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As GOP Mulls Trading Nunes W/ Gym Jordan for Impeachment, New Witness Outs Jordan in Sex Abuse Case.

As the GOP considers replacing the distracted Devin Nunes with Gym Jordan for the impeachment probe, a new witness has filed a lawsuit in Jordan’s home state swearing he told Jordan of sexual abuse he suffered while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State and Jordan responded with…. a shrug.

NBC News

“A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match at Ohio State University, and he reported the encounter directly to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was then the assistant coach.

“Yeah, that’s Strauss,” Jordan and then-head coach Russ Hellickson replied, according to the lawsuit, when the referee, identified in court papers as John Doe 42, told them about the incident. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ohio, implies that Jordan’s response to the incident, which the referee said happened in 1994, was essentially a shrug.

John Doe 42 is the second person to say he told Jordan directly about either being approached or molested by Strauss, who was found by independent investigators to have sexually abused 177 male students over two decades.

Jordan, a powerful Republican congressman and a top defender of President Donald Trump in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly denied knowing anything about what Strauss did to the wrestlers he helped coach from 1986 to 1994. He has said the allegations against him were politically motivated.

John Doe 42 said that when he informed Jordan and Hellickson about what happened, their response was, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”

Jordan, a powerful Republican congressman and a top defender of President Donald Trump in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly denied knowing anything about what Strauss did to the wrestlers he helped coach from 1986 to 1994. He has said the allegations against him were politically motivated.

John Doe 42 said that when he informed Jordan and Hellickson about what happened, their response was, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”

So, it appears the Republicans might need to reconsider the swap, and whether it is better to have for a Ranking Member of House Intel during the impeachment hearing a Congress Critter distracted by his own lawsuit against an imaginary cow, or one distracted and fending off charges of complicity in ignoring accusations of sexual assault against young men in his charge.

In a way this is a perfect microcosm of the modern Republican Party, one part whinging entitlement and another part complicity in sexual abuse.

Either one of them would seem to be ideal defenders of this particular *Resident. 

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