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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998.

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Former UFC champion and Ohio State University wrestler Mark Coleman says his comments about whether Republican Rep. Jim Jordan knew about alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor were not accurate or were misconstrued. Coleman says he has no direct knowledge about what Jordan knew at the time.

Jim Jordan's Speaker Run Clouded By Ohio State Scandal

Jul 27, 2018
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Hard-hitting Rep. Jim Jordan launched his long-shot bid Thursday to become the next House speaker, saying Congress isn't doing enough to back President Donald Trump and positioning the right flank for a leadership battle that could define the GOP.

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Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports participation and scholarships.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that he will run for the job of speaker of the House, challenging the current speaker Paul Ryan's hand-picked successor, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Jordan is a member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, which filed articles of impeachment Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jordan's announcement:

A bloc of conservative House Republicans filed articles of impeachment on Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating their war against federal law enforcement to new heights.

The group of 11 lawmakers, led by Freedom Caucus leaders Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have been threatening to file impeachment articles for months. They say Rosenstein is withholding documents from Congress and has mishandled the 2016 election investigations.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jul 19, 2018
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The White House is steeped in controversy following President Donald Trump’s statements about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

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Former Ohio State University wrestling coach and current U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan was interviewed by the law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, we discuss how adult film actress Stormy Daniel's arrest brought her alleged affair with President Trump back into the news. Plus, Congressman Jim Jordan continues to be a lightning rod in the OSU sexual abuse scandal.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has been accused of ignoring allegations of abuse while working as a wrestling coach at The Ohio State University.

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Several ex-wrestlers at Ohio State University on Tuesday countered allegations that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan turned a blind eye to alleged abuse of athletes by a former university team doctor decades ago.

Congressional Watchdogs Seek Ethics Review Of Rep. Jim Jordan

Jul 9, 2018
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Obama are seeking an ethics review of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn't know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at The Ohio State University.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jul 9, 2018
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U.S. Representative Jim Jordan is facing accusations that he knew about alleged sexual assaults while working as Ohio State University’s assistant wrestling coach. The team’s former doctor, Richard Strauss, is accused of showering with and inappropriately touching players.

Jordan has denied knowing about this, and said it’s retaliation for his actions in Congress. 

We’ll discuss Jordan’s current predicament and more on today’s Reporter Roundtable. 

Guests:

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's office said records released Thursday show lawyers' attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State University sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said on Wednesday he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-dead doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at The Ohio State University.

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