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Lincoln Project founders were aware of sexual harassment allegations against Weaver as early as March: Report



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Lincoln Project leaders were aware of sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as March, sources told The 19th Monday.

Weaver has been accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen men, including some connected to the Lincoln Project.

The Lincoln Project announced Monday they would be releasing current and former workers from their nondisclosure agreements to discuss the “workplace environment.”

Multiple individuals began coming forward to discuss the accusations against Weaver and the timeline in which they occurred.

The individuals claim that Lincoln Project co-founders were aware of the accusations against Weaver much earlier than they had alleged.

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt previously said that he had not known of Weaver’s behavior until last month. However, the individuals who came forward provided a timeline that contradict Schmidt’s claim. They allege that Schmidt knew months earlier than June 2020.

Several said Sarah Lenti, managing partner of The Lincoln Project and previous executive director, knew about the allegations against Weaver as early as May 2020. Lenti confirmed that some of the group’s co-founders knew about the allegations as early as March 2020.

Schmidt resigned abruptly from the Lincoln Project’s board Friday after taking responsibility for publishing — and then reportedly quickly deleted — private conversations between 19th News correspondent Amanda Becker and co-founder Jennifer Horn on Twitter.

Horn asked the Lincoln Project to release its workers from their nondisclosure agreements and resigned earlier this month after learning the full extent of the allegations against Weaver.

The Lincoln Project has hired the law firm Paul Hastings to conduct a “comprehensive review of our operations and culture.”

The Lincoln Project released a statement Monday saying they will take all necessary action to correct any issues or deficiencies that are identified by the Paul Hastings law firm.

However, Becker uncovered that several lawyers at Paul Hastings law firm contributed thousands of dollars to the Lincoln Project during the 2020 election cycle.

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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation



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In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.

The charges against Hunter Biden include:

• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm

• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer

•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance

According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.

Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.

The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.

Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.

Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.

Follow Alexander Carter on Twitter @AlexCarterDC for more!

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