Steve Schmidt emerges as a newly minted democrat
Wherever there’s an unsavory or sordid saga, when the layers are peeled back, there’s likely to be a McCain connection.
So it is with the revelations of the Lincoln Project, the scheming anti-Trump group that desperately, though unsuccessfully, desired to characterize itself as taking the moral high ground in its war against the popular former president. It raised $millions and funded attack ads against President Trump, which initially raised eyebrows since one of the principals of the nefarious organization is George Conway, whose wife Kellyanne Conway was a strategist and legal advisor for the former president.
Notable is the recent resignation of the group’s co-founder and previous McCain adviser Steve Schmidt, after acknowledging having information, along with other members of the leadership team, about allegations of at least 10 specific allegations of sexual harassment of young men, including at least one minor, against co-founder John Weaver since last June. Even armed with that damning information, the Trump hating Lincoln Project seized on the impeachment as a fundraising advantage while it also played a major role in heavy-handedly squeezing Republican-friendly corporations to stop donating money to Trump’s Republican allies in Congress. McCain’s strategist Schmidt recently reregistered as a democrat, something dishonest McCain should have done, but angled to benefit himself with a GOP facade in Arizona.
As reported by AP, since its creation, the Lincoln Project has raised $90 million. But only about a third of the money, roughly $27 million, directly paid for advertisements that aired on broadcast and cable, or appeared online, during the 2020 campaign, according to an analysis of campaign finance disclosures and data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG.
That leaves tens of millions of dollars that went toward expenses like production costs, overhead — and exorbitant consulting fees collected by members of the group. Fox News expands on where the money actually went. Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt bought a million-dollar Utah house as operatives got rich.
Spiraling allegations of misconduct have rocked the mega-funded super PAC in recent days, raising questions about the Lincoln Project’s future while undercutting its contemptible message at an inopportune time. Having failed in its bogus attempt to claim righteousness in its battle against Trump, the Lincoln Project is working to pressure Senate Republicans to convict the former president in this week’s impeachment trial. Knowledgeable observers are betting on former President Trump being acquitted, since this is a farce based in democrat vindictiveness.
Michael van der Veen, a member of Donald Trump’s defense team brilliantly led the presentation on Thursday, noting “This impeachment is completely divorced from the facts, the evidence, and the interests of the American people,” referring to the proceedings as “like every other politically motivated witch hunt the left has engaged in over the past four years.”
Using this latest Article of Impeachment democrat politicians brazenly seek to employ a device by which they can silence a political opponent — or as in the case of former President Donald J. Trump — a private citizen.