WASHINGTON -Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz offered a conspiracy theory why a top Republican House member is facing questions about a sex abuse investigation, saying it was a "deliberate attempt" to disrupt upcoming testimony from embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok.
At the same time, Gaetz defended Rep. Jim Jordan saying he can't prove what he is saying about not knowing about abuse allegations from Ohio State wrestlers.
Strzok has become a focus of House Republicans after special counsel Robert Mueller removed him from the Russia probe over questions of anti-Trump texts.
A number of former Ohio State wrestlers have said in recent days that Jordan, then an assistant coach, surely knew about the alleged sex abuse from a team doctor.
Gaetz isn't the only conservative suggesting a conspiracy. Jordan himself said on Fox News, "I think the timing is suspect when you think about how this whole story came together after the Rosenstein hearing and the speaker's race."
President Donald Trump has also dismissed questions about Jordan.
"Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I've met since I've been in Washington and I believe him 100 percent," Trump said Thursday.