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BTW

Today, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) had this to say about President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 election during a summit with Vladimir Putin:

His somewhat derivative, day-late stance about the FBI and intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered to help Trump get elected shouldn’t be taken as gospel—especially since it alludes to said agencies all conspiring to elect Hillary Clinton.

Then why did over 17,000 people reply to it?

Maybe because Jordan is currently being accused of doing his own conspiring, in which he allegedly ignored rampant sexual abuse while he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. His focus on “trust” is an interesting one.

Jordan is steadfastly denying the allegations against him, saying they are part of a deep state conspiracy, one different from the deep state that conspired to help Hillary Clinton.

Or maybe the same one. Who knows anymore.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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