Thursday, August 3

Biggest scandal you've never heard about--cuz it's been blacked out by the Lying Media

Back in March I told you about what looked to be a huge scandal involving the former chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee (and member of congress) Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and dozens of other Dem members of congress.  Even then it was clear that the Lying Media were gonna ignore it--and they did.

The story involves a group of five Pakistani Muslims--the Awans-- who were hired by dozens of Dem congresscritters to run their computer systems.  As "administrators" of the systems the Awans set up all the accounts and passwords, giving them full control over the lawmakers computer systems and access to all information stored on those systems.

Here are the main points I posted about in March.  You need this to see how more-damning information has slowly come out, and how the Dems are doing their best to avoid cooperating with the investigation.  And how the investigation has clearly been "slow-walked"--that is, the perps are still free despite clear evidence of theft of government equipment, let alone secret information:
For several years the computer systems of both the House Intelligence Committee and the Foreign Relations committee have been managed by 3 Pakistani brothers--Imran Awan and his brothers Jamal and Abid.  This is important because the members of those committees are regularly given detailed, Top-Secret briefings on proposed U.S. military operations, so they can exercise their oversight duties.

As a result, the computer systems used by those committees almost certainly hold Top-Secret information, if not higher.

A couple of days ago the 3 Pakistani (Muslim) computer managers were fired.

I suspected there was a hell of a story behind this, and sure enough it's coming out bit by bit.  It starts with the fact that last year eight Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence wrote a letter to House leaders demanding that their staffers be granted access to top-secret information.

The letter was signed by Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All are Democrats, and some had a history of attempting to undermine national security.

Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach.

Signs of trouble have long been visible in public records. The Congressional Credit Union repossessed Abid’s car in 2009, and he declared bankruptcy in 2012, facing multiple lawsuits.


Security-sensitive jobs typically require background checks for credit and legal problems because those problem pressure people to cash in on access to secret information and documents.

The odds of three Pakistani Muslims ending up managing top-secret info by random chance are virtually zero.  I suspect we'll eventually find that Carson--the second Muslim member of congress--pushed to get the Awan brothers hired-- and that the brothers have been sending top-secret intel stored on those computers to contacts in the Middle East since shortly after they were hired.

On February 2nd these suspicions just got more likely after the left-wing rag Politico reported the story with an entirely different twist.  See if you can spot it:
Five House employees are under criminal investigation amid allegations that they stole equipment from more than 20 member offices and accessed House IT systems without lawmakers' knowledge.

Access to the House network was terminated for the five employees — four men and a woman — on Thursday afternoon.  The staffers have not been arrested.

All lawmakers targeted by the alleged scam were victims and had no idea what crimes might have been committed by their employees, House sources said.

The identities of the staffers are still unknown...

The employees allegedly stole equipment from members' offices without their knowledge and committed serious, potentially illegal, violations of House IT policies.

House sources stressed the investigation, which has been ongoing since late 2016, is focused on equipment theft and not a network hacking issue.
The Politico article focuses on "equipment theft" and carefully lays the groundwork for allowing the Dem congresswhores who hired the 3 to claim "We din' have nuffin' to do with this!  We wuz victimized!  Oh, and it was all about simple theft, not top-secret info being stolen!"  
The article makes no mention at all of the brothers being Muslim, nor of the fact that they worked for Rep. Carson--one of just two Muslims in congress--nor that they worked for many other Democrat members who were members of committees having a key role in intel and terrorism.

The two "over the top" clues are 1) that the staffers stole equipment "without the knowledge" of the congresswhores, and 2) that "House sources" stressed that the investigation was focused on "equipment theft" rather than "hacking issues"--i.e. sensitive / secret information being stolen.

It'll be interesting to see if the repubs manage to get to the bottom of this.  Of course even if the story turns out to be exactly as I've speculated above, the odds are that nothing more will be heard:  The 3 will get off with no punishment whatsoever.  Reason is that punishing the perps would reflect badly on the Democrats who hired 'em, and on Muslims.  Ooooh, can't have *that*!  So the Dems will offer the Repubs some minor, trivial concession that will allow the Repubs to let it all drop.
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In May I updated the story to see how much progress had been made in getting to the bottom of things.  Answer:  Almost none--at least nothing visible.  The perps were still free, not even charged.
Imran Awan and three relatives were computer specialists for as many as 20 Democrat congresscritters, including former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, New York's Gregory Meeks, and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.

Last year the brothers were accused of stealing computers and accessing congressional computers without permission.  Capitol police banned them from congressional computer networks. The ban on the Pakistani crew sent 20 Democrat members of congress searching for new IT specialists.

Now other congressional computer-technology specialists are baffled that data-theft allegations against the four Pakistani brothers have largely been ignored, and say they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information.

Imran Awan began working for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida in 2005.  Soon after that his wife, his brother’s wife and two of his brothers appeared on the payroll of various House Democrats shortly thereafter.

On March 1st of this year even Democrat-shill site Politico --which normally ignores scandals involving Democrats--reported the Awan crew is “accused of stealing equipment from congressional offices.”  And more:
Awan has long-standing relationships with Meeks, Wasserman Schultz and Fudge. Meeks was one of the first lawmakers Awan worked for after coming to Capitol Hill in 2004. He joined Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005 and started working for Fudge in 2008.
Awan, [wife] Alvi and their relatives worked for dozens of House Democrats at a time, meaning no one lawmaker was responsible for paying their full salary.
Sources close to the House investigation said the former staffers, while able to view some member data, did not have access to any classified information.
This is utter horse-shit, since the only way investigators could know this would be to have examined all data on members' computers. This would run head-on into a "congressional work-privilege" claim, and had this been attempted ALL congresscritters would have screamed bloody murder. Didn't happen.]

Five congressional technology aides now say some members of Congress "have displayed an inexplicable, intense loyalty towards the suspects."  The tech aides speculate the suspects could be blackmailing the Democrat representatives because they presumably have copies of the Dems' emails and files, to which they had full access as "administrators" for each office's computer system.

“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone.  It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten.”

A manager at a tech-services company that works with Democratic House offices said he approached congressional offices, offering his company's services at one-fourth the price of Awan and his Pakistani brothers, but the members declined.  He now suspects the Awans exerted some type of leverage over members.

A House IT specialist--who requested anonymity--said techs who have examined the computers in some of those offices found some computers were programmed to send all data to an offsite server.... 

For years it was widely known that Awan, and eventually his 20-year-old brother Jamal, did the bulk of the work for various offices, while no-show employees were listed on members’ staffs in order to collect additional $165,000 salaries, workers said. This circumvented a rule that prevents any one staffer from making more than members of Congress.

Members were fiercely protective of the brothers, despite reportedly shoddy work, and requests for computer help routinely ignored for weeks, all said.

“The number of offices [that hired the brothers] would definitely be suspicious," Sowers said.
One Democratic IT staffer said Awan “would only help the member — he’d tell me this — because staff come and go. There was one staffer whose computer was broken who said, ‘I’m not going to pay my invoices until you fix my computer,’ and Imran went to the member, and they fired [the staffer who complained] that day. Imran has that power.”
  An employee of a third private company with House IT office contracts, who like most of the others requested anonymity, said the Awans were used by more congressional offices than anyone."

The IT specialists are concerned that the Pakistanis had access to all emails dozens of members of Congress sent and received, as well as access any files members and their staff stored.

Court records show the brothers ran a side business that owed $100,000 to an Iranian fugitive who has been tied to Hezbollah, and their stepmother says they often send money to Pakistan.

Curiously, after the brothers were banned from congressional networks, Wasserman-Schultz re-hired Awan, but as an “advisor” rather than an IT specialist--apparently to get around the Capitol Police’s ban on the brothers.  Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge’s office told Politico a month after the ban that she had not fired Imran either.

Other IT techs reported that Wasserman-Schultz, Fudge, New York Democratic Reps. Gregory Meeks and Yvette Clarke, and the House Democratic Caucus office all encouraged newly-elected members to hire the brothers.

Another Democratic IT contractor said members “are saying 'don’t say anything, this will all blow over if we all don’t say anything.' The Awans “had [members] in their pocket.  A lot of members could go down over this.”

The mainstream media lie and spin endlessly, but when it comes to Democrat congresscritters using taxpayer money to hire shady characters, it's hard to erase a dozen years of payroll records.  But I have a feeling they're working on how to solve that.
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Okay, here's the latest on this, um..."situation": 
   1. We've belatedly learned that way back in January the main perp wired $283,000 back to Pakistan. 
   2. A month ago the wife of the main perp fled to Pakistan. 
   3. A week ago the main perp was arrested as he tried to board a plane to Pakistan--but the arrest was only on a charge of loan fraud.
   4.  A tenant who was leasing a home owned by the main perp says when he moved in, scores of computers, Blackberrys and computer hard drives were stored in the garage.  The tenant--a retired Marine married to an active-duty Navy officer (female) noted that all the hard drives had been smashed.  He contacted the FBI, which confiscated all the equipment.  The Marine also said before he contacted the FBI, the main perp showed up at the house demanding access to the garage.  The Marine refused--and being a Marine, Awan wasn't inclined to try to intimidate him.
   5. Despite finding scores of pieces of government equipment in the garage of a home owned by the main perp, he wasn't arrested for theft, nor were any of his brothers.  No one has been arrested for stealing government computers or sending data from congressional offices to an off-site server (still not specified who controlled that server).
   6. Now we learn that rather than working for just 20 Democrat members, the Awans actually worked for 80 congressional Democrats, beginning in 2004.

   7. Amazingly, despite the fact that the Awans had been barred by to House leaders from access to House computers in February, as late as May only 20 of the Dem members had fired the Awans.

   8. Even more astonishingly, even after top House leaders barred the Awans from access to the congressional system, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz continued to keep Imran on her office payroll, even changing his job title so she could continue to pay him even after he could no longer do IT work for her.

   9. Oh, and...the Lying Media is still ignoring the story.

Reasonable minds would be inclined to wonder what in the world Debs could have been paying Awan to do if he couldn't do IT things.  Congressional IT aides speculated that the lawmakers were being blackmailed by the Awans.

The Awans reportedly worked for more congressional offices than any other IT group, but it doesn’t appear lawmakers were getting good service from them.  A congressional IT specialist said the number of lawmakers who showed such loyalty for such bad customer service “would definitely be suspicious.”

A IT contractor for Democrats told the Daily Caller that Democrat lawmakers are saying, “Don’t say anything--this will all blow over if we all don’t say anything.”  How...interesting.  Almost like obstructing justice.

So, how much of this did you hear?  If you get your news from the Lying Media, nothing at all.

And why, after finding all the government computers and Blackberries in Imran's garage, and Imran's wife fleeing to Pakistan, and Imran arrested while trying to flee, have the other brothers not been arrested?  
 
If you or I were found with a stash of government computers we'd be in jail that very day.  But these people get away with everything.  Why?

The answer is that the entire government is infested with corrupt Democrats who have no qualms about refusing to enforce the law if doing so would harm Democrats.

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