Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has recently found himself in the hot-seat. The congressman has come under fire for allegedly having knowledge that a former team doctor sexually assaulted wrestlers on the team. Jordan was the assistant coach at Ohio State University at the time of the assault allegations. Jordan firmly denied the allegations, saying that if he’d known something, he’d have said something. Four of the former wrestlers on the team disagreed. One former wrestler even alleged to have emails he sent to Jordan in regards to the sexual abuse. The former students say Jordan did know of the claims and that he did absolutely nothing. Jordan has even been accused of conspiring to cover up the crimes.
Jordan did not stop at merely denying the claims, Jordan went on to say that this whole thing is a conspiracy against him to make him look bad. Jordan says the timing of the allegations is “suspect.” He claims that this conspiracy against him was put together after the Rosenstein hearings when Jordan grilled the FBI Deputy Director about the Mueller investigation and Peter Strok. Jordan made his claims on Fox News with host Brett Baier. Check out the interview below:
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Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort has just had his bail revoked by a District Judge in a Washington DC federal courtroom and is headed to jail.
Manafort was in court today to answer to claims of witness tampering alleged by the prosecution. Manafort was free on house arrest as he awaited charges on bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors alleged that Manafort contacted multiple witnesses in an effort to get them to change testimony or not testify against him at all. The witnesses, most of whom were already working with prosecutors, told prosecutors of Manafort’s attempted contact immediately after it happened. One witnesses reportedly even recorded the call with Manafort. Manafort was taken into custody immediately after this morning’s court proceedings. Paul Manafort has two upcoming trials. One in Virginia and this one in DC. Manafort is expected to be held in a federal jail in the D.C. area until jail officials find a jail to house him until his DC trial begins in September.
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The news that Donald Trump has just approved tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods from China just broke this morning. This news puts the U.S. on the brink of a trade war with China. The stock market officially opens in a little under an hour as this huge news breaks. If recent history has shown us anything, this will certainly have a negative impact on the market and panicked investors today. That negative effect will carry over to panicked business owners. Then that negative effect will be passed on to you….the consumer. I’m almost as sure of this that I am sure that the sun is yellow. The only question that remains is how long will this last?
NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Trump has long vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to clamp down on what he considers unfair Chinese trading practices. But his calls for billions in tariffs could complicate his efforts to maintain China’s support in his negotiations with North Korea.
In an official White House statement released this morning, Trump threatened to slap China with even steeper tariffs if they placed tariffs of their own on U.S. goods or retaliated in any way at all.