Just in the past day a lot has happened with the ongoing scandal of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s (DWS) IT staffer Imran Awan and the politician herself.
Awan and his family operated an IT service company, to which some of his clients were from the House Democratic caucus; about 25.
During that time, they raked in about $4 million by House Dems. Yesterday Imran was charged with bank fraud, while being arrested at the airport trying to flee the country to Pakistan. Reportedly he wired nearly $300, 000 to himself in that country.
Awan’s current home in the states is being leased out to a military couple, to which they found what looked like ‘government issued’ hard drives that were smashed.
Authorities have investigated him and his wife for stealing equipment from some House members; with suspicions Imran placed information on the cloud from said equipment, according to Politico.
Many of Awan’s political clients fired him a long time ago, however the former Democratic National Committee head DWS left him on her payroll until yesterday, when he got arrested.
DWS even tried to stop police from looking at her smashed laptop. According to reports, Awan apparently had it in his possession.
Democrats are trying to blame the investigation into Awan and his family on the fact that he is a Muslim from Pakistan.
Given the above sequence of events, this all raises serious questions, to which Ben Shapiro brilliantly lines out:
1. Why Was Awan Being Paid So Much Money For So Long? According to The Daily Caller, Awan wasn’t doing a good job — in fact, he and his team weren’t on mandatory phone calls:
Fellow IT staffers TheDCNF interviewed said the Awans were often absent from weekly meetings and email exchanges. One of the fellow staffers said some of the computers the Awans managed were being used to transfer data to an off-site server.
2. What Information Did Awan Transfer? The Daily Caller, which has been all over this story, reports that Awan had “access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned as its head in July 2016.”
3. What Is Wasserman Schultz Trying To Hide? Not only did Wasserman Schultz keep paying Awan, she reportedly “threatened the chief of the US Capitol police with ‘consequences’ for holding equipment that she says belongs to her.” Again, here’s The Daily Caller:
When TheDCNF asked Wasserman Schultz Monday if it could inquire about her strong desire for the laptop, she said “No, you may not.” After TheDCNF asked why she wouldn’t want the Capitol Police to have any evidence they may need to find and punish any hackers of government information, she abruptly turned around in the middle of a stairwell and retreated back to the office from which she had come.
4. Why Aren’t The Media Reporting This Story? Thus far, only Politico among the mainstream media news outlets has covered the Awan story. Nothing from ABC News. Nothing from NBCNews.com. Nothing from CNN. Nothing from The New York Times. That’s pretty stunning, considering the potential scope of the story. One suspicion: are mainstream outlets concerned that perhaps Awan might be in some way connected to DNC leaks that damaged Democrats, or that will do so in the future?
Why the mainstream media is simply ignoring this story is beyond our comprehension, but this is clearly a major story and a very strange one at that.
This has potential to blow up in the Democrats face, depending on the information stored on the smashed hard drives. Share this story so Americans are in the know!