The Grifter Project

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The Lincoln Project is little more than the most brazen election-season grift in recent memory.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he four founders of the Lincoln Project — Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, George Conway, and John Weaver — introduced their new venture to the world in a New York Times op-ed in which they described their aims as to prevent President Trump’s reelection by “persuading enough disaffected conservatives, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in swing states” to vote against him and to take down as many Republican members of Congress as possible.

But the project is a scam — little more than the most brazen election-season grift in recent memory. And it is working. As the ragtag band of three otherwise unemployed

Steve Stampley is a former congressional aide and campaign manager who has written for the Washington Examiner and Arc Digital.  

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