man to do finish carpentry. He turned out to be a screwup without any significant skills beyond doing laminate work.
He email was [email protected], I thought it odd, but completely missed the significance. He was gay, and aggressive about it. He inappropriately touched other male employees. I fired him.
It was incredible at first, but now it’s apparent that ANYONE associated with the swamp not only has GIGANTIC skeletons in their closet, but was attracted to the swamp to begin with, in order to get protection for their skeletons – and be willing to pay for it.
Naturally, the GOPe ran to the swamp and was eager to service it with more vigor than Kamala Harris served Willie Brown.
Take another look at McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chow, Romney, Sasse, Boehner, etc. and look for skeletons. It’ll horrify.
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It’s ALLLLLLL bullshit. And “they’re” all part of it.
Many of us in Louisville, KY (McConnell’s home base) know for a fact that he is ‘light in the step’!!
To save time, they knew.
They knew when he started.
They knew while he was there.
They carefully steered conversations around it, they avoided putting anything at all in print, but they were getting good Never-Trump out of him, so they played Three Monkeys as long as they could.
Now, they’re practicing their shocked faces, denying reality, and brushing as much snow over their tracks as possible.
Until the next one. And the next one. And the next one…
In this day and age who would think that kind of behaviour is acceptable. Good that his disgusting behaviour has been outed.
Fuck off marks. These degenerates BELONG to you lefties! They gravitate to where other degenerates not only congregate BUT are openly celebrated. You OWN these fucks.
Mailman, you continue to be poor at arguing your position. First He is a Never Trumper ie a republican so he is on the right. Second John Weaver owns his own morality, stating someone else is responsible for his actions or owns him somehow is just stupid. The immortality in question is whether others have actively hidden his misdeeds, That’s an open question.
Im not clear who exactly the left celebrates when it comes to ‘degenerates’ do you have a specific example? The people you list in your next comment dont make a whole lot of sense. Weinstein has been destroyed, Epstein too. Clinton can be rightly admonished for his affairs and the differences in power between the women he engaged with and he has by a number of quarters. As for Saville that cover up was in the 70’s and its fair to say the extent of his crimes were unknown sure people made mistakes but as an institution the BBC has learnt lessons from that.
Im not clear why you think the BBC is the swamp exactly. IT has flaws like any institution.
You seem to think you can claim some kind of moral high ground against the Democrats? Do you include Trump in your list of wrong doers, or Marjorie Greene, or how about the long list of corrupt politicians that Trump pardoned.
Spare your moral outrage mailman, you cant see the wood through the trees
He worked for politicians who leaned right of center..but most of these leeches have no political moorings, much less any moral moorings. They just follow the money and in this man’s case, they follow the ‘!%*&’…
I think political mooring and moral moorings are separate. Someone can be republican or democrat and be a good person and vice versa. I dont think that label tells you anything about that person from a moral perspective.
I appreciate your point though on this particular individual, it certainly seems the case that he has abused his power for sexual gratification. He is repugnant.
Im not morally outraged you deprived little fuck! Im laughing in your face as you are quite incapable of understanding that the Democratic party is the party of depravity and child molesters and rapists.
You own these fucks you fucking fuck!
And as I pointed out conflating all evil acts with the Democratic party is not really supported by the evidence. Both parties have had bad people, there political leanings have nothing to do with it. Being republican or democratic doesn’t define your morality as you seem to suggest. Tarnishing the entirety of a party on the basis of the actions of a few people is moronic especially in context of Trump, given he was Epsteins friend.
I assume you mean depraved not deprived, either way that makes little sense. I point out the flaws in your argument from a morality perspective and you respond with ad hominem.
Is that really the best you can do, a sad rehash of your previous comment. Surely you can do better than that. Insults don’t seem to be your strong point. I find it quite amusing that you can’t actually respond to any of the substance of my comments; says it all really doesn’t it.
Didn’t the BBC ignore the Rotherham rape gang scandal for a long time? Could that be the reference?
I’m not aware of a BBC link with the Rotherham rape gang. That particular failure was with a number of local authorities (police, social services and council) no one could be bothered to investigate was the grim head line. I’m sure there were individuals who took it seriously but overall the key takeaway was apathy and a failure to actually believe the victims. The whole saga was well I don’t know the words to describe, awefull in so many ways.
The BBC employed Jimmy Savile for decades and dismissed or ignored reports of his predatory behavior. Enough said.
There were a total of five BBC employees in the 70’s and 80’s found to have been shortsighted and lacking in diligence (perhaps negligent) but not reporting their respective suspicions to others within the BBC. That’s been reported as part of a publicly available investigation that criticised the BBC for those actions. Not exactly a cover up but nevertheless poor. Taken in the context of the time and especially with Saville (for some reason – creepy weirdo that he clearly was) no one thought anything of it at the time. His outing ended an age of innocence in some respects.
If you are suggesting that other bodies weren’t as guilty of the same crime or crimes in similar circumstances id suggest you are wrong. There was a lot of complacency in many institutions across the board in the UK and the USA.
Yes the BBC completely ignored the Rotherham girls and continues to do everything possible to NOT mention the race of the pedophiles and rapists involved. In fact, thanks to the PC culture fostered by the BBC the police were incapable of taking action against the Pedophiles and rapists because they would have been labelled racists. As Ive said before, the left protects its own and will move mountains to do that.
No Mailman the BBC did not cover up or otherwise hide, mitigate or diminish the public profile of the Rotherham rape gang.
Yes the BBC is quite PC, but no it doesn’t spend its time denying race for crimes. Sometimes its just not relevant. Sure it gets things wrong as every institution does from time to time but overall the standard of journalism is pretty high, and provides a lot of very interesting/entertaining discussions and shows for the public at large.
Sorry, but his behavior seems to have been well known and excused. At that point, others in the organization are responsible as well.
Exactly the same as if they were targeting underage girls.
Well known by who though, and to what extent did they know what he was doing? Id agree that those who knew and didnt act are tainted but the extent of that is unclear at this stage.
I think its important to differentiate between those who know everything vs those who just thought he was gay and hiding it. There is also the aspect of the promised jobs, did anyone else know about that part of his misdeeds?
A lot of questions which need answers.
“”First He is a Never Trumper ie a republican so he is on the right.””
He also worked for the DCCC – and working for McCain certainly didn’t put him anywhere on the right. Neither does working for the Lincoln Project. For that matter, the entire left is “anti-Trump”, so you’re wrong about that having any significance too.
McCain was well known as a Republican, as is Weaver himself. Having spent most of his career in the Republican party. The Lincoln project remains a centre right organisation. So no you can’t attribute this particular man’s actions to the left that is plainly and factually wrong. As I’ve said in other comments the entire idea of someone’s political leaning being an indicator of their morality is total rubbish in the context of the Republican or Democratic parties.
So your response is that the DCCC is a “center-right” organization. Cute. The fact that he worked for McCain, is, once again, no indication that he was anywhere conservative side of the spectrum (a LOT of Republicans weren’t/aren’t – especially McCain).
To claim Weaver is on the right show how naive (perhaps st?pid) you are.
It’s objective fact. Republicans range from centre right to hard right. The policy positions advocated by them are right wing policies. You can’t change reality. Thus Weaver was on the right. I don’t see what your issue is, what exactly is it you are so against?
Ive said this about Democrats and the predators who gather around democrats. Look at their past behaviours…what stands out is the CONSISTENCY of their actions and the trail of wrecked lives they leave behind.
This is true of Clinton and Weinsten and Epsten and Saville and this fucked up fuck. They all have histories that have been deliberately swept under the carpet and kept quiet and it was the SWAMP (or in Savilles case the BBC…which is close enough to our version of the swamp) that protected them.
When you look at these Democrats the other thing that stands out is the consistency of the complaints against them. These women (and boys) quite literally NEVER go away. Their accusations cling to them like a Democrat clinging to a stolen election. Whereas some others who have had allegations against them disappear as soon as their usefulness to the left passes.
You better believe there is a war being waged on women (and underage boys) and its being committed by Democrats.
Pedophilia evil has invaded politics, just as it has college athletics, with its ugly and vile history of profiting from the international child sex trade. Penn State, the ‘Sanctuary City for Paedophiles’, has for decades operated a child sex trafficking enterprise, grooming tens of thousands of innocent children for the sexual depravity of well connected politicians, wealthy donors, and high ranking university administrators, providing the university billions in profits. Penn State bribed the former FBI Director Louis Freeh to whitewash the scandal, and then delivered several young boys to former Democratic Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell for his hideous depravity in exchange for the early release of Pedophile State from NCAA sanctions. Newly unsealed documents revealed George Mitchell’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein https://www.vanityfair.com/…. Does the media possess the journalistic integrity to investigate the George Mitchell-Louis Freeh-Paedophile State-international child sex trade operation?
This is what is wrong with America. People like this will lie and cheat about everything to get what they want.
It’s worse than that ogreim. The left openly celebrates child molesters and rapists and will move mountains to protect them.
Meh. The other members of the Lincoln Project will escape the usual “guilt by association” the Joseph Goebbels media is so fond of.
These low life RINOs found years ago the bed was softer on teh DNC side but still grifted off the GOP.