Ex-Ethics Czar Requests Probe Of Rep. Jordan's Abuse Ignorance Claims

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

When Baier pressed Jordan about why multiple former wrestlers are all saying the same thing - that Jordan knew about the abuse yet took no action - Jordan lashed out at the men, calling them liars and opportunists.

Strzok has become a focus of House Republicans after special counsel Robert Mueller removed him from the Russian Federation probe over questions of anti-Trump texts.

Jordan's fellow members in the conservative House Freedom Caucus were urged to stand by him amid allegations that he knew about, but did not report, the alleged sexual abuse of wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University in the early 1990s.

Jordan also suggested the allegations were the result of DiSabato's "vendetta" against Ohio State, and floated a connection to his heated exchange with deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month.

Jordan told Fox News Friday night that "conversations in a locker room are a lot different than people coming up and talking about abuse".

Andy Geiger, a former Ohio State athletic director, said Monday he doesn't recall any complaints during his tenure about a team doctor's alleged sexual misconduct with athletes.

"Everyone is saying, 'Everyone knew, '" said George Pardos, a former OSU wrestler who has come to Jordan's defense. "Given the inclusion of Perkins Coie in the mix, the likelihood increases that money has already changed hands to purchase a drive-by character assassination of beloved conservative Republican Congressman Jim Jordan".

The statement defending Jordan, who served as an assistant Ohio State wrestling coach from 1987 to 1995, was circulated by the prominent conservative public-relations firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs.

"It was expressed to me by one member that after Joe Paterno, you never want to go too deep in defending somebody, because you can have somebody who was just nearly seen as an otherworldly figure of integrity and then you find out that 'Wow, he really did know more than we thought he did".

Politico also reported on Friday that six former wrestlers said they were regularly harassed in their training facility, and that although some said Jordan was not to blame, they also said "it would have been impossible for him not to notice the pervasive toxic atmosphere surrounding the team". I believe him 100%.

But Alf said that Jordan likely did not know what was going on.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, the current chairman of the Freedom Caucus, says he's always known Jordan to be a man of honour and integrity.

Independent investigators are reviewing allegations against Strauss by men from 14 sports and are also looking into his work for student health services and at his off-campus medical clinic.

He ended the statement by reaffirming his support for Jordan. "The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter", a spokesman for Ryan said in a statement. He lost a licensing agreement with Ohio State.

The 228 pages of Strauss' employment records released by Ohio State offer no clues the university was aware of any sexual misconduct. "The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry". What bothers me the most is the? guys saying these things, I know they know the truth.