Super PAC The Lincoln Project is making major waves today. With their latest effort stirring up controversy across the country. As the group now takes aim at President Donald Trump and his legal counsel.
After a tweet identifying two attorneys by name, along with their pictures and phone numbers that read “make them famous”, the legal battle began. Twitter quickly responded by taking down the tweet for violating their terms of service.
Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson says this is only the beginning. The group will be pursuing the law firm Jones Day for alleged harassment including targeting the firm’s clients.
A Washington Post op-ed article disclosed some details of the plan. Which involves a multi media blitz on the president. The Lincoln Project has been a constant thorn in Trump’s side. They hammered him relentlessly on social media for months ahead of Election Day. Clearly, there is no indication it will stop anytime soon.
Beyond that, they are encouraging their followers on Twitter to put pressure on employees of the firm. Along with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, a second firm expected to play a central role in representing Trump.
Wilson argued, “These people have now decided that attempting to undermine the outcome of a just and fair election is perfectly acceptable for their legal practices.” Plus they set their sights on a key Trump administration official Monday:
“This is Emily W. Murphy. She’s a Trump appointee at the GSA who is declining to sign the letter authorizing the Biden transition to begin. Give her a call and tell her you want Biden treated like every other president-elect.”
And they went on to add her office number as well. The Federalist piece Tuesday called their actions ‘dangerous.’
This is Emily W. Murphy.
She’s a Trump appointee at the GSA who is declining to sign the letter authorizing the Biden transition to begin.
Give her a call and tell her you want Biden treated like every other president-elect.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 9, 2020
The Lincoln Project took also took aim at President Trump recently with an ad titled, ‘Good Night, America.’ As they painted a bleak portrait of life with Trump staying in power.
The spot shows a tv reporting on Election Night. In a somber scene at home, a woman enters her son’s room to give him the sad news. She greets the boy, “Hey, honey.” And he replies, “Hey, Mommy.”
Then she added, “You asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election.”
Good night, America. pic.twitter.com/a9Ygv7nFHg
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 27, 2020
He wonders, “Who won?” The mom answers clearly down, “Trump. Trump won.” As he questioned her, “I thought you could only be president two times.” She states, “Not any more.”
The clip was met with sharp criticism. “Do these people not understand that in order for this to happen we would have to amend the Constitution, a process which would require 38 states to ratify a new amendment repealing the 22nd Amendment? Who am I kidding, of course they f***ing don’t.” One poster told.
But apparently this seemed to trigger some negative emotions from the left. “I’m literally wide awake in the middle of the night bc of this very anxiety,” a Twitter user said.
Plus another commented, “I am so filled with pain & rage. I can’t even begin to describe that inconsolable pain & rage. I’ve watched with horror for 40 years as the country has crumbled under right wing propaganda & destruction. And yet I’m still stunned where we are today. If we don’t stop it we’re done.”
This notion has been floated in the past. Trump has tweeted as much before. The president obviously poking fun at his opposition. Still there is a serious implication to his message.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020
The Lincoln project has been stirring the pot with ads like this all year long.
Their ad titled “The Wall” takes aim at Trump over his handling of this current national health crisis.
A press release announced, “As the Republican National Convention gets underway, it seems that Donald Trump has forgotten the country is in the midst of a pandemic.”
“Today, The Lincoln Project reminds him with the release of a new video, “The Wall,” which features a grisly update to the nation’s death toll and a previous Lincoln Project spot.”
Beyond that, “While Trump spends the week obsessing over RNC coverage, many Americans will be planning funerals, saying virtual ‘last goodbyes’ to sick loved ones, and worrying whether or not they’ll catch COVID at work,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “It’s reprehensible, and we won’t let him pretend this isn’t happening.”
In addition, “With all eyes on the convention and the Senate on vacation, Donald Trump is hoping for a break. Americans will not forget the pain his inaction has caused.”
And this wasn’t the only one. There’s many more from the Lincoln Project.
Including this one which is arguably the best of the bunch.
In “Conservative” the ad shows: “I’m an American combat veteran and a conservative. I don’t agree with Joe Biden on many issues. But one thing that we agree on is we are a nation of laws and the Constitution is a sacred document. It’s a document I fought for and some of my friends died for,” tells Barkhuff.
Trump, he contends shows “no such respect for the Constitution.”
Former U.S Navy SEAL Dr. Dan Barkhuff knows @realDonaldTrump isn't a conservative — he's weak.
And he's the most easily fixable problem in America today. pic.twitter.com/Ep5cCdY0pw
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 27, 2020
Erin Perrine, spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign, dismissed The Lincoln Project’s latest attack ad. “This is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States,” Perrine said in a statement.
“President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94 percent of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of.”
The White House clearly have their hands full with that crew.