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'Lincoln Project' Co-Founder John Weaver Signed Six-Figure Deal with Russia, Pulled Out After Backlash

'Lincoln Project' Co-Founder John Weaver Signed Six-Figure Deal with Russia, Pulled Out After Backlash

Weaver, a career political consultant who started The Lincoln Project to defeat President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, signed an agreement on May 10, 2019 with Tenam Corporation, “a subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company,” Politico reported at the time.

In an interview with Politico, Tenam President Fletcher Newton would not say who recommended hiring Weaver to protect Russia’s interests.

Weaver, a former consultant for John McCain and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, now wants Joe Biden elected to the White House.

The Lincoln Project bought airtime on Fox News in Washington, D.C., theorizing Trump would see their messages.

“[W]hen we were able to buy time in Washington on one of the president’s favorite propaganda shows on Fox, he reacts to it and then may spend a week or two weeks either prosecuting against us at The Lincoln Project or about some issue that we raised,” he said, “and that gives the Biden campaign clean air and time to run their own campaign and run positive messages about the vice president.”

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