An utterly astonishing report is coming out of Washington, D.C., where three Muslim brothers who worked for Congressional Democrats were caught hacking and accessing top secret information, and the story is almost to outrageous to believe.
Maria Bartiromo appeared on Fox News’ Varney and Company to discuss the shocking revelations. Apparently the three were accessing sensitive information without permission in foreign intelligence, foreign affairs, and intelligence communities in Congress, but that’s not even the worst part.
Bartiromo also revealed that they’re being investigated for possible ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and that at least one of the brothers has a criminal background. Plus, they were making outrageously high salaries and they were all in their early 20s.
Check out the video:
3 Congressional IT employees have been fired for accessing members computer networks without permission. Maria’s on the show, knows more about this. Can you fill me in a bit.
Here are their names Stuart. let me tell you what the 3 people that were fired on Thursday: Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan. They were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives on Thursday because they accessed Congressmen and Congress people’s computer networks unauthorized. At a minimum they were fired. At a minimum we know that they accessed computers unauthorized and they did so in foreign intelligence, foreign affairs and intelligence committees. Okay? So they were getting very important information, government information. They accessed these computers. That is the least of it. There’s also some talk that people are looking into what ties they have into terrorism. Are they impacted by the Muslim Brotherhood? Are they a part of the Muslim Brotherhood? One of them has a criminal background!
How is it possible that 3 brothers are hired, Muslim brothers…just saying, to work in Congress and deal with our most intelligent and sensitive information, number one? They were all making $160,000! Why were they paid so much? 22 years old…one of the guys, the other was 25. They’re making $160,000, $161,000 and $165,000. And one of them has a criminal background!
I hear what you’re saying, I mean, these intelligence committees handle our terror strategies right?
They got in on Benghazi by the way.
Yes, and they also worked for many Democrats in the House.
They are thinking that they may be also one of the reasons Debbie Wasserman Schultz got hacked.
There’s so much more to come on this Stuart, it’s an incredible story. I think it’s amazing!
More on this incredible story from the Daily Caller:
Chiefs of staff for dozens of Democratic lawmakers who employed the four were informed last week that a criminal probe was underway into their use of congressional information technology systems, including the existence of an external server to which House data was being funneled, and into the theft of and overbilling for computer equipment.
Brothers Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan and Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, each made $160,000 a year as information technology workers for the House. Their salaries and time were shared among dozens of Democratic members, including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. The lawmakers also include members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Despite the generous salaries, the four were involved in multiple suspicious mortgage transfers and a debt-evading bankruptcy. Abid had more than $1 million in debts following a failed business called Cars International that he ran in Falls Church, Va., from November 2009 to September 2010. Business associates said in court documents that Abid had stolen money and vehicles from them.
It’s unclear how Abid found time to run an automotive business while working full-time for Congress. He had been on the congressional payroll since 2005. A congressional credit union repossessed two of his personal cars before the business folded.
“My spouse and I are legally separated under applicable non-bankruptcy law or my spouse and I are living apart other than for the purpose of evading the requirements of § 707(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code,” Abid claimed in bankruptcy documents. However, both of the homes had been in the family for years, yet they were still able to keep them after filing bankruptcy.
Abid’s legal problems include numerous driving- and alcohol-related legal problems, including driving with a suspended or revoked license, court records show. Just a month before starting his work in Congress, he was convicted of drunk driving, and a month after he had started working he was arrested for public intoxication.
I’m sure we all know why he wasn’t fired. In fact, even the news of the latest investigation wasn’t enough for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to fire him, the Caller reported.
But some Democrats have not terminated their connection with the four, including Wasserman Schultz, who employs Imran and who resigned from her DNC post last year after a computer hack revealed embarrassing emails. Derrick Robinson, spokesman for California Rep. Karen Bass, refused to comment on Alvi’s employment status.
Nice, eh? This is what happens when you place protections on certain groups of people based on their skin color or beliefs; it’s impossible to get rid of them until it’s too late and the damage has been done.