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White House Correspondents Association: ‘An Attack On Any Of Us Is An Attack on All Of Us’

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White House Correspondents Association president Jeff Mason of Reuters attacked President Donald Trump from the podium at his Correspondents Dinner and pledged that the mainstream press will “remain vigilant.”

“An attack on any of us is an attack on all of us…There are threats to press freedoms here in the United States. We must remain vigilant. The world is watching,” Mason said in his attack speech against Trump.

“This year looks a little different,” Mason said, referring to Trump’s absence from the glitzy event to instead hold a rally in Pennsylvania.

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“We are here to celebrate the press, not the presidency,” Mason said.

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“The press is still in the White House briefing room and we are still on Air Force One…With all the tension in the relationship, that has sometimes been overlooked,” Mason noted. He made reference to “one notable and lamentable exception” when reporters were kept out of the press room. Trump revoked CNN’s press credentials during a briefing that occurred during CPAC.

“Undermining that by seeking to de-legitimize journalists is dangerous to a healthy republic,” Mason said of Trump.

“We are not Fake News. We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people,” Mason said to big applause.

Mason thanked Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for being there, then the event handed out scholarships to a diverse array of students from Howard University, Columbia, Northwestern University, and Berkeley, where riots have been raging for the cause of shutting down conservatives’ free speech.

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Married Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver Accused of Grooming Young Men, Offering Jobs for Sex

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John Weaver, political consultant and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, has been accused of being a sexual predator who targeted young men.

Conservative author and political commentator Ryan Girdusky piqued curiosity and set off widespread speculation after tweeting late Saturday afternoon that “one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project [offered] jobs to young men in exchange for sex,” adding that “his wife is probably interested” to hear about the allegations.

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Although Girdusky did not post screenshots of Weaver’s predatory actions himself, saying he “worked with journalists and reached out to victims asking for them to speak up because it was their story, not mine,” several others spoke up about what they experienced and heard.

Twitter user @JoshPri68522288 was one of the first to speak up, tweeting that “I know who did it, because they did it to me. It was John Weaver.”

@_liberalproject also said that “Weaver used to follow me when I used my real name on here. Out of the blue he DM’d being pushy with personal questions and trying to flirt with me. After I didn’t go along with it, he unfollowed me and never DM’d me since.”

(Screenshots courtesy of @lib_crusher.)

News of the impending allegations was also retweeted by Donald Trump Jr.

The longest Twitter thread on the accusations came from journalist Scott Stedman, who started a Twitter thread that begins as follows: “I don’t want to feed into Don Jr’s nonsense but I do want to tell a story. I followed John Weaver when I started my Twitter account. We exchanged messages, I sent him my stories, chatted about Russia, etc. He wrote a blurb for my book. He offered me some sort of “joint venture” which I wasn’t interested in, so I didn’t respond to his calls.”

Stedman continues: “One day, he DM’d me and said he had ‘advice’. He then proceeded to tell me how ‘hot’ I looked and commented on my profile picture and my hair. He started calling me ‘my boy’. I found it deeply uncomfortable.”

What he said to me pales in comparison to others with whom Weaver communicated and countless others who have experienced much worse from people in power,” Stedman said.

And there could be much more where that came from…

Neither The Lincoln Project nor it’s leadership have publicly commented on the accusations yet, including Weaver himself.

Stay tuned as this story develops.

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