WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Democratic National Committee member Nikki Barnes told Fox Business on Friday that she wants Debbie Wasserman Schultz ousted from the DNC altogether after Wasserman Schultz’ IT staffer Imran Awan was arrested on fraud charges just before he attempted to flee the U.S in late July.
As Intellihub already reported:
The Pakistani-born information technology staffer is at the center of a criminal probe which may link others, possibly even the Florida Congresswoman.
The foreign national allegedly billed the U.S. government and may have profited off of the scheme along with others who are potentially involved.
“Awan is accused of attempting to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by obtaining a $165,000 home equity loan for a rental property, which is against the credit union’s policies since it is not the owner’s primary residence. Those funds were then included as part of a wire transfer to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan,” according to Politico.
The DNC member told Fox Business:
“What happened with that young man and that laptop, all of that investigation, we want to make sure that’s properly handled. That any information that may need to be discussed or investigated, that’s handled by the authorities and that is handled with the House and that’s taken care of appropriately. […] We don’t want that in the media. We don’t want Debbie doubling down on that stuff. We want to make sure that what’s in the media is we are taking care of the people who elected us… We want in the media the people’s platform.”