George Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop'

George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, who co-founded The Lincoln Project, is calling for an investigation into the anti-Trump group following a series of reports regarding allegations that another organization co-founder, John Weaver, sent unsolicited sexual messages to young men as well as a 14-year-old boy.

Conway, a conservative attorney and husband of former White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE, tweeted Tuesday that "THE LYING HAS TO STOP" and demanded that the group waive nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to allow for all current and former employees to reveal any knowledge they have about the claims.

"An investigation is necessary. But it has to be thorough, and not a whitewash. And—THE LYING HAS TO STOP. It's clear now that, as early [as] *MARCH*, the people who were in operational control of the Lincoln Project were told of Weaver's predations. Enough is enough. LP needs to waive the NDAs and come clean," he wrote in a pair of tweets.


Conway's remarks follow the resignation of another Lincoln Project co-founder, Steve Schmidt, as well as the announcement that the organization had hired an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into allegations regarding Weaver.

“I wish John Weaver was not a cofounder of the Lincoln Project, but as hard as I wish for that to be, I can’t change that he was,” Schmidt said in a statement announcing his own resignation from the group. “I am enormously proud of the Lincoln Project and what we have accomplished to date.”


"John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level," The Lincoln Project added in its own statement addressing the allegations. "We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior. We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means."

In January, Weaver acknowledged sending "inappropriate" messages to young men that he said he believed at the time to be consensual, though his apology did not address the allegation of sending a message to a 14-year-old.

"To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry," he said in mid-January. "They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you."