Ex-CIA, Ex-Goldman, Anti-Trump Republican Launches Independent Presidential Bid

It appears Mr. McMullin is ashamed of his Goldman Sachs history...

His Twitter profile yesterday...

 

His new Twitter profile...

 

As we detailed earlier, on the day that Trump is set to unveil his economic plan, as Hillary's post-convention bounce fades in the polls, Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins reports that Evan McMullin - a CIA veteran and Goldman Sachs alum - is preparing to launch an indepedent presidential campaign. Several key players in GOP's anti-Trump movement are behind this stunt effort...

 

It seems the establishment is willing to 'go there' to ensure a Hillary reign. As her poll numbers begin to fade...

 

And we are sure in an effort to steal some headlines from Trump's economic plans, the Anti-Trump movement appears to be rattling sabres wioth regard an independent bid, we presume in an effort to split the Republican vote... (via Buzzfeed).

Veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a Florida-based media consultant and outspoken Trump critic, is expected to be involved in McMullin’s campaign. Sources said Wilson was in Washington on Sunday meeting with members of McMullin’s prospective campaign — which includes some who were involved in a group called Better for America, which has been pushing an independent presidential bid.

 

McMullin did not immediately respond to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News.

 

 

He would make for an unlikely presidential candidate. He has never held elective office before and has spent most of his career as a CIA agent, according to his LinkedIn page. Young and unmarried, McMullin received an MBA at Wharton in 2011, and after a stint at Goldman Sachs, went to work as a policy wonk on Capitol Hill.

 

Unlike National Review writer David French, another conservative courted by anti-Trump Republicans to launch a long-shot third-party bid, McMullin has virtually no public profile. He doesn’t appear regularly on television, and has just 135 followers on Twitter. His most high-profile recent appearance seems to have been a TEDx talk about genocide he gave at London Business School in April.

 

Even with his small audience, McMullin has been a vocal critic of Trump on social media. On the night of Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, he tweeted that Trump was an “authoritarian” who was seeking to infringe on civil rights.

 

Authoritarians like @realDonaldTrump use promises of law & order to justify infringing on civil rights as they consolidate control by force.

 

Sources said McMullin was planning to file his paperwork Monday at around noon. Apart from his low profile, his candidacy will face other substantial hurdles in gaining traction — especially with ballot access and fundraising. But people close to the effort suggested McMullin would have the backing of serious Republican donors and fundraisers.