Jordan, 54, who is in his sixth term, was defiant Friday night on Fox News, in his first extended response to the emerging charges. "If they had I would have dealt with it". 'We would've dealt with it if we knew of anything that happened'. "We did not hear that because if we had, we would have dealt with it", he said.
Brian Garrett is one of the eight men who detailed the alleged sexual assault by Strauss to AP. "He is out to get Ohio State", he said.
Strauss killed himself in 2005.
"This is false", Jordan said. He twice defeated future two-time Olympic gold medalist John Smith in an NCAA tournament in 1985.
"I don't believe them at all", Trump said of the former wrestlers.
Jordan, a powerful member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is a staunch Trump supporter.
Now there are five accusers, Baier pointed out, with Politico reporting six.
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"Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us". 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.
"So, what do you think is their motivation?"
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"Mike DeSabato has a vendetta against Ohio State". Another accuser, Dunyasha Yetts, is a convicted criminal who spent 18 months in prison, Jordan noted.
Baier pushed Jordan about other accusers such as national champion and UFC champion Mark Coleman who said he's a big fan of Jordan but that the congressman has not been truthful.
Jordan seemed to allow that he may have been part of the locker-room conversations about misconduct described by several former wrestlers. With this whole talk about the speaker's race. but it is just not accurate.
"OK, but you know there are others", Baier interjected. "What is driving these guys to say this now?"
"No", Jordan responded. "No".
Jordan denied it but then repeatedly came back to the same "locker room talk"/formal accusation distinction.
"Did not", Jordan replied.
Jordan, who is the conservative House Freedom Caucus chairman and considered a prospect to become the next speaker of the House, said that he would meet with investigators next week over the matter.
Jordan said that one sent in the predawn hours of July 4 was "the last straw" for him.
"He knew", DiSabato told The Washington Post this week. The firm also was the liaison between Hillary Clinton's campaign and Fusion GPS, the political-research company that commissioned the unverified dossier at the heart of the Trump-Russia collusion allegations. First, this wasn't your standard Hannity/Tucker-style Fox interview. Can't find get a hold of me? "He could have told the truth and stood with us, or he could have played politics".
"Jim Jordan goes against the powerful interests at the Federal Bureau of Investigation & deep state to expose them & hold them accountable for their crimes", tweeted Mike Tokes, a founder of The New Right, a conservative political organization.