Two former Lincoln Project interns have come ahead with lurid textual content messages they allegedly obtained from co-founder John Weaver.
Weaver allegedly preyed on Alex Johnson, a senior on the College of Texas at Austin, and Charlie Stephens, who attends Louisiana State College, final yr as he recruited them as interns to his anti-Donald Trump tremendous PAC.
“Would love to put you in contact with a few of our of us,” Weaver wrote to Johnson in April, the scholar advised New York Journal.
Fifteen minutes later, Weaver allegedly added, “On [your] stroll, take into consideration worshipping an enormous c–okay and having yours worshipped and also you rimmed until you beg!”
In telephone calls, Weaver additionally tried to provoke telephone intercourse, Johnson stated.
“We had been speaking concerning the Lincoln Project, and possibly getting me concerned, and naturally I believe that’s superior. I’m like, ‘Oh, yeah, that will be nice!’” Johnson stated. “Then he requested me: ‘When’s the final time you jacked off?’”
As soon as Johnson took the internship with Lincoln Project, Weaver continued with the creepy messages: “Are you high, backside, versa?” he requested.
“His messages by no means stopped. And I might play alongside, simply to be good,” Johnson defined. “As a result of I knew, I imply, he’s essential. Like he has the strings. And we function in the identical sort of political tradition of being ‘By no means Trumpers.’”
Weaver additionally allegedly started hitting on Stephens, then 19, in June when he messaged him on Twitter to ask if he or any “friends” could be concerned about an internship “to assist kick the s–t out of Trump and towards Senate Republican incumbents.”
When Stephens replied every week later saying he had formally utilized, Weaver allegedly wrote again, “You’re a f—ing stud!”
Stephens replied that that was “fairly the praise,” to which Weaver responded, “Take it! Hell, it’s possible you’ll very properly be ;).”
On Thursday, the Related Press reported that Lincoln Project leaders had been knowledgeable in writing and telephone calls of not less than 10 particular allegations of harassment towards Weaver as early as June.
The revelation calls into query the group’s assertion final month that it was “shocked” because the accusations towards Weaver had been made public.
The Lincoln Project — greatest identified for elevating hundreds of thousands to fund the “By no means Trump” motion — introduced plans late Thursday to launch an exterior probe into Weaver’s tenure.
“The Lincoln Project believes the members of our motion and the victims of John Weaver’s despicable and misleading conduct are owed the information, and you’ll have them,” the group stated in an announcement. “John Weaver betrayed all of us and also you deserve the information offered independently via a clear course of.”
Co-founder Steve Schmidt additionally doubled down on the group’s declare that it was by no means conscious of inner allegations involving Weaver.
The group additionally urged anybody with a nondisclosure settlement to contact them “for a launch.”
Weaver, who’s married with two youngsters, stepped down final month and apologized for his actions after his alleged misconduct got here to gentle, saying he’s been battling accepting that he’s homosexual.
“To the boys I made uncomfortable via my messages that I considered as consensual mutual conversations on the time: I’m actually sorry,” he wrote. “They had been inappropriate and it was due to my failings that this discomfort was introduced on you.”