Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has been fighting the examination into her IT guy boondoggle scandal with bugged eyes, and apparently a profane mouth. This is a shock I know. She seems so classy.
In so many ways she is the embodiment of what is wrong with Washington DC. She is entitled. And she throws her influence around like a big shot – because, we sense, she needs to. (Most members of Congress need to. For many it’s why they felt driven to become House members.)
If you haven’t followed the Imran Awan scandal to date, and it is a humdinger of a scandal, the attached article is a good place to start. But it doesn’t even get into the family members who were on the (taxpayer funded) government payroll who literally DID NOTHING. We are talking 7 figures. Or Amans wife being let out of the country by the FBI. (The arrest was BLOCKED by Comey.) Or…There’s just too much. But as we said, this is a good place to start or get updated.
Surprise surprise though, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz will likely win reelection.
(From The Daily Caller)
Ex-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she intervened in a Pakistani land deal involving her then–IT aide Imran Awan, according to two House employees. The dispute came after Awan’s father was charged with fraud in relation to the deal, and the mysterious exertion of political influence resulted in Pakistani authorities instead targeting the elderly alleged victims, according to a local report.
And when a House Office of Inspector General cybersecurity investigation found that Awan made “unauthorized access” to House servers, including the House Democratic Caucus’ shortly before the election, Wasserman Schultz became “frantic, not normal,” “making the rounds” to House officials in an attempt to kill the investigation, one House employee told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Awan told people Wasserman Schultz chose the name for his daughter, Leza — a Jewish name — and that the Florida congresswoman’s daughter regularly rode a horse that Awan kept at a boarding facility, sources with knowledge of the relationship told TheDCNF.Wasserman Schultz cornered House Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko and called him a “fucking Islamophobe,” saying “you will not so much as take away their parking spots,” the two House employees said Kiko told them.
The congresswoman also told Kiko she had invited Awan’s whole family to her daughter’s bat mitzvah and said she had “helped him with a land deal,” the sources said. A spokesman for Kiko declined to comment on this story…
…The article details a series of people who say they were then subject to retaliation, including widow Bushra Bibi who said “now Imran was threatening her with dire consequences.”
A third source, who’s familiar with Imran Awan, told TheDCNF that Awan recounted the intervention in the foreign criminal matter and that Awan said it was Wasserman Schultz who intervened. A fourth source — a fellow House IT aide — previously told TheDCNF that Awan said now-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was involved.