You would think the ongoing saga involving Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT staffer Imran Awan would be major news, especially after the developments that have come forward. It all started in July when Imran Awan was arrested attempting to flee the country and head to his home country of Pakistan. The liberal news networks wouldn’t touch it but fortunately, Fox News Bret Baier wasn’t afraid to speak on the matter.
Host Bret Baier began by stating he had “some breaking news”:
The investigation to a Capitol Hill computer scandal has taken a dramatic turn. Fox News has learned one of the I.T. staffers are being investigated in the case is now under arrest, caught as investigative say they tried to leave the country last night.
The alarm bells went off when Schultz didn’t immediately fire Awan but instead chose to wait until after his arrest while he attempted to flee the country. Of course, Schultz defended her actions and began to play the blame-game stating that the only reason it ever became a real issue was that Imran Awan was Muslim and it was simply another story about prejudice. Actually, it was because he broke the law plain and simple.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen revealed that Wasserman Schultz had just fired Awan
“A Pakistani-born I.T. technician who has worked with several family members to perform computer services for Wasserman Schultz and other leading Democratic lawmakers.”
“Awan was arraigned on one count of bank fraud charges in U.S. District Court here in Washington to date following his arrest last night at Dulles International Airport prior to boarding at overseas flight. He pleaded not guilty and was released under strict monitoring. Iwan started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005,” Rosen added.
The story became even more disturbing when “authorities seized smashed computer drives from Awan’s residence.”
So, we have a shady I.T. staffer and his family running a firm that possibly compromised the e-mails and files for a number of key congressional Democrats. To the casual observer, that would probably strike them as disturbing.
You better believe if this story involved a Republican, the Liberal media would jump all over it, but since it is a Democrat, they are quietly sweeping it under the rug hoping that no one will notice.
According to The Washington Examiner:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she “did the right thing” by not immediately dismissing an IT staffer after he was banned from the House computer network and fired by other members of Congress.
“I believe that I did the right thing, and I would do it again,” Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said Thursday in an interview with the Sun Sentinel. “There are times when you can’t be afraid to stand alone and you have to stand up for what’s right. It would have been easier for me to just fire him.”
Imran Awan was arrested on bank fraud charges by federal officials last week as he was attempting to leave the country for Pakistan. Wasserman Schultz fired Awan after the arrest became public.
The criminal complaint charges that he and his wife conspired to secure a fraudulent loan.
Wasserman Schultz said Awan and his family members lost access to the House IT network because they were under investigation for “procurement violations and data transfer violations.”
She suggested Awan was being targeted because he is Muslim.
“I had grave concerns about his due process rights being violated,” Wasserman Schultz said. “When their investigation was reviewed with me, I was presented with no evidence of anything that they were being investigated for. And so that in me gave me great concern that his due process rights were being violated. That there were racial and ethnic profiling concerns that I had.”
Democrats tactics of using identity politics are getting old real fast, but it’s really their only option. They hope to distract from the real issues by playing the race card and with the mainstream media on their side they think they can’t lose. The reality is they are losing all credibility and it’s only a matter of time until the rug is pulled out from under them. Schultz needs to be thoroughly investigated and needs to stop pointing fingers. We are onto you now Schultz and soon there will be no one left to blame.