Trump Believes Jim Jordan ‘100%,’ Among ‘Most Outstanding’ in D.C.

Trump Believes Jim Jordan ‘100%,’ Among ‘Most Outstanding’ in D.C.

"I am not a flawless person, but ask any of the wrestlers and they will tell you everybody knew about Doc", Yetts said.

Mike DiSabato, another player who spoke with NBC News, got detailed in an interview with CNN: "I never saw Doc Strauss. where he didn't ask me to-where I went to see him for medicine or whatever, finger injury, shoulder, knee-where he did not want to examine my testicles. No question in my mind", Trump said.

A spokesman for Mr. Jordan, a founder of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus who represents a solidly Republican district in OH, said the congressman was unaware of any abuse. Dailey said he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan at the time, but he said Jordan took part in conversations where Strauss' abuse of many other team members came up.

Jordan, R-Ohio, responded after two former Ohio State wrestlers told NBC News on the record that he must have known about abuse allegations against Richard Strauss, a former doctor in the athletics department. Jordan denied being aware of the abuse claims several months ago (the university said in April it was investigating) and repeated that denial Tuesday.

"He'd even make comments, 'This guy better not touch me, '" Yetts said. The congressman said he does remember Dr. Strauss, but echoed his spokesman by insisting he knew nothing of the alleged abuse.

President Donald Trump defended Jordan at a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday, saying he believed the Ohio Republican and did not believe the accusations.

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

"This is false", Jordan said.


Jordan attacked his accusers, particularly the first one who came forward, Mike DeSabato.

Dailey told NBC News, "It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your trousers down", and that Jordan was present when this was discussed.

"Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I've met since I've been in Washington".

Jordan's office also said that it had not been contacted by investigators from the university looking into the accusations.

The former wrestler claims that Jordan told him to "please leave me out of it" when he told the congressman he planned to go public with the accusations earlier this year.

CNN confronted Jordan himself on this Fourth of July. Jordan, who was the assistant coach from 1986 to 1994, may have covered up the incidents, according to the reports. "We all did", Dailey told NBC News.

"The investigative team is continuing its efforts to schedule an interview with Rep. Jordan, as well as other individuals with potential knowledge relating to the allegations", Trafford said.

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