The arrest of Pakistani Imran Awan as he tried to flee the country is an enormous story. I’ve followed it since February, when the House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms banned Awan and his brothers from the House computer network.
The Awans provided IT consulting for 40 Democratic members of Congress. They had full run of the networks, computers and files of these elected officials and their staffs. The amount of damage they could have done (and now it seems likely, did do) is inestimable.
In March, I wrote:
Now we’ve learned that Imran Awan had passwords and complete access to Wasserman Schultz’s iPad at the time of the DNC email hack. FBI Director James Comey said the DNC did not cooperate with the agency’s investigation, according to The Hill.
And although other Democrats in Congress have fired the Awans, Wasserman Schultz has retained Imran as an “adviser.” Why is she protecting the lead suspect in a criminal probe?
The Awans have links to a Hizbollah-related fugitive, and they’re deeply involved in money scams, extortion, and threats of violence. Now the FBI raided Awan’s home and customs officers arrested him at Dulles airport trying to flee.
But this morning, the Washington Post (“Democracy dies in darkness”) has no mention of it on its home page. New York Times: Nada. New York Daily News: fuhgetaboutit. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN: Nope.
Fox News ran the story.
Wasserman Schultz has been completely uncooperative with this running investigation.
Meanwhile, the counsel for Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, recently began negotiating with Capitol Police for access to her laptop in the case. Until this point, she had resisted USCP efforts to look at her computer – even suggesting “consequences” for the agency if the computer was not promptly returned.
The affidavit filed by the feds only references “a scheme to defraud a Congressional Federal Credit Union.” But that’s not why the House Sergeant-at-Arms banned the Awans from the government network. It’s not why Schultz kept Imran Awan around as a “consultant.”
There’s more to this story, and probably a lot more. But the leftist media would rather report on Trump’s tweets, his speech to the Boy Scouts, and who will play 007 in the next James Bond movie.
And they wonder why nobody in America trusts the main stream media.