The most explosive story in politics doesn’t concern Trump, Russia, healthcare, or even immigration, but the possible infiltration of Congress by Muslim spies.
At best, highly classified information was potentially compromised by unqualified employees.
At worst, a family of Pakistani Muslims had years of access to the information of some of Congress’ most important committees, including the House Armed Services Committee.
The investigation of Imram Awan, the Muslim staffer who worked with dozens of House Democrats and committees doing IT related work, is ongoing, but new details continue to emerge, painting a worse picture by the day.
He recently tried to flee to Pakistan, following his wife and the hundreds of thousands in funds he sent ahead. But he was caught at the gate, and can no longer escape.
As reported at the Daily Caller, the latest twist in the Awan investigation concerns yet another case of smashed hard drives.
Taking a page out of the Clinton handbook, Awan smashed a lot of hard drives right before the FBI sifted through his office and home.
The good news is, however, that there’s a good chance the data on them can be recovered.
“It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for werecoverdata.com, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital retrieval.
“In most cases, it’s very likely” the information on a smashed hard drive can be recovered “in two or three days, maybe a week,” Hakim said.
His lab, which does extensive work for law enforcement and Fortune 500 corporations, has also recovered data from disks that were in fires and that had been submerged in water.
As mentioned before, Awan isn’t the only person under fire. His brothers Abid and Jamal, wife Hina Alvi, and best friend Rao Abbas are all criminal suspects in the federal investigation.
They’re accused of abusing congressional IT servers, which includes potential transfer of data, emails, and files from the offices of all the leftists and committees they were associated with.
Even though the investigation began in February, Imran’s primary employer, the disgraceful Debbie Wasserman Schultz, continued to pay him, all the way until he tried to flee the country.
Debbie’s strange relationship with this cabal of criminals and subsequent attempts to stymie the investigation, has resulted in an ethics complaint being filed.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed the complaint with Congress against Debbie because she kept Imran on her official office payroll for months after his IT access was terminated.
Moreover, other House Democrats fired Imran, his relatives and friends, while Wasserman Schultz continued employing Imran.
“There is something quite amiss as to why Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz continued to use taxpayer funds to employ former technology staff member, Imran Awan, even months after he was barred from accessing the House’s computer systems and a number of her colleagues severed ties with Awan,” said Matthew Whitaker, FACT’s executive director.
“Since Awan’s arrest last week, Wasserman Schultz has been evasive and unable to answer even basic questions about the nature of Awan’s employment with her office.
This only further confirms the urgency of an investigation into her unethical and illegal actions,” Whitaker said in a statement released by the non-profit government ethics watchdog.
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Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. Also on Monday, Florida GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, a key member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called on lawmakers to assess the damage the IT vulnerabilities might have caused.
“Congress needs to know how this happened and what damage has been done. We have a responsibility to protect the House,” he said.
“The possibility that sensitive congressional information was compromised requires Congress to examine this matter,” the Florida Republican added.
This story is a ticking time-bomb, one that the media has no chance of covering up forever. Democrats actively facilitated this breach and have covered it up ever since.
There’s no telling what info these guys might have stolen. It’s especially concerning considering that Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the ISI, is one of the best on the planet, and known for double-crossing the US over the years, despite our supposed alliance with the Muslim country.
Congress should stop pussyfooting around and get to the bottom of this, before the Left tosses it down the memory-hole permanently.
Source: Daily Caller