Remember a while back when a man who worked for several prominent Democrats and the Democratic National Committee was arrested at Dulles Airport trying to flee the country and get back to his native Pakistan? His name is Imran Awan. Ring a bell?
Well, it seriously looks like he might be getting away with the crime (or he cut a deal to roll on the Dems. It is possible). There is an open investigation regarding his conduct during his employment as IT guy, and, well, strange things are happening between the Capitol Police and his defense teams.
The government’s bizarre failure to prosecute Awan for the national security violations he appears to have committed points to a political coverup that’s dangerous, craven and borders on traitorous. A House Office of Inspector General investigation determined earlier this year that Awan and his relatives committed numerous violations of House security policies, including logging into the House Democratic Caucus server thousands of times without authorization. The same news agency that reported that story published alarming new revelations in the case this month, concluding that “Democrats appear to want to keep the case out of court” because “a trial could expose their reckless IT practices.” It turns out that, not only has Capitol Police failed to make any arrests, it inadvertently gave evidence to defense attorneys that was supposed to go to prosecutors. It gets better; prosecutors appear to be sharing information with someone on Capitol Hill who in turn is leaking it to Awan’s lawyer.
Here is an excerpt from the news article published just a few days ago: “The Capitol Police turned over a trove of evidence in the alleged Imran Awan House cyberbreach and theft case to the defense attorneys when they were supposed to deliver it to prosecutors instead, according to court documents and a source.” Someone inside government apparently tipped off Awan’s lawyer, Chris Gowen, that a reporter was digging around for information on the Capitol Police’s suspicious mistake involving the mishandling of evidence. Gowen, a former public defender in Miami Florida, worked for Bill Clinton and on Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign. The exchange of information (known as discovery) in a federal criminal case occurs between prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and defense lawyers by either registered mail or a third-party copy service.
Oy. Add this one to the pile of political cover-ups that tend to sink to the bottom of the swamp. Unfortunately, this one would have been fun to watch.
Fortunately, the great people with Judicial Watch are all over this like white on rice and they are not known to give up until the entire truth is exposed!
There's still real evidence of an ongoing political cover-up of grave national security violations that were committed by Imran Awan & the Awan Brothers who ran I.T. for House Democrats… including for then-head of the DNC (Debbie Wasserman Schultz). https://t.co/nLTldWIstL
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 16, 2018