Elder Patriot – “This could potentially be one of the largest security breaches involving members of Congress. It has all the hallmarks of blackmail, spy craft – it’s hard to believe that this is plain old bank fraud. There is enormous concern that they accessed information that could potentially put congressional members at threat of being blackmailed.” – former U.S. official, who is familiar with the investigation.
It appears that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s laptop, the one she first denied was hers and then later demanded it be returned because it was hers, contains a treasure trove of damning information.
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) said, “I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound. I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.”
“The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people,” Franks added.
The facts are damning in and of themselves:
- The Pakistani family employed by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and eight other Democrat House members were paid more than $5 million dollars for the IT work they performed for them.
A manager at a tech-services company that performs IT services for other Democratic House offices offered the same service to members at one-fourth the price of Awan and his family, but his offer was declined.
“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again.”
- Imran Awan uploaded “terabits of information to dropbox so he was possibly able to access the information even after he was banned from the network.”
- It appears that Awan was also transferring files of House Democrats to a secret server connected to the less secure House Democratic Caucus. These files included documents and emails. Was this the source for the Wikileaks that the Democrats prefer to blame on Russian hackers?
- Numerous House Dems continued paying the Awans after the security breech was discovered including Wasserman Schultz who continued paying them until they had all fled the country and Imran Awan, the last remained family member in the U.S. was arrested.
- Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) was the chairman charged with overseeing the Democrats’ IT operations. Becerra left Congress in January and has refused to comment.
Why wouldn’t he want to get out front of this story if he has nothing to hide or isn’t protecting someone?
A senior House official said, “There is no reason to accommodate all the members data on one server and one that was apparently hidden. Why didn’t Xavier Becerra know this because it happened on his watch? Each member had their own server to protect against this and Awan intentionally tried to hide what he had done from investigators.”
Then a House official dropped this bomb, “I think this may lead to information as to who really accessed the DNC server – everybody talks about Russia – but look at the access (Awan) had and potentially those emails could have been sold.”
Pat Sowers, the House IT manager said, “I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point. Something is rotten in Denmark.”