Lincoln Project seeks to crowd-shame Donald Trump’s legal team

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The group is asking social media followers to inundate lawyers.

The Lincoln Project is seeking to crowd-shame the legal team and others supporting outgoing President Donald Trump‘s efforts to overturn results of the presidential election.

The organization of Never Trumper Republicans and former Republicans that ran some of the boldest attack ads on TV against Trump is now turning to social media, urging followers to inundate Trump’s lawyers, their law firms, their clients, and others, with complaints.

The effort is focusing on, but not limited to, the big firms Jones Day and Porter Wright. It’s also going after the lead lawyers in Trump’s Pennsylvania litigation, Ronald Hicks and Carolyn McGee, both of Jones Day. Both firms have Florida offices, Jones Day in Miami, and Porter Wright in Naples.

The Lincoln Project also has targeted Emily Murphy, administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, which thus far has refused to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden‘s transition team.

In the cases of Hicks, McGee, and Murphy, the organization posted their pictures and phone numbers for their offices and urged followers to call to complain. The organization also posted direct email addresses for Hicks and McGee.

The Lincoln Project’s Twitter account has 2.7 million followers. The Lincoln Project also is pursuing the effort through other social media, and intends to do so on TV, according to a Washington Post report Tuesday.

The organization insisted that it “isn’t crowdshaming anyone. We are holding to account those who would spread falsehoods about nonexistent election fraud on behalf of a client who has no respect for democratic norms,” said spokesman Ryan Wiggins.

The Lincoln Project cited a New York Times story reporting on employees at the two firms who are disgruntled about the election litigation. The organization advised in a tweet, “The law firms architecting Donald Trump’s unwarranted and dangerous attacks on our democracy are @JonesDay & @PorterWright Their employees should resign in protest.”

One Lincoln Project tweet urged its social media followers to create a LinkedIn account, message someone who works at Jones Day or Porter Wright, and “ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.”

“Go after the clients. Hit them in the billings,” one follower responded.

“Oh, we’re on it,” The Lincoln Project replied.

“You should stop this,” demanded another follower.

“No,” The Lincoln Project replied.

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21 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    November 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    All is fair in the truth ! These lawyers are making shit up so the RNC shall pay them! Any thing to do with trump is going to Cost some body else’s money! Laying off RNC staff but still handing over big bucks for Trump bs! You ain’t Republicans! You the deep pockets for trump! Lol

    Handing over big bucks for Trump bs!

  • S B ANTHONY

    November 10, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    These law firms can now join the ranks of trump’s other shysters.

  • Lincoln Destroyer

    November 10, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    You’re pathetic. You go ahead and waste your time while Trump rises to the top.

  • Stephanie

    November 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Are you all stupid or just part of the Deep State swamp. If there’s nothing to hide then what’s the problem. It’s not coming outta ur pocket. So sit back and enjoy the show. Is that what ur afraid of seeing all the elites going to Guantanamo bay. They should be hung for treason.

  • Coky

    November 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Since when lawyers cannot represent whoever they want? I guess I was wrong, the democrats are not pro-socialism but pro-comunism. Why are you liberals so afraid of? And the report says “president elect Joe Biden”? Since when MSM gets to choose who wins an election? Trump 2020!!!

  • Tanya

    November 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    How pathetic you folks are. That you don’t realize that you are perceived as an angry, jealous and pitiful group of schoolyard bullies. Spoiled children throwing a temper fit. Because you didn’t get your way, your fragile egos have shattered and now all you can do is whine and lie to distract from your own failures. Maybe y’all should ask yourselves if you would behave like you do in front of God…He is watching. I will pray for you all.

  • Wayne

    November 10, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    All there doing is stirring the pot to add more trouble my guess is that there up soros ass so far the need his money to build a tube to breath out of!

  • Craig

    November 10, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Find it quite fascinating that so many people are so knowledgeable about Trump and Biden when they’ve never met them in private. I know there is evidence, and there are witnesses of vote tampering and that it’s one of our most sacred rights as Americans. The ignorant know nothing of living under the oppression that is socialism, Marxism, communism- yet they embrace it.

  • B wandachneider

    November 10, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Comments coming from two people who support corruption and murdering babies!! We don’t care what you uninformed commies think. Continue to comment so we can laugh a little.

  • John

    November 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Until the results are certified which could be as late as second week of December there’s no way she could legally be helping with a transition team, it’s now a toss up on who the next President will be and may not be necessary. Mr Biden should have some patience. If you’re not hiding anything the demoncrats should be happy to see that has been won fair and square!

  • Krystine Kercher

    November 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Trump won’t be the “outgoing president” and Biden won’t be the “president-elect” unless and until all the legal votes are properly counted and all the illegal votes are thrown out, and the election is duly certified as having been won or lost by one or the other. Media moguls don’t get to make that call; it isn’t up to them.

    If you’re so convinced that Biden won, then… let the lawyers do their thing. Transparency and clarity is good for democracy.

  • Johnny wadd

    November 10, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Ok two can play this game, let’s get all at Lincoln project and their followers who participate in this bullying and shame them for acting like a child and being sore lil bully. Just like ones at school who get taught a good lesson. You dish out, be ready to get it right back at you. Terd=democrat

  • Ron

    November 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    These people are like spoiled adult children that throw temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. What an evil wicked bunch of losers. Basement Biden and company knows they’re screwed if Trump wins in court so they’re doing everything they can to stop the process. Unfortunately for them the more they try, the deeper the hole they have dug for themselves gets. He can say he won all he wants but it means absolutely nothing till the courts decide who the winner is. The real shocker in all this is how deep the corruption goes in the US political landscape. If you can’t see that you are either wilfully blind or wilfully ignorant or both. Not to mention the people who still vote for this filth. As the Bible says men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil.

  • Rory

    November 10, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    The question that has to be asked about this election when dealing with a liberal is do they care if biden wins with massive voter fraud.

  • Donna

    November 10, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    How much lower and more frightening can this get? Just who is trying to start such a conflict between people who have a different thought and why? Communism, Socialism, whatever you want to call it, it is not out of any playbook that belongs in this country. It is an obvious attempt at a take – over by evil people to turn this great country into something that we’ve read about from the Soviet Union, Germany, Venezuela, Cuba, etc.

  • Barry bignuts

    November 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Im very itchy.

    Pls help

  • Jimbo Mobley

    November 10, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    The Lincoln project is part of the deep state that Trump is trying to get rid of. Maybe they are also tied to the corruption in the Democratic Party. All are doing is trying to scare more people from coming forward.

  • Cheryl

    November 10, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Never Trumper Republicans are not Republicans. They are rino’s. We the people love Trump. The rest of you need to shut up and go away. By the way, the election has not been officially called yet. Media doesn’t have the authority to do that.

  • Markham Keith

    November 10, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    So how do we go about harassing the Lincoln Project like they’re doing to others? Isn’t this the group that that loser married to Kellie Ann started? He’s such a loser that he caused his family so many problems that Trump lost a great advisor. Or was that his plan? Actually I think he’s a cuck for the left like Romney and the Bush’s.

  • Coky

    November 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    This list of Trump supporters they are threatening to publish is exactly what happened in Venezuela. You can Google “Tascon List” and it will tell you exactly what the goal of that list is. I wish people would do some research on how Venezuela went from being the richest country in Latin America to the poorest one in the world, thanks to socialism. What is happening in the US now is exactly what happened in Venezuela (starting in 1998 with Chavez). They stole the elections, defunded the police, disarmed all its citizens, created BLM and Antifa like groups (Tupamaros and Colectivos), created the Tascon’s List, ruined the oil industry, sold the country out to Cuba, China, Russia, and Iran. Please fight for democracy. I lost my birth country to socialism, won’t lose this one without a fight.

  • P. Aday

    November 11, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    We should be ashamed of ourselves as a country that we were stupid enough to think that a person no one cared anything about could run the United States of America ever 1 around the world thinks we’re a joke now and after this any champ Pansy in the zoo can run for president in have a chance Where a disgrace and what’s worse is all the people that are brainwashed into thinking that he is any way shape or form a decent human being and don’t bring God into this Hes looking down shaking his head in disgust at what he gave us and what we’re doing with it the best thing that can ever happen is for him to just disappear and never be heard from again and Mitch mcconnel right along with him!!!!!

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