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Judicial Watch Still Pursuing Awan Brothers' Records in DWS-Related Scandal

November 12, 2018 - 6:00am

Judicial Watch, a watchdog group that keeps an eye out for misconduct by public officials, announced late last week it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all records of communications relating to the investigation into former Democratic information technology (IT) staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan and Hina R. Alvi (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02563)).

You may recall Imran Awan and his family were banned from the House computer network in February 2017 after the House’s top law enforcement officer wrote that Imran is “an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems,” and that a server containing evidence had gone “missing.” The inspector general said server logs showed “unauthorized access” and procurement records were falsified.

Imran Awan was Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology aide. He had split his time between a number of Democratic lawmakers, most of whom fired him in February. But Wasserman Schultz kept him on until he was arrested in July while trying to board a flight for Pakistan.

Imran Awan was allowed a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud but prosecutors found no evidence that Awan “violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems.”

The Judicial Watch lawsuit was filed after the FBI failed to respond adequately to two FOIA requests.

The FBI claimed it could neither confirm nor deny records related to the first request, filed May 26, 2017, seeking:

  • All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, and Hina R. Alvi. As part of this request, searches of records should include, but not be limited to, the FBI automated indices, its older manual indices, and its Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Data Management System (EDMS), as well as cross-referenced files.
  • All records of communication sent to or from FBI employees, officials or contractors involving the subjects in bullet item 1.

The timeframe for the requested records is May 2015 to the present.

Further, the FBI claimed that records related to a July 3, 2018, FOIA request were located in an investigative file and exempt from disclosure. That request sought:

  • All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, Hina R. Alvi and Rao Abbas. As part of this request, searches of records should include, but not be limited to, the FBI automated indices, its older manual indices, and its Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Data Management System (EDMS), as well as cross-referenced files.
  • All records of communications, including but not limited to emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text messages, instant chats or messages on the Lync system, sent to or from FBI employees, officials or contractors involving the Awan brothers, Ms. Alvi and Mr. Abbas. Records of communications searched should include but not be limited to those between FBI officials, employees and contractors and officials with the Capitol Police, the Office of the Inspector General of the House, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

“It’s time for the full truth to come out about the House Democrat IT scandal, especially with impending change of power in the House,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There is hope that the new leadership at the DOJ will bring transparency to this case, as well as many pending FOIA investigations.”

On Oct. 11, 2017, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton participated in a discussion between House members and experts regarding the Wasserman Schultz/Awan Brothers/IT scandal. During this discussion, Fitton stated:

“Frankly when it comes to crimes with a political component, I fear the Justice Department is going to fear to tread. And because of the political nature of what went on (with the Awan family), they’re not going to push the House ... and I fear that the Justice Department will be fearful of raising these issues with the House for fear of embarrassing the leadership of both parties ... and that’s something we need to push the Justice Department on. That they don’t under-charge or under-investigate this for fear of the consequences that will happen if they push further and find something that no one wants to find, which is a national security threat at our breast here in the House.”

On June 7, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a “plea deal” to hide what is on their Server. Where is their Server? Really bad!”

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I think it would be advisable to the these loathsome demonic democrats at their own game by having our own god fearing IT technicians finding irrevocable solid proof of IT election national hacking and bringing severe federal charges against these bastards for treason as well as trying to overthrow a god fearing nation1

I think it would be advisable to the these loathsome demonic democrats at their own game by having our own god fearing IT technicians finding irrevocable solid proof of IT election national hacking and bringing severe federal charges against these bastards for treason as well as trying to overthrow a god fearing nation1

I think it would be advisable to the these loathsome demonic democrats at their own game by having our own god fearing IT technicians finding irrevocable solid proof of IT election national hacking and bringing severe federal charges against these bastards for treason as well as trying to overthrow a god fearing nation1

I think it would be advisable to the these loathsome demonic democrats at their own game by having our own god fearing IT technicians finding irrevocable solid proof of IT election national hacking and bringing severe federal charges against these bastards for treason as well as trying to overthrow a god fearing nation1

GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON, IS WAITING FOR THESE TREASONISTS FOR THE REST OF THEIR UNNATURAL LIVES ! YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADD PADDING FOR BENGAZI KILLARY !

How did congress become so corrupt... No more double standard please that is a banana republic....

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice , dems ,are the Nazi gangsters ! Rise all real Americans, rise and strike for your families ! STRIKE for our sacred dead who gave their lives in battle for our country, do not forsake them Let no arm be weak ! Play by their rules ,the ends justify. The means ! They will sieze our nation without a fight , if we let them ! Let the sleeping giant awake. Once again ! Wade into them ! Let all arms be steel !!!! This is. O time for timidity, no more defence we are under attack , make no mistake , this is a life and death struggle for the united states of america , Trumps election. Was a miracle , divine intervention !/ his fight is yours and mine too !!! Either ur for or against and our fight is the god fearing real Americans , against the wickedness and pure EVIL of the GODLESS left ,Nazi fascist gangsters called leftist democrats , they seek to lie ,cheat , smear ,any one who stands against them , let this stop today ! Let them be a portion for the jackels ,send them into the lower parts of the earth and to this who speak lies,,,.... LORD ,,, cut them off to all real Americans stand up , the is NO. SUBSTITUTE. FOR. VICTORY !!!! God bless Americans , give us the strength and wisdom to prevail in our struggle against these godless fucking monsters and in the name of my lord and savior , Jesus Christ , isk u for victory against the vile and evil things they are , amen , selah. S. Mast

DWS cheated in the primaries, she threw away the the ballots before it was legal. She is Deep State through and through. I am proud of Tom Fitton's Judicial Watch and their tenacity to carry on. I want to know what happened to the very first Judge's decision on Nov 9th. She held an emergency meeting and ordered access to polls for Republicans as well as Democrats. It was aired live in it's entirety on WSVM TV, and facebook removed it, but it is archived. The ORDERS were completely ignored! HMMMM Oh, that's right the Dems do not have to follow the laws like others do. And it was laughable that Gillum stated, "The Illegal's Votes must count,'" admitting much? It so obvious it makes one sick.

Wasserman-Schultz helped Hillary Clinton with taking the delegates out of action at the Colorado Democratic Convention. She was the leader of the DNC at the time and was taken out of that position so she would not be prosecuted for her actions. She also interfered with the Washington Police investigation into the Awan's and their family about the rip off through Democrats of the 5 Million Dollars they stole from the taxpayers. She should be in GITMO.

This filthy kotex mouth scumbag dirty Debbie Wasserman shitz should be burned at the stake with Hillary's Satanist paedophile pedovore child killers by the military tribunal at Gitmo.

All this is such silly stuff. Deb is a good girl that knows what she is doing. She handles herself well and a can be seen - is loved by her constituents.

Don't worry Deb - got your back.

Thank goodness this scandal isn't going away. I know it isn't easy to oversee the overseers but we have to trust someone to get to the bottom of all the situations we find ourselves in that just don't add up. We have to try.

What happened to Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimons? ......How did he die? .....Can you give me the reference for your story about him?

Here's a complete list of the House Democrats who were victims of ESPIONAGE by Pakistani Muslim Spies CAUSED by the Dems having hired them: (Present and former members:) (The Awan brothers-Debbie Wasserman Schultz-IT-Scandal) 80 CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES COMPROMISED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The IT aides who were subjects of a House criminal probe, read and managed these members' computer systems and e-mails in the cloud and from Pakistan. They stole computers and equipment paid for by the government. The Awans collected $5 MILLION from congressional offices. Their research showed who hired and paid them. The money was broken down by year, congressional office and payment to IMRAN, ABID and JAMAL AWAN and HINA ALVI, NATALIA SOVA and RAO ABBAS. Democrat House Members: MARCIA FUDGE (D-OH) TIM RYAN (D-OH) JIM COSTA (D-CA) SANDER M LEVIN (D-MI) DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-FL) YVETTE D. CLARKE (D-NY) GREGORY W. MEEKS (D-NY) JOHN P. SARBANES (D-MD) JACKIE SPEIER (D-CA) DIANA DEGETTE (D-CO) FREDERICA S WILSON (D-FL) CEDRIC L. RICHMOND (D-LA) Democatic Caucus House Members: DAVID LOEBSACK (D-IA) KAREN BASS (D-CA) JOYCE BEATTY (D-OH) EMANUEL CLEAVER (D-MO) LOIS FRANKEL (D-FL) DANIEL T. KILDEE (D-MI) TONY CARDENAS (CA) MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAN (D-NM) ROBIN L. KELLY (D-IL) KATHERINE M. CLARK (D-MA) MARK TAKANO (D-CA) JULIA BROWNLEY (D-CA) PETE AGUILAR (D-CA) ANDRE CARSON (D-IN) JOAQUIN CASTRO (D-TX) THEODORE DEUTCH (D-FL) TED LIEU (D-CA) HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES (D-NY) KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-AZ) Democrat House Members Who Have Left Office : XAVIER BECARRA (D-CA) Now Attorney General of California whose PAKISTANI MUSLIM spy Awan controlled Xavier Becarra's server which MYSTERIOUSLY disappeared when it was learned that it was about to be confiscated by the government in the investigation. The House Committee on the Judiciary who has done oversight work on the case — said the missing server contained copies of Congress members’ emails. “They put 40 members of Congress’s data on one server … That server, with that serial number, has disappeared,” he said. Multiple sources connected to the investigation told TheDCNF that shortly after an Inspector General report came out, identifying the House Democratic "Caucus server" as key evidence in a criminal probe, the evidence was stolen. “They [the Awans] deliberately turned over a fake server” to falsify evidence, one official close to the CHA alleged. “It was a breach. The data was completely out of [members’] possession.” Amanda Renteria, whose name EXPLODED WITH GREAT MYSTERY at the Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing, Monday, June 18, 2018, with Inspector General Horowitz, and whose E-MAIL communications with THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Loretta Lynch was said to be TOP SECRET, by non other that the Inspector General Horowitz himself!!!!!!!!!!! It is suspected that she knows about the Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton secret meeting on the tarmac in Nevada, and that her e-mails would disclose this EXPLOSIVE information. This same Amanda Renteria went on to California to work for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. She is FULL of MYSTERIOUS associations. Amanda Renteria, now, is the Chief of Operations at the California Department of Justice. Xavier Becerra is Amanda Rentería’s boss. JOHN C. CARNEY, JR (D-DE) PATRICK MURPHY (D-FL) Democratic Caucus Who Left Office - House Members: BEN CHANDLER (D-KY) HENRY A. WAXMAN (D-CA) TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL) MARTIN HEIRICH (D-NM) JOE DONNELLY (D-IN) GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (D-AZ) BRAD ASHFORD (D-NE) BARON P. HILL (D-IN) KENDRICK B. MEEK (D-FL) GWEN GRAHAM (D-FL) MELISSA L. BEAN (D-IL) RON KLEIN (D-FL) RON BARBER (D-AZ) ROBERT WEXLER (D-FL) DEBORAH L. HALVORSON (D-IL) Source: Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of House payroll data http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/01/pakistani-suspects-in-house-it-probe-received-4-million-from-dem-reps/

Why isn't dual passport anti American Wasserman under arrest for treason?

Very little difference here between some Dems hiring this guy in an IT role and Trump the Chump hiring Manafort and Cohen as his direct employees, pushing Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court, and elevating Matthew Whitaker to Attorney General.

Wrong... there is a lot of difference.. Muslim. The Demons are always covering over and underinvestigating.

Tasking the FBI to investigate politicians, is like asking an Arborist to point out the "bad apples" right next to him "in the same bushel"; They're ALL part of the same inbred group..!

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