Former Lincoln Project Workers Ask to Be Released From Nondisclosure Agreements
Mr. Weaver is a 61-year Republican presidential campaign adviser who rose to prominence during John McCain’s run in 2008 and also worked for John Kasich in 2016. The times Last month reported, Based on interviews with 21 youths, that Mr. Weaver had sent unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online for years. The youngest person interviewed was 14 when Times Weaver first approached him; Messages became very sexual after the age of 18.
on Thursday, The Associated Press And New york magazine, Citing unnamed former employees, reported that Lincoln Project leaders were aware of Mr. Weaver’s behavior last summer, which Mr. Schmidt continues to deny. Mr. Weaver took a medical leave from the group in August and announced last month that he would not return.
in Statement of On Thursday night, the Lincoln Project said Mr Weaver had “betrayed all of us” and called the young men’s accounts of their harassment “heartbreaking”. It said that Mr. Weaver’s conduct “must be in tune with,” and said it would bring “best-in-class outside of professional” to establish both accountability and best practices “for the Lincoln Project moving forward”. Used to be.
Former employees, in their letter, expressed anger that the leaders of the Lincoln Project characterized reports about the group handling Mr. Weaver’s behavior, as former President Donald J. Hit jobs from Trump’s supporters.
Saying that his efforts constituted a right-wing attack, he wrote, “We do not conform to the values we had signed to uphold, and resemble the tactics and behaviors that we Lincoln to defeat Joined the project. “
During the past year, the Lincoln Project established itself as the premier Trumpan group, with Mr. Trump was in opposition, despised him with mocking advertisements and drew a large line to the left. But since the election, the group is disintegrating. Two former board members, Ron Staslow and Mike Madrid, Left in december. Another prominent figure in the organization, George T. Conway III has also departed.
Ms. Horn said His statement, “When the New York Times report on Weaver recently surfaced, I started getting calls from some victims who shared very disturbing stories about their conversations with them – conversations that began about a year ago. Took place and according to these youth, others were informed in the Lincoln Project. “