“One of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years.”
Wasserman Schultz continued to protect the suspects even as more evidence surfaced
Even under the sheltering umbrella of mainstream media, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is suffering the battering storms of truth and facts against her desecration. A quick google of her name reveals barely a mention of the scandals brewing by any major mainstream media outlet.
“There is something quite amiss as to why Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz continued to use taxpayer funds to employ former technology staff member, Imran Awan, even months after he was barred from accessing the House’s computer systems and a number of her colleagues severed ties with Awan,” said the director of the Foundation of Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), this week.
In February, reports surfaced that four House employees face an investigation for breaching House IT systems and stealing equipment. Media named Imran Awan and family members Hina, Abid, and Jamal as suspects in reports the following days. Over two dozen lawmakers fired the four when the investigation became known and barred the brothers “from computer networks at the House of Representatives.” Wasserman Schultz kept the suspects on payroll and continued to protect them even as more evidence surfaced against them.
The House members included three congressmen on the intelligence panel and three on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The officials suspect the four of “accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.”
“Wasserman Schultz has been evasive and unable to answer even basic questions about the nature of Awan’s employment with her office.”
Calling the Wasserman Schutz controversy “one of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Oversight Committee and chair of its National Security Subcommittee, formally requested a briefing from the Capitol Police on Tuesday.
Imran’s wife Hina and their two daughters with Imran escaped to Pakistan in March, even though the Capital Police caught up with them at the airport. Imran was arrested last week at the Dulle’s International Airport attempting to fly to Pakistan after secretly wiring almost $300,000 to others in that country.
“Since Awan’s arrest last week, Wasserman Schultz has been evasive and unable to answer even basic questions about the nature of Awan’s employment with her office,” FACT executive director Matthew Whitaker said. “This only further confirms the urgency of an investigation into her unethical and illegal actions.”
Wasserman Schultz, known as the “Piranha” in some camps, 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.
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 the 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 last week 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.”
The List Of House Members Who Employed Members Of The Awan Family Includes:
- Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
- Ted Lieu (D-CA) – Rep. Lieu Is A Member Of The House Committee On Foreign Affairs. ( Rep. Lieu Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Tony Cardenas (D-CA)
- Julia Brownley (D-CA)
- Pete Aguilar (D-CA)
- Jim Costa (D-CA)
- Jackie Speier (D-CA) – Rep. Speier Is A Member Of The House Intelligence Committee And The House Armed Services Committee. ( Rep. Speier Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Karen Bass (D-CA) – Rep. Bass Is A Member Of The Foreign Affairs Committee. ( Rep. Bass Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Diana Degette (D-CO)
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
- Ted Deutch (D-FL) – Rep. Deutch Is A Member Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Rep. Deutch Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Lois Frankel (D-FL) – Rep. Frankel Is A Member Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Rep. Frankel Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Frederica Wilson (D-FL)
- David Loebsack (D-IA)
- Robin Kelly (D-IL) – Rep. Kelly Is A Member Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee. ( Rep. Kelly Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Andre Carson (D-IN) – Rep. Carson Is A Member Of The House Intelligence Committee. (Rep. Carson Website, Accessed 8/1/17)
- Cedric Richmond (D-LA) – Rep. Richmond Is A Member Of The House Homeland Security Committee. ( Rep. Richmond Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Katherine Clark (D-MA)
- Mark Takano (D-MA)
- John Sarbanes (D-MD)
- Daniel Kildee (D-MI)
- Sander Levin (D-MI)
- Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
- Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
- Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
- Gregory Meeks (D-NY) – Rep. Meeks Is A Member Of The House Foreign Affairs Committee. ( Rep. Meeks Website , Accessed 8/1/17)
- Yvette Clark (D-NY)
- Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
- Tim Ryan (D-OH)
- Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
- Joaquin Castro (D-TX) – Rep. Castro Is A Member Of The House Intelligence Committee And House Foreign Affairs Committee. ( Rep. Castro Website , Accessed 8/1/17)