July 27, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Item, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ long-time chief IT professional, Imran Awan, was arrested in DC on Tuesday evening as he attempted to flee the country.
As we reported back in March, Awan, a Pakistani national, while under the employ of the disgraced Schultz [D-Fla, fired last summer as Chair of the DNC] engaged in a scheme where he, his two brothers and both of their wives received payments totaling at least $4 million from an undetermined number of Democrat Congressmen.
All 5 of the individuals were employed in one capacity or another as computer consultants. Additionally they were, during the same period of time, also involved in a dizzying array of side-ventures where funds were being laundered, bankruptcies filed and considerable amounts of cash being wired back to Pakistan.
It was Imran who took a lead role in the conspiracy which had targeted, “dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees.” [Luke Rosiak, House Hacking Suspects Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received ]
Awan had been employed since 2004, meaning that he had free access to the House computer network for over a dozen years. Though representatives have denied that he had access to sensitive information, we find that to be an absurd and totally unbelievable assertion, one clearly being proffered as a lame “ass covering” gesture.
There has been a pending criminal investigation of the matter by the House’s Keystone Cops, but so far there have been no prosecutions, which is not particularly surprising, since no one, on either side of the aisle, really wants to actually go there. This is despite the Pak perps having been “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the probe.” [source, Heather Caygle, House Democrats fire two IT staffers amid criminal investigation , Politico]
It gets crazier; there have been numerous reports that the 5 had accumulated a huge amount of computer hardware, suspected to be U.S. government property, much of which was stored in numerous file cabinets that lined the walls of a garage in a home they had almost abandoned over night and subsequently rented out to a young couple, both members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
It was at this point that the Awans started a campaign of harassing, non-stops demands that the couple “return” the incriminating property, even physically returning unannounced to the property in an attempt to intimidate the couple. Despite these strong-arm tactics they were rebuffed, with the two eventually deciding instead to turn the items over to the FBI.
No word of the disposition of the evidence has leaked out as of this writing, nor is any expected…we know how this sleazy, swamp-town works, unfortunately.
Apparently Imran wasn’t quick enough on his feet, being the last of the original 5 family members to have remained in the United States.
On Tuesday evening, Imran’s luck ran out and he was arrested for bank fraud [Title 18 USC, Section 1834] by federal authorities at Dulles International Airport, preparing to board a flight that he had hoped would take him back to Pakistan.
“Awan has purchased a flight on Qatar Airlines, Flight 708, departing Dulles International Airports on July 24, 2017, to Doha, Qatar, at 8:45 pm, and then to Lahore, Pakistan. He has purchased a return flight for a date in January 2018.” [source, Charging Documents , U.S. District Court]
So far there is no sign that a Congressional investigation will be mounted into what appears to be a very wide-scale breach of what is supposedly a highly secure Congressional computer system. Actually there is nothing to indicate that there is even curiosity regarding the matter, meaning that while the cowardly GOP majority continues to force WH personnel to testify in the “Russia probe” and let the Mueller Inquisition run wild, they refuse to resist Democrat efforts to remove the president from office by mounting a counter-offensive.
The GOP silence is, as we have come to expect, deafening which indicates to us that the Deep State effort to unseat Donald Trump has broad bi-partisan appeal.
Numerous requests for background briefings by this news source on these and related matters, made to [supposedly “friendly] members of the House majority have been stonewalled, no one seems to want to speak, on or off the record.
This Congress has been the least productive in well over 100 years. So far it has moved no significant legislation and has displayed no desire to actively confront what is very obviously an attempted Democrat coup.
The Awan affair is only the latest example of this sorry display of spineless GOP.
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