originally published at iBankCoin.com
lawyer for former DNC IT staffer Imran Awan is scrambling
to block evidence found on a hidden
laptop which may
contain proof of a massive spy ring operating at the highest
levels of Congress, in what may be the largest breach
of National Security in U.S. history.
a Pakistani national, worked for dozens of Democratic members of
Congress along with his wife, two brothers and a friend. Following the
publication of DNC emails by WikiLeaks in the lead-up to the 2016
election, Congressional investigators discovered that the Awans had
server being housed by the House Democratic Caucus backed
up to an offsite Dropbox account.
members to say their data was not compromised is simply
inaccurate. They had access to all the data including all emails.
Imran Awan is the walking example of an insider threat, a criminal
actor who had access to everything,” -Daily
to a briefing, "all five of the shared employees system administrators
collectively logged onto the [House Democratic] Caucus system 5,735
times, or an average of 27 times per day,” despite only one of them
being authorized to do so.
Awans were banned from the House IT network on February 2,
2017 after being named in a criminal investigation - however
they continued to work in the building for Congresswoman Debbie
Wasserman Schultz until
Imran Awan's arrest at Dulles Airport trying to flee the country in
late July. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were charged
with conspiracy and bank fraud in relation to a real estate
laptop in question was tucked away in a tiny room formerly used as a
phone booth on the second floor of the Rayburn House Office Building
late one night in March, only to be found by Capitol Police just after
midnight on April 6, 2017 along with notebooks marked 'attorney client
privilege,' letters addressed to the US Attorney of DC regarding
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and several forms of identification. Based
on the contents of the backpack, some believe
Awan wanted the laptop to be found.
Rosiak of the Daily Caller, who has
the Awan case, reports that Awan's attorney Chris Gowen - a
former aide to Hillary Clinton, is seeking to block the laptop
evidence by arguing the 'attorney client privilege' note attached to
the notebook found with the laptop covers the contents of the
hard drive, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
the Daily Caller:
Gowen, Awan’s attorney, said at
the last hearing: “We
do expect there being an attorney-client privilege issue in this
case… What occurred is a backpack from
my client was found, he was trying to get a better signal, there
was a note that said attorney client privilege and a hard drive. We
feel very strongly about this.”
Police report reveals the following items were found in the
a Pakistani ID card with the name Mohommed Ashraf Awan
#2 a copy – not original – of a driver’s license with name Imran
#3 a copy (front and back) of his congressional ID
#4 an Apple laptop with the homescreen initials ‘RepDWS’
notebooks with notes handwritten saying ‘attorney client
privilege’ and possibly discussing case details below
#6 loose letters addressed to US Attorney of DC discussing
the apparent owner of the bag being investigated.
Rosiak points out, it is unclear how the handwritten note saying
"attorney client privilege" could be construed to cover a hard drive,
rather than the pages of [the] notebook it was contained on.
McCarthy, a former chief assistant U.S. attorney who has followed
the case, said “The
A/C (attorney-client) privilege only applies to communications
between the client and lawyer that are for the purpose of seeking
legal advice and that are intended by both parties to be kept
confidential… Moreover, asserting that something is A/C
protected does not make it so. You still have to
show that the material in question constitutes communications
strictly between the lawyer and client that were for the purpose of
seeking legal advice.
I give my lawyer my bank records and ask him if they show evidence
of a crime, the bank records do not become A/C-privileged — only his
advice to me would be A/C-privileged. And if
I stuck a sign on my bank records that said ‘A/C-privileged
documents,’ that would not make them A/C-privileged documents,” he
told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday." -Daily Caller
May of 2016, Debbie Wasserman Schulz - an employer and personal friend
of Awan - spent several minutes browbeating the Chief of DC Capitol
Police at a budget meeting, claiming the laptop should be given back
since it was hers and threatening 'consequences' if it wasn't
DC Police Chief over not returning Arwan Bros laptop. "there will be
ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) May
Awan brothers were managing computers for members of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - a group
with top secret clearance which is looking into Russian election
interference right now.
brothers were "shared
employees," hired by multiple Democrats for IT work
whenever it was needed - so they floated all over the place doing all
sorts of work on House members computers. Democrats Juaquin
Castro, Cedric Richmond, Andre Carson, Jackie Speier, Tammy
Duckworth, and Louis Frankel all employed the Awans.
Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox Business Network in late July where
he dropped a bombshell: not
only did the Awans had access to the emails of every member of
Congress, Imran Awan reportedly sold information to
still unknown parties, which the FBI is currently investigating.
was arrested for some financial crime - that's the tip of the
iceberg. The real allegation against him is that he
had access to the emails of every member of congress and he sold
what he found in there. What did he sell, and to
whom did he sell it? That's what the FBI wants to know. This may be
a very, very serious national security situation.
a second, he was the IT worker along with his two Pakistani
brothers, for DWS, and other Democrats in the House - and the theory
is that he got access to all of their secrets or whatever, and sold
and this was at the time that Congresswoman Schultz was also the
chair of the Democratic National Committee. So at this point I don't
believe they know what he sold, and to whom he sold it - but they do
know what he had access to, which is virtually everything in the
House of representatives, which
would include classified material in the House intelligence
Colonel Tony Shaffer went even further - claiming that the Awan
brothers were linked to the Muslim
Brotherhood while working for Democrat Congressman
Andre Carson, a report reinforced by Frontpage Magazine:
As Frontpage reported
office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed
Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman
Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.
is the second Muslim in Congress and the first Muslim on the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and, more critically, is
the ranking member on its Emerging Threats Subcommittee. He is also
a member of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead
Emerging Threats Subcommittee, of which Carson is a ranking member,
is responsible for much of counterterrorism oversight. It is the
worst possible place for a man with Carson’s credentials.
had inherited his grandmother’s seat and exploited it to
promote a radical Islamist agenda. He has interfaced with a laundry
list of Islamist groups from CAIR to ISNA
to ICNA to MPAC. Islamists have
funded Carson’s career to the tune of tens of thousands
of dollars. The Center
for Security Policy has put together a dossier of
Carson’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is
the parent organization of many key Islamic terror groups posing a
threat to our national security including Al Qaeda and Hamas.
Carson shared the stage at a CAIR banquet with Sirraj Wahaj:
co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing who
had once declared,” You don’t get involved in politics because
it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because
politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.” CAIR itself had
an unindicted co-conspirator in terror finance.
was reported that Hina Alvi - Imran Awan's wife, had struck
a deal with federal prosecutors to return to the U.S. from Pakistan to
face conspiracy and bank fraud charges.
and her children fled to the safety of Pakistan in early 2017, so her
voluntary return - which was structured with an arrest to be made "not
in front of her children" is significant.
Upon her return to the United States, Hina was arraigned on four
felony counts of bank fraud and handed over her U.S. passport to
Trent Franks (R-AZ) says that Alvi's return may be part of a broader
immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a "significant" and
"pretty disturbing" story about Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you're going to
see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound. The
fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to
face charges, as it were, I
think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of
immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty
disturbing to the American people.”
would just predict that this is going to be a very significant
story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one."
the volumes of evidence stacking up against the former DNC IT
staffers, Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims the entire investigation
of the Awans is nothing more than Islamophobia.