Politics

The Eclipse You Missed: the Media and the DNC Scandal

So yesterday’s galactic event has come and gone, but there’s another eclipse nearly everyone is missing.

That’s the eclipse by the liberal news media of the biggest scandal so far in Trump era: the Pakistan-gate concerning the DNC’s arrested and now indicted former IT contractor Imran Awan.

The probe into the scandal continues to widen as reports have surfaced that Awan and his crime family may likely have been peddling sensitive intel overseas along with running a money laundering scheme.

Though he was arrested while trying to skip town, his wife and family were able to escape to Pakistan with hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

The scandal is ‘massive’ and getting bigger. But we’ve not heard a peep out of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, or WashPo.

Had the RNC been guilty of such an affair, the media would already have spun it as another Trump conspiracy to scam the election.

Here’s more from Redstate…

And it just keeps getting weirder, folks.

The New York Post reported Saturday that former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer — the one recently indicted after his arrest at a DC-area airport as he attempted to flee the country back to Pakistan — may have been involved in the sale of sensitive data to Pakistan and even Russia.

Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say.

What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.

Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data — possibly including classified information — could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.

“This is a massive, massive scandal,” a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.

Basically, back in April 2016, network security officials working with the House of Representatives were alerted to a possible procurement scam involving hundreds of thousands of dollars that was supposed to be used to buy computer equipment. That led to an internal investigation and an eventual Capitol Police probe. Imran Awan, his two brothers, his wife and a family friend (some of whom had little IT experience and ended up making as much as a House Chief of Staff) were fingered in the probe and fired in February of this year.

However, before their firing and banishment from the networks on the Hill, Imran defrauded the federal credit union to the tune of close to $300,000, which he then wired to Pakistan as his wife fled to that country with their children. And Wasserman Schultz kept him on payroll until his arrest last month.

Now it looks as though the Awan crime family were routing sensitive information — emails, research, communiques between high ranking members of possibly the Intel and Foreign Relations Committees — to an offsite server, and may have been selling the information to hostile foreign entities.

Luke Rosiak at The Daily Caller, who has been on this story from jump and helped keep it alive enough to get it the attention it’s now receiving, is also reporting that at least one House side Dem office that employed the grifters promptly looked the other way and wrote off their $120K procurement theft as a loss.

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