Angry Marine Who Discovered Awan's "Smashed Hard Drives" Breaks Silence, Unloads On Wasserman Schultz

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Andre Taggart, the U.S. Marine who alerted the FBI when he moved into a house he rented from Imran Awan only to find a garage full of "smashed hard drives", has decided to reveal his identity in a stinging, at least for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, new interview with the Daily Caller.

Taggart, a black U.S. Marine who says he typically votes Democrat, is apparently fed up with Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Islamophobia smoke screen which he views as just a dishonest attempt to shield the Awans from their crimes.  In his epic rant to the Daily Caller, Taggart says the whole thing just "pisses me off" and that he's "absolutely disgusted with everything going on in the country right now."

“It pisses me off,” said Taggart, a black Marine who says he votes Democrat. He believes Wasserman Schultz is crying wolf and devaluing the meaning of genuine discrimination, while also exposing herself and the nation to risks.


“I just want to get these [guys] locked up and exposed and now,” Taggart told TheDCNF. “The people who facilitated them should also be locked up, as far as I’m concerned.”


Taggart said he made the decision to no longer be anonymous because he is concerned that his fellow Democrats are making a grave mistake by ignoring a scandal with serious criminal and national security implications.


“I’m absolutely disgusted with everything going on in the country right now, mostly because of right-wing conservatives, but with respect to this situation, political affiliation is irrelevant,” Taggart said.


“Him, his wife, his brother, all working down there — there’s no way they could do this without help. If we can drag Trump and his wingnuts through the mud for the Russia influence that they are having, then it’s only fair that we also expose this s–t,” Taggart said.



As we noted a few weeks ago, Taggart first discovered Awan's smashed hard drives after he rented a house in Lorton, Va. that belonged to them.  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.”

Of course, Wasserman Schultz has rejected concerns about Imran as “absurd” and “laughable,” even though he had access to all of her congressional emails and files, as well as her iPad password, is suspected by police of cybersecurity violations, and had long been accused of defrauding people for financial gain.  Meanwhile, she has maintained all along that Awan is being “persecuted” by the Capitol Police and FBI and even went so far as to threaten the Capital Police Chief earlier this summer.


As we noted earlier this week (see: Former U.S. Attorney On Awan Indictment: "There Is Something Very Strange Going On Here"), Imran Awan and his wife have indicted by a grand jury on 4 counts of fraud but speculation continues to swirl over whether additional charges are forthcoming.  In addition to allegations of blackmail and theft of taxpayer-funded IT equipment, the Daily Caller suggests the Awans may have been running a "ghost employee" scam.

Evidence suggests that the Awans were running a ghost employee scheme, collecting $6 million in salaries from taxpayers even though only a few of the six people on the House payroll actually performed IT work. Congressional offices signed off on those time-sheets for unknown reasons.


Imran Awan’s brother Abid operated a Virginia car dealership while being paid $160,000 annually working for multiple House Democrats. The dealership received $100,000 from an Iranian fugitive linked to Hezbollah, according to court records.


Amjad Khan, a former business partner, told the Daily Mail that “[Abid] would just go in [to the Hill] a couple times a week for a couple of hours, just to show his face. On paper, I think [Abid and Imran] were both working, but in reality only one was working, the other was running the [car] business.”


Khan added that “when he would go to D.C., [Abid] would spend $3,000 or $4,000 a night.”

But again, we're sure it's nothing...frankly, we're just excited that the Washington Post's investigation was able to figure out exactly where Stever Mnuchin viewed the solar eclipse...because that fact was just absolutely critical to maintain a properly functioning democracy.

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Troy Ounce's picture


Actually, there is only one distilled role for a government. And that is to protect its citizens. Important.

Having said that I really fail to see why the US needs to have >700 military basis outside the US...other than trying to control the world population. 

What about you guys just go home, save the expenditure and MAGA?

land_of_the_few's picture

Iceland doesn't have a standing army. But then it doesn't have to watch out for Canadians and Mexicans coming in to steal all the debt :P

overbet's picture

Here is the probelm. We need defending from the government. Domestic defense. Are they doing that or are they doing the bidding of the ones the people truly need defending against?

Beowulf55's picture

Nothing but brainwashed dups doing the bankers bidding........

I'd rather have a thinking citizen soldier who really is willing to defend the Constitution instead of some jarhead robot.


And sometime I don't even stand for the National Anthem either.......I don't genuflect for anyone just 'cause everyone else does."


My country, right or wrong thinking, went out with me 35 years ago..........

urhotdogs's picture

Kapaernick butt buddy eh

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

I still can't quite figure out how we are supposedly defending ourselves in Iraq Libya Syria Afghanistan, Sudan, etc.


Defense in depth I suppose?

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

For once the media got it right, but you have been misled by your assumptions.  Once a Marine, always a Marine.  This particular Marine is no longer on active duty, but his wife is.

FoggyWorld's picture

He is a retired Marine and is fighting for the truth about his finding and notifying the government of the things he found in the house he was renting from an Awan brother.

land_of_the_few's picture

Thank God someone has some basic on-the-ground morals and quick wits. Top work repelling multiple visits from Awan goons and standing his ground and getting a call out to folks that might put the brakes on it all.

Twee Surgeon's picture

He sounds like a pretty stand-up guy from where I'm sitting. He Ballsed up and joined the Marine Corps for crying out loud. Not exactly a baby sitting service.

Then he calls Bullshit where Bullshit is Due on the Democrats, calls all the right people to investigate a suspicious Muslim Garage cluster of potentially epic importance and you want to berate him for not being the second coming of Buddha. I think he's done an outstanding job of something he never invited in.

The right guy at the right place at the right time.

Yog Soggoth's picture

He is just waking up. It is going to be hard for him to come to the reality that most of his heroes are the opposite, and he fought for that. I support Taggart and his smart wife. Taggart does not even know what pizzagate is, and if he did, he might go ballistic. Love and understanding folks.

Cardinal Fang's picture

Ha yes, just waking up. It is interesting, in the article, my impression from his statements was that he saw a bunch of govt property and didn't want to get railroaded for having that around and then it escalated into his wife not wanting to get involved in a national security issue...

What he is learning, is that it's all bullshit and you need a fucking ninja's reflexes to avoid getting it on you.

He has NOT learned yet, to keep his fucking mouth shut and his eyes open.

Guess they don't teach that in boot camp any more.

Akzed's picture

In combat training, more than once, one of my son's instructors decided it was too cloudy to go outside so he had the unit watch Alex Jones videos for a couple hours.

Akzed's picture

Yes. The guy can't be exppected to morph into Lew Rockwell in two weeks. Ya gotta crawl before you can walk.

DeathingerStar's picture

The chosen few "come to Jesus" eventually.

a Smudge by any other name's picture

"Andre Taggart, the U.S. Marine. You are in the service."

I wonder which one. A patriot democrat Marine that buys into the fake Russian Hacker narrative who is now outraged?

Something tells me this guy don't even know himself let alone what planet he's on.

Gen. Ripper's picture

He's a dark green Marine - enough said

Tallbert's picture

I see little chance that this guy understands the rules of the game. Who would ask a frog (Democrat) to drain his pond?

The Cooler King's picture

If I was AWAN, I'd spend $3k ~ $4k a night just for a 'shield' so in case Wasserman~Shultz looked at me I wouldn't be turned to stone...

Implied Violins's picture


You are fucking turning your audience to STONE!! Stop this madness, it's affecting PornHub's bottom line!!!

JRobby's picture

Don't know? I think Medusa takes the fall here.

She can't shut her mouth and does nothing tactfully. Probably has delusions of grandeur too. Just a wickedly ugly being (can't use the word human here)

guru69's picture

and you're a fucking bigot


Tyler, can we get this scum thrown off of ZH?

Jimbeau's picture

and the Asswan brothers are muzlims... bfd
They are all democraps, and therefore teflon.

oncemore's picture

i downvoted u.

US exported communism and destroyed Russia, helping bolseviks to kill 100 million Russians. US is evil. YOU EXPORTED COMMUNISM to Russia and the planet, now YOU EXPORT DEMOCRACY.

Gen. Ripper's picture

She's not a Jew, she's a khazar - like the rest of them.

bobbbny's picture

Just looking at her face proves there are reptilians living among us.

HamSandwich's picture


<--- Oy, Vey!

<--- Goy, hey!

koan's picture

Fuck I know, that shit "triggers" me she has such a God awful inhuman face.

DollarMenu's picture

That pic is most definitely NOT a "her".

spieslikeus's picture

I managed a country club in the DC area and the gm prior to me was fired for embezzlement. He was Pakistani as well fwiw. He and the controller (also Paki), had setup ghost employees and shell companies and they got I believe over $3M over 8 years. He had a farm and was raising race horses with the vehicles and some equipment owned by the club.

This is just part of the Pakistani gameplan so it seems to me. How is it possible to have ghost employees paid by the federal government? Someone had to be in on that.

East Indian's picture

In Pakistan and India, every employer has to protect themselves againt the ghost employee scam. They take many precautions. Your predecessor found his employer does not expect these scams and takes no such precautions. 

Troy Ounce's picture


How do you think Pakistan obtained the technology to produce the first Islamic nuclear bomb?

They stole it! With the assistance of the CIA!

spieslikeus's picture

Basically, they were 'nice guys' and the Board(s) just trusted them. Stupid.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Every time I see that pic it reminds me I still have not spackled the crack in the bathroom wall. I am such a lazy fuck and the guilt is getting to me. She is so ugly she could go to a rap concert and not get hit on by the niggers.

WhackoWarner's picture

Scum. USA is controlled by scum.


spieslikeus's picture

Why is it that when there's a small pic of some hot Brazilian chick with the headline, there's no follow-up pic in the story. Yet, I click on this and am confronted with that fucking face?!!! Tylers, how about a fucking warning next time? Medusa has turned my dick to stone.....well, maybe that's not such a bad thing.

Scuba Steve's picture

Djew see that face on that ugly pig?

subversion's picture

fug, now they pinned fugly to the top page....please I was trying to eat


charlewar's picture

wait til you see her ugly puss without makeup in a federal prison...

Loanman26's picture

How about the picture of Andre Taggart  ??


Hey Tyler, we appreciate you posting the article but dont you fucking slow play this too !!!


Barney Fife's picture

You could always blow it up, put some rings and a bullseye on it, and take it to the range this weekend. 

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Now that I have gazed upon the legendary Medusa I  am   turnin g    to       sto...

consider me gone's picture

I had to scroll it so her face wouldn't show when I was reading. I just couldn't bear seeing her face. Really. Couldn't do it.

MasterControl's picture

George Webb covers this thoroughly on his youtube channel

drendebe10's picture

She lioks like fukn Medusa