The Washington DC swamp that President Trump wants to drain may turn out to be a little bigger than he anticipated. Maybe call it a sea of pollution or possibly rename it the “Obama Tar Pits,” where once honorable politicians sent their names to die.
Why, you ask? It’s because there could be another scandal brewing just under the surface that may involve members of Congress. Members, who are possibly hiding some unsavory information that could end their own careers and send some House IT workers to jail for a long time.
When it was discovered that certain IT workers, Imran Awan, and three of his relatives were accessing congressional computers without permission, they were subsequently banned from computer networks at the House of Representatives. The odd thing though is no congressional investigation has been launched and Democratic House members are remaining loyal to the IT workers. This is leading Capitol Hill technology aides wondering if Representatives are being blackmailed by the former technicians.
Via the Political Insider:
Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.
“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten in Denmark.”
A manager at a tech-services company that works with Democratic House offices said he approached congressional offices, offering their services at one-fourth the price of Awan and his Pakistani brothers, but the members declined. At the time, he couldn’t understand why his offers were rejected but now he suspects the Awans exerted some type of leverage over members.
“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again,” he said.
Apparently, the Awans have a long history of criminal behavior.
Politico reported the Awan crew is “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”
A House IT employee who requested anonymity said tech workers who have taken over some of those offices found that computers in some — but not all — offices were “thin clients” that sent all data to an offsite server in violation of House policies. Additionally, staffers’ iPhones were all linked to a single non-government iTunes account.
They worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz back in 2005:
Awan began working for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida in 2005, and his wife, his brother’s wife, and two of his brothers all appeared on the payrolls of various House Democrats soon after, payroll records show. They have collected $4 million since 2010.
For years, it was widely known that Awan, and eventually his 20-year-old brother Jamal, did the bulk of the work for various offices, while no-show employees were listed on members’ staffs in order to collect additional $165,000 salaries, workers said. This circumvented a rule that prevents any one staffer from making more than members of Congress.
This leaves us with a huge question in our minds. If these men were guilty of accessing sensitive congressional information, what damning info might they have and why has there been no investigation to find out?
The obvious answer is the Awan gang knows too much about our representatives who are afraid to charge the IT workers for fear of being exposed. These Muslim IT workers are holding our Congress hostage!
Indeed, the swamp that Trump needs to drain is getting bigger by the minute and this whole episode may explain why Democrats are so adamantly opposed to his presidency. They fear losing everything they have if the swamp should actually be drained and all their dirty secrets are exposed!
But that is exactly what needs to happen!
Source: The Political Insider