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Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

I've seen several posts and comments related to this group of "former" republicans turned Trump and (imo) also haters of this country.  So i thought i would look up some information on this recently formed group myself.  There's a lot out there, but i found this particularly interesting.  People gotta make sure they don't have any skeletons in their own closet, before they go trashing or hatin on something or someone else. 😁

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Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

WASHINGTON — The founders of the Lincoln Project, a headline-grabbing anti-Trump political action committee formed by GOP operatives who describe the president as a “crook” and “huckster,” have their own checkered dealings with Russia and the tax man, documents obtained by The Post reveal.

 

Since its inception last November — announced with a blistering New York Times op-ed — the brainchild of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and John Weaver has raked in more than $19.4 million, according to FEC filings, and has needled President Trump repeatedly with provocative TV ads.

 

But the group — which the National Review on Monday dubbed “The Grifter Project” and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) last week dismissed as a “cabal of political consultants all in it for the money” — don’t exactly practice what they preach.

 

Co-founder Weaver, a political consultant known for his work on John McCain’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, registered as a Russian foreign agent for uranium conglomerate TENEX in a six-figure deal last year, filings with the Department of Justice show.

 

TENEX’s parent company is Rosatom, a Russian state-owned corporation that also owns Uranium One — the company that paid Bill Clinton $500,000 in speaking fees and millions to the Clinton Foundation after then-President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on the controversial merger in 2010.

 

Weaver backed out of the lobbying gig in May 2019 and called it “a mistake” in a tweet in which he denied having taken any money from TENEX.

 

Still, that hasn’t stopped him from ironically railing against Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and his “rogue ties to Putin backed thugs in Ukraine & elsewhere.”

 

According to IRS filings exclusively obtained by The Post, the Republican operative — who has also repeatedly called Trump a “tax fraud” and a “tax crook” on Twitter — also has an outstanding $313,655 federal tax lien against his Austin, Texas, home.

 

This March, an Austin shopping mall also filed a lawsuit against the children’s clothing store that Weaver and his wife own, according to court documents obtained by The Post, just months after Weaver mocked the president’s own string of failed businesses.

 

Weaver’s fellow Lincoln Project founder Wilson also has an interesting financial past. According to IRS documents, the GOP strategist has an outstanding $389,420 federal tax lien against his Tallahassee, Florida, home, and his bank moved to foreclose on the property in 2016.

 

Wilson, a best-selling author with 1 million Twitter followers, has never disclosed the money woes publicly, allowing him to sneer online about Trump’s decision never to release his own taxes — at one point calling him “Brokeahontas,” despite the fact that American Express had taken Wilson to court for his own unpaid $25,729 credit card bill the year before, documents show.

 

“It’s very clear that this isn’t about Trump and Republicans,” one GOP source told The Post. “It’s about making money to help pay off their massive personal debts.”

 

Voter records on the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s website also show veteran Republican strategist Schmidt, another Lincoln Project boss, hasn’t recently voted himself — with his home state listing him as an “inactive voter.”

 

An inactive voter is someone who has not voted in two general elections and has failed to respond to letters from the county clerk, according to Utah’s voter registration website.

 

Schmidt, a communications strategist who has worked with George W. Bush, McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger, disputed this account, telling The Post he voted by mail in 2016 and 2018 and registered as an Independent in 2018.

 

The devastating National Review piece dismissed the outfit as “little more than the most brazen election-season grift in recent memory” and a “ragtag band of three otherwise unemployed strategists plus one lawyer.”

 

The group has also drawn the ire of Republican lawmakers such as Cornyn after it began spending money targeting vulnerable GOP members, including Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who faces a tough re-election bid.

 

A spokesman for the Lincoln Project declined to comment. Conway, Wilson and Weaver did not immediately return calls for comment.

 

The Lincoln Project, named after Abraham Lincoln, has made a huge splash in the short time it has been in existence — a lot of that due to the fact that one of its creators, anti-Trump Republican George Conway, is married to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

 

Trump went off on the group in May, after it ran an attack ad faulting his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, referring to its members as “loser types.”

 

“Lincoln Project is a disgrace to Honest Abe,” Trump tweeted.

 

“I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad,” the president continued.

 

“They’re all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles!”

 

https://nypost.com/2020/07/21/lincoln-project-founders-have-ties-to-russia-tax-troubles-docs/

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Chasky said, "Anyone supporting Trump is supporting a president with "ties to Russia".

 

So True! That was thoroughly documented by the Mueller Report.

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I requested an answer from the Lincoln Project about all of this, and they simply laughed  at me. They also told me that the New York Post is not a credible  news at least in New York. spoke to several New Yorkers about this. 
But of course everyone that doesn't support Trump is a socialist. but we have gotten accustumed to the insults and lies. 

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CriticalThinking wrote:

Chasky said, "Anyone supporting Trump is supporting a president with "ties to Russia".

 

So True! That was thoroughly documented by the Mueller Report.

 

sunluvngal:

lol  It most certainly was not documented by the Mueller Report...anybody that read it and understood it, knows that .

The only ties that President Trump has with Russia or any other country is because he is President of the United States of America.  It's his job.

 

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The Lincoln Project's foolhardy mission

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Anyone supporting Trump is supporting a president with "ties to Russia".


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Don't all Republicans? 

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Become a dictator

Control voting

Have rich people run the country

Lie about your opponents
Investigate your opponents

Jail your opponents

Have your own secret police 

Control the media

Make race a divisive issue

Promote fear

 

Yep, sure sounds like the trump / putin plan that trump supporters so gleefully support...maybe they like russia better

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   Well okey doke -

    1.    Some  Republican that ARE linked to Russia, as the evidence in the Mueller case pled guilty to such stuff and are now in prison.    They served on the Elect Donald Campaign and some continue to help him to this day (cough Rudy)

    2.     Now we are hearing that non-Donald Republicans have also worked with/for the Russians

    3.     The DNI / current administration says that the Russians are once again working to get donald elected, 2020.   

 

Apparently all Republicans want to become a country just like Russia.   

 

    So if I am a red-blooded US voter, why would I want to elect any Republican?    Sane people will say NOPE!   VOTE BLUE

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And the founding fathers had tax troubles and ties to King George. What is your point?

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Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

 

So you admit the Trump Party has ties to Russia,   that's strange.

 

I would have though it was Russia interfering in US elections to help Trump,  the Chinese interfering in US elections oppose Trump,  and the do nothing Republicans in the Senate doing nothing the stop them.

 

 

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As opposed to Trump who is so busy kissing Putin's backside he cannot mention the bounties put on America war fighters.  

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sunluvngal:   Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

 

 

If anyone wonders if Trump World is worried about The Lincoln Project, here's proof that it is........they always go for a smear job on those they fear most. 😂

 

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@sunluvngal wrote:

I've seen several posts and comments related to this group of "former" republicans turned Trump and (imo) also haters of this country.  So i thought i would look up some information on this recently formed group myself.  There's a lot out there, but i found this particularly interesting.  People gotta make sure they don't have any skeletons in their own closet, before they go trashing or hatin on something or someone else. 😁

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Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal


Another bogus article from the bogus NY POST .... An article from a tabloid rag the specializes in exaggeration and sensationalism ..... I.E. : FAKE NEWS!

 

So, was this article in the same edition whose headline was "Headless Boy Found In Topless Bar?!!!

 

The claims in this bogus article were brought up earlier in this forum and de-bunked!!!

 

 

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I expected nothing less regarding this. However, there are two sides to every story and i believe in both sides being told.    

 

Regarding there not being any patriots that support President Trump, well that's simply not true.  There was/are millions of patriots that elected President Trump AND will vote for him again in November.

 

BUT it doesn't sound to me like there are any true patriots of the United States of America involved with this lincoln project nonsense.  Just more haters...

 

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@sunluvngal   Please, do reveal your link and source for your story. I am interest in seeing it.

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@Roxanna35 

I ALWAYS post a link to the source of whatever I post in the beginning of any thread.

 

I'm afraid that sometimes people just attack the topic, rather than actually reading or seeing the link but it's there.👍😁

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@sunluvngal wrote:

@Roxanna35 

I ALWAYS post a link to the source of whatever I post in the beginning of any thread.

 

I'm afraid that sometimes people just attack the topic, rather than actually reading or seeing the link but it's there.👍😁


 A link to a publication known for exaggeration and to sensationalize, aka fake news, has no credibility .... as further exhibited when its headline consists of "Headless Boy Found In Topless Bar" !!!

 

 

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@myexper wrote:

@sunluvngal wrote:

@Roxanna35 

I ALWAYS post a link to the source of whatever I post in the beginning of any thread.

 

I'm afraid that sometimes people just attack the topic, rather than actually reading or seeing the link but it's there.👍😁


 A link to a publication known for exaggeration and to sensationalize, aka fake news, has no credibility .... as further exhibited when its headline consists of "Headless Boy Found In Topless Bar" !!!

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@myexper , you gave me my first really good LOL today.  But what I can't figure out is how in the world did that headless boy drive to that topless bar in the first place?  lol

 

 


 

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Petal to the metal Lincoln Project!
Keep bringing the facts and truth. 

And there does seem to be a difference between Real Republicans and trump republicans...and another observation of trump repubs. How many are/were members of the tea party and freedom caucus...

you know, all the folks that just make up crazy stuff, want power, talk over and thru people, and want control, which they have none of, nor any real plans...sound familiar!

 

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You can lead a liberal to knowledge but you can't lead a tRump supporter there, they are too busy listening to, reading, or posting fake news !!!!  ROFLMAO !!!!!!


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ChasKy:  You can lead a liberal to knowledge but you can't lead a tRump supporter there, they are too busy listening to, reading, or posting fake news !!!!  ROFLMAO !!!!!!

 

 

That's because the real news is too dismal.

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If you are directly supporting russia, like trump does...or indirectly, by supporting trump...that certainly doesn’t appear to be a Patriotic act. 
Or when trump and barr trample all over the Constitution, that is not being a Patriot. 
I’ll take the Lincoln Project any day of the week over trump, and barr.

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williamb39198 wrote:

 I’ll take the Lincoln Project any day of the week over trump, and barr.

 

To each their own...👍


 

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@sunluvngal 
Besides, you are showing your hate towards the Lincoln Project...hating the truth shows...it’s what trump does and wants from his supporters. 

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Trump has very close ties (and indebtedness) to Russia and China. Trump has proven over and over that he is using the Presidency for his personal benefit and that he has total distain for the laws of this country. 

There are no patriots that support Trump but there are many who support the Lincoln Project.

 

You cannot get a Republican to accept knowledge because they have no idea how to think.

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the only two things they think about are where the next tax cut is coming from and winning. Thats it, LOL!
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NYPost? Are they the only outlet reporting on this...and did they get their information from trump’s new campaign manager, oan, or fox!

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Roxanna35 wrote:

lol  lol  And I thought that only Bien was the comunist here. LOL LOL LOL

FAKE NEWS.  CONSPIRACY THEORY.  LOL LOL LOL


sunluvngal;

Looks like we have a difference  of opinion...i feel the same way about this nonsensical hater group they call the lincoln project. Some have suggested the lenin project would have been more appropriate for this group. 

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@sunluvngal wrote:
Roxanna35 wrote:

lol  lol  And I thought that only Bien was the comunist here. LOL LOL LOL

FAKE NEWS.  CONSPIRACY THEORY.  LOL LOL LOL


sunluvngal;

Looks like we have a difference  of opinion...i feel the same way about this nonsensical hater group they call the lincoln project. Some have suggested the lenin project would have been more appropriate for this group. 


Naw.... That would be more appropriate for the Trump cult group as their leader worships and praises ruthless Communist dictators!

 

 

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