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Grand Jury Indicts Wasserman Schultz’s Former IT Aide on Four Counts

Grand Jury Indicts Wasserman Schultz’s Former IT Aide on Four Counts

Indictment includes his wife.

A grand jury has indicted Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide Imran Awan on four counts. The indictment includes his wife Hina Alvi, who escaped to Pakistan with their daughters earlier this year.

Authorities arrested Awan at Dulles airport in July, where he planned to fly to Pakistan after he wired almost $300,000 to the country.

From Fox News:

Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.

The indictment itself, which merely represents formal charges and is not a finding of guilt, addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.

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 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.”

The Representatives affected include Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and then-Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY).

Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on her payroll, though. She did not fire him until after his arrest.

Her loyalty to Awan has frustrated Capital Hill, including the Democrat party. Politico recently reported:

“We wish she would go away and stop being so public by doubling down on negative stories,” said Nikki Barnes, a progressive DNC member from Florida, who believes Wasserman Schultz left the national party “in shambles” while chair, culminating with the hack of DNC servers and the release of embarrassing internal emails by WikiLeaks in the 2016 campaign. As for Wasserman Schultz’s defense, Barnes said “none of this makes sense. It doesn’t sound like racial profiling … there must have been something for her.”

To Democrats like the DNC’s Barnes, it’s a distraction the party can ill afford.

“Everything that’s going on right now is taking away from what success we’re seeing in the grass-roots movement. No one’s talking about the people’s platform or hearing our good news because the headlines are focused on Debbie, her misplaced laptop and consequences,” Barnes said.

I have blogged how people in Congress have started to pressure Wasserman Schultz to testify why she kept Awan employed even after the FBI started its investigation.

Sources told The Washington Free Beacon that her “refusal to answer questions” and continual payment to Awan “may merit her resignation.” Congressional leaders have even asked the Capital Police for an a formal briefing into its investigation:

Leading members of Congress are growing frustrated with the pace of the criminal investigation and have moved to conduct their own independent probe into the scandal, according to multiple sources who indicated that the relevant congressional committees are making moves to start an investigation, which could include compelling testimony from Wasserman Schultz, who has been accused of stonewalling on the issue.

As more information about the nature and scope of the IT staffers’ collection of privileged congressional information becomes public, lawmakers are seeking to immediately begin their own investigation into the situation.

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, telling the Free Beacon that the situation amounts to “one of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years.”

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Just the beginning I hope

“The indictment itself, which merely represents formal charges and is not a finding of guilt….”

How nice of them to remind us! [/sarcasm]

Is there any doubt that if he Awan were white and worked for the GOP, it’d be more like, “An indictment was issued, he must be guilty”?

    YellowSnake in reply to Archer. | August 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Aw, white people sure have it tough in America. I wake up every morning full of self-pity because I wasn’t born a black man [/sarcasm?]

      ConradCA in reply to YellowSnake. | August 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      The Progressive Fascist party (Dems) is reverting to their fascist racist roots, ie the KKK, except that their against white people.

      Arminius in reply to YellowSnake. | August 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California. I didn’t get a single job offer. Meanwhile, “B” students were being flooded with job offers.

      That was OK, I was going to join the Navy. I wanted to be a pilot. I did really well on the entire battery of tests. My recruiter, LT Ramirez, commented on that fact before telling me I couldn’t be a pilot that fiscal year or the next because the Navy “already has enough white pilots.” I’d have to wait three years after graduation for a job, and I just couldn’t wait that long.

      WTF are you talking about? I’ve been denied all sorts of opportunities because I’m white and the people denying me those opportunities have felt no shame in telling me to my face why they were denying me those opportunities.

      Arminius in reply to YellowSnake. | August 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      “Meanwhile, ‘B’ students were being flooded with job offers.”

      If they were black, that is. I forgot to mention that detail.

      One of the reasons I decided to go into business for myself is that I’m the one guy who won’t discriminate against me because I’m white. I’m thinking of changing my identity to black handicapped lesbian, now that such a thing is possible. If I can take advantage of all the cut-outs that the feds and states offer to minority-owned and female-owned and otherwise-owned businesses I’d be a billionaire.

      Arminius in reply to YellowSnake. | August 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      You seem to be exorbitantly lacking in intellectual curiosity and, indeed, basic awareness.

      https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-01/deckplates-do-not-use-job

      DEOMI, by the way, is the acronym for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. But if anyone wants to think of it as Pure Evil you’ll get no argument from me.

      ” Criticism of DEOMI last October involved a lesson on Power and Privilege, chapter EOAC-3000 of the Equal Opportunity Advisor Course student guide. The chapter emphasizes how “power and privilege can sometimes create exclusive work environments at the expense of others” and introduces students to the concept of white privilege. Two themes of that chapter deserve scrutiny. The first is that white males gain privileges and success through “unearned advantage.” The second is the assumption that “racism is everywhere.”

      DEOMI defines white privilege as “the package of unearned advantages granted to those members of a diverse society with white skin.” Discussion of the concept explains that whites today benefit unfairly from historical institutional racism. By logical extension, that argument means whites—the text emphasizes white men—who achieve some level of status do so unfairly, suggesting their accomplishments are undeserved.

      …Likely anticipating controversy, DEOMI labeled the chapter on Power and Privilege with the phrases “FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY” and “DO NOT USE ON THE JOB” [emphasis not added]. These phrases, which appear only once, will not prevent the concepts and conclusions from influencing equal opportunity advisers in the force. In fact, parts of the chapter are quite directive. One such area is a section detailing how advisers should seek to become a “strong white ally” so they can “increase their social, political, and economic power” as means for overcoming racism and discrimination. This is also where students are instructed to “assume racism is everywhere” while also being told to “attack the source of power” as a strategy for combating racism. These are not lessons intended for training purposes only; they are meant to shape adviser behaviors…”

      In addition to being Pure Evil the academics at DEOMI are cowardly lying sacks of s**t. But they have an effect.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/25/sailors-leaving-navy-over-stress-on-social-issues-/

      “‘Sailors continue to cite the over-focus on social issues by senior leadership, above and beyond discussions on war fighting — a fact that demoralizes junior and mid-grade officers alike,’ Cmdr. Snodgrass wrote this month on the U.S. Naval Institute website, an independent forum for active and retired sailors and Marines.

      It is a remarkably frank assessment from an upwardly mobile fighter pilot who is due to become the executive officer of a F-18 unit in Japan.”

      If you were to emerge from your bubble, Yellowsnake, you’d be able to acknowledge that it’s DEOMI’s job to have you regretting everyday that wake up that you were born a white man. And this is a government institution. If they could expand their reach it wouldn’t only be members of the armed services waking up wishing they were born black.

      Arminius in reply to YellowSnake. | August 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      What people need to worry about is that the PC constrictor snake is eliminating the possibility of the armed forces being able to perform its mission. In addition to choking the life out of civil society.

      http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/13/politics/iran-sailors-capture-navy-criticism/index.html

      I’m familiar with the Fifth Fleet AOR. You don’t even change berths without briefing the s**t about the planned evolution. Yet this happened.

      “Washington (CNN)The capture of two navy ships in Iranian territorial waters represented “a severe failure by somebody,” according to a former Navy commander once stationed in Bahrain.

      The retired officer, Chris Harmer, slammed the Navy’s actions leading up to the ships’ capture, saying, ‘Either the naval leadership put these sailors in an impossible situation or the sailors are professionally incompetent.’…”

      The answer is yes, yes, and yes, and more yes.

      These Sailors didn’t know how to transit the gulf, and the other Sailors who were supposed to support them (the crews missed a mid-point refueling opportunity and NOBODY did anything about it) didn’t know how the evolution was supposed to work. There is a template; it’s called the “Plan of Intended Movement” (PIM) that isn’t f***ing new.

      I retired in 2008 and in order to consider me an invalid source for current information you have to conclude I didn’t know anybody with less than five years in harness and I don’t communicate with them. I thought it was bad then. It’s bad to the nth power now. I doubt Yellowsnake will be stupid enough to challenge me over the fact that the Navy designed this to happen, “above and beyond discussions on war fighting.” But if you go the U.S. Naval Institute website the comments on this embarrassment* are nearly universal. “I’ll bet they were up to speed on their SAPR training.” For the initiated SAPR stands for Sexual Assault Prevention and Reporting. So screw coastal and celestial navigation, let’s all fight the evil white cisgendered homophobic transphobic patriarchy.

      There is a reason why Hamas-linked MB front-group CAIR has signed on to this the civilizational jihad of its dreams.

        Arminius in reply to Arminius. | August 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        *My first reaction was, “Where was the helo?” This should have been meticulously planned but by all accounts it was haphazard thrown together.

        Why? Who puts their Sailors in this position? Apparently an administration that decrees the Iranians are our friends in contradiction of all evidence.

Flip on Dirty Debbie!

    Arminius in reply to EBL. | August 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    “Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap!”

    The DNC, later quoted by a band you may have heard of.

Pelosi Schmelosi | August 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

…”addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan…”

A few questions (never to be answered I’m sure):
1) How did these shady characters get such jobs in the first place?
2) Why were they paid so much?
3) Why did Deb WaffenSS Schlitz keep this criminal on the payroll so long?
4) Why was Deb WaffenSS Schlitz so adamant about keeping that laptop away from authorities and what’s on it?
5) Why were they sending $$ to Pakistan and who are these “individuals”?

CNN won’t have time to cover this. They’re too busy trying to link Trump with the KKK now that Russia collusion has run out of steam.

    CNN is not ‘to busy’ doing anything. They’re not a news organization – they’re a propaganda organization.

    If you are waiting for them to report news, you’re going to die of old age waiting. Don’t fall into their scam.

Hopefully there will be one forthcoming for Debbie Does Disney. How delightfully ironic, if she would roll over and drop the dime on the whole DemocRAT crime family.

The real story here isn’t the indictment of the Awans, but the apparent failure to investigate, let alone indict, Ms. Schultz.

    What do you expect from the GOPe, people like McConnell, Ryan, Mittens Romney, etc, led around by the nose by the democrat media?

    Congress has a handful of patriots in it. The rest are lined-up against us – in particular, the GOPe – and if it takes them enabling SSchulz and her extorting boyfriend to help them enslave us, so be it.

I’m sure the media will be asking questions around whether Awan and co are the true sources of the DNA leaks…

Well…
It is a starting point.

I still want to know why, after authorities discovered Awan’s wife trying to leave the country with over $12,000 of undeclared cash, a major crime, she was not detained or arrested. This would seem to be far more than an oversight on the part of our justice system.

ok, that’s cool….now when will a grand jury be convened to indite Hillary Clinton… Lock her ass up!!

“Everything that’s going on right now is taking away from what success we’re seeing in the grass-roots movement. No one’s talking about the people’s platform or hearing our good news because the headlines are focused on Debbie, her misplaced laptop and consequences,” Barnes said.

Grass-roots movement? He must be talking about AntiFA doing a splendid job of limiting free speech. I can’t wait for the final implosion of the Democrat party, just hope it also takes some RINOs with it.

    The democrat will see the nation implode before they see their racket taken away from them. Same with the GOPe.

    Difference is, we have control over the election of the GOPe rats. We have the task of getting rid of them.

4th armored div | August 18, 2017 at 10:41 am

Judicial Watch: FBI Convened a Grand Jury to Investigate Hillary Clinton in 2016
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/04/27/judicial-watch-fbi-convened-a-grand-jury-to-investigate-hillary-clinton-in-2016/

CaptScientist | August 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

when I first click on the link and the pic of debbie came up, my first though was this must be a file photo from maybe her college yearbook….then I scrolled down and the real debbie that we so love to make fun of appeared…that’s some change.

Democratic collusion with post-coup Kiev, and other foreign intelligence assets, is well known; but, now they collude with Pakistan. This is anti-nativism, and specifically anti-Americanism, run amuck… a progressive process.

There have been many articles on this issue of the Democrats’ IT people, yet this question has not been answered to my knowledge; are they US citizens and did they have a security clearance to be able to access congressional members computers/E-mails/servers. I know the fraud is important, but our national security for this veteran is much more so.
The Russia, Russia, Russia cries show nothing of note, yet this IT staffer issue does and everyone seems to be ignoring the basics. And no non citizen should have access to anything in congress we wouldn’t allow the Russian to see. My security information has been compromised by hacks because of government incompetence and now this.
I couldn’t even work independently under a contact with the DoE because they would not recognize my military secret clearance; I had to be escorted for 10 months until the DoE investigated me from scratch to get a clearance.
I just do not understand why the citizenship and security clearances of these IT staffers is not public knowledge; no one seems to care. I don’t have the damn bully pulpit to go public or access to people to get this information or I would certainly do so. Nobody I have contacted will comment on this. So damn sad and disgusting.

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