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No End in Sight to the Travail of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

September 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By the end of September federal prosecutors expect to have in their custody Hina Alvi, the wife of a controversial aide to Democratic Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Alvi has agreed to a plea deal in connection to an investigation growing since the start of the year.

It is an investigation that circles the periphery of Wasserman Schultz.

Coming off a tough 2016, where she ushered the Democratic National Committee into an iceberg -- and with it Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations -- Wasserman Schultz is possibly having an even tougher 2017. Deposed from her position in party leadership, the representative from Florida’s 23rd District has been mired in controversy all year.

In February a scandal in the House of Representatives erupted involving five IT workers and missing laptops, as well as the discovery of inappropriate access to House computer servers. Four of those workers were summarily dismissed, but the fifth -- Imran Awan -- was instead shielded by Schultz, who hired him directly to her staff as a consultant. This was only one of numerous curious decisions and questionable results that have played out over the past six months.

The District 23 congresswoman has come under growing suspicion as Awan has become the focus of numerous investigations, all while being directly tied to Wasserman Schultz. DWS, as she is known, got into a curious spat with the Capitol Police chief, telling him he had no right to confiscate the laptop discovered in a phone room. She threatened the chief with "consequences" after he informed her the equipment was confiscated as part of the investigation. See the video on this page.

Awan then found himself all but chased by investigators. Questionable lines of credit were taken from his House banking account -- leading to nearly $300,000 being wired to Pakistan. Then Awan’s wife, Alvi, herself a former House IT staffer, fled the country to Pakistan with around $12,000 in cash in her possession. 

More computer hardware was turned in to investigators when tenants at a home owned by Awan alerted authorities to a find. Soon after the February scandal broke Awan quickly fled the home, and the Marine military members now residing there discovered numerous laptops and equipment left behind when Awan left in haste. There are also investigations into Awan off-loading House intel to offsite storage servers, such as DropBox, in clear violation of House protocols.

Awan himself was on the verge of joining his wife in Pakistan when he was detained at Dulles airport and arrested on bank fraud charges. Wasserman Schultz, who had been a staunch defender of her aide, fired Awan immediately following his arrest in a face-saving move. However, she curiously lashed out at investigators, suggesting that his arrest was the result of a racially-motivated witch hunt.

In an interview with the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Schultz resorted to a time-honored deflection: “When their investigation was reviewed with me, I was presented with no evidence of anything that they were being investigated for," she told the paper. "And so that, in me, gave me great concern that his due process rights were being violated. That there were racial and ethnic profiling concerns that I had.”

This has raised questions of her own behavior in reaction to the arrest. If she was presented with no tangible evidence, why did she fire Awan at all, after she had stuck with him since February when he was under suspicion? And if the investigation was racially based, according to her, would her termination of Awan not also be equally tainted by racial bias?

With Awan held in jail and investigators compiling evidence, the congresswoman may be on the verge of increasing scrutiny. Hina Alvi's return from Pakistan and her surrender to authorities is sure to bring new disclosures to light. Certainly it indicates Awan is beyond the protection of Wasserman Schultz. It remains to be seen how much information this will reveal in the coming months -- and how it might be linked to the Florida congresswoman.

Brad Slager is a Fort Lauderdale freelance writer who wrote this story exclusively for Sunshine State News. He writes on politics and the entertainment industry and his stories appear in such publications as RedState and The Federalist.

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the truth always comes out dem are in bad shape

Well,things are getting very tricky down there so to speak.

I may be wrong but from the information I have seen it appears that DWS brother, Steve Wasserman, is the US Attorney charged with investigating this whole sleazy affair. No conflict here! Move along!

The biggest question is why were they paying IT staffers 4x the going rate and they rarely came to work. This "arrangement" was obviously payback for something to benefit DWS and other Democrats. Spying on their own party perhaps, stealing IT equipment, or blackmail? Perhaps the Awans were selling intelligence and giving Debbie a cut? His own mother in law said he would do anything for money.

.....while the Clinton-aligned Prosecutor SUPPRESSES Evidence that is being volunteered/exposed by Investigators George Webb/Jason Goodman AND two of Imran's Renters Laurel Everly/Andre Taggart. The PROSECUTOR.....you know, the guy who is supposed to be working for The People! They are trying to sweep this under the rug like another one of Bill's Women during the '92 primaries/election and let Imran Awan off with a slap on the wrist for mere "bank" fraud.....they don't even tell you in the media WHAT "bank"= The Federal Congressional Credit Union!

DWS BETRAYS BOTH THE USA AND THE STATE OF ISRIAL BY FACILITATING PAKISTAN'S ESPIONAGE AND THREATS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN THE DC POLICE BEGIN TO INVESTIGATE HER FOR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. WHY A GOOD JEW WOULD SUPPORT THIS TRAITOR WITH THEIR VOTE IN 2018 IS BEYOND ME. SHE BRINGS SHAME TO HER DISTRICT AND HER FAITH. SHAME,SHAME,SHAME ON YOU DEBBIE, YOU HAVE BETRAYED US ALL.

.....and 11 Pakistani ISI (like our CIA) were uncovered in the Congress in India recently.....but people still see nothing wrong with Gulen Schools being built all over the world, including the 150+ that have been built in the U.S.

DWS BETRAYS BOTH THE USA AND THE STATE OF ISRIAL BY FACILITATING PAKISTAN'S ESPIONAGE AND THREATS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN THE DC POLICE BEGIN TO INVESTIGATE HER FOR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. WHY A GOOD JEW WOULD SUPPORT THIS TRAITOR WITH THEIR VOTE IN 2018 IS BEYOND ME. SHE BRINGS SHAME TO HER DISTRICT AND HER FAITH. SHAME,SHAME,SHAME ON YOU DEBBIE, YOU HAVE BETRAYED US ALL.

Good start, but this article barely sheds light on the true heinous nature of this spy ring in Congress. About a year-and-a-half ago an investigation into New York District 9, congresswoman, Yvette Clarke's office of a write-off of $120,000 in government IT equipment. A grand jury was sworn in on November 16th 2016. From that moment until July 27th when Imran Awan was apprehended at Dulles airport trying to flee the country him and his wife Hina Alvi wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan, sold assets like houses, liquidated pensions, AND fraudulently borrowed more money from the Congressional Credit Union! In addition to stealing the taxpayers money, stealing people's identities they also stoled America's secrets. This Scandal runs so deep they could not have done it alone we need to flush out the traitors in Congress oh, charged them with treason, hold public trials, none of this behind the door secret crap and these traitors need to be executed! For more information follow @GeorgWebb on Twitter, George Webb on YouTube, Luke Rosniak with the Daily Caller and the group at Tru-Pundit. These Crooks like the Clinton cabal are trying to steal our country from us we simply cannot let this happen. This may be our last chance folks.

Awan Contra= 50 Iran Contras. Awan Contra= 100 Watergates!

This is just further evidence of how corrupt the media is. There are very few journalists reporting this story. The media keeps talking about Russia when this story with tons of proven facts is ignored. Where is the outrage??

You have to call, email, Tweet, facebook your representatives, no matter what Party....and Tell THEM to quit acting like they've never even HEARD of the Awans! are u kidding me?

Make them squeal. After Wasserman Shultz goes to prison, then move on to the big fish. Let's see if Sessions does what he was hired to do.

Needs to go to prison

Most likely will but not for long - she will cut a plea deal and probably give up Hillary. If I were her I'd be watching my back you know how the Clinton's operate when witnesses are about to testify against them.

.....oh....you mean Arkancide?

Obama,Clinton,Schumer,Wiener,Abedin,ComeyBrennan,Schultz is the Mossad food chain of spies.Awan is the patsy

Put her in a cell with Anthony Weiner. If there are any offspring give them Planned Parenthood.

You have barley scraped the surface. You neglected to mention his second email account that was put on the number two guys computer. The one that oversees every single intelligence department and our entire Military Defence . They played video games together. Then Xavier Becerra has employed him since 2004 . When the DCPD found that illegal drop box the guy gave them a fake picture . Then he is not the AG for California. Is that not obstruction? Falsifying evidence. Then there are the Blackberries that the Awans supplied to the Democratic Party that all had been tampered with to sync up with a laptop that was set up to call home daily to download all of the Dems stuff onto a private server . Then you didn't mention their Automobile Lots where they funneled stolen cars through . Or the 150 goats employees he had on a payroll. Nor the fact that there clearances were forged . That there past was so bad they never in a million years would have passed a check So ask yourself who was the first to hire him ? Steve ? From Florida and Xavier Becerra one other in2004 then DWS in 2005. They have had that Pakistan spy ring in congress since 2004 ! Ask yourself how many Republicans are involved in this ? My guess is all 10-12 that take money from George Soros.

Don't even get me started on the Corruption in California politics! Barbara Boxer didn't retire until they had someone waiting in the wings first= Kamala Harris. I don't know why they even go through the SHAM of sending the voters that booklet with a description of the 34 people of all political stripes running for that senate seat. and then when it came down to Harris vs. Sanchez.....Sanchez was the People's Choice. But she was never given any backing, $$, Ads, nothing. It was like watching all over again the DNC pretending they were "neutral" when it came to Bernie vs. $HilLIARy. Pelosi/Feinstein won't be going anywhere until they have their Party Stooges all lined up for THEIR Seats, too! CA-2 Super Delegate Rep. Huffman voted for Hillbilly in both that bogus AP Poll before we even had our primary and then when we went 71% for Bernie, he still went to the Convention and cast his SD vote for Hitlery.

Check their PayPal accounts

Wrong. He was originally hired in 2005 by none other than Congressman Robert Wexler. Look him up.

Why do you think that Hillary and Cheral Mills they took sledge hammers to there blackberries and laptops . They would have exposed the Clinton /DWS/Awan spy ring much sooner . How many people committed suercide or were murdered in this last year tied to Clinton and DWS ? This is crap our DOJ and FBI are a fricking joke there is so much evidence against them all already. To lock them all up for treason . Will they no they are in bed with them ! They are no longer a government. They are a crime syndicate period .

She’s a skank

Talk about "Brow-Beating" an Official in an attempt to get the answer you WANT! She should move to Kalifornia...

Really dude. Are you following the Seth Rich story. La La Land (LLL).

Really dude. Are you following the Seth Rich story. La La Land (LLL).

She is not worth a penny. We have such a awful person such as her as our leader in South Florida? If I was her I would be packing my bags and leaving the country too! Wake up Debbie you are in for a ROUGH ride..I do not feel sorry for you or will lose any sleep.

Debbie Wasserman should be charged with Treason? The authorities have her laptop, and I believe the computer was also used by AWAN, before being stashed in a hiding spot. Debbie is a small part of the criminal activities that OBAMA directed. All of these leaders of our secret services (16) were performing illegal duties, at the request of Obama. The proof is as big and available, as is all the evidence against lying Hillary. Lets get some balls Mr. Sessions, and indict some of these suckers under Obama? It is a good way to make all of this Democrat trash, sing the pretty songs that responsible law enforcement and American Constitutional Politicians want to hear. Maybe the law should start with Debbie Dingle? She is the best friend of Hillary Clinton. The mother of Web Hubbles child. They named her Chelsea ?

Every time Dirty Debbie opens her ugly mouth another lie comes out...much like her buddy Crooked Hillary. The article makes a great point...that if DWS was so concerned about Awan's due process and she was presented with no evidence...then why did she fire him? Why not let the investigation run its course...if she's such a crusader for people's rights? Dogface Debbie will throw anyone under the bus if it benefits her. I hope Awan is singing like a canary!

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