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Democrat Scandal Continues: IT Staffer Arrested While Trying to Flee Country

scandal democrat Debbie Wasserman SchultzFormer DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz just can’t stay away from scandal and corruption.

In case your memory is foggy, here’s a quick recap of Debbie’s greatest hits: Wasserman Schultz disgracefully resigned as DNC chairwoman in July 2016 after WikiLeaks published thousands of her emails revealing plans to sabotage Bernie Sanders and secure Hillary Clinton’s nomination. Even before her shameful resignation, Wasserman Schultz was known for being an incompetent leader and poor communicator, with a string of public blunders including asking the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe and comparing voter ID laws to Jim Crow laws, exposing herself as a politically tone-deaf hack.

It’s safe to say the woman’s got a knack for earning negative headlines.

Which is why it’s no surprise that Wasserman Schultz’s career has once again blown up for all the wrong reasons. Back in February, a ring of house IT workers were accused of “stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network”. The group, led by Imran Awan, was suspected of stealing computers from over 20 member offices and collecting their data. Things got stranger in early July when it was suspected that Awan and his group of IT staffers were blackmailing Wasserman Schultz and other House democrats with their own data. This week, the case took another bizarre turn when the FBI arrested Imran Awan as he attempted to flee the country and fly to his home in Lahore, Pakistan.

Awan, the subject of a Capitol Police investigation since last winter, was finally arrested on Monday night at Dulles international Airport in Virginia. Awan was charged with multiple counts of bank fraud as part of a scheme involving double-charging for House IT equipment, as well as allegedly attempting to get a loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union on a rental property by claiming it as his primary residence. Awan pleaded not guilty. Although currently released, the FBI has confiscated his passport and he will be required to abide by a curfew, wear a GPS monitoring device, and surrender his possessions before his August court date.

But Awan’s criminal activities don’t end there.

In February, upon finding out he was under investigation, Awan moved out of his home in Virginia, renting the house to a Marine Corps veteran and his Navy Officer wife. When they moved in, these new tenants found some interesting materials—a collection of smashed hard drives had been left behind, along with other equipment appearing as though Awan had tried to destroy it, including wireless routers and laptops. “It was in the garage”, the veteran said, “They left in a huge hurry. It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over”. Awan reacted by asking for the materials back and threatening to sue the tenants for their return–  which is, quite possibly, the most self-incriminating action he could’ve taken.

By asking for the equipment back, Awan has inadvertently established a link to the materials that federal prosecutors may have had to otherwise prove exists. By affirming his connection to the smashed hard drives and other equipment, Awan has essentially confirmed his involvement.

And speaking of self-incriminating, where is Debbie Wassermann Schultz in all this?

Despite officially firing Awan on Tuesday, many are questioning why she kept Awan on the House payroll and gave him continued access to House computers and data even while he was under investigation. Why is Wasserman Schultz being let off the hook, rather than arrested for enabling these criminal activities? The former DNC chair has always had a career marked by scandal, ineptitude, and dishonesty. Despite recent efforts to revive her image and gain clout among young voters, Wasserman Schultz still holds a reputation as an out-of-touch hypocrite politician who represents the worst of the Democratic Party.

With the FBI now in possession of the smashed hard drives and Imran Awan waiting for his next court date, we can only hope that Capitol officials wake up and decide to prosecute Debbie Wasserman Schultz for compromising national security. Until then, we’re left to wonder:  will the democrats ever learn? Will Wasserman Schultz ever hear the sound of a cell door slamming shut?

Now, more than ever, we need politicians who prioritize integrity over cash and cronies.

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SARGE
3 years ago

But this article is dated 28 July. I mean this is really old news, why is this dated material being hashed about now? I would love some new information on this subject. Please.

Judy Lallerstedt
3 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

Because it’s still relevant and proof of the lack of character, hypocrisy, and corruption of some of our elected officials.

June Vendetti
4 years ago

As far as I’m concerned DWS & the whole Democratic committee are in deep trouble, and should be proseuted to the fullest extent of the law. They are not to be trusted; therefore, they should be expelled from the WH, until they are cleared of any wrongdoing. This s/h/b done last year after DWS took the nomination away from Sen. Bernie Sanders. Then, there was the email debacle between John Podesta & HRC. Instead of wasting time & money on the Russian collusion-Trump fake story, Congress needs to fully investigate these people now!

Judy Lallerstedt
4 years ago
Reply to  June Vendetti

The sad part is that our Republicans on the Senate are very low-keyed and can be perceived as cowards. While the Democrats cover up for one another and are very vocal about any presumed mismanagement on President Trump’s administration or anything he says or does, our Republicans in Congress remain silent and unable to speak up and set the record straight, less defend our president. Some even are siding with the Democrats, just look at McCain and Graham, who can be seen as traitors. Perhaps more conservatives need to put the fire on our elected Republicans and let them know how we feel regarding their lack of guts. I already did that to mine here in Florida.

EAA
4 years ago

So many are dirty in D.C. that they protect each others buts. TERM LIMITS NOW!

J C
4 years ago

Throw all these morons in prison and lose the keys.

Jim
4 years ago

IF IT IS true i READ that Debbie fired Awan AFTER he was arrested.

Wayne Pinson
4 years ago

I believe in God and I think he has sent Trump to save this Country, and I think most of Washington is self serving and dose not believe in God or what this Country was founded on! Shame on all the power and money grabbing snakes in the place called Washington!!!!

Fran cis Elliott
4 years ago

Timid Republicans will never prosecute errant Democrats. Too many RINOs in their ranks. The media supports Democrats no matter what the violations are. Smash computers, delete emails, and take money from our enemies. That is OK for Democrats.

Diana Brunner
4 years ago

And who are to blame? What happens when a country does not obey the laws of God? What do the scriptures say? We only have ourselves to blame. It would be wise to follow the example of our forefathers and worship the God of this great country. Even reinstate prayer in public schools…what a unique thought. Even start praying within our own homes to elect leaders who who have morals and values and integrity.

BobA
4 years ago

How does she stay out of jail? She resigned in disgrace after working hard to undermine Bernie the hippie’s run. As chair of the DNC she should have been working for the party not Honest Hilly.

Maria
4 years ago

I’ve often wondered just why the Democrats have been so “vocal” with everything Republican, putting up huge smoke screens and now I know why. They were trying to cover up a boat-load of their own sins that they didn’t want the American people to know about as they wanted the whole world to know that the Democrat Party is the best, with honest people who do nothing but good deeds for all……..what a pile of baloney they are!!! And for all their shameless behavior, the truth is finally coming out and the dam just broke with no means of plugging it up anytime soon! It was just a matter of time before all of their lies, dishonesty, and “bullying tactics” would make their ugly appearances: as the old saying goes…..”what goes around, comes around”, and it’s out big time! I don’t know how any Democrat can still hold his/her head up high and act as if nothing has happened to their party and their beliefs, when in fact, they themselves created their own destruction! Just listen to any Democrat speak and one immediately gets turned off, and I am one of them. It’s one thing after another that’s rearing up its ugly head with the Democrats, and here they were so busy putting blame on the Republicans for everything from the Russia collusion (when they were in collusion with Russia!) to anything they can conjure up to make it look and sound true. It seems to me the Democrats probably started the “fake news frenzy” with their collaborating news media friends, journalists who lost their way from reporting the real news and it amazes me that the FCC did not see through all that. I wonder now if those news media stations have started losing their ratings…they deserve it, thanks to the Democrats!
And now, this scandal with Debra Wasserman-Schultz! We might as well get our chairs out and make ourselves comfortable as the Big Show is just starting, and don’t forget your popcorn and drinks, folks! Watch the unraveling of the Democrat Party into shreds.

William Hall
4 years ago

Great comments about Wasserman—-Hope we have some members of Congress with the guts to put her in jail for all
the corruption, lies, and extortion she has done.

Liam
4 years ago

Pardon my ignorance, but what in h*** does the acronym IT stand for? Have we become such a hyper society that we can’t even take the time to spell out words in their entirety? Geez!

Rick B.
4 years ago
Reply to  Liam

Information Technology

Rick B.
4 years ago
Reply to  Liam

I-information T-technology.

Robert Wells
4 years ago

Here I am, hoping most people know the Fed is 20% owned by member banks (that part they taught us in high school in the 60’s) but 80% privately held in the hands of a few families, most notably the Rothschilds. Please don’t jump at me about anti-Semitism just yet; since this is the family that funded Hitler. I don’t think of people that way anyhow. See ‘the creature from Jekyll Island’; ‘The Moneymasters’; etc. So it’s often said the banks are the real bosses in D.C.

I agree that the petty criminals we elect to public office protect each other so neither side will indict the other, blue or red notwithstanding, for the crimes they share. Trump has spent time in both camps but lives in neither. He’s just a jerk, same as me or any man- and shows it unapologetically, but still I am of the opinion he’s not in this except to serve.
Here’s hoping; but he lives in the shadow of the real power so it will take US, the people, to help him wield enough of a counter effort to defeat this headlong rush into socialism (and the inevitable tyranny that follows), that is the subtext on both sides of the aisle. The last time we the people tried to fight the bankers we got the Great Depression. Who’s ready?

Old Griz
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Wells

I’m right beside you Robert. My flints are sharp, my lead balls smooth and my powder is dry!

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them (the citizens) under absolute Despotism, it is their (the citizens) right, it is their (the citizens) duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their (the citizens) future security.”

Declaration of Independence

Robert Wells
4 years ago
Reply to  Old Griz

…pursuing invariably…that’s a mouthful and has been so true over millennia. Good call Griz, thanks.

Lee McQuillen
4 years ago
Reply to  Old Griz

And thus we have the 2nd amendment as well as several others. The Founding Fathers were aware of this possibility and wanted to give the people “ammunition” to fight against such a takeover.

Judith Lallerstedt
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Wells

Yes the Evil Rothschild Dynasty has been doing its dirty work for years. However, we shouldn’t overlook the help that it has been provided by equally Evil George Soros, the “Godfather” of the Clintons, Obama, Pelosi, Waters, Warren and the rest of the DemonRats. Their goal is to have a one-government worldwide Socialist-style without Christianity, and of course, they’ll be controlling all the money. But there it came an outsider, Trump, followed by a multitude of Conservative Christians to give them a headache. This is the reason why there is so much opposition to positive changes to push the country up after 8 years of decadent and failed liberal policies. There’s still hope for America and for conservative values. We need to be more outspoken putting the fire on our elected Republican representatives to force them to be more aggressive and in charge. They’re too weak and afraid to take the bull by its horn. I just read “BIG AGENDA” by David Horowitz where he addresses the lack of courage of our Republican reps. This is a recommended reading for all Republicans. He’s telling it like it is. God Bless our Beautiful country.

Bill Chandler
4 years ago

This is just another of the Democrat’s Crime Mob’s leaders doing her thing. If I can ever get enoiugh money together or enough tax payers I’m going to sue this whole bunch of thieves for thief of our tax dollers. I’ve had my full of these thieves and our congress and no one else is doing one single thing about it. The Clintons started the down fal of our country with their Crime operation and then along comes the cumminist billionaire George Sores, whom wshould of been arrested and deported from this country when he bought the presidency for that piece of crap Obama

Lynn
4 years ago

The Republicans don’t seem to have the “stones” to do anything to the Democrats. Bunch of weak-kneeded hypocrites. Heard a bunch of Republicans are still terrified of Bill and Hillary…… Really ? Unreal !!!

Julie
4 years ago

If a civilian committed any of these crimes we’d be in jail yesterday. I demand our government prosecute Debbie, Imran, Clintons….. Crimes have been committed a and laws need to be followed.

don short
4 years ago

D W Schultz holds a reputation as an out of touch hypocrite politician who represents the BEST of the democratic party, not the worst. there are many who are worse, just not caught.

Hank
4 years ago

She’s no worse than McCain traitors all. It isn’t about Dems vs GOP anymore. It’s about patriots vs communists. There are commies in both parties.

Sheila
4 years ago
Reply to  Hank

Hank

You are 100 percent correct.

ben gremminger
4 years ago

well now, ever wonder why the past two administrations, used p.c. against us , so we could not ask questions, about the rag heads, and others who wanted to join their ,stupid beliefs . from the time our founding fathers ,signed the constitution we’ve had stupid thinkers, that wanted to destroy the—constitution—reflect back what we had to endure , stupid, nefarious, neophytes,idiotic ,neanderthal thinkers. their main goal is to destroy– AMERICA –the dumb idiots don’t know that, they will destroy themselves .

GEO
4 years ago

WHAT WAS SHE THINKING HIRING THIS GUY IN THE FIRST PLACE.. HE WAS PROBABLY NEVER VETTED AS HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN .. STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS… FROM PAKISTAN ? GIVE ME A BREAK DEBBIE..SEE YA..YOU WILL LOOK GREAT IN STRIPES..

JFan
4 years ago
Reply to  GEO

And, no doubt, she’ll likely ask the DNC to purchase a different color of stripes uniform for each day of the week. She’s crazy!

Sherie
4 years ago
Reply to  GEO

He wasn’t the only one she hired from Pakistan. There were a total of about 6 in that same group that she hired and they all worked in IT in the same area, and I believe they were all related to each other. Fox has been covering this.

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