Our previous reports below on the Pakistani IT aides who literally had unfettered access to House Democrats’ information are shocking. To sat that this was a hot mess is a huge understatement. 44 House democrats basically opened their computers to shady characters who took advantage of them.
The strange thing is that the FBI let the wife flee the country with wads of cash(see below)
Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.
Daily Caller reports:
“VOUCH FOR THEM”
All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.
RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE:
Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records. Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran’s residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court records.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON IMRAN AWAN AND HIS CREW OF IT AIDES:
QUESTIONS SURROUND Why FBI Released Politically-Connected Cyber-Crime Suspect Who Fled to Pakistan
A huge cyber crime was committed by Congressional aides with access to all of Congress’ internet information. This is a big deal, right(see our video with Maria Bartiromo below)? Well, not according to the FBI who caught one of the suspect at the airport but let her go to Pakistan! She was in possession “ILLEGAL SUMS OF CASH” too! Why would the FBI let this woman go? Why hasn’t the DOJ made any progress in this case? ROOKIE MISTAKE OR SOMETHING BIGGER? Imran Awan and his family members logged into servers of congressmen for whom they did not work, logged in using members’ personal usernames, covered their tracks, and continued to access data after they’d been fired. Though the findings place the case squarely into the category of political cyber-crimes that have otherwise been high-profile priorities, the lead FBI agent assigned to the Awan case was a first-year agent, and not from one of the FBI’s big-guns divisions. The charges brought by prosecutors are so minor that Awan’s own lawyer speculated they could be a “placeholder” for future charges. It’s been a year since this case was brought up yet nothing is new from the DOJ! Is it because it crosses into politics? Why so slow and so lax? From the FBI affidavit:
On March 5, 2017, your Affiant, along with agents from the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police, approached Alvi at Dulles International Airport, in Dulles, Virginia. Alvi was about to board Qatar Airlines, Flight 708, to Doha, Qatar, on her way to Lahore, Pakistan. Alvi was with her three children, who your Affiant later learned were abruptly taken out of school without notifying the Fairfax County Public School System. Alvi had numerous pieces of luggage with her, including cardboard boxes. A secondary search of those items revealed that the boxes contained household goods, clothing, and food items. US Customs and Border Protection conducted a search of Alvi’s bags immediately prior to boarding the plane and located a total of $12,400 in US cash inside. Alvi was permitted to board the flight to Qatar and she and her daughters have not returned to the United States. Alvi has a return flight booked for a date in September 2017. Based on your Affiant’s observations at Dulles Airport, and upon his experience and training, your Affiant does not believe that Alvi has any intention to return to the United States. HELLO JEFF SESSIONS! THIS STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN! ANDREW MCCARTHY: Former U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy observed that prosecutors waited until Alvi left the country to indict her — even though the alleged fraud occurred weeks before she left. The indictment also made no mention of the airport encounters. “Did prosecutors fail to mention the flight evidence in hope of diverting attention from the government’s decision to let Alvi flee?” McCarthy asked. “Again, one would hope not; but if not, what could the explanation be?” READ MORE: DAILY CALLER
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THIS CASE: B…b…but the Russians! How can the media be bothered with one of the most incredible and VERY REAL stories of espionage that includes a major threat to our national security when they’ve got a fake Russian-Trump connection to prove… On February 10, 2017, Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo went NUTS on Varney and Company! Here is the transcript of Maria’s incredible and under-reported story to Stuart Varney: 3 Congressional IT employees have been fired for accessing members computer networks without permission. Maria’s on the show, knows more about this. Can you fill me in a bit. Here are their names Stuart. let me tell you what the 3 people that were fired on Thursday: Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan. They were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives on Thursday because they accessed Congressmen and Congress people’s computer networks unauthorized. At a minimum they were fired. At a minimum we know that they accessed computers unauthorized and they did so in foreign intelligence, foreign affairs and intelligence committees. Okay? So they were getting very important information, government information. They accessed these computers. That is the least of it. There’s also some talk that people are looking into what ties they have into terrorism. Are they impacted by the Muslim Brotherhood? Are they a part of the Muslim Brotherhood? One of them has a criminal background! How is it possible that 3 brothers are hired, Muslim brothers…just saying, to work in Congress and deal with our most intelligent and sensitive information, number one? They were all making $160,000! Why were they paid so much? 22 years old…one of the guys, the other was 25. They’re making $160,000, $161,000 and $165,000. And one of them has a criminal background! I hear what you’re saying, I mean, these intelligence committees handle our terror strategies right? They got in on Benghazi by the way. Yes, and they also worked for many Democrats in the House. They are thinking that they may be also one of the reasons Debbie Wasserman Schultz got hacked. There’s so much more to come on this Stuart, it’s an incredible story. I think it’s amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7VlbcoKyo As it turns out, Maria Bartiromo was correct. There is way more to this story! Here is the incredible breakdown of what happened with former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani Muslim IT employee and why he potentially poses a real threat to our national security. Daily Caller’s investigative reporter Luke Rosa also lays out how Wasserman Schultz has impeded the criminal investigation of the Awan brothers:
Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February. Three Pakistani brothers who managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials were relieved of their duties in February on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Imran Awan, who started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, received $164,600 in 2016, with close to $20,000 of that coming from Wasserman Schultz. His brother Jamal, who started working as a staffer in 2014, was paid $157,350.12 in 2016. Abid, who started working in 2005, was paid $160,943 in 2016. Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, who was employed as a staffer since February 2007, was paid 168,300 in 2016. Rao Abbas was paid $85,049 in 2016. Most of the House Members fired the Awans subsequently. Only Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept Imran Awan on the pay roll up to the day he got arrested for bank fraud after trying to flee the country. The rest of the family fled to Pakistan and brought with them tens of thousands of tax-payer money with them. Democrats were willing or unwillingly compromised by the Awans and sensitive information leaked to foreign Enemies. –GP On Monday Judge Napolitano dropped this bomb on the Imran Awan investigation. Judge Napolitano says Awan was selling US secrets to foreign agents. https://youtu.be/7vzESQbU9tA Even Fox News’ liberal host Geraldo Rivera went off on this unbelievable story. Where is the rest of the mainstream media? Why are they ignoring this story?