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  • Veteran GOP strategist resigns from board of Lincoln Project

    02/13/2021 10:00:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    aol ^ | February 12, 2021 | STEVE PEOPLES
    Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt announced Friday that he has resigned from the board of the Lincoln Project. The move comes after a week in which revelations surfaced that the organization, an influential critic of former President Trump, knew about allegations of sexual harassment involving one of its co-founders several months before acknowledging them publicly. Schmidt made the announcement in a lengthy post on Twitter in which he shared a personal account of sexual abuse from a Boy Scout medic, a yearslong fight with depression and an apology for posting the private messages of a former Lincoln Project official a...
  • Meghan McCain: My Dad ‘Hated’ and ‘Despised’ Steve Schmidt and John Weaver

    02/13/2021 1:03:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12 2021 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Megan McCain, co-host of The View and daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said her father “despised” Lincoln Project cofounders Steve Schmidt and John Weaver. McCain shared her remarks via Twitter, hours after Schmidt resigned from his seat on the Lincoln Project’s board of directors. “I’ve been very hesitant to comment but since my deceased father keeps getting invoked I will say this: John Weaver and Steve Schmidt were so despised by my Dad he made it a point to ban them from his funeral,” McCain tweeted. “Since 2008, no McCain would have spit on them if they...
  • Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

    07/21/2020 9:10:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2020 | 11:35am | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — The founders of the Lincoln Project, a headline-grabbing new anti-Trump political action committee formed by GOP operatives who describe the president as “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 dollars, according to FEC filings, and needled President Trump repeatedly with provocative TV ads. But the group — which the National Review...
  • Busted: Anti-Trump ‘Lincoln Project’ Funneled Over $10 Million To Its Own Founders’ Companies

    01/18/2021 6:39:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 01/18/2021 | Natalie Winters
    Financial records from The Lincoln Project – the anti-Trump group lauded by the establishment media – appear to reveal that the group funneled over $10,000,000 to enrich its own founders personally through their communications and consulting firms, The National Pulse can reveal.The news comes days after co-founder John Weaver admitted sending sexually inappropriate messages to young men.Launched in 2019 by a cohort of establishment, so-called “Republicans” dedicated to “defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box,” the group has routinely funneled the millions it raises to its founders and advisors, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.Co-founder Reed Gallen’s Summit...
  • MSNBC Huckster Steve Schmidt Compares Trump Supporters to Brown Shirts

    12/16/2020 11:39:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Nazis! Lincoln Project carnival barker Steve Schmidt has a rather worn comparison that he pulls out on a frequent basis to make himself appear supposedly edgy. This already stale analogy he continues to use and reuse is comparing Trump supporters to fascists. The latest incarnation of Schmidt's already worn retread came on Monday on MSNBC's Deadline: White House. Since thousands of Trump supporters staged a rally in the nation's capital on Saturday, the frequent MSNBC guest just couldn't resist pulling out his old act yet again.
  • Steve Schmidt Is a Democrat Now, After Years Spent Shaming Republicans Over Trump

    12/16/2020 11:42:47 AM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DEC 16, 2020 | STEPHEN GREEN
    It’s official: Longtime Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is a Democrat. He told “Battleground” podcast co-host David Plouffe Monday night that he’ll change his party affiliation. ... Schmidt has enjoyed a long career in Republican electoral politics. He ran day-to-day operations for John McCain’s failed presidential effort in 2008, served as communications director for Lamar Alexander’s failed presidential primary bid in 1999, directed communications for Matt Fong’s failed California Senate race in 1998, and that same year headed up Tim Leslie’s failed attempt to become Lt. Governor of California. In 1995, Schmidt managed the failed campaign of Will Scott for Kentucky...
  • Trump's 2020 election lies prove there are no moderate Republicans anymore [By Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project]

    11/14/2020 6:08:48 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    think ^ | Nov. 12, 2020 | Steve Schmidt
    The president's dangerous accusations are baseless. And by encouraging them, conservatives are injecting cyanide into the country's polity. Today, more than a week since Election Day, GOP leaders across the party are still enabling President Donald Trump's baseless election fraud lies. And what that says, quite simply, is that we're in a lot of trouble as a country. Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the election. Every one of these Republican members of the House and the U.S. Senate are sophisticated politicians. They all have some fluency in vote counting, and they know Trump lost. The president's dangerous accusations...
  • Steve Schmidt on Trump Not Conceding Election: ‘This Is a Coup’

    11/12/2020 2:42:35 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 36 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/12/2020 | Trent Baker
    Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt on Thursday reacted to the “outrageous situation” that is President Donald Trump not conceding the 2020 presidential election results. The Trump campaign is currently engaged in legal battles in multiple states due to claims of voter fraud. During “MSNBC Live,” Schmidt said Trump’s refusal to concede the “fair election” immediately “is a coup of sorts.”
  • Lincoln Project co-founder tells members of the Resistance inside the Trump campaign to reach out; ‘We will protect you’

    10/03/2020 1:07:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 113 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 3, 2020 | Brett T.
    Steve Schmidt, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, which is made up of principled conservatives who all plan to vote for Joe Biden and a straight Democratic ticket, was on Twitter Friday declaring that this is it and the walls are closing in on the Trump campaign. He’s been saying that for a while now, but now he has sources who claim campaign staffers are in a panic and are “terrified.” Steve Schmidt @SteveSchmidtSES.@ProjectLincoln We are hearing from many sources within the Trump campaign about the fear and panic in the ranks. Staffers are scared. Some are terrified. They know the...
  • BREAKING: Pro-Antifa DA Drops Attempted Murder and Arson Charges For Terrorist Who Hurled Massive Molotov Cocktail At Police

    09/25/2020 11:30:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | Brock Simmons
    Multnomah County district attorney Mike Schmidt has dropped the most serious charges against Joseph Robert Sipe, the *ALLEGED* rioting terrorist who *ALLEGEDLY* threw a giant Molotov cocktail at police in Portland last night. Charges of First Degree Attempted Murder, First Degree Arson, First Degree Attempted Assault, and Attempt To Commit A Class A Felony, which all fall under Class A and B felonies, were all dropped. Only the Class C Felony charges of Riot and Unlawful Possession Of A Destructive Device remain.
  • Biden Megadonor Owns The Atlantic, Reportedly Communicates Often With Journalist Behind Anonymously-Sourced Trump Bombshell

    09/04/2020 5:41:44 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2020 | Andrew Kerr
    Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the majority owner of The Atlantic, has donated over $1.2 million to former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates and groups since 2019, Federal Election Commission records show. Powell Jobs owns a 70% stake in The Atlantic, and she reportedly communicates often with its editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. Goldberg published an anonymously-sourced story Thursday alleging that President Donald Trump had denigrated fallen American soldiers.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2020

    08/30/2020 4:24:46 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2020 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 30th, 2020 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kate Bedingfield, Biden's deputy campaign manager; Lara Trump, Campaign Adviser to the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump; Thomas Peters, RumbleUp, the first peer-to-peer texting platform for Republicans. Panel: Guy Benson, political editor of; Gillian Turner, news correspondent on FOX News; Charles Lane, Amazon Bezos Post reporter.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows; Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Hiden’ Biden campaign Panel: Yamiche Alcindor, PBS White House correspondent; Hallie Jackson, Chief White House correspondent...
  • MSNBC’s Schmidt: Trump Made America Weaker, Poorer — He Brought Greatest Suffering in Our History

    05/06/2020 6:40:45 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2020 | Pam Key
    (Video at Scource)..Schmidt said, “With regard to his polling numbers with women, they are well earned over three years. We have seen his belittlement of women. We have seen his misogamy, his condescension. He’s a credibly accused sexual assaulter in at least a dozen cases probably more. But I think you’re going to see deterioration with women voters because women voters are looking out at the totality of the situation the country finds itself in. The death, the suffering, the economic collapse, and devastation, and women are saying, ‘This guy did not protect my family.’.....“With regard to the Lincoln Project...
  • MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt: Michigan Protesters ‘Brown-Shirted Stormtroopers’

    04/30/2020 7:25:21 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 April 2020 | Pam Key
    MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, compared the lockdown protestors in Michigan to the Nazi Party’s original wing...Melber said, “You have Michigan state Senator Dayna Polehanki, ‘Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today.’ Your view of this, Steve?”Schmidt said, “This is appalling. Someone needs to explain to me what the difference is between those guys and a bunch of brown-shirted Stormtroopers in 1925 is. I’m very serious about this. This is about the...

    10/21/2019 10:28:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/21/2019 | Jason Lemon
    Steve Schmidt, an ex-Republican strategist who worked for President George W. Bush and the late Senator John McCain, has slammed President Donald Trump and his administration for its "corruption." "The corruption is just unbelievable. And if you look back to the Republican convention, Joe, when we talked about it at the time, the chants of lock them up—what I said about it at the time was it was banana republicanism," Schmidt told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough during his Morning Joe show on Monday. "And the descent from the American republican into banana republic territory with all of this stuff has...
  • JW Exposed FBI-Media Collusion Against Trump [Weekly Update]

    06/21/2019 4:42:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Smoking Gun Emails Show Media-FBI Anti-Trump Collusion and FBI Ethical Morass California Begins Massive Voter Roll Clean-Up – Notifies Up to 1.5 Million ‘Inactive’ Voters as Part of Judicial Watch Lawsuit Settlement Key Clinton Aide Questioned by Judicial Watch Attorneys About Email ‘Matter’ The Cross Still Stands Smoking Gun Emails Show Media-FBI Anti-Trump Collusion and FBI Ethical Morass This is a first for Judicial Watch: We apparently were the cause of a spat between FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. This and more serious revelations come in 345 pages of Page-Strzok records obtained through a January 2018 Freedom...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Mueller Has Been Silencing Whistleblowers To Set Up Fake Special Counsels For Years

    01/11/2019 3:48:20 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Marty Watters and Lee Cary
    During his twelve-year reign as FBI Director, Robert Mueller not only protected his criminal friends by silencing those who could expose their bad acts, he projected his friends’ crimes onto others in order to fraudulently appoint a Special Counsel. And the FISA court judge Reggie Walton — who was hacked by Obama officials John Brennan and James Clapper, according to whistleblower evidence — has been involved in more than one of these plots. There is no better Deep State tool for punishing your enemies than a fraudulent Special Counsel (who is not accountable to anyone) with an unlimited budget and...
  • How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case

    10/25/2018 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | By Gavin Schmidt
    The latest report from the world’s climate scientists has made clear the size of the challenge if the world is to stay below the global warming limit hoped for in the Paris climate agreement. Unfortunately, with current trends we are likely to cross this threshold within the next two decades because we are already two-thirds of the way there. But how do we know what is driving these climate trends? It comes down to the same kind of detective work that typifies a crime scene investigation, only here we are dealing with a case that encompasses the whole world. Let...
  • Steve Schmidt: Kavanaugh Is a Lose-Lose for GOP — There Is a ‘Blue Tsunami’ Coming

    09/22/2018 8:03:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former campaign strategist for George W. Bush and the late John McCain’s 2008 fail presidential campaign Steve Schmidt said in the midterm elections, Republican lawmakers were in a “lose-lose” situation concerning President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Schmidt said “They’re in a lose-lose situation now. You would see a demoralized base. It would be a major defeat for the president. He will be seen to have backed down. The base will be angry. It will be enraged at Republican Senators who they think will have betrayed the president. But also if they force it through...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.