For the moment, the facts speak for themselves and very little commentary is necessary. This story has been brewing for months,
apparently while being actively suppressed by the "mainstream" Democrat-controlled news media. This story would be front-page
news every day of the week if the central figures were Republicans. But no, those who have the most at stake are Democrats,
and this is a major Democrat scandal.
Overview and recap articles:
Did Dems Know About Dossier? Their Handling Of Imran Awan Affair Is Instructive. Rep. Keith Ellison,
deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, said he was unaware of the DNC's role in funding the Trump dossier,
repeating claims from former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and sources close to Hillary Clinton. The denial is
reminiscent of Ellison's claims to have not heard of Democratic IT aide Imran Awan, despite being repeatedly informed of the
major investigation involving him. In both the Awan and dossier affairs, Democratic leaders have said they did not have
knowledge of major events that greatly concern them. Investigators contend that Imran Awan and his family members made
unauthorized access to House servers thousands of times and funneled massive amounts of data off the network shortly before
the 2016 presidential election. The Awans could potentially read the data of one in five House Democrats. House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi professed unfamiliarity with the Awan investigation despite playing an important role in the
handling of the case months ago as one of the House leaders who determined it warranted a criminal probe.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra And The Awan Scandal. One aspect of the unfolding Awan scandal that has
received minimal press coverage is the role played by current Atorney General of California, Xavier Beccera. With the
exception of journalists like HA Goodman and Luke Rosiak, Becerra's role has gone virtually unexamined by the media. In
September, the Daily Caller revealed that the Capital Police's decision to ban the Awan's from Capitol Hill was based on the
existence of a "secret server". The server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, which at the time, was chaired by
Rep. Xavier Becerra, the current Attorney General of California. Police contacted Becerra's office, notifying him
that the server was the subject of an ongoing investigation, and promptly requested a copy of it. However, what Capital
Police received from the now California Attorney General's office was described as an, "elaborate falsified image designed to
hide the massive violations."
Investigators. Apart from noting how strange and surreal it was, no one yet knows the full relationship between
former Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her IT "expert," the now-indicted Imran Awan. Why
would Wasserman-Schultz go out of her way to protect him and by extension his network from government investigations —
even as Awan's criminal familial enterprises, as well as his unauthorized and perhaps illegal conduct concerning government
communications, were being exposed? Why is Awan apparently eager to talk to prosecutors about his relationships with
Wasserman-Schultz and other congressional representatives? Why did an "in-the-know" Wasserman-Schultz apparently allow
Awan to act so illegally for so long? In other words, the behavior of the former head of the DNC seems inexplicable.
Is This Not a Story? Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the former Democratic National Committee
chairwoman known in political circles as DWS, is knee-deep in a scandal that involves a laptop, money and possible foreign
entanglements. Unlike the Trump Russian scandal, however, The Washington Post and New York Times have barely reported
on the story, which has conservatives observing — with President Donald Trump's Twitter account
concurring — that the mainstream media have a double standard. In February, the House sergeant-at-arms
yanked House computer network access for five information technology staffers who worked as shared employees for some 30
House Democrats. Capitol Police told members that the five were under criminal investigation for possibly violating
security policies — and asked members to update their security settings. By March, most Democrats had fired
the five, if only because they could no longer do their jobs.
Did the Dems' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here? The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects.
Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets — especially if the public's tax dollars
subsidized their salaries.
Where The Scandals Really Are. The central
figure in this scandal is a Pakistani national named Imran Awan, who appears to be connected in some way to his country's intelligence service.
Awan is an IT professional who was hired in 2004 to handle computer equipment for Florida Democrat congressman Robert Wexler, and he then picked up
a job as a shared staffer to work for Wexler's colleague Debbie Wasserman Schultz. [...] And in the meantime, the Awan family was engaging in a
pattern of financial activities that looked a whole lot like a mafia operation — questionable real estate deals, bank fraud, kidnapping and
extortion, a used-car dealership that might well have been a front for moving stolen cars to Pakistan for sale, and so on. Awan
was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday [7/24/2017] as he tried to flee the country while the FBI and Capitol Hill Police were
closing in on a bank fraud indictment. In January he had wired some $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to two
individuals in Pakistan; he was trying to board a flight to Lahore when he had the cuffs put on him. But the real juice with the Awans
isn't the bank fraud or the possible stolen cars. The real scandal here is the stolen computers — and the stolen information.
It's alleged that the Awans illegally downloaded documents from their clients, some of whom were on the House Intelligence Committee and other
sensitive committees, and even walked off with congressional computers.
Questions for Democrats Behind the Awan Scandal.
1. Who coordinated the hiring of the Awan brothers by
dozens of Democratic Congressman?
2. Why were they so grossly overcompensated (millions of dollars) for no work?
Were they kicking back money to the Democrats, doing "dirty" work for them, or blackmailing them?
4. Why did
Wasserman-Schultz keep the Capitol Police from searching her laptop they had confiscated from Imran Awan?
5. Why did
Wasserman-Schultz keep him on her payroll after the Capitol Police further barred him and his brothers from accessing
The Pakistani Hackers
Working for the DNC. Computer hacking. A senior political figure threatening law enforcement
officials. Destruction of evidence. Collusion with foreign powers. Financial corruption.
Incompetence. Maladministration. Hot stuff. Russia? Trump, Sr., Jr., or both? Nope. It's
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), former head of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton groupie,
and, right now, the Barbie Doll in the center of (at last!) a real scandal involving a Pakistani computer guru called Imran
Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, various other family members, and the computer servers of various Democratic congressmen, including
Schultz. [...] [Andrew C.] McCarthy cuts to the chase: "This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles
are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American
Timely news and commentary:
Repeatedly Failed To Supervise IT Aides With 'Keys To The Kingdom,' Officials Say. Only one IT aide currently
working directly for members of Congress has ever completed a background check, members' data have been improperly mixed with
other members' data, and members provided almost no supervision, officials revealed Thursday in a House hearing spurred by
"egregious" violations by former IT aide Imran Awan. Members of Congress threw "$10 million" in additional funding to
the [chief administrative officer (CAO)] in order to enhance their cybersecurity program" in June 2017. The move followed
repeated cybersecurity threats against members of Congress, including the detection of what an IG report called "unauthorized
access" by Awan. They also had the CAO and others propose how best to clamp down on vulnerabilities. But the CAO
revealed Thursday that members blocked the resulting proposal, which called for eliminating Awan's job category, that of a
floating IT aide accountable only to members.
And Wasserman Schultz [are] Negligent For Allowing Hacking Suspects Continued Access, Expert Says. A publication for
IT security professionals says House leaders of both parties were negligent and in violation of basic IT protocol by allowing
Imran Awan and his family to continue in their roles as server administrators for four months despite knowing they were
suspected of serious misconduct by the House Inspector General. "The lack of concern and perspective on the potential
risks posed by Imran Awan is alarming," an article in SearchSecurity says. "This case is an example of negligence
trumping security and, worse yet, common sense. Awan's alleged activities and the way many handled themselves, from the
hiring to the response in the wake of the investigation, should concern us all." Forty-four House Democrats employed the
Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his family in a position where they could read all the emails and files of one in five
Oversight Committee Should Investigate Debbie Wasserman Schultz, IT/Awan Brothers Scandal. Rep. Ron
DeSantis speaks with FBN's Maria Bartiromo and FOX News analyst Jason Chaffetz about Imran Awan, a Pakistani IT technician
who worked for more than 40 House Democrats. He is accused of committing severe cyber breaches and drawing unusually
high salaries for his relatives. About the accusations, DeSantis said: "As you know, Jason, guys like me and even
you as the chairman, we don't just investigate what we want to. I mean, this goes through the leadership. It
needs to be approved. And I think the House leadership has not wanted any of us to get involved with investigating
this. But the number of issues that are outstanding from this are really, really troubling."
Speaks Out On The Imran Awan Scandal. Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile said Democrats
should have worked harder to vet former congressional aide Imran Awan before he was granted access to the House information
technology network. "The House investigation — I haven't read the full report but I believe everyone should
be vetted," Brazile said Wednesday [4/4/2018] on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria." "No, I don't believe
those individuals had anything to do with the hacking of the Democratic National Committee."
44 Dems, Including
Wasserman Schultz, Exempted Pakistani IT Aides From Background Checks Photo of Luke Rosiak. Every one of the 44
House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made "unauthorized access" to congressional data appears
to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents. [...] Among the red flags in
Abid's background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three
misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records.
Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi
government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs
such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran's residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of
repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court
History Of Alleged Intimidation And Tampering In House Hacking Case Marked By Witnesses' Silence. Soon after
the House of Representatives found that Democratic IT aide Imran Awan and his family made "unauthorized access" to
congressional data, Imran hurriedly vacated his house, renting it in February 2017 to a former Marine. Imran angrily
told his new tenant, Andre Taggart, that he was homeless and to refuse any certified mail in Imran's name, Taggart
said. A lawyer contacted Taggart about some items Imran left behind in the house and threatened to sue if he didn't
return them, saying he'd accuse Taggart of theft, Taggart said. The equipment included Blackberries and "hard drives
they look like they tried to destroy," as well as laptops and "a lot of brand new expensive [printer] toner," he said.
Based on his military training, they appeared to Taggart to be government equipment, and he called the police. The
Capitol Police and FBI arrived to collect the computer equipment, and Taggart moved out of the house in May, he said. In late
August, Taggart felt that there was enough distance between Imran and his family that it was safe to tell his story publicly.
Judge Delaying Trial Of Scandalous IT Man Imran Awan. Last Thursday, March 8, Imran Awan was supposed to appear
in federal court on bank fraud charges. The decision to push the case to May 4 left many wondering what, exactly, is
going on with the Democrats' favorite IT man. Quite a bit, as it turns out, and not just bank fraud. As Frank
Miniter noted in Forbes, Imran Awan was born in Pakistan and got a green card through the immigration lottery system, similar
to Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbeki terrorist who killed eight people in New York in October. Awan became a U.S. citizen in
2004 and earned an IT degree from Johns Hopkins. He did not work for any of the six officially vetted IT firms that
perform work for congressional offices. Even so, DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz not only brought Awan aboard but
hired his wife Hina Alvi and other family members, though none had degrees in information technology. Of all the IT
people in all the companies in all the world, this was the squad the Democrats wanted.
Rep. Cleaver Let Non-Staffer Access His Servers, Paid McDonald's Worker As IT Guy. A Democratic congressman
is facing an ethics complaint for paying an unqualified former McDonald's employee to manage his data for three years and
allegedly admitting to handing control of his servers to now-indicted Pakistani-American Imran Awan despite Awan not being on
his staff. A complaint submitted against Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on Wednesday asks the Congressional Ethics Office to
investigate Cleaver's response to a question about his IT aide Rao Abbas whose previous job field was fast food.
Chris Bedford Peels Back
The Onion On Capitol Hill IT Scandal. The Daily Caller News Foundation's Editor-in-Chief Chris Bedford
discussed the Capitol Hill IT scandal involving the Awan family Wednesday on Fox Business and said the corruption may go all
the way to the top. Bedford said the Awan brothers — who worked as IT aides for many Democratic members of
Congress including Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — have multiple lawsuits pending against them by
members of their own family. He believes there is a pattern of nefarious behavior.
The Imran Awan case has gone
cold. This guy was basically indulging in cyber-espionage. Yet his wife, Hina Alvi was allowed to leave
the country after she was apprehended at the airport. Imran Awans court date keeps getting postponed. Remember
the judge who was supposed to be providing is actually closely connected to Obama[.] From the 2017 FBI affidavit:
"FBI and U.S. Capitol Police, approached Alvi at Dulles International Airport, in Dulles, Virginia. Alvi was about to
board Qatar Airlines, Flight 708, to Doha, Qatar, on her way to Lahore, Pakistan. Alvi was with her three children, who
were abruptly taken out of school without notifying the Fairfax County Public School System. Alvi had numerous pieces
of luggage with her, including cardboard boxes. A secondary search of those items revealed that the boxes contained
household goods, clothing, and food items. A search of Alvi's bags prior to boarding the plane and located a total of
$12,400 in US cash[.]
File Papers Postponing Imran Awan Court Date For [the] Fourth Time. On Friday [3/2/2018], prosecutors filed papers
postponing former Democrat IT aide Imran Awan's court case, reports Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller. "Prosecutors
filed papers today postponing the #ImranAwan court date for a fourth time, to May 4, while the parties "assess their options"
about Wasserman Schultz's laptop, which he had after being banned from the House network. The media thinks this case is
about mortgage fraud," tweeted Rosiak.
your Awan, cont'd. It appears that the Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak is the only reporter following the story of
the Pakistani Awan family members who infiltrated the House Democrats' IT staff working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz et
al. When I say "following the story," I mean reporting and breaking news in it, as Paul and I have noted many times on
Power Line. In January Rosiak drew on the House Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Awan. The OIG
report concluded that the Awans made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of
members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves and covering their tracks.
Why Did The
FBI Let A Congressional Hacking Suspect Leave The Country? In March 2017, FBI agents were tailing House of
Representatives IT aides suspected of hacking Congress, and apprehended one at the airport trying to make a hasty exit to
Pakistan. She refused to speak with them, and a search revealed that she was carrying an apparently illegal amount of
cash. The FBI allowed Hina Alvi, wife of Imran Awan, to board the plane anyway — then filed paperwork saying
agents believed she had no intention of returning to the U.S. For nearly a year since, the case has lingered despite the
House Office of Inspector General (OIG) determining that the family of Pakistanis made "unauthorized access" to Congress's
data shortly before the election.
Intel Committee Dems 'Dangerous,'
'Negligent' In Handling Of Breach By Their Own IT Aide. Three Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee
on Intelligence have been "dangerous" and "negligent" by seemingly failing to react to evidence of a major security breach by
their own IT aides, a former Air Force colonel and career intelligence staffer charged. In light of this, he told The
Daily Caller News Foundation, their concerns on committee Republicans voting to release a classified memo ring hollow.
The House inspector general found that a family of Pakistanis working for Democrats made "unauthorized access" to House
servers, logging in using members' personal usernames, covering their tracks, and continuing to access servers even after
efforts to stop them. The IG found evidence that data from 17 members may have been funneled onto one server,
which law enforcement said was later physically stolen.
Awan Was a Top Democrat Staffer By Day, Hezbollah Money Launderer By Night. Imran Awan started his Washingtonian career
as an IT staffer for Florida Democrat Congressman Robert Wexler in 2004. Thirteen years later, after working as an IT staffer for
dozens of Democrats in Congress, Awan was charged with Bank Fraud, and is currently awaiting trial. As a side business, Awan
became involved in a used car dealership known as "CIA". On the surface, CIA seemed like any other used car dealership.
Upon further investigation, reporters at The Daily Caller discovered several glaring discrepancies at CIA Used Cars. On the
dealership's Facebook page, they name employees that did not exist.
House: Awan Gang Rampaged Through Dem Servers.
Imagine a Republican had broken into one Democratic congressional servers. That would be front page news for
weeks. Now imagine a Republican had broken into the servers of 44 Democratic congressmen, plus the DNC.
There would be congressional hearings televised by every major network and calls to disband the RNC. But let five
Pakistani nationals do the same thing and the MSM just can't be arsed to even investigate it. It's a huge scandal.
difficult to rank the worst political scandals in US history, but this has to be close to #1. [Scroll
down] The presentation, written by the House's Office of the Inspector General, reported under the bold heading
"UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS" that "5 shared employee system administrators have collectively logged into 15 member offices and the
Democratic Caucus although they were not employed by the offices they accessed." It found indications that a House "server
is being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removing information" and
"could be used to store documents taken from other offices." The server was that of the House Democratic Caucus, a sister
group of the DNC that was run at the time by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra. The aides named are Imran Awan, his wife
Hina Alvi, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his friend Rao Abbas, Pakistani-born aides whose lives are filled with reason for
concern. Abid's Ukranian wife Natalia Sova and Haseeb Rana were also involved in the Awans' activities but departed the
House payroll prior to the investigation. One systems administrator "logged into a member's office two months after he
was terminated from that office," the investigative summary says.
Democrat IT Guys Logged In as Congressmen. Pakistani IT workers who were supposed to be working on computers
for House Democrats were using the passwords of members of Congress to access the House servers and cover their tracks,
according to an investigation report. The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak reports the House Office of Inspector General
investigators concluded Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his friend Rao Abbas employed a
"classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization," which continued even after they were told to stop.
Report Concluded Pakistanis Made 'Unauthorized Access' To Congressional Servers. House investigators concluded
that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members
for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a
presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe. Their behavior mirrored a "classic method for
insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization," and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials
allege. There are indications that numerous members' data may have been secretly residing not on their designated
servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. Authorities said that the
entire server was then physically stolen.
Imran Awan case only gets
weirder by the month. Now a status hearing scheduled for just before Thanksgiving later postponed to January 8,
2018 has been moved once again to March 2108. [...] Judge Tanya S. Chutkan revoked Awan's curfew restrictions and stopped
requiring him to be drug tested, according to Wednesday court filing. But kept in place GPS monitoring device and he
not travel outside 150-mile radius of his home. Tanya Chutkan who? Well if you read my previous thread you would
know. She's intimately involved with the firm that hired fusion GPS to commission the dossier. She's also deeply
tied to Obama: Deeply. She donated campaign cash to Obama. After his election, he appointed both her and
her husband as judges. Other Chutkan family members also contributed to Obama's political coffers.
Awans Cut A Deal? January Court Date Mysteriously Disappears From Docket. Luke Rosiak of The Daily
Caller pointed out a mysterious twist in the case of Pakistani national and long-time DNC IT contractor, Imran Awan — who
was arrested in July at Dulles Airport while trying to flee the country after having wired nearly $300,000 to Pakistan.
Awan's court date on four counts related to bank fraud, which had already been reschedule twice, has disappeared from the
draws attention to case against ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan. President Trump is drawing attention to the
mysterious federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to a number of congressional Democrats, including former
Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "Whatever happened to this Pakistani guy who worked
with the DNC?" the president asked in an interview published Thursday by the New York Times. A grand jury in August
returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a
total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Awan Brothers Court Date Disappears From Calendar After Being Postponed Twice. Another day, another plot twist
to the 'Awan Brothers,' story. Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak discovered Thursday [12/28/2017] that the Awan brothers'
next court date, scheduled for January 8th, 2018, disappeared from the calendar.
IT aide Imran Awan could flee to Pakistan if restrictions lifted, DOJ warns. The Justice Department warned
Monday that ex-Capitol Hill IT aide Imran Awan is a "flight risk" and could flee to Pakistan if a judge approves his request
to lift "all of the conditions of his release." U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu filed a motion before the U.S. District Court
for the District of Columbia, urging the court to deny the request from Awan, who is facing fraud and other charges.
Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is currently enrolled in the High Intensity
Supervision Program (HISP) with conditions that he abide by an electronically monitored curfew of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
and a limit on traveling beyond 150 miles from his residence, according to court documents. Awan and his attorney want
to lift those conditions, including the electronic monitoring bracelet.
Awan's Expanding Axis of Intrigue. IT man Imran Awan has a problem with women but Democrats have failed to
place the Pakistani-born Muslim on their honor roll of abusers with Al Franken and John Conyers. When Awan attempted to
flee the country in July, the feds busted him on bank fraud charges. Andrew McCarthy warned it was more likely a
serious national security case, and it turns out he was right. As the intrepid Luke Rosiak notes in the Daily Caller,
Imran's brother Abid ran a used-car lot in Falls Church, Virginia, called Cars International A. Trouble was, the "CIA"
dealership had no inventory and the sales people were fakes. As Rosiak learned, the Awan dealership "took money from a
Hezbollah-linked fugitive" whose financial books were "indecipherable." And as the DEA was aware, "the Iranian-linked
terrorist group frequently deployed used car dealerships in the US to launder money and fund terrorism." On the other hand,
the DEA had trouble going after the terrorists.
IT Aides Ran Car Dealership With Markings Of A Nefarious Money Laundering Operation. [Scroll down] Imran
Awan and his family members were congressional IT aides who investigators said made unauthorized access to the House
Democratic Caucus server thousands of times. At the same time as they worked for and could read all the emails of
congressmen who sat on committees like Intelligence, Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs, they also ran a car dealership
that took money from a Hezbollah-linked fugitive and whose financial books were indecipherable and business patterns bizarre,
according to testimony in court records. While Imran and Abid Awan ran their car dealership in Falls Church, Va. in the
early part of the decade, Drug Enforcement Agency officials a few miles away in Chantilly were learning that the
Iranian-linked terrorist group frequently deployed used car dealerships in the US to launder money and fund terrorism,
according to an explosive new Politico expose.
Did Imran Awan Run Car Dealership Fronting As Iraqi Money Laundering Operation? With each passing day, we learn
more and more about the dark and murky past of Pakistani IT staffer Imran Awan. The former employee of Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz is suspected of stealing hardware from ranking Democrats and sending sensitive intel to foreign
groups. A new reports suggests Awan ran a car dealership that may have fronted as an overseas money laundering operation.
Names Wasserman Schultz One of Its Top Five Ethics Violators of 2017. A nonpartisan ethics watchdog has named
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) as one of its top five ethics violators of the year. The
Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) named Schultz as its second-worst violator of 2017 for her continued
employment of Imran Awan, a House IT aide, after he was accused of stealing computers and data systems in February.
Schultz finally fired Awan on July 25 when he was arrested at Dulles International Airport on bank fraud charges while
trying to flee to Pakistan. Awan was indicted in August.
Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction. Xavier Becerra, the
chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016,
although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one
has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration. The then-congressman, who is now California's attorney
general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say
whether he's seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family. Members of the Awan family
logged on to the Caucus server 7,000 times without authorization between October 2015 and August 2016, according to a
House investigation. The logins suggested "the server is being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that
individuals could be reading and/or removed information," it said.
Lawyer Scrambles To Block Evidence From Hidden Laptop Tied To Wasserman Schultz. A lawyer for former DNC IT
staffer Imran Awan is scrambling to block evidence found on a hidden laptop which may contain proof of a massive spy ring
operating at the highest levels of Congress, in what may be the largest breach of National Security in U.S. history.
Awan, a Pakistani national, worked for dozens of Democratic members of Congress along with his wife, two brothers and a
friend. Following the publication of DNC emails by WikiLeaks in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Congressional
investigators discovered that the Awans had a secret server being housed by the House Democratic Caucus backed up to an
offsite Dropbox account.
Drive Tied to Wasserman Schultz Is Central To Imran Awan Case. A court date for a former Democratic IT aide has
been postponed by more than a month after the defendant's attorney, a former Hillary Clinton aide, said he's seeking to block
prosecutors from using evidence that appears to include a government laptop tied to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
"The government has been in discussions with counsel for the defendants regarding complex discovery issues and other legal
issues in this case, in particular issues surrounding claims of attorney-client privilege being raised by defendant Imran Awan,"
court papers filed Tuesday [11/28/2017] say. "Last night, counsel for both defendants indicated that they need additional
time to review and analyze these issues, along with the voluminous discovery the government provided in this case," according
to the documents. "The government consents to this request."
Asks Congress Why There's No Congressional Awan Investigation. Three Pakistani brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal
Awan), along with their family members, managed the congressional IT (Information Technology) for members of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. An investigation in 2016 showed they accessed congressional computer networks
without permission, transferred the content, and jaw-droppingly did much of their work while physically located in Pakistan.
Awan Made "Massive" Data Transfers. [Scroll down] Some three months later, Rep. Scott Perry
announced a "substantial security threat" from "massive" data breaches by the Democrats' favorite IT man. Of all the IT
men in all the IT companies in all the world, why did the Democrats hire Imran Awan? After learning that the
Pakistani-born Muslim was under investigation, why did the Democrats keep paying him? And why did they bring on board
other members of his family? In his 5,400 unauthorized logins, what material did Awan take from members of the House
Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees? Did Imran Awan send any classified information to his homeland Pakistan,
which aids the Taliban and harbored Osama bin Laden? Or did he sell it off to Russia or perhaps North Korea? What
did the Democrats know about Awan's data breaches, and when did they know it? Did Awan's data have anything to do with
all the DNC leaks last year? Is Mueller's Russia probe a diversion from the massive data breaches by Awan and his
family? What, exactly, was on that secret server that House Democratic Caucus boss Xavier Becerra wanted to wipe
clean? That is a key question, but Perry should expect little if any cooperation from Becerra, once on Hillary
Clinton's short list as a running mate.
probing IT contractors for House Dems over 'unauthorized' computer access. U.S. Capitol Police are probing the
activities of several IT contractors who worked for dozens of House Democrats after they allegedly inappropriately accessed
House computers, took congressional computer hardware and made questionable IT-related purchases on behalf of lawmakers.
House officials already have revoked the IT and access privileges for the five congressional IT contractors, as police
investigate. No arrests have yet been made.
on Wasserman Schultz-Awan IT Scandal: 'Hundreds of Potential Federal Charges Here'. Thursday [10/12/2017] on
Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) discussed the gathering held a day earlier at the House Taxed
Enough Already caucus meeting in which they talked about the former House staffer Imran Awan's alleged wrongdoing as an IT
staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other House Democrats.
Goodman Tackles The Awan Scandal And Debbie Wasserman Schultz. [Scroll down] HA begins his latest installment by pointing out
that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has already admitted that Imran Awan, Hina Alvi and their associates used dropbox to store files while working for
dozens of House Democrats. Goodman adds that Schultz has acknowledged that data was moved to a cloud, and that she portrayed this as a
harmless action despite cloud storage being prohibited by Congress. Goodman writes that many of Democrats whose data may have been accessed
by the Awans likely had no idea their information could have been used improperly. [...] As the book implies, the unencrypted storage of sensitive
data on a cloud service likely constitutes either gross ineptitude, or an intentional move to open up such data to foreign entities in order
to sell the information. Goodman writes: "Ultimately, Debbie Wasserman Schultz's decade-long friendship with Imran Awan and Hina Alvi
resulted in sensitive Congressional data possibly in the hands of rival nations, or at least stored outside the U.S. government." Goodman
adds that it would be a mistake to view the Awan and DNC scandals as separate from the ongoing Clinton scandal and its connection to the Clinton
Foundation, writing that Saudi Arabian donors of the Clinton Foundation contributed to the campaigns of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Cory Booker,
as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Paul Ryan at
the Center of the Greatest Political Scandal of the 21st Century. [Scroll down] One possibility is that the Awans were so fully
embedded on Capitol Hill that electronic data belonging to members of both parties was compromised. Perhaps Republicans are just as fearful
as Democrats of what the Awans stole and what ultimately they will do with it." [Peter] Flaherty went on to put into words what our take on
this has been since the Democrat IT scandal first broke and the Republican leadership studiously ignored it: A greater possibility is that
the House branch of the Republican Party has ceased to function as a real political force.
Where Are Republicans on House
IT Scandal? The two months that have passed since the August 17 indictment of Imran Awan and his wife Hina
Alvi, former technology staffers for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), have yielded little except more
mystery. The mainstream media has largely ignored the story. Most of what we know has been reported by Luke
Rosiak in the Daily Caller. The revelations have become a staple of conservative media, providing fuel for a social
media brushfire. In apparent response, an informal hearing was held on October 10 by a handful of members of the
Freedom Caucus. The lead witness was Rosiak who complained of an "extraordinary level of silence from official
channels" about the scandal.
Awan, Aide to Wasserman Schultz, Made 5,400 Unauthorized Logins on House Server. Imran Awan, the former aide to
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, made "massive" data transfers off the secure House server during unauthorized logins. Awan,
who also worked for more than two dozen other House Democrats, pleaded not guilty in September to multiple federal charges
including bank fraud and conspiracy. "These facts, standing alone, indicate a substantial security threat,"
Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., said Tuesday [10/10/2017] during a hearing of Republican House members on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Perry, a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cyber Security, said the Office of Inspector General
tracked the network usage of Awan and his associates on House servers and found that a "massive" amount of data was
transferred from the networks.
Democrats' IT scandal just got even more bizarre. Perhaps you've lost track of the Democrats slowly exploding
IT scandal, as much of the media is doing all it can to simply ignore it away. I'm referring to the strange case of
Imran Awan, the IT aide Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., kept on her congressional payroll even after it became
known he and his wife, Hina Alvi Awan, were being investigated by the Capitol Police for possible theft, fraud, moving
terabytes of data off Congress's system and more.
Awan 'Very Strongly' Wants To Block Review Of Hard Drive, Was Using Alias. Lawyers for Imran Awan, an ex-aide
who ran information technology (IT) for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, "feel very strongly" that data
recovered from a hard drive on Capitol Hill should not be valid as evidence because he put a note that said "attorney client
privilege" near it before leaving it in a phone booth, they said in federal court Friday [10/6/2017]. A police report
shows that the backpack contained a laptop with the username "RepDWS," copy of Imran Awan's ID, and the notebook.
Prosecutors revealed that when they arrested Imran at the airport in July as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan, he was
carrying a resume with an alias in the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood of New York City. Imran may have planned to
"relocate" there, seemingly under a different identity, Prosecutors suggested. They said he had wiped his cell phone
hours before the arrest, suggesting that he was taking "active measures" to hide evidence.
Muslim IT Spy Scandal Spreads to Pelosi and Clinton. This goes all the way to the top. Florida Democratic
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to
Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country. The Democrats have paid the
Muslim IT spy ring $4 million since 2009. FBI agents seized several hard computer drives that had been smashed from the
home of former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's information technology aide.
For IT Aide Says Dem Congressmen To Blame For Falsified Spending Records. House Democrats ordered the
systematic falsification of records showing how they spend their taxpayer-provided office budgets, according to lawyers for
two former House information technology (IT) aides. It's a remarkable accusation that pits sitting lawmakers against
the former aides, Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his wife Hina Alvi. Imran was arrested in July while
trying to board a flight to Pakistan, and then indicted on four counts of bank fraud involving moving money to that
country. Imran and Hina, who was also indicted, face a court date Friday [10/6/2017].
Funneling 'Massive' Data Off Congressional Server, Dems Claim It's Child's Homework. Democratic congressional
aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled "massive" amounts of data off of it. But
there's nothing to see here, Democrats told The Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading
homework assignments for Imran Awan's elementary-school aged kids and family pictures. A congressional source with
direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post's account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his
associates "were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote 'work on the files'" and that they desperately tried to hide
what was on the server when caught, providing police with what law enforcement immediately recognized as falsified evidence
and an indication of criminal intent.
a Slave:' Three Muslim Women, At Least One Of Them Bloodied, Called Police on Imran Awan. Multiple women in
relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called
Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act
show. Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she "just wanted to leave," while the second said she
felt like a "slave," according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative
Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept "in captivity."
Awan breach on Capitol Hill gets murkier and leads to more questions. [Scroll down] Congressman Trent
Franks, an Arizona Republican, believes [Awan's wife] Alvi may have cut an immunity deal. He said in a Fox News
interview this week that he believes Alvi's decision to return to the United States from Pakistan may be part of a larger
immunity deal with federal authorities. "I think you're going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty
profound," said Franks. "The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and willing to face charges, as it were,
I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be
pretty disturbing to the American people."
Awan Had a Secret Server that Was Connected to the House Democratic Caucus. A clearer picture is coming into
focus on the Democrat IT scandal that may help explain why Democrats have been so reluctant to condemn the Awans or help the
police with the investigation. It also might explain why former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been
so jumpy lately. New information about a massive cybersecurity breach, gleaned from a senior House official with direct
knowledge of the investigation, implicates the former chair of the House Democratic Caucus, then-Rep. Xavier Becerra,
who is now the attorney general of California and a rising star in Democratic politics.
Awan Downloaded "Terabits" of Info to Dropbox — May Have Sold DNC Emails. "IT specialist" Imran Awan
worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she was first elected to national office in 2004 as a Florida
representative. She only fired him after he was arrested and would have kept paying her "IT expert" even after he fled
to Pakistan. The Awan brothers IT ring had access to emails and computer data from an estimated 800 lawmakers and staffers.
Cops Caught Dem IT Aide Hiding Secret Server. The Democrats' explosive IT scandal appears to be getting
stranger by the day — and bank fraud isn't even the beginning of twisted saga. The top suspect in the House
hacking scandal, Imran Awan, allegedly forwarded data from several House Democrats to a secret server, the Daily Caller
reports. Awan headed a group of IT workers, mostly relatives, employed by dozens of House Democrats, including former
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., for whom he had worked since she took office in
2005 as the representative from Florida's 23rd district. When police suspected something was wrong early this year,
they asked for a copy of the server. But they were given a fake image instead.
IT Guy Was Banned From House After Trying To Hide Secret Server. A secret server is behind law enforcement's
decision to ban a former IT aide to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the House network. Now-indicted
former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police
grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image
designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House
network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation. The secret
server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra.
Franks Predicts Awans Will Get Immunity For "Significant, Disturbing Story" About Wasserman Schultz. Last week
the Washington Examiner reported that Hina Alvi, the wife of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's now-infamous former IT staffer Imran
Awan, had struck a deal with federal prosecutors to return to the U.S. where she currently faces charges of conspiracy and
bank fraud. The deal with prosecutors mandates a return to the U.S. during the "last week of September 2017" and is
structured so that she will not be arrested in front of her children. Now, if you're the cynical type, then it might
have struck you as somewhat odd that Alvi would agree to return from Pakistan, the place to which she successfully fled
specifically to avoid the charges she now seems to be embracing. But, at least according to Congressman Trent Franks
(R-AZ) who appeared on Fox News recently, there may be more to Alvi's return than meets the eye as he predicts that the Awans
could be working on a broader immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a "significant" and "pretty disturbing" story
about Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
'Blabbermouth' Schultz In Full Panic Mode As Awan Cuts Deal!. You can believe Congresswoman Debbie 'Blabbermouth'
Schultz (D-FL) must be sweating bullets with the recent news about her former IT employees, Imran Awan, and Hina Alvi, his
wife. It seems Hina has "struck a deal" with prosecutors to return to the U.S. sometime the last week of September.
Both Imran Awan and Hina Alvi face charges of conspiracy and bank fraud, but those could go away with some kind of plea
bargain. If Hina is stiking a deal, you can bet it won't be long for her husband, Imran Awan to do the same.
Awans Finalizing Immunity Deals with DOJ in Exchange For Testimony on Members of Congress. The legal teams for
Imran Awan and Hina Alvi are close to finalizing immunity deals with the Justice Department that could spare them jail time
in exchange for testimony against sitting members of Congress, federal law enforcement sources said. FBI sources
familiar with the case said late Friday that Imran Awan's legal counsel was "deep in the process" of structuring an immunity
deal for himself and his wife with Justice Department lawyers. The deal would allow the couple to freely testify
against any or all Democratic lawmakers they worked for as IT specialists, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman
Schultz. True Pundit reported on Thursday that the couple was working on a plea deal to avoid prison time. But on
Friday federal sources said those talks had progressed into a likely immunity deal for the duo. The focus of the
federal probe has shifted from the bank fraud allegations against the Pakistani couple to classified intelligence breaches in
Congress, FBI sources confirm.
Eyeing Wasserman Schultz In Laptop Probe. Prosecutors have given Imran Awan a copy of the hard drive of a House
laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to keep law enforcement from looking at, court filings show, suggesting
prosecutors intend to bring charges related to the underlying cybersecurity and theft probe. The hard-drive copy was
included in discovery even though Wasserman Schultz has said the laptop contains House information on it and is a
government-paid work laptop, and even though Imran was fired and banned from the House network because of suspected
cybersecurity violations. Imran left the laptop, with username RepDWS, in a phone booth in circumstances that suggest
that it was not accidentally forgotten there. Alongside it, he left a copy of his ID and letters to the U.S. attorney
that ensured it would be treated as evidence instead of simply returned as a missing laptop.
of Narratives and Misinformation. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is many things. But so far he has not been caught lying about
the origin of the leaked documents that came into his hands. He has insisted for well over a year that the Russians did not provide him
with the DNC e-mails. When it was discovered that the e-mails had been compromised, then–DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz weirdly
refused to allow forensic detectives from the FBI to examine the DNC server to probe the evidence of the theft. Why did the FBI accept
that refusal? That strange behavior was not as bizarre as Wasserman Schultz’s later frenzied efforts to protect her information-technology
specialist, Imran Awan, from Capitol Police and FBI investigations. Both agencies were hot on Awan’s trail for unlawfully transferring
secure data from government computers, and also for bank and federal-procurement fraud. So far, the story of the DNC hack is not fully
known, but it may eventually be revealed that it involves other actors beyond just the Russians.
Eyeing Wasserman Schultz In Laptop Probe. Prosecutors have given Imran Awan a copy of the hard drive of a House
laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to keep law enforcement from looking at, court filings show, suggesting
prosecutors intend to bring charges related to the underlying cybersecurity and theft probe. The hard-drive copy was
included in discovery even though the Florida Democrat has said the laptop contains House information on it and is a
government-paid work computer, and even though Imran was fired and banned from the House network because of suspected
cybersecurity violations. Imran left the laptop, with the username RepDWS, in a phone booth in circumstances that
suggest that it was not accidentally forgotten there. Alongside it, he left a copy of his ID and letters to the U.S.
attorney that ensured it would be treated as evidence instead of simply returned as a missing laptop.
fish' Debbie Wasserman Schultz watches as 'small fish' start to cut deals. It's starting to look as though
Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi are making plea deals and incriminating people above them in the food chain. Both of
them were I.T. staffers for Democrats in the House of Representatives, earning substantial multiples of customary wages,
raising intense suspicions of blackmail. Ms. Alvi reportedly has already made a deal and will be returning to the
U.S. from her native Pakistan, where she earlier fled. Her husband was arrested at Dulles Airport, attempting to do
Schultz Aide Who Fled US Strikes A Deal To Return, Facing Charges. A former staffer for Florida Democratic
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who fled to Pakistan while under criminal investigation has struck a deal with federal
officials to return to the U.S. to appear at an arraignment. Two former Democratic staffers, Imran Awan and his wife
Hina Alvi, both face charges of conspiracy and bank fraud. Alvi who has a warrant for her arrest, struck a deal with
prosecutors that would allow her to return to the U.S. for a mandatory court date in October, according to new court
documents. [...] The FBI arrested Awan after he wired nearly $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresented the purpose. He
had previously wired money to the country and was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was
arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group discovered in July.
Imran Want Capitol Police To Find Wasserman Schultz's Laptop? A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted
staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney. U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight
April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a
Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a
Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan's driver's license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney.
Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked "attorney-client privilege." The laptop had the username
"RepDWS," even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan's
computer and that she had never even seen it.
Brotherhood Security Breach in Congress. Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information. The
signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric
Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine
national security. Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach. The office of Andre Carson, the
second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz;
to whom the letter had been addressed.
Asks Judge To Remove GPS, Citing Possible Emergency With Kids In Pakistan. A former House of Representatives IT
aide was arraigned in federal court Friday on four felony fraud charges, appearing with three attorneys including Chris
Gowen, a former close aide to Hillary and Bill Clinton. Gowen asked that Imran Awan's GPS monitoring bracelet be
removed, citing that Imran might need to attend to an emergency with his children. In a press conference outside court,
Gowen admitted that the children are in Pakistan and refused to explain the discrepancy.
The Editor says...
Mr. Awan has already been caught trying to flee the country, and his wife has already fled successfully.
Now he wants his ankle monitor removed. Even a public school student would understand why.
aide for Wasserman Schultz pleads not guilty. A former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
pleaded not guilty on Friday [8/31/2017] to multiple federal charges including bank fraud and conspiracy. A grand jury had returned
an indictment last month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Imran Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total
of four charges. Awan's wife and children have already left the country and are back in the family's homeland of Pakistan, according
to the FBI. Awan, after entering the not guilty plea, is due back in court on Oct. 16 for a status hearing.
NY Times Have Ignored Wasserman Schultz-Dem IT Scandal for Over a Month. Since Imran Awan's arrest in late
July, the Daily Caller has published roughly two dozen follow-up stories on various aspects of the scandal involving the
longtime rogue Democrat IT staffer and his inexplicably enriched family members. The Associated Press and the New York
Times have, from all appearances, published nothing since July 28. At APNews.com, the site which has replaced the wire
service's old "Big Story" site but which also theoretically includes important coverage from other AP-subscribing sources,
the last story on Awan, the IT staffer for former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was on
July 26, the day the Congresswoman officially fired him.
Imran Awan Has Still-Active Secret House Account, And It's Tied To An Intelligence Staffer. A former IT aide
suspected of stealing equipment and data from Congress still has an active, secret email account on the House computer
system, even though he has been banned from the congressional network because of a criminal investigation into the alleged
cybersecurity violations, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Imran Awan's still-active
email address is linked to the name of a House staffer who specializes in intelligence and homeland security matters for
Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson.
Schultz's 'Islamophobia' Claim Prompts Angered Marine To Go Public On Awans. A Marine who provided key evidence
in the FBI case against Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT employee said he is appalled by her claim
that Islamophobia led U.S. Capitol Police to frame the former staffer. Also Wednesday, two of Imran Awan's relatives
went on the record to say they think he would do anything for money. Andre Taggart alerted the FBI to damaged hard
drives and a cache of electronics tied to Imran Awan, a former IT specialist for dozens of House Democrats. Awan is the
central figure in a criminal investigation of suspected procurement fraud and violations of the congressional IT network,
including diverting data to an off-site server.
Wasserman Schultz' 'Islamophobia' Claim Prompts Angered Marine To Go Public On Awans. A Marine who provided key
evidence in the FBI case against Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT employee said he is appalled by
her claim that Islamophobia led U.S. Capitol Police to frame the former staffer. Also Wednesday [8/23/2017], two of
Imran Awan's relatives went on the record to say they think he would do anything for money. Andre Taggart alerted the
FBI to damaged hard drives and a cache of electronics tied to Imran Awan, a former IT specialist for dozens of House Democrats.
Awan is the central figure in a criminal investigation of suspected procurement fraud and violations of the congressional IT network,
including diverting data to an off-site server.
Rep Dodges Questions On Arrested House IT Staffer. New York Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke refused to
answer questions Tuesday [8/22/2017] about former IT staffer Iran Awan, who was charged by federal authorities last week for
bank fraud. Awan, who was arrested last month as he tried to board a plane to Pakistan from Washington, wired nearly
$300k to the country before his planned departure. His wife Hina was also indicted but managed to escape authorities
months ago after fleeing to Pakistan herself.
Wasserman Schultz defends decision to keep staffer charged with bank fraud. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
D-Fla., defended her decision to keep IT staffer Imran Awan on government payroll after she discovered he was under
investigation for bank fraud. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were indicted last week by the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia with a total of four charges. "He's not my staffer. He no longer works for me. And when
he was arrested, I terminated him," Wasserman Schultz said during a briefing Tuesday [8/22/2017] according to the Sun-Sentinel.
"I kept him on the payroll during the time that he was not arrested and not charged with anything. And that was because,
as I said, that I was concerned about the violation of his due process rights and also that there were racial and ethnic profiling
concerns as well." Wasserman Schultz said she didn't know Awan was attempting to send money to Pakistan.
Schultz talks about arrested aide Imran Awan. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defiantly stands by her
decision to keep an information technology aide on her payroll for six months after he was banned from the House network and
fired by other members of Congress. [...] As the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Wasserman Schultz is the
most prominent Democrat who employed Awan. Her decision to keep employing Awan has been under fire from her Democratic
primary challenger, Republicans and multiple conservative websites. They've suggested Wasserman Schultz is hiding
something and the Awan matter is much more serious than she's letting on.
Very Strange Indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT Scammers. [Scroll down] So ... what's the best
evidence you could possibly have, the slam-dunk proof that their goal was to steal the money and never look back?
That's easy: One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to high-tail it to Pakistan after
they'd wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his
flight. Well, here's a peculiar thing about the Justice Department's indictment of Imran Awan and Hina Alvi, the
alleged fraudster couple who doubled as IT wizzes for Debbie Wasserman Schultz and many other congressional Democrats:
There's not a word in it about flight to Pakistan. The indictment undertakes to describe in detail four counts of
bank-fraud conspiracy, false statements on credit applications, and unlawful monetary transactions, yet leaves out the most
damning evidence of guilt.
Conspiracy in U.S. History is All Around You! The mainstream media has been complicit in their silence
regarding the case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz's mysterious IT guy from Pakistan. But the story they are
censoring has major implications for the national security of our country. Imran was recently arrested at Dulles
airport on charges of bank fraud. But this is far larger than mere bank fraud.
Wasserman Schultz IT Aides May Have Stolen Sensitive Data. Authorities are investigating whether the IT aides
that worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other lawmakers stole sensitive information and sold it to
Pakistan and Russia. [...] In February, reports surfaced that four House employees face an investigation for breaching House
IT systems and stealing equipment. Media named Hina, Abid, Imran, and Jamal in reports the following days.
Lawmakers fired the four when the suspicions arose and barred the brothers "from computer networks at the House of
Representatives." The New York Post pointed out that investigators found valuable government data that is
believed to have been taken from the network and placed on offsite servers, setting off more alarms.
Suspects Members of Congress Leaked Grand Jury Indictment to the Awans; DOJ Officials Possibly Implicated Too.
FBI agents suspect somebody in Congress tipped off the Awans that they would be indicted and now the criminal cases
once-seemingly isolated to a group of rogue Pakistani IT specialists working for Congress suddenly has gotten much
larger. And much more troubling. Federal agents said preceding his arrest, Imran Awan acted like a man who was
recently tipped off that he would be pinched and moreover, it was no coincidence Awan's wife was whisked out of the country
in March after sidestepping the FBI at Dulles International Airport to flee to Pakistan. "She had cardboard boxes for
luggage," one FBI agent said. "The school didn't even know she took her kids out." Now a faction of FBI veterans
believe the couple's puzzling behavior is explained by even more troubling revelations: Information about the Grand
Jury convened to investigate Awan and his wife Hina Alvi for bank fraud and illicit money transfers was likely leaked to the
Office Approved $120k Write-off Linked To Awan Brothers. A chief of staff for Democratic Rep. Yvette
Clarke quietly agreed in early 2016 to sign away a $120,000 missing electronics problem on behalf of two former IT aides now
suspected of stealing equipment from Congress, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Clarke's chief of staff at
the time effectively dismissed the loss and prevented it from coming up in future audits by signing a form removing the
missing equipment from a House-wide tracking system after one of the Awan brothers alerted the office the equipment was
gone. The Pakistani-born brothers are now at the center of an FBI investigation over their IT work with dozens of
staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence. Federal authorities are investigating
whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani
or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the
alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI
surveillance of the suspects. Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data — possibly
including classified information — could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign
governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.
against Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide expands with 4-count indictment. The federal case against Imran Awan, a
former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, expanded Thursday with an indictment on four counts
including conspiracy and making false statements. He originally was charged with a single bank fraud count; his wife Hina
Alvi also was indicted Thursday. The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly
a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.
Former Wasserman Schultz IT Aides Indicted For Conspiracy Against US. A federal grand jury Thursday [8/17/2017] indicted
two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan
and his wife Hina Alvi — on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The
FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan. When his wife Alvi
left the U.S. for Pakistan in March, federal authorities found more than $12,000 in cash hidden in a suitcase. She had withdrawn
the couple's three children from local schools and does not intend to return to the U.S., according to the FBI.
Hits Wasserman Schultz for Handling of IT Staffer Scandal. The National Republican Congressional Committee on
Wednesday released a new ad titled "Corrupt," which targets Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) for her
handling of the scandal involving her now-former IT staffer, Imran Awan. Schultz has faced backlash in recent weeks for
employing Awan, who had been under federal investigation since February for an equipment and data scam in the House; she only
fired Awan after he attempted to flee the United States. He was arrested in late July at Dulles Airport in Virginia
after trying to fly to his native Pakistan.
Seeks Immigration Files For Pakistani Suspects In House IT Probe. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck
Grassley has requested copies of immigration files for the six Pakistani suspects in the House IT scandal, who allegedly
stole equipment from Congress and accessed computers without permission. Grassley is seeking more information on Imran
Awan, his wife, his two brothers and two of his close friends in connection to the scandal. Capitol police have accused
Awan and his associates of violating congressional security policies and stealing equipment from Congress. Awan is from
Pakistan, and was arrested by the FBI in July as he boarded a flight to the country.
Did the Dems' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here? For months, the D.C. Capitol Police have probed allegations that the Awan ring stole equipment
from more than 20 congressional offices and accessed the House IT system without members' knowledge. Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak at the Daily
Caller News Foundation has done excellent work on the case — most recently breaking the news of Imran Awan's arrest in late July at the airport for
alleged bank fraud, mortgage scams, and shady wire transfers of nearly $300,000. Awan was headed to Pakistan to join his wife, Hina Alvi, and
three children, who had hastily fled America in March after Alvi was fired by Representative Meeks. This reeks. My question to the House
Democrats was simple: Were the Awans and their family and friends H-1B tech workers — like so many of the 650,000 "temporary" foreign guest
workers imported into America under that program over the past quarter-century and predominantly working in IT?
Party Members Turning Against Wasserman Schultz After IT Scandal. Members of the Democratic Party are turning
on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) after an IT staffer scandal that only added to her unpopularity. [...]
Schultz resigned from her post as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee one year ago, after leaked emails revealed
she and other party officials were trying to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I., Vt.) campaign. She was infamously
booed by activists, who shouted "shame" at her during a Florida delegation breakfast speech. Most recently, Schultz
came under fire for employing Imran Awan, an IT staffer who has been under federal investigation since February for an equipment
and data scam in the House. Schultz had only fired him when he attempted to flee the U.S. to his native Pakistan.
long knives come out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A dog whistle of sorts has been blown, audible to Democrat pros, alerting them
to the problem Debbie Wasserman Schultz has become for the political family. Coming from Politico, the Democrat insiders' gazette, it
will [be] heard by all.
Wasserman Schultz is a threat to national security. Many voters rejected Hillary Clinton because they thought
she couldn't be trusted with national secrets after her reckless handling of sensitive State Department emails. Florida
voters ought to dispatch Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the same reason. When it comes to security matters, the
incumbent Democrat and former DNC chair makes Hillary look like a diligent TSA agent. And the news about her staffer
trying to flee to Pakistan to avoid data-fraud charges is only the latest proof. Computer security at the DNC was so
lax on Wasserman Schultz's watch that hackers burrowed deep into the network, leading to a massive data breach. They
were thwarted, in contrast, when they tried to infiltrate Schultz's Republican counterparts.
Democrats [are] Desperate to Get Rid of Wasserman-Schultz. Watching Debbie Wasserman-Schultz go down the drain
is nearly as gratifying as last November's election. Wasserman-Schultz deserves ever bit of blow back (and hopefully
legal blowback) from this whole Imran Awan charade. Democrats in Florida are so desperate, they are telling
Wasserman-Schultz to just go away.
Judicial Watch: Media
Ignore Lawsuit Against DNC, Wasserman Schultz. News outlets are ignoring a class-action lawsuit filed by 150 Democrat voters and donors
against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for the "breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unjust
enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation for secretly helping Clinton get the presidential nomination over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders," according
to Judicial Watch. The 35-page lawsuit claims that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were biased towards Hillary Clinton and actively assisted her in
winning her party's 2016 nomination, arguing that "the DNC was not neutral."
need answers in Democrats' congressional IT drama. If a Russian-born IT specialist with longstanding ties to
former Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus was arrested by the FBI trying to board a flight to Moscow after
wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars abroad on a false pretense while leaving a trail of destroyed hard drives in his
wake, it would be the subject of banner headlines and 24/7 speculation on cable TV. Instead we have the case of Imran
Awan, a Pakistani IT specialist hired by then-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Shultz, picked up by the
Feds under similar circumstances to a collective yawn from the mainstream press. Awan's defense attorney, Clinton-connected
Chris Gowan, blames the whole thing on Islamophobia. Wasserman Shultz's office also played the bias card, saying the
investigation raises "troubling concerns about ... potential ethnic and religious profiling." Others aver that
making anything more of this case than bank fraud is an exercise in fake news.
Wasserman Schultz's pathetic 'right thing' defense. Only someone as brazenly arrogant as Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz could claim her own irresponsible behavior as a civic virtue. The former Democratic Party chair
insists she "did the right thing" by not firing an IT aide after being warned he was under criminal investigation, "and I
would do it again." Not only did she stand by Imran Awan, she tried to stonewall Capitol Hill investigators and even
threatened them with "consequences" if they didn't back off. Awan is now charged with bank fraud — but
that's the least of the story, which she chalks up entirely to anti-Muslim bias.
Smashed Hard Drives Can Still Be Read : Whatever
Is On Imran Awan's Smashed Hard Drives Likely Can Be Recovered. Somebody must have thought they were hiding
something by smashing those computer hard-drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, Florida Democratic
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former information technology (IT) aide. But odds are excellent they were
wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives.
"It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn't damage the platters that actually hold
the data, which remains recoverable," said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for werecoverdata.com, a New York-based lab that
specializes in difficult digital retrieval.
dots between Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Seth Rich begin to connect. The Gateway Pundit reported
that earlier this week that Washington DC area detective Rod Wheeler tweeted out about the high profile arrest of former DNC
Chair IT specialist Imran Awan. Rod Wheeler told his Twitter followers there may be a connection to Imran Awan's arrest
and "other" local cases. The "other" local case Wheeler refers to in his tweet is the unsolved Seth Rich murder.
Schultz talks about arrested aide Imran Awan. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defiantly stands by her
decision to keep an information technology aide on her payroll for six months after he was banned from the House network and
fired by other members of Congress. "I believe that I did the right thing, and I would do it again," Wasserman Schultz
said Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Sun Sentinel. "There are times when you can't be afraid to stand
alone, and you have to stand up for what's right. "It would have been easier for me to just fire him," she said.
The Weston Democrat did fire Imran Awan last week after he was arrested on bank fraud charges at an airport while trying to
leave the country.
AWANGATE: A CIA Black Operation That Used Pakistan's
ISI To Do The Dirty Work. All the evidence points directly to fired DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the
CIA's point-person in this ongoing crime spree perpetrated in collaboration with Pakistani brothers Imran, Abid, Jamal Awan, as
well as their ISI associates. Remember those three names. However, it's Rep. Wasserman Schultz who is the CIA's
pivotal inside agent for this seditious operation. Who does not know that Wasserman Schultz was the DNC Chair during the
totally corrupted Democratic primary? The highly incriminating leaked emails from that extremely sordid period of US
presidential history speaks volumes about the lack of ethics exhibited by the disgraced chairwoman. What's quite shocking
is the degree of naked criminality that Wasserman Schultz boldly displays even to this very day. It's as though she has
a power standing behind her that permits her to act with utter impunity. The American people have never witnessed such
sheer audacity and chutzpah where it concerns treasonous conduct.
Schultz Says Laptop She Sought To Keep From Police Was Awan's, Not Hers. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
never actually saw the computer she fought to block the Capitol Police from examining as evidence in a criminal case against
her IT aide by saying it was hers, she told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday [8/3/2017]. She threatened
"consequences" on May 18 for the chief of the Capitol Police unless the laptop was returned — despite police
contending it was needed to help determine whether a staffer may have violated the House's cybersecurity. "This was not
my laptop. I have never seen that laptop. I don't know what's on the laptop," she said Thursday. She said
it was Imran's laptop but purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.
Alvi: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Hina Alvi, 33, is the wife of Imran Awan, who was arrested for bank fraud
while trying to leave the country for Pakistan. He and Alvi are part of a group of IT aides being investigated for a
"procurement scam." Alvi is already in Pakistan with their children. Here's what you need to know about Hina
Alvi. According to an affidavit that you can read below, Alvi was stopped by investigators on March 5, 2017 before she
left Dulles International Airport with their three daughters, heading to Pakistan. According to the affidavit, her children
had been abruptly taken out of school without notifying the public school system. The affidavit states that she had luggage
and cardboard boxes with clothing, food, and household goods. Customs searched her bags and found $12,400 in U.S.
cash. She and her daughters were permitted to board and have not returned to the U.S. since.
Everything about Awangate smacks of the CIA's
well-known MO. What the nation is now experiencing is a full-blown C.I.A. black operation. The U.S.
Intelligence Community knows that the purposefully planted ISI espionage cell (i.e. Awan brothers et al.) has been
outed. These black ops are routinely executed in any country that is about to become the victim of a full-scale color
revolution (now known as the ongoing Purple Revolution). Everything about Awangate smacks of the CIA's
well-known MO — contract out the most precarious espionage work to foreign intelligence agencies (e.g. ISI)
so that the C.I.A. possesses plausible deniability should the op be exposed. Now that this critical piece of the CIA's
unlawful surveillance of the US Congress has been revealed, The Company is desperate to quash an investigation any way
they can. This is why the fabricated "Russia collusion" story simply won't die, and seems to get even bigger with each
bogus non-story. Because the C.I.A. literally owns and operates every major MSM organ of propaganda, they completely
control this utterly fake narrative. However, given the CIA's flagrant criminality in spying on Congress utilizing
foreign intelligence agencies, they will not — cannot — relent in pushing the many transparent
falsehoods about 'Russia hacking', etc. The Company (as the C.I.A. is known within intelligence circles) knows
that it would go bankrupt in a day and night should the true back story be widely disclosed about Awangate.
Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward. Congress is advancing an investigation into a
growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of
stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers' offices, according to senior congressional sources who told the
Washington Free Beacon the Democratic leader's refusal to answer questions could "merit resignation."
Congressional leaders have now requested a formal briefing by Capitol Police into its investigation of several Pakistani
House IT staffers who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment and of illegally penetrating congressional
networks. Imran Awan, one of the staffers who worked for Wasserman Schultz and several other Democratic members of
Congress, was arrested this week when trying to travel to Pakistan and charged with bank fraud after a months-long
investigation that found he wired nearly $300,000 to that country.
You Seen The Nutty Statement Imran Awan's Lawyer Released Yesterday? There are so many wild hairs of
information emanating from the Awan Brothers case, and Imran Awan, the central figure in it, in the last day or so that it's
hard to get at all of them. But let's start with the statement by the attorney for Imran Awan, who was arrested at
Dulles International Airport on Monday as he attempted to flee the country, hat was released yesterday. [...] If this reads
to you almost as a Clintonian mix of hyperpartisan clownery and implausibly false contentions, that's because it is just such
a mix. Literally. It turns out that Awan's attorney is one Chris Gowen, who's a former Bill and Hillary minion.
Brothers Worked for Several California Democrats. Imran Awan and his brother Abid worked for several dozen
Democratic U.S. Representatives, including several from California, according to a recent investigative report citing
congressional staff data.
Wasserman Schultz: If anyone needs investigating, she does. A few days ago, The New York Times announced
this in a headline: "Trump Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker's Arrest." Talk about turning
attention. Talk about burying the lead. Talk about trying to paint the whole yearslong, Awan-related scandal as a
tin-hat fantasy of President Donald Trump's. It was a headline that ran after the widely reported stories of Awan's
dramatic arrest, made at the airport, en route to Pakistan via Qatar, shortly after he made a curious transfer of $300,000 to
a bank he could access overseas — stories that were spun by Democrats as right-wing hit jobs against a poor
Schultz Can't Blame Racism For Her Growing IT Scandal. Pressure is rising for Schultz to explain why it is that
she kept Imran Awan on her staff for months while he was under criminal investigation for stealing equipment and improperly
accessing the House computer networks. Every other Democratic member had fired Awan soon after the Capital Police
announced the probe back in February. But Schultz didn't fire him until after he was arrested by the FBI trying to flee
the country in late July. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is pushing for a briefing from the Capitol Police with the
House Oversight Committee, calling this "one of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years."
Watchdog Files Complaint Against Wasserman Schultz. A non-partisan ethics watchdog filed a complaint Monday
with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in relationship with the
developing House IT scandal. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) focused the complaint on the fact
that Wasserman Schultz continued to employ and paid House IT aide Imran Awan, even while he was under criminal investigation
and banned from the House computer network.
Little Ted Lieu and the
Pakistani IT Scandal. Ted Lieu — the little-known Congressman from California — is making
a big name for himself with his snarky, girlish attacks on President Trump. The snippy little pest has been beating the
Russia Collusion drum for months now. And he is happily basking in the glow of all this unearned attention in much the
same way Maxine Waters has. But Ted Lieu has a bit of a problem. You see, little Ted Lieu is one of the Democrat
Congressmen who employed the Pakistani con artists and possible spies.
hacker, Imran Awan, and his connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT specialist
could very well bring down the entire fake news Russia story that Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff put together in the
run up to their election defeat to Donald Trump. This would explain why this Pakistani "hacker", who is now under
arrest for bank fraud charges while attempting to flee the United States, has been curiously blessed with high powered
Clinton attorneys. The rapidly growing scandal is seeing zero airtime on mainstream media.
news outlets work overtime to hide a huge Democratic scandal. Watching news outlets go out of their way to hide
a potentially huge Democratic scandal is almost funny. So-called journalists are too busy covering presidential tweets
to report on a topic that might embarrass their friends. Welcome to the Imran Awan-Debbie Wasserman Schultz scandal or
Compugrab, as I like to call it. Awan was the top IT aide to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The
FBI reportedly "seized smashed computer hard drives" from his home. He was "arrested trying to flee to Pakistan after wiring
almost $300,000 to the country," according to The Daily Caller, which has owned the story because it does actual news reporting.
Awan coverage betrays media bias. A week has passed since the arrest of former House staffer Imran Awan, and
the establishment media have given the event only superficial coverage. Awan, a Pakistani immigrant, was formerly
employed by more than 30 House Democrats as an IT technician. Most members fired him following the announcement in
February of an FBI probe into his potentially criminal behavior during his tenure as a Hill staffer. However, he
remained an employee of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's D.C. office until he was arrested last Monday while attempting
to flee to Pakistan. News of Awan's arrest first broke on Fox News the morning after he was apprehended, while CNN,
NBC, and ABC took more than a day to cover the story. Thus far, CNN's only on-air acknowledgement of the controversy
surrounding Awan has been an early-morning segment running just under four minutes, in which Jake Tapper and Tom Foreman
emphasized that Awan had been arrested only for bank fraud, and Foreman dismissed all other allegations against Awan as
Schultz Aide In Pakistan Still Liquidating Assets In US. Imran Awan, a congressional aide arrested by the FBI
after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose, had previously wired money to the country and was
frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation
Investigative Group has learned. Imran's real estate properties provide a source of money that could be sent directly
to Pakistan when two upcoming home sales close. Prosecutors have since filed paperwork saying they fear "the
dissipation of the proceeds of the fraud and destruction of evidence in other locations."
Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring. While the press has been promoting a
ridiculous and [...] backwards Russian collusion story, it has been sitting on a far bigger story: The likelihood that
the Congressional Democrats financed and enabled the largest espionage ring in U.S. history. This story has been
percolating on the internet for weeks with no mainstream media coverage. It got a tiny, misleading smattering of
coverage this week when the FBI arrested Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's internet employee, for trying to flee the
country after transferring almost $300,000 dollars to Pakistan.
Scandals Make Mueller Investigation Ludicrous. [Scandal #4] Imran Awan: The story of the Pakistani-born
IT fraudster who had access (for years) to computer data and materials of over two dozen House Democrats plus Homeland
Security and Foreign Affairs committees threatens to become one of the most extraordinary scandals of our time. If Awan
is merely some low-life con cheating the U.S. government out of a few dollars (okay — four million), why are the
Clintonistas so concerned they have assigned one of their key consiglieres to head his legal defense? Why did Deborah
Wasserman Schultz keep this obviously seriously corrupt individual on her payroll for months until he was finally arrested at
Dulles on his way to Qatar by the FBI and the Capitol Police? The possibilities are so many they could fill a book by
themselves. But the summa is that we have been told ad nauseum to trust our intelligence agencies.
Stand By Your Awan.
Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports that Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemed prepared to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide
Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn't stopped him from leaving the U.S. This is only the
latest indication of Wasserman Schultz's immense loyalty to Awan. As we noted here, the IT scandal involving the Awan
family broke in February. It centered around the theft of the IT equipment and the "serious, potentially illegal,
violations of House IT policies." Yet, Wasserman Schultz kept Imran Awan on her payroll until last week.
Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan. Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman
Schultz seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI
hadn't stopped him from leaving the U.S. Monday. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest she also
appears to have known that his wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the country for good months ago — while she was
also a criminal suspect. In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could
not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests was a liability. The man long had
access to all of Wasserman Schultz's computer files, work emails and personal emails, and he was recently accused by a
relative in court documents of wiretapping and extortion.
Was Wife of DWS's Swindler Staffer Allowed to Leave the Country? The entire story merits attention and
follow-up, working backwards from yesterday's arrest of Imran Awan, DWS's top IT staffer, whom she has gone to great lengths
to protect despite the swirling investigation. Awan was bagged trying to flee to Lahore, Pakistan. According to
the complaint filed in federal court in support of his arrest, Awan wired $283,000 in January from the Congressional Federal
Credit Union to Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has been charged with bank fraud in a scheme involving mortgages on various
properties owned by the Awan family. The FBI has also reportedly searched his home, seizing computer hard drives that
had been smashed to pieces. For now, I want to focus on a narrow part of the story. In early March, as Jim
details, Imran's wife, Hina Alvi, suddenly left the country for Lahore, by way of Doha, Qatar.
Wasserman Schultz and the Pakistani IT Scammers. The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz's mysterious
Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud. Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles
Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route
taken by Awan's wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of
school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash. By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they'd gotten from the
Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire
from Capitol Hill.
lucky can you get! Debbie Wasserman Schultz's brother will be handling the Awan case. That's Steven
Wasserman, assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and word has it that he will handle the case against
computer guru Imran Awan, who was arrested Tuesday on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport. Awan was
employed as a consultant by several congressional Democrats, only of which continued paying him after he was accused of
stealing computers and data systems in February.
Wasserman, Brother of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to Oversee Awan Family Investigation. In what may be one of the
most remarkable conflicts of interest that we have seen in a long time, it appears that Steven Wasserman, Assistant Attorney
for the District of Columbia who is the brother of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has been tasked with overseeing the
investigation of DNC IT employee Imran Awan, who was arrested earlier this week while attempting to flee the US and charged
with bank fraud.
ex- IT guy charged with bank fraud: Media not doing their job? Former Congressman Debbie Wasserman
Schultz's aide, Imran Awan, was arrested on Wednesday on bank fraud charges, but The Hill reporter Joe Concha says the story
has been lacking coverage in the mainstream media. "This is a story that ABC and NBC decided they weren't going to
cover. That's called the bias of omission or the sin of omission, and CNN and MSNBC same deal," Concha told FBN's
Stuart Varney. Awan, a Pakistani native, was the IT man for Schultz and was paid over four million dollars for his
work. He also had access to eight other Congressman's laptops, along with his brothers.
Bizarre Hacking Scandal That Democrats And The Press Are Happy To Ignore. When federal officials arrested
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT aide, Imran Awan, as he tried to flee for his native Pakistan, it was the latest
twist to an already twisted scandal involving several House IT workers who possibly stole highly sensitive information from
several Democrats. Stranger still has been the Democrats' nonresponse to this unfolding scandal.
Awan Case Needs Special Counsel 100 X More than Russiagate. To the embarrassment, more accurately the
humiliation, of Deborah Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, not to mention dozens of Democratic congressmen and
women — all of whom used Imran Awan for help with their government computers — the Pakistani-born IT
specialist was arrested Tuesday by the FBI at Dulles Airport for alleged bank fraud. He was trying to flee the country
for Qatar. (Yes, that Qatar!) But that's just what the shrinks call "the presenting complaint." There may
be a lot more to it — a whole lot more. At best, Awan is a fraudster who, working with his family, bilked the
U.S. taxpayers out of over four million in IT fees and overpriced computer equipment. At worst he's an agent of Pakistan's
ISI in league with Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, or even ISIS. There are other possibilities in between that are also
of a frightening nature, including (although more remote) the mysterious death of Seth Rich.
AP Story on Arrested Dem IT Staffer Makes Schultz Look Like the Victim. Just before noon, the Associated Press
ended almost 18 hours of silence on the arrest of IT staffer Imran Awan yesterday [7/25/2017] as he was attempting to leave
the country. The report spun the news in the most favorable way it could for beleaguered Democrats, making Congresswoman
Debbie Wasserman Schultz look like the victim as it headlined her spokesman's claim that she fired Awan Tuesday after learning
of his arrest. The fact is that Schultz has been involved in obstructing investigations into Awan's activities for months.
Romney McDaniel: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Must Testify Before Congress on IT Staffer. Ronna Romney
McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is calling on former Democratic National Committee (DNC)
chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to testify before Congress on her now-arrested, just-fired IT
staffer. McDaniel made the explosive demand in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News via phone on Wednesday
afternoon, after news broke Tuesday night that Wasserman Schultz's IT staffer for more than a decade was caught trying to
flee the country by federal law enforcement agents after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan.
Fast Facts About Imran Awan, Wasserman Schultz's Jailed IT Vendor. [#2] Awan was still employed by Wasserman
Schultz's office until he was arrested Tuesday night: According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, the former DNC head's
office only terminated him after authorities moved in for the arrest as Awan tried to make his way out of the country via Dulles
International Airport despite his being publicly under investigation for what appear to be embezzlement and fraud allegations.
Detective of Seth Rich Murder: Follow the Awan Arrest Closely — Connect the Dots to "Other" Cases. Wheeler
was hired by Seth Rich's family back in March to help solve the murder of their son. Wheeler spoke to Sean Hannity in May and dropped a
bombshell. According to Wheeler the D.C. police tipped off the DNC that he was hired "to snoop around."
Steve King: Imran Awan Had Access to 'All the Communication of the Foreign Affairs Committee'.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) talked about the ever-worsening scandal surrounding Imran Awan and his ex-employer
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Breitbart New's [sic] Whatever it Takes with Curt Schilling Wednesday
[7/26/2017]. The Pakistan-born longtime congressional Democratic IT consultant was arrested by federal authorities as he
tried to flee the country Tuesday, sending hundreds of thousands of dollars ahead of himself to Pakistan. Rep. King,
a staunch conservative and ally of populist nationalism, stressed that the facts are anything but clear at this stage. The
surface narrative itself was suspisious [sic] enough for King even before getting into the extensive criminal allegations against
Awan and his brothers.
Try The Islamophobe Card In Defense of Wasserman Schultz's Arrested IT Guy. Crafty Democrats blame "massive
Federal Islamophobia" for Rep. Debbie (aka 'Blabbermouth") Wasserman Schultz's, top IT Guy Imran Awan, who spread like
a plague among her Democrat colleagues in the House, being outed by the FBI.
House Dem IT Scandal Shoes Finally Start Dropping.
If you've been reading the Friday LinkSwarms, one persistent story there is the House Democrats IT scandal. If you haven't been
paying attention, three Pakistani brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan) who managed office IT for Democratic members of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers, associate Rao Abbas, and two of their wives, Hina Alvi and Natalia
Sova, were accused of improperly accessing data, stealing computers, not showing up for their jobs, and various other crimes.
'Get Her iPad For Imran': Wikileaks Email
Connects Nancy Pelosi to Imran Awan. Wikileaks' Julian Assange dug up an interesting leaked email showing
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's crooked former IT aide Imran Awan may be connected to Nancy Pelosi.
arrested Wasserman Schultz IT aide seek 'A Better Deal' with prosecutors? All we've been hearing from the
mainstream media are speculations about members of the Trump administration possibly having legal troubles, but so far the
only people in DC getting busted seem to be Democrats.
Exploding DNC IT Scandal Is As Crazy As Fiction. In a plot Tom Clancy might have dreamed up, an IT staffer
who'd worked for Democrats in Congress was arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud. Fox News has
reported that officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection, were involved in
the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport not far from Washington, D.C., as he tried to fly away to Pakistan.
Awan has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, but his strange case has all the feeling of the opening scene of a movie that might
soon include political corruption and so much more. Democrats are being understandably quiet about the hill staffer who
had been employed by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) as of Tuesday morning, but has now reportedly been fired.
Politico has reported that Awan is "at the center of a criminal investigation potentially impacting dozens of lawmakers."
The Bizarre Criminal
Investigation of Schultz's IT Aide. Back in February, five House staffers were accused of "stealing equipment from members' offices
without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network." A few days later, another odd twist
was revealed, as at least four of the accused staffers come from the same family: Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, Abid Awan, and Jamal Awan.
[...] Then it got even weirder in late May, when Wasserman Schultz had a tense exchange with the U.S. Capitol Police chief during a hearing,
appearing to threaten "consequences" over the police's refusal to return equipment belonging to her that is presumably connected to this
investigation. [...] Why was Wasserman Schultz so impatient to get her computer back from the Capitol Police if it's relevant to a criminal
investigation? Why did she keep Imran Awan on staff until this week? Who's got the money now?
Networks Black Out Coverage on Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal. Major cable news networks have given no coverage
to the burgeoning scandal involving IT staffers to former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to a Washington
Free Beacon analysis. Reporting by the Daily Caller News Foundation has revealed that Wasserman Schultz's top
information technology staffer Iman Awan was arrested Monday after trying to flee the country amidst investigations into Awan
concerning banking fraud and a criminal cybersecurity probe. Awan wired over $280,000 to Pakistan after the FBI
recently recovered multiple smashed hard drives from Awan's home.
Pakistani IT Staffer for the DNC Lawyers Up With... Clinton Cronies. The scandal involving an entire family of
Pakistanis who served as IT staffers for various Democrat Congress-critters keeps widening. To recap, a trio of
Pakistani brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan) who managed IT for key Democrats including the House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence have been accused of improperly accessing data, bank fraud, stealing computers, not showing up for
their jobs, and various other crimes. Former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has played a key role in covering
up for the Awan family, refusing to fire Awan for months even after he was the target of multiple investigations, preventing
the FBI from accessing hard-drives, and going so far as to threaten police for seizing Democrats' computers as evidence.
Schultz's IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office. Florida Democratic
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday [7/24/2017] attempting to board
a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country. He attempted to
leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI
investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport. Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through, and
his wife has already fled the country to Pakistan, after police confronted her at the airport and found $12,000 in cash
hidden in her suitcase but did not stop her from boarding, court documents show.
Schultz Avoiding Reporters Since Awan Arrest. Embattled Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has avoided
facing any media since her law enforcement arrested her former IT staffer Imran Awan Tuesday on bank fraud charges. Wasserman
Schultz, who walked down the House Capitol steps late Wednesday afternoon [7/26/2017] following remarks she made on the floor, caught
site [sic] of The Daily Caller's reporter and nervously turned around and ran back up the steps with her staffer in tow. The
Miami Herald reported Thursday night that her spokesman told a reporter Wednesday, as she walked to the floor of the House, that she
would not answer questions about Awan.
Evidence That Wasserman Schultz Used Pakistani Imran Awan For Malevolent Activities Against Bernie Sanders.
Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said Thursday [7/27/2017] on Tucker Carlson Tonight that there is now
evidence that then-Democratic National Chairwoman and current Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz used Imran Awan for
"malevolent activities" and "manipulative things" against Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary race. [Video clip]
Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker's Arrest. To hear some commentators tell it, with the help of
his family and a cushy job on Capitol Hill, Mr. Awan, a Pakistani-American, had managed to steal computer hardware,
congressional data and even — just maybe — a trove of internal Democratic National Committee emails
that eventually surfaced last summer on WikiLeaks. It helped that the story seems to involve, if only tangentially,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who is the former chairwoman of the committee and an ally of Hillary
Clinton's. The Daily Caller, with almost two dozen articles on the family, has led the pack in reporting the story,
packaging new details that have dribbled out of the investigation into a growing web of material, even as few in the
mainstream news media paid attention. That is until Monday, [...]
Dulles Does For Debbie.
On Wednesday night [7/26/2017], Mark joined Tucker Carlson live on Fox News to discuss the arrest of Debbie Wasserman
Schultz's principal IT staffer while at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. As Steyn argued, this story has
everything they've been looking for in the "Russia investigation" — except that it involves the wrong party.
Cracks developing in Awan
Dam. Peculiarly, Awan's primary employer, former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, kept him on her staff until just before he
attempted to flee, even though he had been banned from the House network owing to corruption investigations and was unable to perform the
work for which he is being paid from taxpayers funds. Bizarrely, DWS was videotaped at a hearing openly demanding that evidence on
the Capitol Police investigation be returned to her and threatening consequences for the Capitol Police, a creature controlled by Congress.
I leave it to the lawyers to argue if this constitutes obstruction of justice, but it certainly looks as though she has something to hide on
that hard drive.
Dem IT Suspects Wanted Untraceable Payments — and Sure Enough, Millions Disappeared. A Pakistani family under criminal investigation
by the U.S. Capitol Police for abusing their access to the House of Representatives information technology (IT) system may have engaged in myriad other
questionable schemes besides allegedly placing "ghost employees" on the congressional payroll. Imran Awan, his wife Hina, and brothers Abid and Jamal
collectively netted more than $4 million in salary as IT administrators for House Democrats between 2009 and 2017. Yet the absence of signs of
wealth displayed among them raise questions such as was the money sent overseas or did something other than paychecks motivate their actions?
Dems Hired A Fired McDonald's Worker As Their IT Guy. Multiple members of Congress hired as their information
technology (IT) administrator an individual whose most recent job experience was being fired from McDonald's, The Daily
Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned. Spokesmen for the members won't say what their bosses knew at
the time, but the hiring decisions highlight the role — witting or unwitting — the representatives played
in what turned out to be an alleged multi-million-dollar IT scam in Congress with serious implications for national security.
Awan Brothers Met for Several Hours with Obama. Seems the Pakistiani IT guy who tried to flee the country after
smashed hard drives were found at his house not only has ties to several Democrats on The Hill, but also to Obama.
DNC IT Staffer Owed Money to... Hezbollah Terrorists. Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing
their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been
linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were
employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign
affairs and homeland security committees. The aides' administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month
amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing
IT Spy Tries To Run To Pakistan: We Connect Some Dots For You. Just yesterday [7/25/2017] we learned that
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's
information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau
investigators in the case and a high level congressional source told our friends at Zero Hedge. Pakistani-born Imran
Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried
to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group. The
congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has
joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into "serious, potentially illegal, violations
on the House IT network" by Imran and four of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two
dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis. Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied
Reporter Lays Into Media on Wasserman Schultz Scandal Cover Up. On Thursday [7/27/2017], The Hill reporter Joe Concha put the media on
notice. Speaking about the news that a staffer for Florida Congresswoman and former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
had been arrested trying to flee the country, he blasted the liberal media for ignoring the scandal. Speaking on FOX Business's Varney & Co.,
one of the few channels giving this breaking news airtime, Concha laid into mainstream media bulwarks, saying, "This is a story ABC and NBC decided
they were not going to cover. That's called the bias of omission, or the sin of omission. CNN and MSNBC, same deal."
Schultz Fleeing Aide is a HUGE Story, So the Liberal Press is Killing It. The arrest of Pakistani Imran Awan as
he tried to flee the country is an enormous story. I've followed it since February, when the House of Representatives
Sergeant-at-Arms banned Awan and his brothers from the House computer network. The Awans provided IT consulting for 40
Democratic members of Congress. They had full run of the networks, computers and files of these elected officials and
their staffs. The amount of damage they could have done (and now it seems likely, did do) is inestimable.
Awan Arrest Still Being Ignored By Corrupt Media. The media has something to hide with Imran Awan and the
corrupt Democrats. Someone with the same name wrote an article for CNN in 2014 about "Islamophobia." There
have been no responses from CNN as to whether this is the same Imran Awan who was arrested at Dulles Airport yesterday
or someone else who just [by] coincidence had the exact same name.
Curiously Silent as FBI Seizes Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide's Home. FBI agents seized
smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's information technology
(IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time
right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard
drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation's
Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home of Debbie Wasserman Schultz' IT Aide. Over the past few months, the story
of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran,
and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI. While official charges
have not yet been filed, allegations of wrong doing vary from simply overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to
blackmailing members of Congress with secrets captured from emails.
Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide's Home. FBI agents seized smashed computer hard
drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's information technology (IT) administrator,
according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide
to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an
individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group.
An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the
sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal
probe into "serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network" by Imran and three of his relatives, who had
access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.
Heard They May Have Been Hacked And Didn't Even Care. House Democrats professing moral outrage over the hacking
of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have remained apparently indifferent to the likely penetration of their
congressional computer systems, declining to distance themselves from five Pakistani House server administrators who are the
subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. House authorities banned the five administrators from the congressional
information technology (IT) network in February as part of a Capitol Police criminal investigation in what Politico described
as "serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network." Imran, Abid and Jamal Awan, Hina Alvi, Natalia
Sova and Rao Abbas set up the email accounts and computer systems for dozens of members of Congress and their staffs, and
they could read all emails and files on those systems.
Dems' IT Administrator A Charming, 'Cunning' Con Artist, Associates Say. A Pakistani-born House IT
administrator suspected of misusing access to congressional files is a charming, dishonest manipulator with an unquenchable
thirst for money, a dozen people who know him personally said in interviews with The Daily Caller News Foundation's
Investigative Group. Relatives said that Imran Awan had such a penchant for taking advantage of people that his
stepmother called the police and accused him of extortion, while his father changed his last name so he wouldn't share it
with his son.
An actual scandal you won't see
on CNN. This is an actual breach of security perpetrated by three brothers (and their family) who had unbridled
access to several Congressional Democrats' computers, emails, phones and devices. And not just any Congressional
Democrats either. These Pakistani brothers had an all-access pass to the data belonging to members of the House
Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. The story broke in February when brothers Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan were
barred from computer networks after the breach was discovered.
Muslim IT Staffer Suspected of Security Breach Fled to Pakistan. A criminal suspect in an investigation into a
major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan,
where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News
Foundation's Investigative Group. Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid
shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated
Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have
been reported in the case.
The Awan connection.
Poltico reported in February that five House staffers were under criminal investigation amid allegations that they stole
equipment from more than 20 member offices and accessed House IT systems without lawmakers' knowledge. The five
staffers all worked for Democratic congressmen and have links to Pakistan. The Daily Caller reported that one of the
suspects has hightailed it to Pakistan. Something is happening here. One can only infer that some serious breach
of security involving a spy ring seeking to misappropriate confidential and classified information is involved.
Dem IT staffer's attorney is Major Clinton ally. The attorney for a prominent Democratic congressional employee
at the center of a major criminal investigation has deep ties to the Clinton machine in Washington. Attorney Chris
Gowen is serving as the lawyer for Imran Awan, a Pakistani-American IT professional who was apprehended at Dulles Airport
this week as he reportedly attempted to leave the country for Pakistan. Awan has been charged with bank fraud (which
the Daily Caller reports as a potential "placeholder" charge for much more serious coming charges), and the FBI has been
deeply involved in the process, leading some to suspect that there may be a foreign espionage component to the investigation.
Schultz IT Staffer Arrested at Dulles Airport Trying to Flee Country. Former House IT staffer Imran Awan was
arrested Monday night [7/24/2017] at Dulles International Airport where he was "trying to leave the country," Fox news
reported Tuesday evening. [...] Imran and his Pakistani-born brothers, Abid and Jamal Awan, are currently under criminal
investigation by U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission
and stole equipment. There is also evidence of "financial schemes that extend beyond the Capitol Police's purview and
may expand to Pakistan," according to The Daily Caller.
Schultz IT Aide Apprehended Trying to Flee Country. This scandal is very real and shocking in its scope.
There are credible reports that Awan and his family members:
• ...were secretly stealing classified
and other confidential information from Congressional Democrats with the intent of blackmailing them
...had installed illegal wiretaps
• ...had threatened to kidnap uncooperative family members
• ...had conducted procurement and/or bank fraud
• ...and had been protected by
former DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who herself alleged to have obstructed justice during the initial investigation
of the family by the Capitol Police.
Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country. Imran Awan, a House staffer at the center of a criminal
investigation potentially impacting dozens of Democratic lawmakers, has been arrested on bank fraud and is prevented from
leaving the country while the charges are pending. A senior House Democratic aide confirmed Awan was still employed by
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as of Tuesday morning. But David Damron, a spokesman for Wasserman Schultz,
later said that Awan was fired on Tuesday [7/25/2017]. Awan pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud
during his arraignment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
is Also a Writer for CNN! This is of course assuming this Imran Awan is the same guy arrested today. I
don't know if someone else with the same name, just coincidentally wrote the article. We'll see if CNN has anything to
say. If they deny this is the same Imran Awan who was arrested today, then maybe it's a different person. If they
remain silent on the matter, which they have done so far, then it probably is the guy arrested at Dulles.
Schultz Admits She Violated Security Policies, Blame Others For Doing So (Unexpectedly). Florida Democratic
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose office equipment U.S. Capitol Police seized in a criminal investigation into
congressional network security violations, admitted she violates official information security policy and blamed the House's
chief administrative officer for not stopping her. In a May 17 appropriations hearing on Congress' administrative
budget, Wasserman Shultz said she had violated the policies "for years and years and years." She also sought to find out how
much House authorities might know about her internet usage, asking "Are members monitored?"
Schultz Admits Hill IT Security Violations, Blames House Administrators For Not Stopping Her. Florida
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose office equipment U.S. Capitol Police seized in a criminal investigation
into congressional network security violations, admitted she violates official information security policy and blamed the
House's chief administrative officer for not stopping her. In a May 17 appropriations hearing on Congress'
administrative budget, Wasserman Shultz said she had violated the policies "for years and years and years." She also sought
to find out how much House authorities might know about her internet usage, asking "Are members monitored?" Police are
investigating Wasserman Schultz's longtime information technology (IT) aide Imran Awan for theft and funneling congressional
data from members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Homeland Security and Committee on
is Debbie Wasserman-Shultz trying to commandeer evidence in the House IT security breach scandal? In early
February, five employees of the House of Representatives were banned from the House IT network. The five former House
employees are the subject of a criminal investigation by the Capitol Hill Police. They are accused of stealing
equipment and accessing House IT systems without lawmakers' knowledge. The former employees were "shared" IT
employees. "Shared" means they worked for several offices, performing IT functions. The five employees worked for
over 20 members, to include members from the Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees and former Democratic National
Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.). You may remember Wasserman-Shultz has had IT
issues in the past when she was chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016. The salaries of the employees
should have been the first clue something was not right.
Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr.
Investigating Fraud Charges Against the DNC Found Dead. A Florida federal attorney who was investigating against the
DNC, specifically, Wasserman-Shultz district, was found dead on a beach with what authorities describe as "head trauma."
probe on Capitol Hill staffers remains eerie. The criminal probe into a cadre of Capitol Hill techies who
worked for dozens of Democratic lawmakers remains shrouded in mystery, months after their access to congressional IT systems
was suspended. It's still not clear whether the investigation by the Capitol Police into the five staffers, who all
have links to Pakistan, involves the theft of classified information. The staffers are accused of stealing equipment
and possible breaches of the House IT network, according to Politico, which first reported on the investigation in February.
Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer's Alleged Crimes. Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with "consequences" for holding equipment that she says
belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches
involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite. The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that
sets the police force's budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered
using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.
Wasserman Schultz Obstructs Justice in Muslim Congress Hacking by Threatening Police. Since the Dems seem to be
an obstruction of justice kick, here's some actual obstruction of justice. By the former head of their
organization. Luke Rosiak has been staying on the story of the Muslim IT staffers in Congress. And the latest
twist is nasty.
Threatens Capitol Police — For Doing Their Job. Another day, another scandal for Debbie Wasserman
Schultz, the disgraced congresswomen from Hollywood, Florida. After being forced to resign from her position as DNC
chair following revelations she was actively cheating Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary, you'd think she
learn to just be quiet. Not so fast friends, she has now threatened Capitol Police with "consequences" if they do not
return IT equipment used by one of her staffers that is currently being probed by multiple agencies.