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Turns out the smear-attack on Rep. Jim Jordan was phony all along
American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2018 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 08/11/2018 5:33:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio congressman who was spotted as a star by President Trump at a rally last week, is finally getting some vindication.

Turns out that an earlier smear-attack on him, put on by the left about how he supposedly ignored sexual abuse as a coach earlier in his career, reported copiously by the press, was fake and phony all along. Just as Thomas Lifson suspected from the get-go, calling it the work of "the left's personal destruction machine." Turns out the person who leveled the original charge has since recanted. According to the Daily Caller:

A former Ohio State University wrestler is recanting his claims that Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse allegations against a university physician when he coached wrestling at the school over 20 years ago.

“At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” Mark Coleman, a former MMA fighter who wrestled at Ohio State when Jordan coached there, said in a statement.

“I have nothing but respect for Jim Jordan as I have known him for more than 30 years and know him to be of impeccable character.”

Coleman is the first former OSU wrestler to recant his claims that Jordan knew about sexual abuse at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, an OSU physician accused of molesting dozens of student-athletes.

So there was nothing to it all along. Yet the press, which so loudly reported the original lie, has just minimally covered this recantation. Will they now report the recantation with as much vim and vigor as they did the original charges? If they don't, it's proof positive that the whole thing was a setup all along

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 115th; jimjordan; osu; richardstrauss; sexabuse; smear
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1 posted on 08/11/2018 5:33:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I figured all along the goal was to cast enough doubt to prevent him from becoming Speaker, rather than really trying to drum him out of the House. The deep state can’t afford to have a non-puppet in that position.


2 posted on 08/11/2018 5:42:28 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where does Jim go to get his reputation back?


3 posted on 08/11/2018 6:10:00 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: bigbob

Probably mission accomplished. Damage him enough to kill what little chance he had of stopping Ryan clone and hand picked successor McCarthy.


4 posted on 08/11/2018 6:10:54 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

I don’t think so. Their playbook is so old and tired, I doubt that it has any effect anymore. The public is really tired of this stuff.


5 posted on 08/11/2018 6:14:47 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man (America is free because of the brave)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jim Jordan did NOT suffer one centimeter of loss of reputation.

JIM AND HIS REPUTATION ARE ABSOLUTELY INTACT.

The person who started the lie will not suffer loss of any loss either...the people who will disgust reasonable observers will be:

THE HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING, FAKE MAIN STREAM MEDIA.

I cannot believe they knew about the Mr. and Mrs. Ohr debacle and chose not to report. How’s that for sleaze?


6 posted on 08/11/2018 6:19:01 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course the whole thing was bogus, it was meant to destroy Jordan so he would resign..he didnt bite, he continued to fight, good for him..he should sue the bastards who made up lies about him!


7 posted on 08/11/2018 6:20:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bigbob

There is little doubt that it’s a hack job when the investigation is conducted by Perkins Coie. I wonder who paid for it.


8 posted on 08/11/2018 6:35:34 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: gibsonguy
Probably mission accomplished. Damage him enough to kill what little chance he had of stopping Ryan clone and hand picked successor McCarthy.

Ten tears ago, yes. But we've been learning how to fight and we know their tricks, and we don't abandon our guys so easily anymore.

9 posted on 08/11/2018 6:47:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

What an absolute joke. These so called “men”, larger than than life he-men wrestlers allowed a 60 year old man to fondle them,not once but repeatedly. With not one of these adult bad ass wrestlers beating the holy crap out of this guy. This is the most unbelievable attempted hit job ever. Either all of these guys are flaming homos and enjoyed immensely the repeated fondling, or all of them are bought and paid for by the Clintonistas. Either way their names are dirt. I don’t think these idiots thought this through.But, what can you expect from a bunch of dumb jocks.


10 posted on 08/11/2018 6:55:08 PM PDT by gravenstien
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“At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,”

That sounds like an outright denial, NOT a recantation.

11 posted on 08/11/2018 7:02:34 PM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: SeekAndFind

Next Speaker !!!!!


12 posted on 08/11/2018 7:11:58 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: SeekAndFind

The “Backstabber of the House” should be REMOVED.


13 posted on 08/11/2018 7:18:44 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SeekAndFind

It is clear that the Democratic Party playbook is to smear any Republican with charges of sexual misconduct regardless of the truth.


14 posted on 08/11/2018 7:19:56 PM PDT by Robert357 ( Dan Rather was discharged as "medically unfit" on May 11, 1954.)
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Mark Coleman is a lying leftist son of a bitch and everyone now knows it.

15 posted on 08/11/2018 7:32:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Kill-googl,TWITR,FACBK,NYT,WaPo,Hlywd,CNN,NFL,BLM,CAIR,Antifa,SPLC,ESPN,NPR,NBA)
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To: gravenstien

Coleman got his jollies with the doctor, and then is a kiss and tell type. Not real classy.


16 posted on 08/11/2018 7:42:09 PM PDT by healy61
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To: SeekAndFind

They recanted after finding out their smear didn’t stick.


17 posted on 08/11/2018 7:44:35 PM PDT by setha (England: Once great, now lost to the Diversity Deviants & Mohammedans.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thank God we’ve advanced far enough to see that the old pubic hair on a coke can trick is bogus.


18 posted on 08/11/2018 7:44:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Consensus isn't science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just did a quick search of the news for Jim Jordan and found three sources reporting the backtracking: NBC News, Fox News and the local ABC affiliate in El Paso, TX.


19 posted on 08/11/2018 8:03:58 PM PDT by upchuck (When I first arrived in Washington, the extent of anger and partisanship stunned me. ~ CongressmanX)
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To: SeekAndFind

The other is sohhhhHHHH certain they are going to achieve majority status in November and they manufactured thus Craptastic take, to ensure Jordan will not become Speaker?

They are losing...


20 posted on 08/11/2018 9:27:35 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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