Skip to comments.Imran Awan case: Lawmaker calls 'massive' data transfers from Wasserman Schultz aide..
Posted on 10/10/2017 8:55:13 PM PDT by bitt
A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday described the massive data transfers on government servers by a former IT aide to Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a substantial security threat.
These facts, standing alone, indicate a substantial security threat, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry said of the Imran Awan case during an informal hearing of Republican House members on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Awan pleaded not guilty in September to multiple federal charges including bank fraud and conspiracy. A grand jury had returned an indictment in August in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Imran Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four charges.
Perry, a member of the Homeland Security subcommittee on cyber security, said Tuesday that the House Office of Inspector General tracked the network usage of Awan and his associates on House servers and found that a massive amount of data was flowing from the networks.
Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats had been on investigators radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Wasserman Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.
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According to Perry, more than 5,700 logins by the five Awan associates were discovered on a single server within the House and 5,400 of those logins appeared unauthorized. That server, Perry said, belonged to then-Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra, who is now attorney general in California.
Perry said a criminal investigation by Capitol Police begun after the House Office of Inspector General reported its findings into Awan and his associates last year.
The congressman said Capitol Police determined that an image they asked Imran to provide was falsified, believing it to be a deliberate attempt to conceal the activities that they knew were against House policy and the law.
Perry also discussed how Capitol Police recovered a bag with a laptop featuring Wasserman Shultzs initials from a phone booth after midnight in the Rayburn building about two months after House investigators barred Awan and his coterie from access to House computer networks.
The indictment itself addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.
The case has put renewed scrutiny on Wasserman Schultz for keeping Awan on the payroll for months, even after a criminal investigation was revealed and he was barred from the House IT network.
In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the right-wing media circus fringe for the attention on Awan. The former head of the Democratic National Committee has suggested it's all part of an effort to distract from the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and possible ties to President Trump's team.
After Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, attorney Christopher Gowen told Fox News that federal authorities have no evidence of misconduct by Awan relating to his IT duties.
Fox News James Rosen and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
so many conspiracies, so little time.. ping
If it keeps on rainin’ levee’s goin’ to break
If it keeps on rainin’ levee’s goin’ to break
Gee, maybe Imran Awan is a flight risk! Maybe you better ignore all those corrupt judges and put him in jail!
What is on the laptop the everyone so desperately wants to keep hidden?
Who would trust anyone from the swamp to do an honest investigation. They wont support Trump and they take care of the establishment elite whether Republican or DemonRat.
Oh, it’s now a hearing on capitol hill and not an indictment from a grand jury? That of course means it will be swept right under the rug and sanitized to protect the politicians.
Congrats DWS, looks like they’re gonna’ let you skate.
“Caught giving cops a fake server, Xavier Becerra clams up”
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation:
On Jan. 24, 2017, Becerra vacated his congressional seat to become Californias attorney general. He wanted to wipe his server, and we [a senior official] brought to his attention it was under investigation. The light-off was we asked for an image of the server, and they deliberately turned over a fake server, the senior official said.
He deliberately handed over a fake server.
oh, looky here!
I’ll do a new thread on this..
Geo Webb had a vid about it..
That corruption is not newsworthy.
It’s a Democrat.
proof Awan was synching / tapping the blackberries and accessing the DemCaucus server.. and possibly sending congressional data to HRC and Pakistan, etc...?
“Substantial security threat.”
I’d be looking at at least 30 years hard time, if not life without parole.
finally House Repubs looking at this!
Contact Xavier Becerra for his insight
Call Harvey to see if he has someone on his list to play the role of Debbie.
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