Rick Wilson, the Lincoln Project cofounder and extremely online tough guy who was recently humiliated by a bunch of cartoon characters, is celebrating a special anniversary today.
January 29 marks seven years since the IRS authorized a $389,420 federal tax lien against Wilson's residence in Florida, a notorious haven for criminal grifters. The lien was filed in response to unpaid income taxes dating back to 2004.
Wilson's bank moved to foreclose on the property in 2016, according to the New York Post. The self-described "digital assassin" was also taken to court to resolve an unpaid $25,729 balance on his American Express credit card.
Wilson, who lists "overthrowing governments" among the things he most enjoys in life, is not the only Lincoln Project cofounder to be hit with a massive federal tax lien.
Tax records show that John Weaver, who cut ties with the Democratic-aligned Super PAC after dozens of young men accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, has an outstanding $313,655 federal tax lien against his home in Austin, Texas.
Wilson and his fellow Lincoln Project executives have yet to say a single word about the allegations against Weaver, who is married to a woman and has two children. The Super PAC's only public comment on the matter was to tell a Washington Free Beacon alumnus that Weaver's statement of apology "speaks for itself."
It is unclear the extent to which Weaver's colleagues at the Lincoln Project may have enabled his predatory behavior or helped cover it up.
In his so-called apology, Weaver admitted only to having "consensual mutual conversations" that made his victims feel "uncomfortable." That assertion is contradicted by at least one individual who received an unsolicited photo of Weaver's penis and told Forensic News, "I didn’t ask for it nor reciprocate, so there was no consent."
Weaver went on to suggest that the young men accusing him of more serious transgressions—such as "grooming" them by offering lucrative career opportunities in exchange for sex—were lying for political reasons. Such allegations, Weaver insisted, were "smears being leveled at me by Donald Trump's enablers as a way to get back at the Lincoln Project for our principled stand for democracy."