WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Former DNC chairwoman and close Hillary Clinton ally Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is still blocking access to a computer seized as part of a massive cybersecurity investigation despite the fact that the target of the investigation was just arrested by the FBI as he attempted to flee the country.
According to a report from The Daily Caller, Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he used a House office building to wire $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to two individuals in Pakistan. Amazingly, not only did credit union officials allow the wire to go through despite the active investigation, U.S. Customer and Border Protection also let his wife flee to Pakistan in March despite the fact that she had $12,000 in cash hidden in her suitcase.
The arrest of Awan comes just two days after the FBI seized smashed computer hard drives from a home of the former IT administrator for one of the most powerful Democratic politicians in the country.
As the DC reported, “FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.”
“Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.”
“Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born IT aide, 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.”
The fact that the FBI has not only seized computer equipment from Awan but has literally arrested him as he attempted to flee to Pakistan has so far not moved Wasserman Schultz enough to allow a key piece of evidence in the case to actually be examined.
That’s right, Schultz has actively worked to stop the investigation for months, going as far as to publicly threaten the police and then, when that didn’t work, use a clause within the Constitution to stop the police from actually examining the laptop in question.
As I reported in late May, Wasserman Schultz is likely involved in a massive coverup that reaches to the highest levels of the Democratic Party and her disgusting attempt at abuse of power during a budget hearing makes this stunning fact perfectly clear.
“During the hearing, Schultz spent nearly three minutes grilling the police chief over the confiscation of a laptop that is connected to an active investigation, going as far as trying to extract a promise that the computer would be returned, a move that if allowed to happen would surely hinder the criminal investigation.
After being told that the laptop was a key piece of evidence in the investigation, Schultz then preceded to publicly threaten the police chief!”
“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” the top Democrat told Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa.
Fast forwarding to this week, Fox News reported days before Awan’s arrest that Wasserman Schultz is now “negotiating” with police, through her lawyers, to allow them to examine the key piece of evidence.
“The former head of the Democratic Party who lost her post in the fallout from a massive email breach is expected to start cooperating with federal investigators in a separate cyber security case, after months of apparent stonewalling,” reported Fox News.
“U.S. Capitol Police have had the laptop for months and until now had been unable to get access. It’s unclear why the Florida lawmaker and ousted Democratic National Committee chairwoman had been battling law enforcement over the computer; however, her counsel began negotiating this week with Capitol Police in connection with the probe.”
One can only imagine that the negotiating going on behind the scenes involves her lawyers attempting to secure immunity for their client who has so far shown all the signs of someone that is guilty.
To recap, a top IT staffer for various Democrats has been arrested attempting to flee the country and the former head of the Democratic National Party is still holding back key evidence in the case while she “negotiates” with police.
Can you imagine the hysteria if this had anything at all to do with President Trump?!