The Lincoln Project fashioned in 2019 to cease President Donald Trump from incomes a second time period.

Today? The group is best identified for seismic scandals, fleeing executives and a willingness to take down different GOP favorites … together with Gov. Ron DeSantis. Does Showtime wish to convey the group again from the political abyss?

The similar community that produced the wildly inaccurate “Comey Rule” returns with “The Lincoln Project.”

The five-part docuseries, debuting Oct. 7, examines the daybreak of the group in addition to these aforementioned “scandals.”

For the uninitiated:

  • Co-founder John Weaver was accused of sending sexually aggressive text messages to younger males, considered one of whom was underage on the time of the texting.
  • Some recommend Project members knew about the scandal however didn’t go public with the accusations or act on them.
  • The group’s funding sources got here below heavy scrutiny, with expenses of steering consulting charges again to the group itself. 
  • Many of the group’s key gamers fled in 2021, together with George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Kurt Bardella, Tom Nichols and Jennifer Horn.

The trailer doesn’t draw back from mentioned scandals, not less than based mostly on the primary teaser, however the tone (and the accompanying poster) recommend Showtime is rooting for a Lincoln Project comeback.

“Karma is a bitch,” reads the tagline close to a picture of Trump being mugged by the group’s very title.

Celebrated for their scathing advertisements and biting social media commentary, the collection discovers that their operation is much more than what meets the attention, with subtle knowledge analytics and voter focusing on operations churning away behind the scenes. While working to perform their said objective of “defeating Trumpism,” the group is shaken by inside upheaval, a sexual harassment scandal, and a tidal wave of damaging press. As one combat ends, one other is afoot – and this time it’s private.

The canned quotes from the artistic minds behind the docuseries verify the admiring tone.

“There has by no means been a brilliant PAC that has captured the creativeness of most of the people just like the Lincoln Project. They confirmed us that you can use storytelling and the facility of the web to punch again, and that you can combat a bully by bringing the combat proper to their doorstep,” mentioned administrators [Fisher] Stevens and [Karim] Amer in a press release.

Plus, the quote from an unnamed supply within the trailer suggests Showtime is pushing the group previous its scandalous 2021.

“Nobody cares. They care about what we’re gonna do in 2022 and past,” the voice says.

Reminder. The docuseries drops a number of weeks earlier than the midterm elections.

The Lincoln Project doesn’t simply assault Trump 24/7. It additionally targets Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Caroline Republican. More lately, it’s savaged DeSantis, essentially the most credible non-Trump GOP candidate for the White House in 2024.

Here, the group slams Kari Lake, the GOP’s gubernatorial hopeful in Arizona.

It additionally retweets messages from the Biden White House.

A fast perusal of its Twitter account reveals it’s no totally different than your common Democratic SuperPAC. In quick, it’s a Democrat operation that adheres to the GOP model by way of its namesake.

The Showtime collection, on condition that context, makes excellent sense.

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