The FBI is reportedly investigating allegations that Lincoln Project co-founder and veteran Republican manual John Weaver sexually harassed minors.
Two americans be pleased been contacted by FBI brokers referring to Weaver. The brokers requested whether Weaver ever touched them inappropriately or despatched or requested sexually particular enviornment material while they be pleased been underage, Yashar Ali reported in his Substack publication.
As a minimal 21 americans be pleased accused Weaver, 61, of harassing them online, alongside side one 14-year-aged boy who claims Weaver requested about his body in a sequence of inner most messages.
Weaver, who has a wife and two formative years, leveraged his influential effect in politics to trap the younger men, at some parts explicitly offering official and private aid, comparable to paying funds, in change for sex.
Since the allegations be pleased been reported Weaver has apologized in an announcement and claimed he used to be below the affect that the conversations in question be pleased been consensual.
“I am so disheartened and unhappy that I could presumably per chance be pleased introduced discomfort to anyone in what I believed on the time be pleased been mutually consensual discussions. In living a deeply closeted life, I allowed my ache to trigger ache for others. For that I am undoubtedly sorry to these men and all americans and for letting so many americans down.”
Weaver labored on behind Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns in both 2000 and 2008 as well as mature Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 2016 presidential advertising campaign.