Court documents reveal messy divorce now involves political operative’s posh golf club membership
Brent Scher • November 18, 2022 3:50 p.m.
The ex-wife of disgraced Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt has asked a Utah court to hold the liberal political operative in contempt of court for his failure to shell out the money she claims duty, including for his interest in a membership in one of the most expensive private clubs in the country, according to documents reviewed by the Free Washington Beacon.
A court order filed November 7, 2022 reveals that lawyers for Schmidt’s ex-wife, Angela Schmidt, say the man who would have spoke of turning the anti-Trump Lincoln Project into a vehicle for “generational wealth” owes him his share of membership in the Glenwild Golf Club in Park City, Utah, which is bragging that it is “as exclusive as desirable” and at some point counted Michael Jordan as a member.
Angela Schmidt also says her ex-husband owes her $84,000 for “mortgage payments Stephen failed to pay” and at least $50,000 for “$10,000 in monthly payments Stephen failed to pay Angela.” “. His lawyers want Schmidt to be found in contempt of court for his alleged breach of his court-ordered duties and for the court to slap him with a ‘sentence of up to 30 days in jail for each contempt charge. per Utah Code 78B. -6-310.” The court ordered Steve Schmidt to appear later this month, on November 29, for a hearing on his claims.
Schmidt’s finances have been under scrutiny since the news revealed that he and other Lincoln Project officials were using the millions of dollars the group raised from anti-Trump donors to enrich themselves. During his time with the Lincoln Project, Schmidt purchased a $1.4 million mansion in Utah, according to The Associated Press. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is located near the Glenwild Golf Club, which, according to a site for golf enthusiasts, has an initiation fee of $200,000 and annual dues of $18,800. The club did not respond to a query regarding Steve Schmidt’s membership status.
The court filing came a few days before the daily call reported that Angela Schmidt had, in mid-August, filed a temporary restraining order against Schmidt, who vehemently denied the report and threatened to sue the outlet for defamation. The court documents reviewed by the Free tag show that Angela Schmidt did apply to the court for a restraining order on August 15, 2022. “The commissioner considered Angela’s ex parte request for a temporary restraining order,” the court wrote the following day. “It is appropriate that the documents be served on Stephen or his attorney.”
The court documents reviewed by the Free tag don’t say how the court resolved his request, but the case file shows that Steve Schmidt objected to it a week later. A lawyer for Steve Schmidt told the Free tag that the court dismissed the request for a restraining order on August 30, 2022.
Called for comment, Steve Schmidt responded with a profanity-filled rant and threatened legal action. “Fuck you,” Schmidt said in a text message. “You print your defamatory bullshit and I’ll let the lawyers handle the business.”
In his public legal threats against the daily call, Schmidt said he didn’t care how much money a libel suit would cost him. “I don’t give [email protected] how much it costs,” he said. said. “I would rather live broke with my family in a tent.”
Neither Schmidt nor his attorney responded to an inquiry into whether he had fulfilled his financial obligations to Angela Schmidt. Angela Schmidt’s attorneys did not respond to a request for comment.