The Deep State’s conspiracy continues to spread:
A seventh former Ohio State University wrestler said Saturday that he believes Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew about inappropriate behavior that allegedly took place in the school’s athletic department three decades ago, as two more former team members came to Jordan’s defense.
David Range, who wrestled for Ohio State in the late 1980s, said Jordan had to have known about alleged sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss, an athletic doctor whose behavior is under investigation by the school, because it happened regularly to team members and people talked about it. Jordan has denied he knew, saw or heard about any inappropriate behavior while he was an assistant wrestling coach from 1987 to 1995.
“Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening — yes, most definitely,” Range told The Washington Post. “It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence.”
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican who sits on the Judiciary Committee with Jordan and says he spoke to the Ohio congressman this week, said he was very “frustrated” about the accusations that his colleague had overlooked sexual abuse while he was a wrestling coach more than two decades ago.
“It’s BS. And the timing is suspect,” Gaetz told CNN on Friday in a phone interview.
Echoing concerns Jordan and others have raised this week, Gaetz argued the wrestling scandal could be political retribution for Jordan’s intense grilling of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week and ahead of the committee’s hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok next week.
“And if this is a message that if people ask tough questions and demand oversight like Jim Jordan has (and) that they could be targets of baseless accusations, that is not good for the Congress,” Gaetz said.
A half-dozen men who used to wrestle at Ohio State decided to concoct a story of sexual abuse in order to protect Peter Strzok. Sure.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 7, 2018
OK, when you put it that way maybe it doesn’t seem very plausible, but what if I told you that Strzok had a video recording of Hillary Clinton ordering the killing of Seth Rich? CHECKMATE LIBS!