Speculation continues over what Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be hiding after her top information technology guru, Imran Awan, who was already under investigation by the FBI for theft and cybersecurity violations, was arrested this week at Dulles International Airport attempting to leave the country. Democrats have come to his defense swiftly, claiming that Awan is being targeted because he is Islamic.
Awan’s activities have long been called into question. The Washington Times reports that he has had “largely unfettered access to computer-stored data from House Democrats” and has also been behind a “curious” transfer of nearly $300,000 to two individuals in Pakistan.
Most importantly, he and his brothers, Abid and Jama Awan, have been the subject of an FBI investigation for double-billing House members for their technological equipment. The brothers have worked for more than 30 House and Senate Democrats, as well as former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
According to PJ Media, the brothers received salaries that were three times the average House IT staff salary, and despite that, the family has had repeated long-term financial struggles.
While all Democrats have raised suspicions by quickly coming to Awan’s defense, it is Awan’s relationship with Wasserman Schultz that is particularly scandalous. She had refused to fire Awan until his arrest, and has even defended him to the extent that she refused Capitol Police’s request to search a laptop belonging to him. In fact, according to Fox News Insider, Schultz threatened the police chief with “consequences” and claimed that his actions were improper.
Additionally, Awan has been accused of fraudulently taking out mortgages as part of larger financial schemes at the same time he had access to information connected to Wasserman Schultz’s former Democratic National Committee.
The FBI’s seizure of smashed hard drives from Awan’s home is further feeding suspicions that Awan had information that the Democrats are hoping to keep secret.
House IT aides have openly wondered whether the Awans were blackmailing the Democrats who waited so long to fire them. “I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point with no arrests,” Pat Sowers, a 12-year House IT aide told The Daily Caller.
The mainstream media has been largely silent on Awan and the Democrats’ curious defense of him, underscoring what critics claim to be media bias against Republicans and Trump in particular.
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro noted on his podcast, “Imagine if Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s IT guy tried to flee the country after having stolen Ryan’s hard drive and smashed a bunch of hard drives of other members of Congress…and Paul Ryan hired him up until the day he fled and the day he fled he fired him. And also he wouldn’t let the police do their full investigation….it would be insane right? The left would never let go of it. It’d be the end of the world.”
But while media outlets like CNN and MSNBC choose to focus instead on allegations of collusion between Trump and Russia, despite the absence of a smoking gun, alternative media outlets are making some powerful connections that could reveal that the Trump-Russia conspiracy manufactured by Democrats and the mainstream media may have been smoke and mirrors to distract from an even bigger scandal.
Donald Trump Jr. has been in hot water recently following revelations that he met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to gain opposition material against Hillary Clinton. But on Thursday, it was revealed during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Fusion GPS, a left-wing group that has assisted Democrats in defending Planned Parenthood and creating the Trump-Russia dossier, was hired by Veselnitskaya to destroy the name of a whistleblower murdered by Putin’s regime.
According to conservative political commentator Mark Steyn, the efforts Democrats are putting into proving “collusion” between the Trump administration and the Russian government are merely intended to disguise the actual collusion that took place between the Democrats and Russia and the proof lies somewhere among the remnants of Awan’s items.