Political Smear Job? Law Firm Investigating Accusations Against Jim Jordan Steeped In Partisanship

Authored by Jon Hall via Free Market Shooter blog,

Over the July 4th holiday, NBC News posted an article detailing alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State University. At the center of the story, NBC News implicated one of the most well-known members of the Republican party, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Former wrestlers that Jordan coached over two decades ago at OSU accuse him of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting students.

It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that Jim Jordan is on the rise. Already a member of the Freedom Caucus, his name has been thrown around by many for the next Speaker of the House. Jordan has also led the charge against the corruption at the FBI and DOJ – known for many heated debates in hearings.

To note, the University opened an investigation into the accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss – who died in 2005 – abused students when he was the doctor for the wrestling team during his tenure from the mid-70’s to late 90’s back in April. The timing of Jordan’s name being thrown into the mess is not the only suspect element regarding this scandal…

Enter Perkins Coie, the firm heavily involved in the investigation into whether or not Russia influenced the 2016 Presidential election. When DNC servers were hacked, Perkins Coie did not go to authorities with proof of the hack but instead hired Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm with ties to Hillary Clinton, to investigate the breach.

As FMShooter reported back in 2017:

On top of all of this, Crowdstrike was the only one to come to a conclusion on the “Russia” conspiracy. The FBI never even inspected the hacked DNC servers and simply went off of Crowdstrike’s conclusion that Russian hackers did infiltrate DNC servers when there is absolutely no proof behind their claim.

Perkins Coie also sits at the center of the FISA abuse scandal. The Steele dossierwas the first piece of evidence used in FISA warrants to surveil former Trump team member, Carter Page. Both the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee helped fund research into the Steele dossier through Perkins Coie – the very same law firm that is now looking into the accusations against Strauss and Jim Jordan.

For proof, OpenSecrets has Perkins Coie’s major contributions laid bare.

Of course, the DNC tops the list with Hillary For America, Obama for America, and Priorities USA Action – David Brock’s former PAC – also making appearances; along with many other high-profile Democratic fundraising efforts. 

Notably, Perkins Coie was hired by OSU to investigate the accusations less than a month after the University shut down their office that helped sexual-assault victimsIn a statement, OSU said:

To date, Perkins Coie has interviewed more than 150 former students and witnesses and is engaged in further investigative efforts. Ohio State has shared all additional information that has come to the attention of the university with the independent investigators whose work is ongoing.

This isn’t even mentioning the shaky history of Jordan’s accusers, raising questions about their authenticity.

One of the accusers, Mike DiSabato is being accused by the widow of a marine for intimidating and bullying her over a memorial fund set up in her husband’s name. Another accuser served time in prison for a $1.8 million fraud scheme.

While OSU did notify local police and prosecutors, it’s strange that they immediately selected a law firm (and stranger that it was Perkins Coie) instead of letting police handle the investigation. Perkins Coie has no power to convene a grand jury or bring charges of perjury; nor do they have police powers or are able to compel someone to testify.

Certainly, an investigation into these accusations is warranted. However, giving the case to a law firm with proven bias isn’t how to go about getting to the truth. Perkins Coie are already involved in numerous scandals and being involved in this investigation further complicates the process. Perkins Coie has proven that politics is more important than the truth – therefore, can any conclusion they reach in this case really be trusted?

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Editor’s note: After this article was posted, a member of the FMShooter team uncovered more about Perkins Coie:

The quoted text is as follows:

In recent years, a group of attorneys have been fighting to keep their recruited immigrant clients eligible for naturalization as delays have mounted. Some have been successful, including nearly 50 recruits who were granted a type of temporary status while their background investigations are being completed.

“Some of our clients have finally emerged through the system and at least are doing basic training,” said Donald Friedman, a Washington attorney with Perkins Coie.

The firm has certainly engaged in far more legal actions supporting liberal causes than the few listed against Rep. Jordan. 

Comments

nmewn Keyser Sun, 07/08/2018 - 06:09 Permalink

Its really fun to watch ain't it? 

It's like driving up to a horrific car crash scene where the victims are trapped inside a burning SUV, you jump out only to recognize as you run toward it, that the car was being driven by George Soros with Hillary, Schumer, Ocasio-Cortez, Steyer, Perez, Jackson and Pelosi as passengers...they were all wearing their seatbelts (fortunately) and are now scratching at the glass trying to get out. 

It is then you realize, some people just aren't worth saving ;-)

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CuttingEdge nmewn Sun, 07/08/2018 - 07:14 Permalink

Question of the day:

 

If it's OK to raid Trump's law firm, what makes the verminous cunts at Perkins so fucking special?

Hello?

What's good for the goose?

 

Sessions???

Grow some fucking balls, or drop dead and let someone else do the job, you useless senile swamp minion fuckwit.

 

I don't personally care which - either works.

You truly are an insult and embarrassment to the Rule of Law, Jeff.

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loveyajimbo CuttingEdge Sun, 07/08/2018 - 12:11 Permalink

So true... but Trump's refusal to fire the obviously corrupt Sessions and Rosenstein and yes, Wray... is confusing... some say "3D chess... I call BS on that... and I don't see the shit-bag Paul Ryan coming out against the obvious corruption in the DOJ and FBI... or in support of Jordan either...

Mitch the Bitch just continues to beat his meat and take 'Ludes.

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justin423 Chris2 Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:09 Permalink

Freak car accident?

he was probably a witness that needed to be silenced.

also, while 2 of the accusers have questionable backgrounds, there are 5 more that have come forward, including one who is a REPUBLICAN County Committee member.

 

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I am Groot vato poco Sun, 07/08/2018 - 00:00 Permalink

You get it. It's us or them. It's do or die time. Most people aren't mentally prepared to take a life. And what is coming is gonna make the first Civil War look like a Sunday school picnic. It will literally be like the zombie apocalypse when the shit hits the fan. And the Republicans, the RHINO's and the Deep State and MIC are next.

RESTORE THE ANGER ! LIVE FREE OR DIE !

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Chris2 I am Groot Sun, 07/08/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

That's true, and we are going to win.

We have the guns, we have the nation since we built this.

We have no place to go, which means we fight to the death and win.

I know I see forward to 2025 when it's the birth of a nation a whole new nation.

They see what I see, they use the same tools but it won't be their New World Order it will be a new America without them.

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wolf pup IridiumRebel Sun, 07/08/2018 - 03:12 Permalink

Not only did Jordan infuriate Rosenstein, but he has the unmitigated gall to attempt a run at Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

They hope to use this smear with no proof except He Said innuendo to keep him from becoming House Speaker once Ryan is crowbarred out. 

“We like you but you understand that they’d never stop sending shrieking protesters in, right, Jim?” - Congress

With McCarthy, the dirty rat clone of Ryan, waiting in the wings. They can’t do business as usual with Jordan seated in the catbird seat. 

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Anonymous_Bene… Sat, 07/07/2018 - 22:21 Permalink

More academic sexual (((degeneracy))) brought to you by the now deceased Dr. Strauss. Enabled by coach Jordan, nonetheless.

This one reaches deep, there are apparently up to 2,000 victims over Dr. Strauss' career at OSU from '78-'98.

Authoritarianism at it's finest...

Miss Expectations Anonymous_Bene… Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:49 Permalink

These wrestlers, mostly if not all, were State Champions/All Americans and they let some degenerate team doctor diddle around with them?
They are actually trying to "take down" Jim Jordan with an unlikely, unbelievable story about a DEAD pervert doctor who got away with sexual abuse of wrestling champions? Really?
Yeah, right and Trump likes to watch Russian prostitutes piss on each other.
Why is to GO TO story always some unlikely (to normal people) perverted sexual construct?

Waiting for the "reversal" Jim.

EDIT: Additional reference material...
Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail: Make Them Deny It

This is one of the oldest and most effective tricks in politics. Every hack in the business has used it in times of trouble, and it has even been elevated to the level of political mythology in a story about one of Lyndon Johnson’s early campaigns in Texas. The race was close and Johnson was getting worried. Finally he told his campaign manager to start a massive rumor campaign about his opponent’s life-long habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his own barnyard sows.

“Christ, we can’t get a way calling him a pig-fucker,” the campaign manager protested. “Nobody’s going to believe a thing like that.”

“I know,” Johnson replied. “But let’s make the sonofabitch deny it.”
https://masscommons.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/fear-loathing-on-the-campa…

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