Skip to comments.The Ever-Burgeoning House Democrat IT Scandal
Posted on 08/21/2017 9:02:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
We're not in John Walker territory yet, but the scandal engulfing up to 30 Democratic members of Congress who employed IT "expert" Imran Awan and four members of his family may turn out to be the worst breach of sensitive information in the history of the US Congress.
The New York Post is reporting that the scandal may involve the sale of sensitive information on congressmen as well as classified data to the Russians or others. The potential for blackmail is real, say authorities.
What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.
Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data possibly including classified information could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.
This is a massive, massive scandal, a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.
Alarm bells went off in April 2016 when computer security officials in the House reported irregularities in computer equipment purchasing. An internal investigation revealed the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in government property, and evidence pointed to five IT staffers and the Democratic Congress members offices that employed them.
Awan and his family have been indicted on fraud charges, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his potential crimes. The prosecutor has charged Awan with the lesser crimes so that he can put the screws to him to divulge any espionage activity.
The Democrats who hired the five suspects apparently did a poor job vetting them. Awans brother Abid had a rap sheet with multiple offenses, including a conviction for DWI a month before he was hired, and filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
Most had relatively little IT experience. Yet they hauled in a combined $4 million-plus over the past decade. One, a former McDonalds worker, was suddenly making as much as a chief of staff.
These lawmakers allowed an insider threat to come into the House, the official charged. Computer equipment was stolen, taxpayers were robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and sensitive data was compromised and possibly sold overseas.
On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted Imran Awan on four seemingly unrelated felony counts including bank fraud, conspiracy and making false statements. They also indicted his wife, Hina Alvi. FBI agents seized hard drives and other evidence from their Virginia home.
The indictment says the couple wired close to $300,000 in fraudulently obtained funds to Pakistan in January, as the Capitol Police investigation heated up.
FBI agents last month collared Awan, 37, at the Dulles International Airport airport as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. Alvi, 33, fled to Pakistan in March.
Now that prosecutors have Awan hung up on the fraud charges, they will try to squeeze him harder in the larger cyberespionage investigation, according to the US official, who expects additional charges and arrests in the case.
This Trump’s America, haul him off to GTMO. There are ways to squeeze him there and leave absolutely no marks at all.
My $$ says that a lot of Dems hired this bunch just to boost their “diversity” credentials.
Why did she hire the Awan brothers? At the request of a donor? Hillary?
So why did they let the wife, Hina Alvi, continue on to Pakistan that day....?
Really? I bet a peek at Hillary's deleted emails just might shed a little more light as well.........
Oh, and Pawkistan Hussien as well....
IIRC, she left for Pakistan at an earlier date.
It’ll get ALL of us killed!...................
DING! DING! DING! WE HAVE A WINNAH!......................
For sure the bros paid for their access.... whores working with whores.... what could go wrong?
The answer to most questions that this investigation raises can be found in one word:
Oh, and Trump is a racist! Never mind Democrats facilitating the transfer of classified information to our enemies, Trump is a racist! That’s what’s really important this week.
Burgeoning? Were it not for this site, I would not know anything was going on. This matter is on full encryption mode.
Check out George Webb's youtube videos. H'es been on this for almost a year. He knows more about this case than anyone on earth and deserves an award.
As they did with other Clinton “associates” (like Norman Hsu, Ng Lap Seng, Sheri Yan, etc.) they’ll just convict them of some financial crime and leave all the treason related things completely out of the whole thing.
The more you examine the Paki/infiltration of Congress, the more you sense that D/W/S did not act alone on this.......but that fact does not exonerate her treasonous activities.
ITEM--This gal is super-ambitious. D/W/S actually has a spreadsheet of "people who owe her"....people she did favors for.
ITEM--D/W/S was especially keen on getting into the good graces of the half-caste Royal Idiot in the WH b/c it suited her crass self-serving ambitions.
ITEM--Strangely enough, on the surface it seemed like the half/caste kept shrugging her off.....as D/W/S pursued Obama w/ a calculated vengeance.
Distilling the info, one concludes, D/W/S was a willing "doer of tasks," but the Royal Idiot had to give the appearance that they were not connected.
The Pakis could not have (A) gotten security clearance, (B) gargantuan salaries, and, (C) visas (some say WH visas).....without some pretty high-level help.
The grotesque salaries could be one way D/W/S and Hill Democrats got paid off........via campaign contributions, kickbacks, wire-transfers, and the like.
All of D/W/S's official office and financial records need thorough examination, including: --- payroll, vouchers, expense accounts, office expenditures, travel itinerary, credit card accounts, family finances, campaign income and outgo, personal and office bank accounts, wire-transfers, snail mail, email, electronic devices, hard drives, etc etc etc.
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