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In Newly Obtained Memo, Congressís Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server VANISHED (Imran Awan)
Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT by george76

A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.”

In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote, “We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems

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shortly after an IG report came out identifying the House Democratic Caucus server as key evidence in a criminal probe, the evidence was stolen.

“They [the Awans] deliberately turned over a fake server” to falsify evidence, one official close to the CHA alleged. “It was a breach. The data was completely out of [members’] possession.”

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President Donald Trump referenced the Democratic Caucus’ missing server in a tweet. But because the letter to the CHA was kept secret, many news outlets have not grasped that the House’s top cop documented a “missing server” connected to the Democratic Caucus.

The timeline laid out in the letter also shows that Becerra — now California’s Democratic attorney general — failed to ensure that the Awans didn’t have access to House computer systems during the 2016 election, which was wrought with cybersecurity scandals.

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The FBI arrested Imran at the airport in July 2017 for bank fraud

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A Democratic IT aide who alleged that Imran solicited a bribe from him .. believes members of Congress are playing dumb and covering the matter up.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: awan; becerra; cybersecurity; debbieschultz; debbiewasserman; democratcaucus; democraticcaucus; democrats; dnc; fbi; house; housecybersecurity; housedemcaucus; housedemcaucusserver; imranawan; itgate; pakistan; pakistani; schultz; spying; wasserman; wassermanschultz

1 posted on 07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Congress critters don’t PLAY dumb. They generally ARE.


2 posted on 07/03/2018 12:25:12 PM PDT by MortMan (The white board is a remarkable invention.)
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To: george76
(HAT TIP LUKE ROSIAK, DAILY CALLER'S ACE REPORTER)

EXCERPT----The tech vendor said it was clear that Imran was soliciting a cash bribe. “Imran said to the vendor,
‘There is this new Democrat House member from Florida named Graham. Let’s make a deal and I’ll get you into her office (as a supplier).”

“Imran showed me a letter and I said, ‘Look Imran, I can’t do that, it’s not legal.'” The letter, the vendor said Imran showed him, was a House member's commitment to award a tech contract. “And at 8 am the very next morning, he had another signed letter from a House member rescinding it and said ‘Let’s go with Lockheed instead,'” the vendor told TheDCNF.

“Imran has that much power,” the vendor continued. “How the hell did he have that much control over a Democrat House member that by 8 am the Democrat House member has done his exact bidding? If you were a new House member who just got elected you'd think they’d be like, ‘Well, why are we switching, you told me yesterday the other was better?'”

“I can’t articulate how loyal House Democrat members were to him,” the source alleged. “I’d say something like I’d do [tech services] for a quarter of the cost [what members were paying Imran] and Democrat House members would say no.” (Saving money for the taxpayers was not in the Democrat House members lexicon.)

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The vendor provided a variety of other detailed information about Imran that TheDCNF independently corroborated.

<><> He told TheDCNF in February 2017 that Imran described in detail how the Democrat House member's aide falsified official US govt invoices — months before others publicly reported the scheme.

<><>The vendor said Imran told him he routinely misstated the value of Democrat House members' tech purchases so they were treated as petty cash and not tracked.

<><>House officials later confirmed Imran's MO.

3 posted on 07/03/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: All
ORGANIZED CRIME ON CAPITOL HILL.... DEMOCRATS take the "Oath of Omerta."

NY Democrat---Cong Yvette Clarke and friend.

Yvette Clarke describes herself as a "Queen of the Caribbean;"
She belongs to the Congressional Caribbean Caucus.
Clarke made friends quickly, what with her knowledge of offshore banking havens in the Caribbean.

HOW THE IT SCAM WAS RIGGED FOR PROFIT----Democrat NY Cong Yvette Clarke's office approved a $120,000 "write-off" of tax-paid tech Equipment Linked To the Awan clan (made the tax dollars and the equipment disappear).The missing govt-issue tax-paid devices included many iPhones and iPads. At $800 each, Cong Yvette Clarke's $120,000 write-off would force taxpayers to pay for 150 electronic items for her staff of 16......that's about 10 iPhones and iPads each.

Democrat Cong Yvette Clarke's tax-paid payroll records indicate she has 16 employees......why did Cong Clarke need so many electronics for that small staff? She was also oblivious to the fact that all that expensive govt-paid equipment she ordered was delivered to Imran's house.

According to ace reporting by the Daily Caller, Cong Clarke's office casually signed off on what appears to be a theft ring operating inside the Democrat Congressional Caucus then-headed by Cong Becerra.The facts suggest the Awan gang was running the oldest of scams......selling computer gear out the back door after first reporting it stolen to authorities. (hat tip The Daily Caller).

NOTE: Democrat Clarke is only one employer audited, so far. Patterns of theft in other Democrat offices have yet to be investigated.

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EXCERPT....then-Democrat Cong Becerra never publicly acknowledged nor demanded consequences for the cyber breach on his House Democratic Caucus server (similar in nature to the DNC)......and eighteen months later, no one has been charged....not surprising since the elected Democrats don’t appear to be asking for it......

This is a huge red flag. This is organized crime on Capitol Hill.

Democrats have apparently taken the "Oath of Omerta."

4 posted on 07/03/2018 12:29:15 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Liz

Awan wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan, tried to flee the country, was kept on DWS’s payroll...


5 posted on 07/03/2018 12:30:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Clue: Start with each and every DEM given it was a DEM that removed it.......


6 posted on 07/03/2018 12:30:24 PM PDT by cranked
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To: george76
many news outlets have not grasped that the House’s top cop documented a “missing server” connected to the Democratic Caucus.

They've grasped it. They don't want you to know about it.

7 posted on 07/03/2018 12:30:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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During Sept 2016, The Awan clan continued to use Cong Xavier Becerra’s House Democratic Caucus computers in anomalous ways:

<><> logging on as “system administrators”
<><> changing identities
<><> logging onto Cong Becerra’s server using 17 different user account credentials
<><> some credentials belonged to Democrat House members
<><> the Awans did not work for 9 of the 17 offices to which user accounts belonged.
<><> investigations found “possible storage of sensitive House information” outside the House
<><> Dropbox is installed on two Democratic Caucus computers used by the suspects
<><> user accounts had thousands of files in their Dropbox folder on each computer
<><> Using Dropbox is against House rules because it uploads files offsite.
<><> Wash/Po reported “Based on the file names, some of the information is likely sensitive.”
<><> post-awan clean up discovered many computer set-ups were little more than “thin clients”
<><> computer set-ups were portals to an outside computer.
<><> Awans were using terminal servers from a computer in a different location.
<><>Virtual Private Networks can make a server’s hard drive appear to be local to a computer.
<><> remote sessions remained active for months at a time.
<><> data was always out of the members’ possession
<><> the Awans were using Becerra’s House Democratic Caucus as their central service warehouse.
<><> the Awans collectively logged onto Becerra’s Caucus system 5,735 times, avg 27 per day
<><> other offices were accessed less than 60 times.
<><> the pattern of login activity suggests steps were taken to conceal their activity
<><>aggregating multiple members’ data means all that data was absconded with
<><> L/E said Becerra’s entire Democratic Caucus server physically disappeared while being monitored by L/E.
<><> no scenario exists where the Awan clan’s access was appropriate
<><> House members are not allowed to accept services from people not on their payroll
<><> House employees are not permitted to log in to servers of members for whom they do not work.
<><> House policies are codified by law.


8 posted on 07/03/2018 12:34:39 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: george76

Waterboard the spy in custody until he revels location.


9 posted on 07/03/2018 12:42:46 PM PDT by gasport
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To: Liz

He didn’t intend to do this. Your honor probation please. Time served.


10 posted on 07/03/2018 12:42:58 PM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: george76
Only one man can solve this.

11 posted on 07/03/2018 12:44:46 PM PDT by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: george76

How could this high visibility server just turn up “missing”?


12 posted on 07/03/2018 1:06:32 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: george76

Obviously didn’t vanish. Destroyed by criminals who don’t want to get caught. That’s what dems do.


13 posted on 07/03/2018 2:07:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism, like insanity, is the denial of reality.)
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To: george76

These guys are GOOD!!! You don’t even need a cloth anymore.

Obviously worth every penny in salary we paid to these hamburger slingers to manage the data of one of the three branches of our government


14 posted on 07/03/2018 2:25:27 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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To: george76

Is this before or after the justice Department found no such evidence against the Awans?


15 posted on 07/03/2018 2:31:19 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satan's finest work.)
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To: george76

Republicans need to use this in the campaign.


16 posted on 07/03/2018 9:10:38 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: Louis Foxwell; Liz; Grampa Dave; jazusamo

Awan withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars after lying on a mortgage application and pretending to have a medical emergency that allowed him to drain his wife’s retirement account. He then wired large sums of money to Pakistan in January, 2017.

Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a “plea deal” to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad. -President Trump.

Awan and several family members worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz along with 20% of House Democrats as IT staffers who held - as the House Inspector General called it - the “keys to the kingdom,” when it came to accessing confidential information on Congressional computer systems.

Awan was arrested at Dulles airport while attempting to flee the country - one day after reports emerged that the FBI had seized a number of “smashed hard drives” and other computer equipment from his residence. While only charged with bank fraud, there is ample evidence that the Awans were spying on members of Congress

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-03/imran-awan-gets-sweetheart-plea-deal-doj-wont-prosecute-alleged-spy-ring


17 posted on 07/04/2018 8:25:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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