Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been embroiled in a controversy surrounding Muslim IT workers who were employed by her and the DNC, but you wouldn’t know it watching the news because, Russia!
We previously reported that Pakistani-born Imran Awan is under investigation for taking Congressional data off government servers, which happened after Wasserman-Schultz circumvented an order by police barring him from Capitol Hill. During the investigation, the former DNC chair threatened Capitol Police after they seized one of her laptops that Awan had used while working for her, although they still haven’t been able to analyze the data on it due to intervention from her lawyers.
However, they can analyze the data found on a slew of hard drives at Awan’s former residence, which the FBI now has in its possession.
From the Daily Caller:
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source.
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, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.
Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.
That can’t be a good thing, especially for Wasserman-Schultz, who went to great lengths to protect Awan and his family because she believed the accusations against them to be “racist.”
When Awan moved out of his home, he left the computer equipment behind. He then rented the home of a U.S. Marine, who promptly alerted authorities to the existence of the equipment, which the FBI subsequently took into its possession.
About the case, the unidentified Marine said:
The Marine expressed disgust with the muted reaction, saying “I served in the Marine Corps for 14 years; if I downloaded files to an offsite server, I’m going to prison for a lot of years.”
He implied he’s a Democrat but said when it comes to national security “political ideology doesn’t matter.”
He believes “there’s no way they could get this far without help” from some of the Democratic members of Congress for whom the brothers worked. Other Democrats have ignored a major security breach because it could look like a “black eye” in that they failed to vet the Pakistanis, he said.
“He’s dangerous. This is a crime syndicate that has successfully indicated Congress,” he said.
Again, this isn’t good for Wasserman-Schultz. It’s probably a good thing she has a lawyer, it looks like she’s going to need one… a good one.