Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has been having a very bad year.
After her resignation from the DNC for rigging the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton, she is currently under criminal investigation. Yet things have become worse for Schultz after the FBI seized several smashed hard drives she had hidden in her home, and her right-hand man is desperately trying to get them back. (via Daily Caller)
Schultz is part of an investigation into a disgusting corruption scandal of data theft that the DNC has attempted to keep quiet. Schultz’s employee Imran Awan and members of his family were discovered to have had illegal access to emails, files, and other data of more than two dozen Democrats in Congress.
It has also been discovered that Awan and his family have been involved in a number of financial schemes ranging from tax evasion to bankruptcy fraud, and that he and his family may have sent money overseas as part of money laundering schemes.
It was hinted that the FBI could become involved in the case back in a vague statement by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in March. “I won’t speak to the nature of their [Capitol Police] investigation, but they’re getting the kind of technical assistance they need to do that, this is under an active criminal investigation, their capabilities are pretty strong but they’re also able to go and get the kind of help they need from other sources.” (via Daily Caller)
The DNC has remained quiet on the investigation, which is not surprising since sensitive information could have been leaked to the highest bidder by the Awans.
The few Democrats who have talked publicly about the investigation have insisted the Awans under Schultz did nothing wrong. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) claimed, “As of right now, I don’t see a smoking gun. I have seen no evidence that they were doing anything that was nefarious.” (via Politico)
Meeks claimed the entire investigation is based on Islamaphobia because Awan and his family are Muslim Americans with ties to Pakistan, saying, “I wanted to be sure individuals are not being singled out because of their nationalities or their religion. We want to make sure everybody is entitled to due process. They had provided great service for me. And there were certain times in which they had permission by me… to access some of my data.” (via Politico)
The severity of a security breach because of lax DNC standards is huge. Countless documents of classified and sensitive data could have been farmed out via the Awans, and Democrats are downplaying it all. If something like this had happened with Republicans, it would have made national news and been the source of a major investigation.
This story has not been in the news. Is the mainstream media purposefully ignoring this story?
Schultz is far from being innocent in the entire investigation, and her involvement likely goes beyond having simply hired Awan and his relatives. When a laptop owned by Schultz was seized as part of the investigation, she issued a threat to the chief of the Capitol Police, saying, “I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences.” (via Daily Caller)
The smashed hard drives are evidence that Schultz is trying to hide evidence from the FBI and there’s more to the investigation that has yet to be discovered. It’s upsetting that this major scandal has failed to hit mainstream media and more attention needs to be given to this corruption scandal within the DNC.
This is more important than alleged collusion with Russia. This investigation has actual evidence, not foundation-less claims.