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Questions Grow Over Wasserman Schultz's Arrested IT Employee

Is there a scandal brewing with the DNC and an arrested Pakistani IT worker?

Thomas Gallatin · Aug. 1, 2017

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT guy Imran Awan was arrested last week over allegations of bank fraud. But that may be serving merely as a pretext for nailing him on a much bigger and more insidious crime. The details are still rather sketchy, but there are several issues that don’t quite add up.

First, why after the fraud allegations against members of the Awan family did Wasserman Schultz maintain his employment? Blackmail? Did Awan have dirt on Wasserman Schultz or the DNC? This is hardly an illegitimate question when one considers her strange demand that the Capitol Police return smashed hard drives collected from one of the Awans’ properties because she claimed it to be her property.

Second, why were the Awans paid so much for doing so little? Since 2009, the Awans have raked in $4 million for their IT “work.”

Third, why were they given access to government information without having received the required security clearances? With their close ties to Pakistan, it’s highly unlikely that the Awans would have ever passed background checks, let alone been granted access to highly sensitive information. Tie in the Awans’ various nefarious business dealings and one is left wondering if they aren’t the Pakistani version of the Sopranos.

Finally, why were Democrats and Wasserman Schultz in particular fine with having these crooks work for them? It’s beginning to appear like there may be a big scandal hiding just under the surface of the DC swamp.

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