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  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • Imran Awan Demonstrates Need for Better House IT Procedures (Will the perp get away with it?)

    09/23/2018 2:22:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Capital Research ^ | 9/21/18 | Harry Kazenoff
    **SNIP** In March 2016, the House Inspector General’s Office revealed that Awan bought almost $38,000 in equipment, paid for in installments below $500, apparently to avoid having the equipment logged in the House of Representatives’ inventory. Many of the items were delivered directly to his home. (This itself is not an unusual practice because deliveries to the Capitol building require extra security screenings.) This behavior led the House Sergeant-at-Arms to tell Representatives five months later that they believed this was a case of possible procurement fraud. By October, the Inspector General’s Office had discovered Awan and his family logged into...
  • JUDGE GIVES NO JAIL TIME TO IMRAN AWAN, ATTORNEY CLAIMS HE WAS BUILDING ‘WOMEN’S SHELTER’

    08/22/2018 7:53:08 AM PDT · by ptsal · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Luke Rosiak
    A federal judge declined to give jail time to former Democratic IT aide Imran Awan Tuesday, saying he has “suffered enough” at the hands of politicians “at the highest levels of government.” In addition, the Department of Justice said it did not find any evidence that supported criminal charges. Imran choked back tears, saying, “We want to thank the prosecution, the FBI and the Capitol Police,” while his lawyer submitted a letter referring to President Donald Trump, Sen. Chuck Grassley and other Republications as “deranged,” “pathetic” and “without a shred of decency.” Judge Tanya Chutkin gave Imran three months of...
  • How the right wing got it so wrong on the ‘Pakistani mystery man’

    07/27/2018 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7//18/18 | Steve Israel
    This is the story of a congressional staffer who committed a crime, and a larger crime that was committed against him. It’s a story of a fever on Capitol Hill, spiked by right-wing extremists with help from President Trump. Last year, a congressional information-technology staffer who worked for more than a dozen Democratic members of Congress (a permissible and customary practice on Capitol Hill) was suspected of using multiple usernames and passwords to skirt House rules and purchase office items. This isn’t exactly the stuff of gripping television crime drama. But rules were broken and the staffer, along with four...
  • 12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 have plenty of Florida connections (Awan?)

    07/13/2018 4:19:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/13/18 | ALEX DAUGHERTY
    WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice’s indictment on Friday that accused 12 Russian military officials of directly meddling in the 2016 election has myriad connections to South Florida, where stolen emails eventually brought down Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, stolen internal documents aired unflattering details about a Democratic primary race and a Florida-based provocateur with connections to President Donald Trump was in contact with the hackers. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 12 Russian military officials with engaging in cyber operations that involved releases of stolen documents from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, the DNC and the Democratic Congressional...
  • A More Positive Take on the Awan Plea Deal

    07/12/2018 2:22:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Stream ^ | 7/11/18 | MIKE HUCKABEE
    **SNIP** So, if it’s not going to be handled in D.C., where WILL it be handled? Robinson suggests that it’s moving from D.C. to Utah, under U.S. Attorney John Huber, who was selected by Attorney General Sessions to handle cases related to the IG report. Remarkably, Huber operates with a staff of 470 investigators, far exceeding the investigative power of a special counsel. One other possibility, if the cases relating to Awan include allegations of treason or other matters of national security, is that they will be tried in a military court, away from the media and the chance of...
  • In Newly Obtained Memo, Congress’s Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server VANISHED (Imran Awan)

    07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    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 ... shortly after an IG report came...
  • Justice Department covers up possible spy ring scandal in Democratic congressional offices

    07/03/2018 6:56:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/03/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** I sat flabbergasted in the courtroom in Washington as the plea agreement was entered. I spent the last year interviewing hundreds of people and chasing leads for my upcoming book –titled “Spies in Congress” – about the alleged spy ring believed led by Awan that may have operated in the offices of more than 40 Democratic members of Congress. If not for my extensive research on this case, I might have assumed the government just couldn’t find enough evidence to make a solid case against Awan on more serious charges than bank fraud. When I asked Justice Department prosecutor...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • Democratic IT Aide Says Imran Awan Solicited Bribe From Him In Exchange For Contract With...

    06/30/2018 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6/30/18
    Democratic IT aide Imran Awan solicited a bribe from an IT vendor in exchange for contracting opportunities with the office of then-Rep. Gwen Graham, the vendor alleged to The Daily Caller News Foundation, adding that Imran spoke to him in detail about his alleged financial fraud schemes in the House. The Department of Justice knows of the source — the longtime owner of a major House IT company — and what he is prepared to testify, a high-level official in Jeff Sessions’ DOJ with knowledge of the investigation confirmed. But the vendor said no law enforcement ever even tried to...
  • The Mysteries of the House IT Scandal

    06/24/2018 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NLPC ^ | 6/18/18 | Carl Horowitz
    It’s the Washington conspiracy that barely speaks its name. And unlike the incandescent “Russian interference” scandal dominating the news for well over a year, this one has the potential to cause grave harm to our national security. **SNIP** How did Imran Awan come to be represented by a lawyer who is close to both Bill and Hillary Clinton? Mr. Awan, so far as one knows, does not know the Clintons personally. But his chief protector, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, certainly does. The Florida congresswoman was an outspoken ally of Hillary Clinton during her 2008 and 2016 presidential runs. And Awan’s attorney,...
  • The IT Guy and Wasserman Schultz (Imran Awan)

    06/16/2018 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/15/18 | JENNA LIFHITS
    **SNIP** Awan was a congressional IT staffer. Numerous members of his family joined him on the congressional payroll. Now he is awaiting trial for bank fraud. What started in 2016 as an investigation into equipment and data theft has evolved into a case about falsely obtaining home equity loans and sending money to Pakistan. As the probe evolves, there have been dozens of shocking reports about the family’s activities and access. The plot twists have spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen says that all these reports are complicating the trial. “Every time we think it’s done, Johnny-on-the-spot over...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race

    05/20/2018 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction. Snipes “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before this court,” Singhal said.
  • Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan’s case hit with repeated delays, as feds probe new allegations

    05/20/2018 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/18 | Alex Pappas
    The federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, has been hit with repeated delays over the last six months -- a situation fueled by allegations in the media that, according to his attorney, have piqued the curiosity of prosecutors. **SNIP** A grand jury in August returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The facts of the case on paper are...
  • Awan Lawyer Demanded Witness Reveal What She Told FBI, Probed About ‘Radical Islamic Activities’

    05/17/2018 2:30:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/17 | Luke Rosiak
    A lawyer for Abid Awan — one of the three brothers who the House Inspector General found made “unauthorized access” to congressional servers before the election — used a deposition in an unrelated civil case to ask a witness to reveal what she told FBI agents, to ascertain if they asked about “radical Islamic activities,” and inquire about a grand jury. Attorney Jim Bacon also asked the witness to try to find out details of the investigation from officials and asked whether they had offered to put her into a witness protection program. The deposition was given as part of...
  • Wendy Wasserman Schiff, or Whoever, and Hostile Anti-American Democrats

    04/30/2018 12:03:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/18 | Jim O'Neill
    America's rule of law is failing, big time This [Democrat involvement with the Awan family] has been going on since the early to mid-2000s, and it is shocking how terrible the Democrats are with military matters of national security. This is abhorrent on just about every conceivable level. If they slow-walk this investigation to oblivion then I believe that…if all of these people get away, if there are no negative repercussions, I genuinely believe that the mainstream acceptance of the rule of law in America will die a strange and sad death. If this goes nowhere then the republic, currently...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • Wasserman-Schultz IT Aides Ran Shady "CIA" Car Dealership, Borrowed $100K From Hezbollah Fugitive

    12/25/2017 6:37:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    12/20/17
    Link only - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-19/wasserman-schultz-it-aides-ran-shady-cia-car-dealership-borrowed-100k-hezbollah-fugi
  • USA v. AWAN et al

    11/26/2017 7:47:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    PlainSite ^ | 11/26/17
    Criminal Case District Of Columbia District Court, Case No. 1:17-cr-00161 District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, presiding docket://gov.uscourts.dcd.1-17-cr-00161