Since May, I have been blogging about the three Awan brothers, and there associates, who, for some reason, were put in charge of IT for dozens of Democrats.
It turns out they have made millions of dollars for jobs they barely showed up for. Charges have been filed against them. And, just in the past week, Imran Awad was arrested while fleeing to his native Pakistan, after first wiring almost $300,000 there.
And now we find out, via Luke Rosiak’s article at dailycaller.com, that they are tied to hezbollah:
Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit.
Investors Business Daily (IBD) has published an editorial on this burgeoning scandal, which does an excellent job of laying out what we know so far. In it, Debbie Wasserman Schultz – who appears to be up to her neck in this scandal – other Democrats, and – very importantly – their complicit media, have been called out.
Here is the last part of the editorial – which you would do well to read in its entirety:
Then there’s Schultz’s odd reaction to these events. After learning of the investigation, Schultz kept Awan on her payroll. In fact, she didn’t fire him until this Tuesday, the day after he was arrested at the airport.
Also, after the Capital Police seized a computer related to their investigation of Awan — which Awan apparently hid in a crevice of the Rayburn House Office Building — Schultz demanded that they return it. She even spent several minutes of a Capital Police budget hearing hectoring the police chief to return the laptop and threatening “consequences” if he didn’t. Only recently did Schultz’s attorney begin negotiating with the police over access to that laptop.
Other Democrats have been utterly indifferent to the whole affair. At one point, Rep. Gregory Meeks suggested the police targeted Awan and his bothers because of Islamophobia, the DC reported. That led some congressional staffers to wonder if Awan and company were blackmailing House members with data they’d pilfered.
And, of course, since Democrats don’t want this story in the news, the mainstream “news” media have entirely ignored it. Neither the New York Times, the Washington Post nor CNN appear to have published a single story on this case since it broke five months ago.
What does this all add up to? Nobody knows at the moment. Once the FBI is able to examine the equipment Awan tried to destroy, we might learn more about the parameters of this strange and troubling case. Until then, it would be helpful if Democrats and the press were to take it seriously and start pressing for answers.
This stinks. badly.
The stench of corruption, blackmail and information being placed in the wrong hands is so heavy you can smell it everywhere in the country.
IBD is dead-on correct in demanding mainstream media stop protecting these people, stop burying this story, and start letting the people know what is going on here.
The same media which cannot wait to “report” the latest story about Russian collusion they still have no evidence for – because it is aimed at Republicans – is perfectly happy to look the other way for this scandal, on Democrats’ behalfs.
It is far past time that they took off their self-imposed blinders and acted like the journalists they are supposed to be.