Trump Backs Rep. Jordan's Denial of Abuse Knowledge

07 July, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Ohio lawmaker accused of ignoring abuse of Ohio State student-athletes

"I don't believe them at all - I believe him", Trump said of the claims against the conservative lawmaker, The Hill reported.

Four former OSU wrestlers have now gone public with their stories, detailing alleged sexual molestation by Strauss during medical appointments to NBC News.

As ThinkProgress previously noted, Jordan has always been thought to be a top contender to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, once Ryan steps down in November, and enjoys the full support of several high-profile members of Congress, as well as the president himself. He's taken leading roles in fighting the Affordable Care Act and in pushing back against the government's Russian Federation investigation, most recently interrogating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in committee.

Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss.

Strauss died in 2005, but in April the university announced it was opening an investigation into accusations he abused members of the wrestling team. Both messages - dated May 6 and June 15 and bearing the subject line "WINTER IS HERE" - appear to be directed to Ohio State football legend Archie Griffin and former NCAA official Oliver Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. "I believe him 100 percent", said Trump.

In addition to stating that he had no knowledge of any reports of abuse during his time as a coach, Jordan has, as noted, said that he's never been contacted about these charges. Jordan was among the people Yetts told about groping the first time in happened in 1992, Yetts told The Associated Press Tuesday.

"I feel sorry for Mark Coleman", Jordan said.

Beginning in 2007, Yetts served 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal mail fraud charges. CNN has been unsuccessful in multiple attempts to obtain comment from Hellickson.

150,000 Flee Daraa towards Jordan, Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights
Both countries' militaries have distributed aid supplies to people seeking shelter near the borders. The conflict has killed more than 350,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011.

DiSabato said the video was sent to the school and to Perkins Coie.

"Obviously, we'll talk with whoever is doing the investigation" to obtain justice for any victims, he said.

Late Tuesday, a law firm representing Ohio State contradicted that statement.

Now anyone familiar with the president's relationship with factual evidence or with sex abuse allegations is very unlikely to take his word for Jordan's innocence unless they do so by blind faith in MAGA or really don't care what's true or false.

The university said its investigation includes "outreach to former student-athletes, coaches and others who may have been affected or may have had knowledge of these alleged incidents".

Doug Andres, a spokesman for Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, said: "These are serious allegations and issues".

Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to molesting women and girls under the guise of treatment and was caught with child pornography.

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