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CHEATS: The Lincoln Project Hired its Own Donors to Conduct its ‘Independent’ Review

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The law firm hired by the Lincoln Project to conduct an internal review counts several Senior Partners as donors to the anti-Trump group.

“Paul Hastings, the law firm hired to conduct a “comprehensive review” of the Lincoln Project’s “operations and culture,” could be hard-pressed to deliver a credible result given several of its senior partners have donated to the scandal-plagued super PAC,” the Washington Free Beacon notes.

The firm’s managing partner Greg Nitzkowski for over two decades donated $3,000 to the Lincoln Project in 2020, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. Elena Baca, who chairs the firm’s employment law department, donated nearly $2,000 to the group.

Three additional Paul Hastings partners have donated money to the Lincoln Project.

“Sam Alavi, whose clients include the Qatar Investment Authority; Joseph Profaizer, who has defended Chinese firms against allegations of intellectual property theft from U.S. competitors; and Steven Marenberg, who previously represented Donald Trump and NBC Universal in a copyright case involving The Apprentice,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Lincoln Project announced it hired Paul Hastings for the purpose of conducting an internal investigation:

“We are committed to creating a positive, diverse, and inclusive workplace environment at The Lincoln Project, and inappropriate behavior by anyone associated with the organization will not be tolerated under any circumstances.”

The move comes on the heels of co-founder John Weaver sexually harassing young men, a crisis “ignored” by the group.


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is the Lead Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and co-host of The National Pulse podcast.

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