United States of America v. Imran Awan
Awan worked for Wasserman Schultz, who could face charges of obstructing justice or gross misuse of pubic funds
The criminal case against Pakistani computer aide who worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former head of the Democratic National Committee and now a Florida congresswoman. is “one of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years.”
So said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), chairman of its National Security Subcommittee and a member of the House Oversight Committee.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas), described the situation as “incredible.”
The scandal has rocked Congress, despite the lack of coverage by the mainstream media, which continue to ignore the story.
The suspected Muslim spy ring had access to “all the communication of the Foreign Affairs Committee” and House Intel Committee, said Rep. Steve King (R, Iowa).
The FBI seized smashed hard drives from Awan’s Virginia home.
At the very least, congressman say, Wasserman Schultz could face charges of gross misapplication of public funds.
But prosecutors are up against a Clinton-stacked deck in nailing Awan and his suspected ties to a spy ring and links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen (pictured below on right) is a longtime loyal Clinton ally who has worked for the Clinton Foundation and campaigned for Bill Clinton and then Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign.
And in another staggering conflict of interest, the U.S. attorney overseeing the federal criminal investigation into Awan’s dealings is Wasserman Schultz’s brother Steve, a district attorney in Washington.
The same Steve Wasserman who buried the investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, the DNC analyst who was shot dead after sending thousands of DNC emails to Wikileaks that revealed Democratic Party dirty tricks during the 2016 election.
Awan and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal, accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists for Debbie Wassermann Schultz and got hold of secret data related to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as lawmaker’s personal information.
Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport last week attempting to flee the U.S. after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan. His wife, Hina Alvi, fled to Pakistan in March with the couple’s three children, who had been abruptly taken out of school in Virginia. She had $12,400 in cash hidden in her luggage, but was allowed to leave. Awan’s brothers have also fled the country.
The Democrats reportedly paid the Muslim brothers more than $4 million over the last last eight years for providing IT services for Wasserman Schultz at least 29 other Democratic congressman.
Imran Awan has been the subject of a federal investigation since February, but Wassermann Schultz is said to have kept him on the payroll as a “part-time” employee at a salary of $165,000.
The 29 Democrats (besides Wasserman Schultz) who used the services of the Awans:
MARCIA FUDGE (D-OH)
TIM RYAN (D-OH)
JIM COSTA (D-CA)
SANDER M. LEVIN (D-MI)
YVETTE D. CLARKE (D-NY)
GREGORY W. MEEKS (D-NY)
JOHN P. SARBANES (D-MD)
JACKIE SPEIER (D-CA)
DIANA DEGETTE (D-CO)
FREDERICA S. WILSON (D-FL)
CEDRIC L. RICHMOND (D-LA)
DAVID LOEBSACK (D-IA)
KAREN BASS (D-CA)
JOYCE BEATTY (D-OH)
EMANUEL CLEAVER (D-MO)
LOIS FRANKEL (D-FL)
DANIEL T. KILDEE (D-MI)
TONY CARDENAS (D-CA)
MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM (D-NM)
ROBIN L. KELLY (D-IL)
KATHERINE M. CLARK (D-MA)
MARK TAKANO (D-CA)
PETE AGUILAR (D-CA)
ANDRE CARSON (D-IN)
JOAQUIN CASTRO (D-TX)
THEODORE DEUTCH (D-FL)
TED LIEU (D-CA)
HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES (D-NY)
KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-AZ)