This week, Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver has been accused by dozens of young men of soliciting sex for political opportunities.
The Lincoln Project is a group of republican anti-Trumpers whose latest mission is to hold Trump supporters accountable for their actions in an effort to expel “Trumpism” from America.
Instead of holding others accountable for supporting the president, it looks like the Lincoln Project is the one that needs to be held accountable by the law.
John Weaver is a former advisor for prominent political figures: John McCain, President George H.W. Bush and John Kasich.
Weaver allegedly used his position to offer internships, jobs and leverage connections in the political world for sexual acts from boys as young as 14.
Weaver would reach out to these boys online and ask them questions about their sexual preferences and body types, which many would call grooming.
According to sex therapist Eric Garrison, “Grooming is the slow, methodical, and intentional process of manipulating a person to a point where they can be victimized.”
Some of his accusers said Weaver also complimented their hair and even went as far as to ask about their genitals.
Weaver’s founder page on the Lincoln Project has recently disappeared from the website, and the organization released a statement.
The Lincoln Project’s said, “John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior. We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use if for these means.”
“The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it,” the Lincoln Project continued in their statement.
Since these revelations, Weaver did not immediately respond to comment requests by notable outlets like The Associated Press and NBC News.
As time went on, Weaver told the website Axios that he claimed messages sent were “inappropriate” and that they were “viewed as consensual, mutual conversations at the time.”
On Sunday, the New York Times said they had interviewed 21 men that had been harassed by John Weaver.
One alleged victim of John Weaver told the New York Times that he began receiving messages at the age of fourteen. However, the messages ramped up once he turned 18.
The Lincoln Project’s notable members include former presidential advisors and campaign strategists.
George Conway, the husband to Kellyanne Conway, is another founder of The Lincoln Project, has since distanced himself from John Weaver.
“I didn’t know John very well. I frankly only spoke to him a couple times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project. I don’t even know what to say. It’s just terrible,” Conway said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday morning.
In one alleged message, The Hill reported Weaver said he would “spoil you when we see each other … help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually.”
In a statement, Weaver said, “The truth is I’m gay, I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”
Potential legal ramifications may be in store for John Weaver’s fallout, although the pending justice is unclear.
The grooming of young boys and girls for sex by people in society’s highest positions has become a repetitive and disgusting theme in America. It is the epitome of why people call the DC-politicsphere the “swamp.”
The Lincoln Project has a significant uphill battle in gaining the trust of its members and followers.