Trump Defends Jim Jordan Over Ohio State Abuse Allegations

Jim Jordan R-Ohio on Capitol Hill

"I believe him 100 percent", Trump said while speaking to reporters on Air Force One. But from what I can tell there's been no move to call for any investigation from Jordan's Republican colleagues. No question in my mind. He's the fourth former wrestler to come forward to NBC and say that Jordan, a former assistant coach at Ohio State, knew of allegations of abuse against Strauss.

Jordan, a close ally of the President's, has emphatically denied having any knowledge at the time that the university's sports doctor was molesting the wrestlers. Jordan said Wednesday that he knew nothing about any allegations against Strauss.

Dailey corroborated the account of one of those wrestlers, Dunyasha Yetts, who told NBC News that Yetts had protested to Jordan and head coach Russ Hellickson after Strauss tried to pull down his wrestling shorts when Yetts went to see him for a thumb injury.

Shawn Dailey told NBC News he was groped several times by the team physician Dr. Richard Strauss.

Asked whether he had been in contact with Jordan before going public, DiSabato claimed that he had exchanged messages with the conservative lawmaker "didn't deny what was happening, and he said he wanted to be left out of it".

Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of inappropriate conduct by athletes from over a dozen sports at Ohio State. Dailey told NBC that Jordan participated in discussions in which the subject of Strauss' behavior came up.

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He added, "We not only stand by him, but believe him to be a man of character and honor, and Congress would be well served to have more Jim Jordans serving on Capitol Hill".

According to a source within Jordan's office, the congressman planned to contact police over repeated emails from DiSabato, which he reportedly said constitute "bullying". "If we had, we would have reported it", Jordan told reporters on Wednesday.

"If there is any type of abuse of these folks, we want them to get justice, but it's interesting that the timing is what it is in light of things that are going on in Washington", Jordan said.

Jordan acknowledged that Strauss was among faculty members and other employees who used the same open shower area as athletes in the building where they practiced, but he said he and other coaches with whom he has spoken weren't aware of any abuse by Strauss. It's not the story of Michigan State University and Larry Nassar but that of Ohio State-and the allegations are touching a "powerful" Republican congressman.

But Jordan disputes reports that he ignored an interview request from a law firm the university has employed to investigate the abuse claims.

Dailey said it was "hurtful" Jordan is denying any knowledge of the alleged abuse.

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