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Washington. Altro scandalo in casa democratica. Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-07-27.

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Mrs Deborah Wasserman Schultz è un pezzo grosso del partito democratico americano, essendo anche stata presidente del Democratic National Committee, massimo organo direzionale del partito.

«On July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation from her position after Wikileaks released a collection of hacked emails indicating that Wasserman Schultz and other members of the DNC staff showed bias against the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign».

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«She was subsequently appointed honorary chair of the Clinton campaign’s “50 state program”»

«Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is calling on former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to testify before Congress on her now-arrested, just-fired IT staffer.

McDaniel made the explosive demand in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News via phone on Wednesday afternoon, after news broke Tuesday night that Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer for more than a decade was caught trying to flee the country by federal law enforcement agents after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan.

“I think Congress needs to open an investigation into what this staffer had access to, to figure out what information he had on the hard drives he took a hammer to, why he was fleeing the country,” McDaniel told Breitbart News. “There are just so many questions with this individual and his family members who received over $4 million of taxpayer money between 2005 and 2009. We need to get to the bottom of it. It’s very sad that the mainstream media is not talking about this at all. It shows the bias.”

McDaniel is worried that Awan may have had access to information that not only put America’s national security at risk but may also be relevant» [Fonte]

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Questo è il suo profilo più esteso di Mrs Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

«Deborah Wasserman Schultz (born September 27, 1966) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 23rd congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party and was a former chairperson for the Democratic National Committee.

Wasserman Schultz previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, and was a national campaign co-chair for Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 run for president. She is the first Jewish congresswoman elected from Florida. Her district covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.

Wasserman Schultz was elected chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in May 2011, replacing Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. On July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation from her position after Wikileaks released a collection of hacked emails indicating that Wasserman Schultz and other members of the DNC staff showed bias against the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Her resignation was finalized on July 28 following the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She was subsequently appointed honorary chair of the Clinton campaign’s “50 state program”» [Fonte]

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Il responsabile all’informatica di un simile personaggio politico aveva accesso diretto a tutte le informazioni riservate a livello governativo.

Mrs Wasserman Schultz ha anche minacciato gli inquirenti di “conseguenze”.

«A House IT staffer at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal has been arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud»

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«Law enforcement authorities for months have been looking into how Awan may have double-billed the House for equipment like computers, iPads, monitors, keyboards and routers. Several relatives of Awan worked for House Democrats and were fired months ago»

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«Awan, however, was kept on staff by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., even though he was no longer allowed access to the House server network»

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«Authorities also have looked into IT workers putting sensitive House information on the “cloud” and potentially exposing it to outside sources»

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«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»

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«Federal authorities said Awan allegedly tried to get a $165,000 home equity loan through the Congressional Federal Credit Union for a rental property, which violates the credit union’s policy because it is not the owner’s primary residence»

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«The $165,000 was then transferred to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan»

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«Federal agents said they didn’t believe Awan had any intention of returning to the U.S.»

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«Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, said his client is the victim of a right-wing media conspiracy»

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Al momento non è dato sapere quali e quanti segreti di stato siano stati a conoscenza di Mr Awan. Di solito, le persone che hanno triboli economici non sono i migliori depositari di segreti, specie poi di quelli sensibili.

Nulla esclude anche da pensare che l’Fbi già da tempo sospettasse la persona e gli passasse informazioni fasulle.

Prendiamo però atto della gravità del caso e delle risposte date da Mrs Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Un’unica considerazione finale.

Cosa mai sarebbe successo se Mr Awan avesse lavorato per il partito repubblicano?


Fox News. 2017-07-26. Feds arrest IT staffer for Wasserman Schultz trying to leave country

A House IT staffer at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal has been arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud, Fox News has learned.

Fox News is told officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport. 

Awan, 37, of Virginia, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in federal court in Washington, D.C. He was released but will have to wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew. 

Awan also was ordered to turn over all his passports. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 21. 

Law enforcement authorities for months have been looking into how Awan may have double-billed the House for equipment like computers, iPads, monitors, keyboards and routers. Several relatives of Awan worked for House Democrats and were fired months ago. Awan, however, was kept on staff by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., even though he was no longer allowed access to the House server network.

Wasserman Schultz, though, has now fired Awan. Spokesman David Damron said Tuesday in a statement:

“Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated. No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we cannot comment on them.”

Authorities also have looked into IT workers putting sensitive House information on the “cloud” and potentially exposing it to outside sources.

Fox News is told that federal officials arrested Awan at Dulles airport in suburban Virginia as he was “trying to leave the country.” 

The criminal complaint and affidavit said he had bought a ticket to fly Monday to Doha, Qatar, and then Lahore, Pakistan, with a return flight booked for early January. The affidavit specifically alleged he engaged in a scheme to defraud a Congressional Federal Credit Union. It did not appear to go in depth into the other matters investigators have been looking into. 

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.

Fox News first reported last week that arrests were coming in the case.

Awan and his relatives worked for House Democrats for more than a decade, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars. But Awan declared bankruptcy in 2012.

Awan is of Pakistani descent, and Democratic sources have argued the family’s ethnicity is a factor in the attention they’re receiving. 


Breitbart. 2017-07-26. Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested while trying to leave country

An IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) who has been under criminal investigation was arrested when he tried to leave the country from Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, according to reports.

Imran Awan, 37, of Virginia, pleaded not guilty to one count of bank fraud after the arrest. Federal authorities said Awan allegedly tried to get a $165,000 home equity loan through the Congressional Federal Credit Union for a rental property, which violates the credit union’s policy because it is not the owner’s primary residence, reported Politico.

The $165,000 was then transferred to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Awan was on his way to Pakistan, where his wife, Hina Alvi, and children are currently residing, before he was arrested. Federal agents said they didn’t believe Awan had any intention of returning to the U.S.

He will have to wear a GPS-monitoring device, abide by a curfew and surrender his passports before his next court date in August.

Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, said his client is the victim of a right-wing media conspiracy.

“This is clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim,” Gowen said. “A quick glance at what the government filed in court today confirms the lack of evidence or proof they have against my client.”

Awan is a longtime Democratic House staffer who was worked for more than 24 Democrats, including Wasserman Schultz, since 2004.

According to a February Politico report, Awan and several other staffers, including his wife, were under investigation for equipment and data theft from Democratic House members. Alvi was fired in March and moved to Pakistan, but Awan was kept on Wasserman Schultz’s staff until his arrest Tuesday.

“Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated,” said Wasserman Schultz spokesman David Damron. “No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we cannot comment on them.”

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