Pakistani-born Imran Awan was arrested earlier this week. The Pakistani Muslim is a longtime aid to Debbie Wasserman Schultz and along with his two brothers was tied to a spy ring deep inside the White House. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were all arrested earlier this year for stealing top secret information from various congressmen’s laptops and exposing the secrets to different sources. After the three brothers were caught in the act, a criminal investigation was quickly conducted.
While the criminal investigation was underway, Imran realized he was pretty much screwed and tried to high tail it back to Pakistan. Fortunately, he didn’t get very far and authorities apprehended him at Dulles International Airport. After his attempt to flee, police locked him away until the investigation concluded since he was considered a high-priority flight risk. The story was far from over.
Imran knew he was in deep and took it upon himself to hire a lawyer since the charges against him were severe. This was not your ordinary lawyer at all, in fact, the lawyer he hired has deep ties to the Clinton’s…
According to Conservative Review:
The attorney for a prominent Democratic congressional employee at the center of a major criminal investigation has deep ties to the Clinton machine in Washington.
Attorney Chris Gowen is serving as the lawyer for Imran Awan, a Pakistani-American IT professional who was apprehended at Dulles Airport this week as he reportedly attempted to leave the country for Pakistan.
Awan has been charged with bank fraud (which the Daily Caller reports as a potential “placeholder” charge for much more serious coming charges), and the FBI has been deeply involved in the process, leading some to suspect that there may be a foreign espionage component to the investigation. As an IT staffer, Awan secured highly sensitive information from several members of Congress, including representatives in the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees. Imran Awan is just one of the individuals in a criminal probe. Other suspects in the investigation reportedly fled to Pakistan.
After Awan’s arrest, Gowen immediately jumped into the fray, alleging that Awan was a victim of Islamophobia. He labeled Awan’s arrest as part of “a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”
His statement displays a remarkably similar tone to the one often promulgated by his former boss, Hillary Clinton, who often spoke of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to undermine her family and her leftist ideals.
Gowen’s past includes several stints in the Clinton machine’s orbit. He began his legal life as a public defender but left that job for the Bill Clinton White House. At the time, he also worked for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Years later, he jumped on board Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, directing advance operations there, according to his biography from his law firm, Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, PLLC. In another bio page, Gowen states he has consulted with former Democratic presidential contenders John Kerry and John Edwards.
Another biography, from American University, says Gowen worked with several controversial Clinton projects, including The Clinton Global Initiative, The Clinton Foundation, and The Clinton Health Access Initiative.
In 2012, Gowen went to bat for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, whose family is deeply connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. After GOP reps explored Abedin’s nefarious ties, Gowen pledged to “stand with Huma.”
Along with his private practice, the longtime Clinton aide is also an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches courses on legal ethics and law practice management.
Gowen’s Clinton connections are intriguing on another level, given that Awan’s employer in the House, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, remains a close Clinton confidant. The former Democratic National Committee chair resigned from her position after emails surfaced alleging she attempted to tip the scales of the Democratic primary in Clinton’s favor. Wasserman Schultz was also the 2008 campaign co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s first failed run for president.
It seems that anyone who is dirty in D.C. is tied to the Clintons in some aspect, and it is only a matter of time until they are finally brought to justice. The Clintons know that they have to pull out all the stops to keep their names away from any scandal, and we all know how that usually ends up. They are extremely dangerous and won’t hesitate to clear their names of any wrongdoing.
Imran is doing all in his power to get out of this situation alive, but now that the Clinton’s names are being thrown around he now has that to worry about, too. How far will everyone go to keep the Clinton’s name out away from major news outlets? Only time will tell where this goes.