Stay or go? After Trump-fueled riot, aides debate early exit
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday became the highest-ranking administration officials to resign over the pro-Trump insurrection. Neither impeachment nor ouster under the 25th Amendment was considered probable with less than two weeks left in Trump's presidency. Yet many White House aides, both senior officials and lower-level staff, were struggling with whether or when to exit, according to two people familiar with internal deliberations at the White House. “They’re all going to have their historic revisionism, they’re all going to have their own imaginary heroism,” Wilson said.
The Lincoln Project: Career Republicans call on Americans to vote out President Trump
Working from their homes across the country, the Lincoln Project team likes nautical analogies. Today, more than 60,000 Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored. Among them, the president, who unleashed a tweetstorm at 12:46 a.m., calling the Lincoln Project "losers." Trump on tarmac at Joint Base Andrews --5/5/2020Reporter: Mr. President, do you want to make any comment about this Lincoln Project ad? Last month, the Lincoln Project got their staff tested for COVID and moved them from around the country into temporary headquarters in Utah.cbsnews.com
The Lincoln Project on how the GOP became the party of Trump
What the Lincoln Project does speak for is a feeling for some that the Republican Party has betrayed its longtime members. Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt was a senior campaign strategist and top adviser to McCain during his 2008 campaign. Bush, feels Trump has set in motion a dark aspect of the Republican Party that had been lurking for years. If Bernie Sanders had become the Democratic presidential nominee, would the Lincoln Project be doing what it is today? To watch Lesley Stahl's 60 Minutes report on the Lincoln Project, click here.cbsnews.com
Longtime Republican strategists behind the Lincoln Project mounting rogue offensive against Donald Trump
Schmidt and seven co-founders launched the Lincoln Project last December in hopes of reaching out to other Republicans they believed were also unhappy with President Trump. "None of us will ever work in Republican politics again," Schmidt tells Stahl. The Lincoln Project made a name for itself with its numerous attack ads, released almost every day on social media. People do hate negative ads, but negative ads work," he says. Stahl spoke to the Lincoln Project in their first group television interview.cbsnews.com
Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight reelection
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)NEW YORK, NY – A small group of President Donald Trump's fiercest conservative critics, including the husband of the president's own chief adviser, is launching a super PAC designed to fight Trump's reelection and punish congressional Republicans deemed his “enablers." In an interview, George Conway said he encouraged the new super PAC to involve Anonymous, an unnamed Trump administration official who authored a recent book warning the public against Trump's reelection. Roughly 9 in 10 Republican voters approved of the president's job performance and have all year, according to Gallup. While there is no concrete road map, Weaver said the organizers plan to fight the president's reelection in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin along with Arizona and North Carolina. “If he’s not removed by the Senate, he needs to be removed at the ballot box,” he said of Trump.