Inconvenient truth of Democratic staffer who tried to flee the U.S.

A Newsbusters/Media Research Center analysis confirmed that the three networks ignored a criminal scandal around a DNC staffer until Wednesday, when CBS covered it - for 37 seconds. (Image Source: MRC video screenshot.)

In a June 4th blog, I warned that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “along with ex-FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, will be important to keep up with as the ‘Russian hacking’ narrative continues to unravel.” Today, I can predict we will be hearing of accusations “Islamophia” and “right-wing plot” narratives being reported by the mainstream media. I can also add three more politicians to the list of who we should be paying attention to. We can not allow them to sweep this under the rug. 

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Wasserman was the disgraced Democratic National Committee chair who was forced to resign after colluding with the media to rig the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton and give Bernie Sanders the shaft.

Now we learn that her staffer, Imran Awan, was arrested Monday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia while trying to flee the United States to Lahore, Pakistan after wiring $283,000 to the country beforehand. Just a fraction of the millions of dollars he’s received doing Information Technology work for at least a dozen House Democrats. Awan pleaded not guilty Tuesday on a count of bank fraud during his arraignment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

When the investigation first began in February, 26 Democratic lawmakers hurried to terminate the suspects. The only exception was Wasserman Schultz…

The heat has been turned up by federal authorities on Wasserman Schultz and Awan, but we would barely know it according to lackluster news reporting. Awan is accused of attempting to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by obtaining a $165,000 home equity loan for a rental property. Since this is not his primary residence, it is against the credit union’s policies. The funds he received were  part of a wire transfer to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

In late May, a video was released that showed Wasserman Schultz arguing with U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa over an investigation into Awan. He and four other congressional IT staffers are currently under criminal investigation for theft of equipment and data. When the investigation first began in February, 26 Democratic lawmakers hurried to terminate the suspects. The only exception was Wasserman Schultz who kept the employees on her office payroll. She changed Awan’s title from aide to “advisor” and kept him around for the longest time period.

“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz told the chief who is keeping a laptop from her office in evidence.

Former President Bill Clinton with Imran Awan. (Linkedin Photo)

Awan and two of his brothers allegedly removed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sensitive IT equipment — and the FBI recently seized SMASHED hard drives from Awan’s home. Does this sound familiar?

Wasserman Schultz knew about this continued mishandling of sensitive congressional data, but Awan remained employed through this week.

Before early February, Pakistani aide Imran Awan, his wife Hina, a best friend and his brothers Abid and Jamal were employed as ‘shared employees,’ doing computer tech support and other information technology work for those Congressional offices. They were paid over $4 million since 2010. Recently, his wife, Hina Alvi,  left the country for Pakistan, along with their children.

Awan and his brothers were not employed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, but their services were dispensed by the offices of various Democratic Party lawmakers. Americans should pay close attention to three of those lawmakers. They are on the HPSCI and include:

  • Joaquin Castro (Jack Dennis)

    Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. (a Muslim who the  Center for Security Policy says has “extensive and longstanding ties to organizations and individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

  • Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
  • Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas

According to Conservative Review, Awan has hired an attorney with longstanding connections to the Clinton family for legal help. Chris Gowen, a founding partner at Gowen, Rhoades, Winograd and Silva, worked for the Clintons for a number of years. This included working in the Clinton White House, helping President Bill Clinton write his book, “My Life”, and serving on Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Not being reported extensively by the mainstream media, the strange death of a federal prosecutor who may have been investigating the status of Awan and his relatives has added fuel to several conspiracy stories circulating on social media. A crimes unit prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami, Beranton Whisenant (reported by some as “working on visa and passport fraud cases, according to court documents,”) was found dead on beach in Hollywood, Florida. This is in Wasserman Schultz’s Congressional district.

The Trump Campaign sent out emails today indicating “this is ANOTHER criminal investigation of a DNC-connected crony jeopardizing our national security and NO ONE is hearing about it because the mainstream media would rather focus on fake news to take down President Trump.”

 

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