Caught On Tape: Wasserman Schultz Threatens Police Chief For Investigating Her IT Staff's Crimes

Tyler Durden's picture

Something stinks here.

February we first reported on the Anwan brothers, the (Not-Russian) IT Staff Who Allegedly Hacked Congress' Computer Systems.

Imran Awan seen below with Bill Clinton

The brothers were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.


The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.

The three men are “shared employees,” meaning they are hired by multiple offices, which split their salaries and use them as needed for IT services.

Then in March, we noted that House Democrats decided to delay the firing (until today) because their Muslim background, some with ties to Pakistan, could make them easy targets for false charges.

“I wanted to be sure individuals are not being singled out because of their nationalities or their religion. We want to make sure everybody is entitled to due process,” Meeks said.


“They had provided great service for me. And there were certain times in which they had permission by me, if it was Hina or someone else, to access some of my data.”


Fudge told Politico on Tuesday she would employ Imran Awan until he received “due process.”


“He needs to have a hearing. Due process is very simple. You don’t fire someone until you talk to them,” Fudge said.


On Wednesday, Lauren Williams, a spokeswoman for Fudge, wouldn’t provide details about Imran Awan’s firing but did confirm he was still employed in Fudge’s office as of Tuesday afternoon.

The bottom line is simple - these House Democrats decided it was better to be at risk of hacking and extortion than to be accused of racism.

Then yesterday we reported that Congressional Aides Fear Suspects In IT Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data...

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.

And today, The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak reports Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.

The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.

“My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.


“We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.


“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz said.

As one of eight members of the Committee on Appropriations’ Legislative Branch subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz is in charge of the budget of the police force that is investigating her staffer and how he managed to extract so much money and information from members.

In a highly unusual exchange, the Florida lawmaker uses a hearing on the Capitol Police’s annual budget to spend three minutes repeatedly trying to extract a promise from the chief that he will return a piece of evidence being used to build an active case.

“If a Member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?” she said.

Police tell her it is important to “an ongoing investigation,” but presses for its return anyway.

The investigation is examining members’ data leaving the network and how Awan managed to get Members to place three relatives and a friend into largely no-show positions on their payrolls, billing $4 million since 2010.

The congresswoman characterizes the evidence as “belonging” to her and argues that therefore it cannot be seized unless Capitol Police tell her that she personally, as opposed to her staffer, is a target of the investigation.

When TheDCNF asked Wasserman Schultz Monday if it could inquire about her strong desire for the laptop, she said “No, you may not.” After TheDCNF asked why she wouldn’t want the Capitol Police to have any evidence they may need to find and punish any hackers of government information, she abruptly turned around in the middle of a stairwell and retreated back to the office from which she had come.

Her spokesman, David Dameron, then emerged to say “We just don’t have any comment.”

Though on the surface Wasserman Schultz would have been a victim of Awan’s scam, she has inexplicably protected him, circumventing the network ban by re-titling him as an “adviser” instead of technology administrator.

Politico described him and his wife, Hina Alvi, as having a “friendly personal relationship” with both Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York.

That baffled a Democratic IT staffer, who said

“I can’t imagine why she’d be that good of friends with a technology provider.”


“Usually if someone does bad stuff, an office is going to distance themselves” rather than incur political fallout for a mere staffer.

Wasserman Schultz resigned as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after Wikileaks published thousands of internal emails obtained by an as-yet unidentified hacker.

The last 30 seconds of the exchange can also be seen here...

As we said at the start - something stinks here!! But do not expect the mainstream media to report on it. One can't help but wonder if anything related to Seth Rich is lurking on that laptop?

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WTFRLY's picture


jcaz's picture

LOL- of course she just "hangs out" with friends from IT-

Wasserman can't even spell IT.....

Hippocratic Oaf's picture


That is one ugly dude!

dobermangang's picture

DWS really does look like a swamp creature.

Manthong's picture


I think she will look fetching in a bright orange jumpsuit to compliment her dyed blond brillo pad hair and dark roots.


Mango327's picture

Lock the bitch up! G'Night, Debbie!!!


THE BOILING POINT - #SethRich #PedoGate

tmosley's picture

Strange how they can murder Seth Rich seemingly on a whim, but these guys are bulletproof for some reason.

That means they have connections. Given their Pakistani background, several interesting possibilities come to mind.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

George Webb has linked the Awan family to murder, drug dealing, and the Pakistani ISI (and by logical extension, that means to the CIA)

Troll Magnet's picture

Can't believe this Israel First Second and Third bitch is talking about rules and consequences. How many rules and laws has this bitch broken in the last 20 years?  And what price has she paid?


JRobby's picture

That's a "revealing" picture of Debbie. She looks like a creature in this one vs her normal "alcoholic, pill head" appearance.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Looks like clown makeup...that started to run

jeff montanye's picture

why specifically?  what does her link do that's so bad?  

in any case i like how debby w.s. is consistent in her concept that she owns evidence that possibly shows she is quilty of criminality.  not just the laptop for which she faced down the capitol police (but they still have it, apparently) but the dnc email servers where she faced down the fb fucking i with i would imagine a search warrant (if not why not?) so well (used mean stare) that they backed off and let her pick and pay someone on her payroll to do the job.

and someone thinks trump should be afraid of comey?  more like comey should be afraid of any one supporting the rule of law.

JRobby's picture

Some of the links posted in the past have contained virus attacks.

The line between self promotion / self interest and providing the ZH community with valuable links that add to the discussion is crossed all the time. It is clear that this troll is paid to promote certain links.


TruxtonSpangler's picture

Goodness, this appears to be *actual* obstruction of justice

rlouis's picture

Wasserman's "there will be consequences" appears to be a genuine threat - or at least could be interpreted that way based on last year's unresolved deaths at the DNC. 



Nice Try Lao Che's picture

Toss that bitch in jail for being butt ugly!

Omen IV's picture

Debbie needs to be water boarded and then  bent over and have The Fudge pack her tight !


she will then give u all the Hillary secrets

Save_America1st's picture


< Scary creepy clown look?

< Scary creepy Horse jockey look?


hard to tell...she looks scary and creepy 24/7 365 anyways

nmewn's picture

Here we go, looks like the wife of one of Debbie Wassername-Schultz's IT experts (Hina Alvi) has now...fled the country.

To Pock-e-stawn, well, go figger.

Whoa Dammit's picture

She looks and acts like a $2 crack whore who just lost her street corner.

nmewn's picture

I just find it fascinating as hell that, here we are, Debbie Wassername-Schultz has apparently "lost" her laptop (lol) this would be the same Debbie Wassername-Schultz who was running the DNC when it was "hacked" and a very intimate person married to one of her "IT experts" no doubt with access to her laptop when they were supposedly "hacked" has now...bailed out of the country to Pakistan and living under the protection of Pok-e-stawn. 

We've even got full-on...registered foreign agents...who were past "employees" of Russians running the Hillary campaign (in the form of John Podesta and his brother) and the DNC choosing to hire CrowdStrike for a "report" instead of giving the FBI access to their supposedly "hacked" servers and the NYT's & WaPo are bleating about phantom memos and "past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous as voices on the phone"?

I swear...lmao!!!

Pinto Currency's picture

Faking the hack of DNC servers to hide Seth Rich data dump of 42,000 e-mails:

George Webb : Day 212 Super Secret Suppliment

Dormouse's picture

No orange jumpsuit, she's guilty of worse—treason. Execute this evil cunt.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Count on this: we will NEVER hear a drumbeat from the MSM to prosecute this clear case of obstruction,  DOCUMENTED on tape. 

They will save ALL their pounding for DT's attempt at "influence"  Comey (which is no greater than Obama's defense of Hillary during the campaign while the investigation into her server was ongoing).

Note to Trump demonizers: INFLUENCE does NOT equal OBSTRUCTION.


jeff montanye's picture

perhaps my standards are too low but i have seen pictures of her, a while ago i must admit, where she looked passably good.

but the tossing in jail part sounds well past time.  that she hasn't been put under investigation by the capitol police (the d.c. police and the fbi) shows just how deeply the fix is in.  but maybe that capitol police chief will try to distinguish himself on the side of the constitution and the rule of law.

this is a time for heroes and we have several so far: seth rich, julian assange, chelsea manning and edward snowden.

there are more too and their stories will become known in time, imo.

however one question: what happened to the zerohedge post and comment thread about that charmer, professional Democratic crisis consultant Brad Bauman, from the Pastorum Group, who has been speaking on the rich family’s behalf?  how did he get this current gig and why was the zh story shitcanned?  this guy seems like big poison and should himself be investigated to the max.

land_of_the_few's picture

Some are trying to save the DNC from orange jumpsuits and The Rope. Not sure what position that means for them though, if the SHTF, accessory?

land_of_the_few's picture

I would say she is far from ugly (apart from inside arguably) *for her age and gingerosity but let's be nice to folks with wacky Bronze Age genes*, and possibly up to her neck in something, which in that case if it were so, most likely involved young gentlemen, outrageous Shirley Valentine - style flattery in an Asian Stylee, and rigorous Karachi Kobra schlonging.

Perhaps she is banging one / some / all / all-in-rotation / all-simultaneously / all-with-a-waterbed of them and being blackmailed because she let them do what they like thereby breaking rules (in an IT  and business sense, steady on!) because she LURRRVES them? They are not too ugly either as you may have noticed and are probably as fit as a butcher's dog. In which case she could use the film rights to pay off any fines.

Giant Meteor's picture

Why yes, yes it does, and a whole lot more ...

I enjoyed this bit ...

The three men are “shared employees,”

Holy shit ...

Yeah, the Russians. Ain't that rich ...

jeff montanye's picture

and speaking of rich and obstruction of justice, another thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is this guy bauman's deep knowledge of what isn't known about the seth rich murder case.  to quote wnd: “How did that DNC person know I had called the police? That is what is baffling me,” Wheeler said. “I just found out from [Rich’s] family that the DNC knew I contacted the police – they hadn’t told me that all this time.”

Bauman blasted him: “I don’t think at this point, given Detective Wheeler’s lack of credibility – that I am going to dignify any accusations that he makes with any sort of discussion, I’m sorry.”

Anyone who believes Rich may have leaked DNC emails “deserve a place in hell,” Bauman said angrily."

the d.c. police said they thought the cause of death was a botched robbery, though nothing was taken and julian assange has done everything but break his rule and say seth rich was his source.  but now bauman believes anyone thinking seth rich leaked the emails, a moral thing to do given the enormous wrongdoing by hillary clinton and the dnc they clearly show, deserves not just being told s/he is wrong, but "a place in hell".  this is the heretic's punishment.  bauman says he wants the answers to rich's death but only those consistent with his faith, apparently.  

when the truth about seth rich's murder is finally pried out of the jaws of the dnc, the d.c. police and the fbi, i hope there is time to indict, try and jail mr. bauman for obstruction of justice.

zhandax's picture

The only faith these douchebags have is faith that their friends in high places will keep them out off prison.

Mr Hankey's picture

I think I'm in love though.Hope alt right girl not sweaty 300# 50 year old man banging on a key board in mom's basement


froze25's picture

Come on man you know the handle "Alt-rightGirl" is bull shit and he is a 300lb fat dude living in his mom's basement. 

jeff montanye's picture

on the internet they just do not know you're a dog.,_nobody_knows_you%27re_a_dog

however as some suggest here, particularly teolawki, what about the awan brothers as seth rich's killers?  their motivation?  get the next president in a blackmail relationship with the pakistani (and israeli?) secret service)

i may have posted this twice but i got excited.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"I think I'm in love though. Hope alt right girl not sweaty 300# 50 year old man banging on a key board in mom's basement"

Mr. Hankey, you do not know HOW close to the truth you really are...
Once upon a time, there was a memeber of ZH named Xythras...
Xythras was famous for spamming ZH w/ links to his website called 'The Biblical Institute', which to THIS DAY numerous 'alter ego's' he has since created here on ZH STILL do.
Now, he has also created another website called 'TDW'; or 'The Daily Westerner'; which he uses other 'alter ego's' he has created to also spam that website of his here on ZH..."Alt-Right Girl" is one of these fake accounts...Notice the link to TDW on almost every one of Alt -Right Girls posts...

What's really funny, is that he has about 15 or 16 fake accounts/ alter ego's that he uses here for spamming & to push his commentary; they will talk between themselves & even argue (apparent mental health issues/ MPC issues  at play here.)

So anyway; yes, 'Alt-Right Girl IS a 50 something, probably obese bald headed fart banging away on a keyboard; more than likely in his mothers basement...
Building his little empire on Tylers back here at ZH on a daily basis...
Why Tyler doesn't shitcan him & all his multiple accounts?

Probably too busy to give a fuck, or maybe he feels sorry for him; god only knows...

jeff montanye's picture

i personally don't see why anyone cares about tdw or the biblicism institute if the ideas/stories there are useful.  one of the advantages that the internet gives us against the legacy media is the ability to communicate about other sources of information with those reading at a main source of information.  jrobby said there were viruses associated with the former which if true is reason to punish the linker but i have gone to tdw and not seen any obvious evil results but i am an anti expert in info tech.


as to having fake accounts that argue with each other, that's kind of fun, especially if many know it.  kind of like million dollar bonus's reverse stephen colbert schtick.

Mr Hankey's picture

Yeah,butt...she seems 2 stick around 2make a few replies &comments other spambots...1post spam and gone ...and.,.

Wish she'd stick around a little longer...


Fish Gone Bad's picture

I found some of the stuff pretty entertaining, like the guy who drank all the fryer oil.  Onion-esque.

Mr Hankey's picture

Yes paki . gov is Anglo-Israeli deepstate node like sa. More deniability 4 foreign actors than local. 

Mr Hankey's picture

Yes paki . gov is Anglo-Israeli deepstate node like sa. More deniability 4 foreign actors than local. 

Caledonian's picture

She is so ugly even Mike Tyson wouldn't skull fuck her corpse.

fockewulf190's picture

That is the look you get when your aging at warp speed because you know that computer must be destroyed at all costs, you can't do shit about it, and President Trump will soon be back.

jeff montanye's picture

and you are wondering if, finally, hillary clinton has worn the clinton teflon down to the steel and you and she are now, officially, in over your heads.  why again did you not want the fbi to look at the dnc email servers?  oh that's right, they never asked.  the investigations where no one does anything.  things that make you go hmmmm?

as slate,, notes, depending on a private security firm paid for by the dnc makes anyone with sense wonder how to trust the fbi in this investigation.  either this or refusing to investigate the seth rich murder is reason to fire the top three echelons of the fbi at once.  

i certainly hope robert mueller doesn't think another 9-11 whitewash job will fly.  the whole world is watching now.

DeadFred's picture

Reptilian symbionts put a very heavy load on their host bodies when they are under stress. This is great news that she looks that bad.

AncientAviator's picture

Maybe that's what she is afraid of - "revealing" pictures of her on that computer. - Perhaps between her and Weiner?

jeff montanye's picture

more likely a hint, just, of the awan brothers involvement in isi and the seth rich hit (got the idea from teolawki) but if they are isi what better way to get the u.s. into the pocket of the pakistani (and israeli?) government than to do a murder for the next president (remember the odds were better than 99%?) capturing evidence of her involvement?

there is a possibility.

Loanman26's picture

It always comes in threes.

First it was the laptop of Seth Rich.

Then it was Wiener dog.

Now its these towelheads.

I think it will soon be Deep State 3  Truth  0.


Fuck you George Soros.