POLITICS Lincoln Project backers consider cutting off donations after misconduct allegations as co-founder Steve Schmidt quitsFebruary 13, 2021
- Wealthy donors to the conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project are waiting to see what a probe says about how leaders handled allegations of sexual misconduct against co-founder John Weaver.
- Several wealthy donors are considering cutting off their backing for the political action committee, according to people close to these financiers.
- Steve Schmidt, another co-founder of the group, resigned after controversy over his making public private Twitter direct messages between former Lincoln Project co-founder Jennfer Horn and a reporter.
- The Lincoln Project said that it is “retaining a best-in-class outside professional to review Mr. Weaver’s tenure with the organization and to establish both accountability and best practices going forward for The Lincoln Project.”