A non-partisan ethics watchdog group filed a complaint on Monday against Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) with the Office of Congressional Ethics over her involvement in the unfolding House Pakistani spy scandal. Once again a Clinton Democrat has trouble keeping America’s secrets secret and in America.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) centered their action on Wasserman Schultz’s refusal to fire the supposed IT professional, Pakistani Imran Awan, even though he was already under criminal investigation, suspected of espionage and had prohibited from accessing the House computer network.
Last week the FBI arrested Awan at Dulles Airport as he was attempting to flee to Pakistan. He had previously wired $300,000 to associates and had $12,000 in cash on his person at the time of his arrest. Awan, his two brothers and other family members are suspected of stealing computers, improperly accessing government classified information, and transferring the contents of House members’ computer files. The Awan crime family was “employed” by thirty Democrats, allegedly as IT technicians, which provided them the access needed to conduct their espionage operations.
Most other House Democrats who had employed the Awan spies terminated those arrangements once they were exposed. Two exceptions were Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
Wasserman Schultz even went so far as to threaten the Capitol Police Chief if a laptop of hers found stashed in a wall space in a building adjacent to Schultz’s and believed to have been in the possession of Awan weren’t returned to her although now she appears to be softening her tone. Things have heated up considerably since that threat was made.
Schultz employed Awan with tax dollars months after he was banned from House computers
FACT executive director Matthew Whitaker said, “There is something quite amiss as to why Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz continued to use taxpayer funds to employ former technology staff member, Imran Awan, even months after he was barred from accessing the House’s computer systems and a number of her colleagues severed ties with Awan.”
He added, “Since Awan’s arrest last week, Wasserman Schultz has been evasive and unable to answer even basic questions about the nature of Awan’s employment with her office. This only further confirms the urgency of an investigation into her unethical and illegal actions.”
The Daily Caller has reported extensively on the scandal, which shows the family paid over $4 million dollars in recent years in addition to potentially revealing some of our most sensitive information. The Awans had access to the email accounts of House Members such as Andre Carson (D-IN), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, and Wasserman Schultz, who was in regular contact with Hillary Clinton, the most notorious vendor of classified information to the highest bidder in DC.
They note it is near impossible to track what they did with their access, where they used it, what files were accessed, according to a former House technology worker with first-hand knowledge of the situation.
Most disturbingly they point out that several House IT workers said that members of Congress displayed inexplicable loyalty to the Awans and expressed concern that the Awans could be blackmailing congressional Democrats.
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