FBI Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home Of Wasserman-Schultz' IT Aide

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Over the past few months, the story of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI.  While official charges have not yet been filed, allegations of wrong doing vary from simply overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to blackmailing members of Congress with secrets captured from emails.

The Awan brothers were Pakistani IT specialists, whom worked for more than 30 house and senate democrats, as well as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The substantial scandal has raised questions about who may have been passed data which the Awans had access to, given Pakistan's history of collaborating with a number of foreign countries who have demonstrated past willingness to influence U.S. politics.

Now, per an exclusive report from the Daily Caller, we learn that the twisted plot surrounding the Awan brothers has grown even more interesting as FBI agents have reportedly seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from their former residence in Virginia.

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source.

 

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

 

The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

 

Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.

Makes you wonder whether they used the official BleachBit hammer to destroy the hard drives.

Awan

 

Apparently the hard drives were first discovered by a Marine Corps veteran after he rented a house in Lorton, Va. that belonged to the Awans.  Upon moving in, the Marine found a trove of abandoned computer equipment in the garage, much of which had been destroyed, and called the FBI to take a look.

One of the new tenants — a Marine Corps veteran married to a female Navy Officer — said he found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.”

 

The tenants called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and, not long after, FBI agents arrived together with the Capitol Police to interview them and confiscate the equipment. The Marine spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns for his wife’s naval career, saying she doesn’t want to be associated with a national security incident.

 

“It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the Marine said. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”

For those who have managed to avoid this story, Imran was first employed in 2004 by former Democrat Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) as an “information technology director”, before he began working in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005.

The family was paid extremely well, with Imran Awan being paid nearly $2 million working as an IT support staffer for House Democrats since 2004. Abid Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were each paid more than $1 million working for House Democrats. In total, since 2003, the family has collected nearly $5 million.

The staffer’s services were so important to congressional members, that on March 22, 2016, eight democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter, requesting that their staffers be granted access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). Of those that signed the letter were representatives Jackie Speier (CA) and Andre Carson (IN), the second Muslim in Congress, both of whom employed the Awan brothers.

The brothers were also employed by members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, such as: Jackie Speier (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), Joaquín Castro (D-TX), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Ted Lieu (D-CA). Lieu has since openly called for leaks by members of President Trump's administration despite the fact that he may until recently have been under surveillance by a foreign entity.

One bombshell that has been all but ignored by the main stream media is that Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails.

The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, while also running a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members.

Some congressional technology aides believe that the Awan’s are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, due to the fact that these representatives have displayed unwavering and intense loyalty towards the former aides.

Of course, if Republicans and/or members of the Trump administration hired foreign-born IT specialists who were suspected of committing a laundry list of federal crimes and then smashed a bunch of hard drives just before skipping town...we're sure the media would still gloss right over it in much the same way they're doing for the the Democrats in this instance.

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CheapBastard's picture

@ Ghost of Porky

<< Clinton staffers: "Can we please have immunity and also smash our laptops with hammers?"

DOJ: "Sure, that sounds perfectly reasonable." >>

 

Comey and Lowrenta should be in the first group that's fed to the wood chipping machine. The machine even comes with an optional extended chute for the very boney and tall people like Comey:

 

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Movie treatments end up on my desk for one of two reasons, they are either excellent prospects for a blockbuster or they are so stupid that I end up on the floor laughing.  

I am writing to inform you that your abbreviated film treatment idea fell into the latter category.

Thanks for the laughs.  Oh, and lots of luck.

Warner Bros Film Review Dept.

Truther's picture

That bitch is one ugly Joo.

My crotch itches's picture

I thought it was a picture of Dee Snider.

Conscious Reviver's picture

Howard Stern with a dye job after coming off a meth bender.

Barry Madingo-Odongo's picture

Schultz is a product of a failed 'dr. Mengele' eugenics program, you can't blame here for it.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

We can blame it for being one ugly dude, But I do hear it has a nice COCK!

Barry Madingo-Odongo's picture

When my madingo tries to stand up I'll fight it with Wasserman-Schultz®

#cockblocker

truthseeker47's picture

So the FBI is supposed to be investigating the Awan brothers, but they never thought of searching the house they recently and quickly vacated?  Someone just stumbles upon crucial evidence and turns it over to them?  The investigative techniques of the FBI seem to have really deteriorated.   Sad!

venturen's picture

check the phone records...Comey called them just before the fled!

IntercoursetheEU's picture

All true, except for the part about Russians colluding with Trump.

Clintons have learned by experience that they don't need to be that careful about who they hire.

The stories sounds so outlandish that no one believes them, brilliant, as you fall into the same trap above. 

Maybe this is easier to explain via video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkUISpws5Dc

Guderian's picture

Ron Hubbard couldn't have written a more lowly novel than the sorry farce the DNC has presented the USA with!

Had anybody told me in the 90's, such criminal gangbang was going to take place in the DNC, I would have absolutely believed him!

HRClinton's picture

Which is why ZHers and Trump are 100% right:

WTF is Sessions doing, besides going after small-fry and not the Big Fish?

Sessions, you leather-chair sniffing, Pinocchio-nose swish! Get off your Deep State bony ass and do what The People elected Trump for: Start arresting and prosecuting the Real Criminals!

stormsailor's picture

nobody would even write this corrupt shite, they should have been incarcerated without bail, their accounts frozen, their passports nullified and if found guilty of any of the allegations, hung for treason.

 

I despair at the flagrant corruption that is daily passed off as our "government".

new game's picture

Tarzan; yet no charges, nothing, nada! 

no good words come to mind.

complete and conclusive corrupt deep state one party tyranny.

you say what tweety trump?

moar platitude tweets?

deep state certainly has a few by the short hairs and balls.

dirt on dirt bags keeps this shit show moving closer to the drain...

StarGate's picture

Per reporters George and Jason the Pakistani Awan brothers computers taken from US govt/ Congress were picked up by FBI 75 days ago and they were intact at that time. Per George the computers after going into FBI custody somehow got smashed, then FBI gave them to D.C. Police as smashed.
Not saying FBI smashed the computers.
You'll have to figure that mystery out yourself.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ginMf-vkPP0

N0TME's picture

Heeeeeyy there's an idea.  They can then take that money and use it to indict Killery. 

Pipe dream, I know.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Anybody interested in learning more about the Awan crime family should visit George Webb's YouTube channel. He has been digging dirt on them for months. He has linked them to the Pakistani ISI (that's essentially Pakistan's equivalent of the CIA, who are infiltrated by terrorists and known to support terrorists sub-rosa). He has also connected them to pharmaceutical trafficking and other major crimes. These people are terrorist spies and criminals, and the idea that the Democrats didn't know this is patently absurd. There is a reason that the Democrats and their toadies in the media have become completely unglued: treason is punishable by death.

Here's George's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/georgwebb. It's like trying to drink from a firehose, he's constantly spewing out information with multiple updates every day, and he continuously revises his point of view as he uncovers new information. He tries to summarize as he goes along but he doesn't ever stop to take a breath so you really have to stay on top of him or you'll fall behind as he embraces a real-time, stream-of-consciousness approach to his reporting.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Just FYI, for those reading who haven't looked into him: I started following him here based on DuneCreature's posts, and maybe two weeks into my journey, he pulled a stunt or prank, pretending that there were two big thugs after him in his hotel and he needed to get to an embassy.

His supporters defend this with "he was acting out in real time what Eric Braverman did."  However, he did not state that it was an act; he acted afraid for his life, causing several of his supporters to become short of breath out of fear for his safety (or so they commented at YouTube), and one supporter went so far as to run around New York City with a chain, and then get caught on camera as he entered George's car!

I'm still interested in reading about what's happening, but I will no longer follow him on YouTube.  He's one of several characters out there building their following, which is tangentially connected to the truth.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

To imply that he is doing this for money is pretty absurd, his channel isn't monetized. If you want to claim he's doing it for personal aggrandizement, well, I guess we'll have to wait and see. Given that this project has entirely consumed his life, and that he's spending a lot of his own money traveling around to do his investigations, if this was only about turning himself into an e-celebrity he's going about it pretty stupidly.

Guderian's picture

Great find and link!

Dankeschön!

DrewJackson's picture

Soon to be demonetized and banned from youtube

lasvegaspersona's picture

MY EYES!!!!

make her image vanish, I promise I'll change my ways....

idahobandito's picture

she needs to be in prison force fed stinky fat yeast infected pussy every night. And face sat with a ass like hillary's.

the artist's picture

Ha! Few know what 'stinky fat' actually is! I know and what you propose is pretty grossening. 

DeadFred's picture

So do I. Sucks sometimes.

FreeEarCandy's picture

Maybe Seth didn't leak anything. Maybe it was these boys trying to bribe Hillary and she didn't pay up? So they leaked it to wiki. Anyway. I care Seth.

Eyes Opened's picture

Not true man... WE care ...  :-(

oDumbo's picture

If that skid mark is truly the face of the dumocrook party, it's fucked.  Hideous sea monster.  How can a moderate dumorat look at this thing, Anthony Weiner, Hitlery, and actually vote for these mutants?  It defies any human decency and logic.

Son of Loki's picture

Someone go wake up Sessons and tell him the news.

smallblockchevy350's picture

Session's days are numbered. Giuliani is on deck.

Ghost of Porky's picture

Sessions still thinks marijuana is the greatest threat facing America.

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

Doesn't it appear that the FED and the DOJ want to keep ALL drugs and profiteering in the preferred "Rat-line"...All the common sense for legalizing Pot is a threat to our CB's and their Fraction Reserves. The whole fucking financial system is one giant drug racket that bleeds all over all,our precious institutions. Scarface would be so envious.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

It isn't clear whether Sessions' interest in the criminal marijuana trade is ideological or practical. Remember that criminals associate with other criminals, so going after the marijuana trade may simply be a means to an end.

Uncle Sugar's picture

What an idiot.  We all know it's global warming.

Giant Meteor's picture

Sheeeeet ... might be the only thing keeping the lid on America ..

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

It is if it's not legalized and made widely avaialble to everyone. People might still have to use opioid painkillers and toxic PharmTeam(TM) drugs, and create a black market of violence to control the supply. 

DollarMenu's picture

Better hope not Guiliani.

He's up to eyebrows in 9/11.

Could not have pulled that tragedy off without his complicity/assistance.

bigkahuna's picture

I cannot believe that Sessions has turned out to be a Trojan horse. He was the first "main stream" federal level politician to risk supporting Trump. I am sure that when he goes back to Alabama they are not happy with him. Support followed by betrayal like this can only come from the deep state. We have got to get him and all of his type out of there.

Sessions has either been part of the deep state from the beginning, he is compromised by some dirt - or the deep state threatened his family and he has been too intimidated to do the right thing and ask for our help. Or both.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

FBI Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home Of Wasserman-Schultz' IT Aide

My response: It is about time!! One can only hope that the information is recoverable. I just don't understand why they waited so long to take this action. This lady is a career criminal along with the HRC clan.

SubjectivObject's picture

they can have all the demolished unreadable hard drives that they want

knock themselves out

StarGate's picture

Since McCabe is head of FBI it's more likely the FBI seized the Aman brother computers when a good citizen reported where they were in order

to complete the destruction process with acid.

It would not be difficult for Sessions to have sent teams out 6 months ago to retrieve them. They have been in the alt news that long.
Trojan horse -- perhaps.
The Russian roulette held to Prez Trump's head by Obama's Intel team started before Sessions was confirmed. Sessions had plenty of time to inform Trump he had no intention to protect him from the Russian ruse.

Look back at how hard Sessions defended himself before Congress about a 2 minute brush with a Russian at the April convention and tell yourself Sessions did not know the Russian blow torch on the Prez was going to be thousands of times hotter.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Unless something has drastically changed, the Capitol Police still has jurisdiction on this case. I'm guessing the FBI got involved in recovering the evidence at the rental house simply because NCIS called them first. The Capitol Police seem to be standing tall, they brushed off DWS' attempts to strongarm them. As long as they are running the show, McCabe's filthy hands are tied.

azusgm's picture

IIRC, the marine called the FBI and they came out.

That house is in Virginia, so out of the jurisdiction of the capitol police to take the initial call. The hardware may have turned over to the capitol police by now or the capitol police may have turned over DWS's laptop for the FBI to do the forensics.

EDIT: Ruh-roh. It looks like the Capitol Police may have smashed the hard drives.

Hot off the presses:

http://truepundit.com/exclusive-fbi-says-awan-brothers-hard-drives-were-...

devnickle's picture

It's too obvious. It's a plant. There won't be anything of value on them.