LU responds to WSJ report accusing employee of rigging polls for Trump
Liberty University is responding to a Wall Street Journal report, accusing a current LU employee of receiving money to manipulate online polls prior to the 2016 presidential race.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, paid John Gauger $50,000 to rig online polls in favor of the Trump campaign.
Gauger, owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, currently serves as chief information officer at Liberty University. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday Gauger received the sum of money from Cohen after meeting at Cohen's Trump Organization office.
While not responding to the allegations directly, Liberty University released a statement acknowledging Gauger's employment and praising his efforts outside the school. The full statement, which was not attributed to a specific individual at the school, is printed below: