Did Imran Awan Turn On Wasserman Schultz? New Report Suggests He Led Police To Her Laptop

Tyler Durden's picture

For months now various media outlets have speculated on whether Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) and her now-indicted IT staffer may have colluded to conceal evidence potentially linked to the infamous 'DNC hacks.'  While Schultz and the DNC have maintained that the hacks were orchestrated by Russians from a remote location, others have argued that the stolen documents must have been taken by an insider with direct access to DNC servers.  Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding the ongoing controversy has only been amplified by the DNC's rather curious refusal to allow the FBI access to their servers after the supposed 'attacks.'

But, according to a new report from The Daily Caller, even if Awan was originally acting to protect/extort DWS, that may have all changed on April 6, 2017 when he seemingly led U.S. Capitol Police directly to her laptop.

A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.

 

U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.”

 

The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.

 

The laptop was found on the second floor of the Rayburn building — a place Awan would have had no reason to go because Wasserman Schultz’s office is in the Longworth building and the other members who employed him had fired him.

DWS

 

Of course, DWS's story on the now-infamous laptop has 'evolved' over the months...originally it was apparently her laptop back when she decided to threaten the U.S. Capitol Police Chief but later, after he stood his ground, DWS backtracked saying she had never seen the laptop and it never belonged to her.

Wasserman Schultz used a televised May 18, 2017 congressional hearing on the Capitol Police budget to threaten “consequences” if Chief Matthew Verderosa did not give her the laptop. “If a member loses equipment,” it should be given back, she said.

 

Verderosa told her the laptop couldn’t be returned because it was tied to a criminal suspect. Wasserman Schultz reiterated that, while Awan was a suspect, the computer should be returned because it is “a member’s … if the member is not under investigation.”

 

She changed her story two months later, claiming it was Awan’s laptop — bought with taxpayer funds from her office — and she had never seen it. She said she only sought to protect Awan’s rights. “This was not my laptop,” she said August 3. “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.”

For those who missed DWS threatening the cops for a laptop that apparently didn't even belong to her...it's good entertainment.

 

Of course, for a conniving person like Awan who has been accused of multiple counts of federal bank fraud, making the simple mistake of accidentally leaving critical evidence out in the open for all to see would seem unlikely.

The circumstances of the laptop’s appearance described in the police report suggest Wasserman Schultz was trying to keep the police from reviewing a laptop that Awan himself may have wanted them to find. The former phone booth room where police found the items is small, and there was no obvious reason to enter it.

 

Leaving important items there accidentally would seem extremely unlikely, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, former prosecutor, and member of the House Judiciary Committee.

 

"Imran Awan is a calculating person who made great efforts to cover his tracks, both electronically and physically,” Gohmert told TheDCNF. “Placing that laptop with his personal documents, which may well incriminate him, those he worked for, or both, in the dead of night in a House office building, was a deliberate act by a cunning suspect, and it needs to be investigated.”

And then there is the simple question of why DWS has gone through the trouble of hiring lawyers to fight for a laptop that never belonged to her and could provide valuable evidence against a man who has been charged with a federal crime? 

Even though the laptop was allegedly used only by an IT aide who worked for numerous members, Wasserman Schultz has hired an outside counsel, William Pittard, to argue that the laptop not be examined. Pittard argued that the speech and debate clause — which only protects a member’s information directly related to legislative duties — should prevent prosecutors from examining the laptop’s contents, TheDCNF has learned. Pittard did not respond to requests for comment.

 

Pittard, a partner with KaiserDillon, is the former acting general counsel of the House. Hiring an outside counsel to argue the speech and debate clause on behalf of Wasserman Schultz is highly unusual, because the general counsel of the House offers opinions on speech and debate issues for free.

So, what say you?  Giant 'nothing burger' or are the walls closing in on DWS?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
GunnerySgtHartman's picture

What a picture of DWS.  I'm glad I've already eaten lunch

BandGap's picture

I get the feeling she could take apart a bait ball in the open ocean.

Still, I'd fuck Nancy Pelosi for a chocolate bar.

Croesus's picture

You are officially fucked in the head; Pelosi? Let me guess, you got a bumper sticker that says:

"Will Screw Skeletor for Snickers".

Pelosi & DWS; the threeway of my nightmares..."Want to find out what's in it?"....ugh...

E.F. Mutton's picture

Using "Turn On" and "DWS" in the same sentence is a serious grammatical foul.

813kml's picture

Sounds like the intro to some scat porn.

knukles's picture

What I wanna know is where's all the talk about Russia fuckin' with the election?
Where is it
Where the fuck is it?

Croesus's picture

@ 813kml:

I think it's called "Debbie Does the DNC"; it involves her taking Metamucil, and later letting Sanders voters know what she thinks of them.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Not getting my hopes up that this goes anywhere.

Paul Kersey's picture

"New Report Suggests He Led Police To Her Laptop"

As long as he didn't lead police to her lap.

Pinto Currency's picture

This article is all based upon George Webb's work (updated daily):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQ-wHKVi0JDWjQGcuoYnew

bamawatson's picture

webb says it was not awan, he says guy named mensa left laptop & letter in phone booth at rayburn house office building for capitol police to find

CClarity's picture

They all lawyer up.

Free advice from the Congressional help or anyone else isn't good enough.

You'd lawyer up too.

That said - DWS is surely guilty of tons of stuff and it will eventually all come out.

 

Mr. Universe's picture

We shall see, after all the DNC and her cronies can do whatever they want. Even if she is found guilty and they bring in the guillotines she could still take down a Kraken with just her head.

auricle's picture

Medusa needs to be behind bars. 

Implied Violins's picture

Actually, Metamucil insures that it goes *everywhere*.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

All available data points suggest this was an intel op by Catholics In Action and DWS is left without a chair when the music stopped

bobbbny's picture

Look closely at that picture.

That is not a human.

It is reptilian.

Explains a lot.

z530's picture

Sugar...and water. More...

No Time for Fishing's picture

How does such a scary unlikeable person ever get elected. There is no way Democrats don't rig elections. 

Bludklot's picture

It's next to impossible to buy a Christmas Tree in her district.

smacker's picture

Give it time, give it time ;-)

land_of_the_few's picture

Presumably thry have a more urgent set of lies to pump out and other nations and people needing to be demonized, or some hurricane coverage..

Or is it possible they actually got scared of endlessly bashing Russia in the end, after noticing it was a real country that responds in some ways occasionally? Maybe discretion was the better part of valour (if we can call it that)

playnstocks's picture

It will make a comeback in 30 days..... patience!

Decay is Constant's picture

Thanks!  Better.  Much, much better.

Now a bit of burbon to take care of the impending nightmares.

vato poco's picture

this shit just gets better & better. 5 will get you 10 that laptop is gonna have - among other things - vids of ol' Imran and his brothers taking turns shoving cucumbers and other, much less savory things up DWS' ass. 

while making her bark like a dog.

and squealing 'I hate America!" 

and copies will leak to TMZ. 

and then there's Huma and Hilly vids out there ...

Max Cynical's picture

Awan's wife...

Democratic IT staffer who fled the country strikes deal to return, face charges

Hina Alvi is the wife of Imran Awan, and both face charges of conspiracy and bank fraud.

A document filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia indicates that federal prosecutors have struck a deal with Alvi that would allow her to return to the U.S., but would also require her to surrender her passport and afterwards not book any international travel. The deal only surrounds how Alvi will turn herself in, and is structured so that she can avoid being arrested in front of her children when she returns to the U.S., "during the last week of September 2017." 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democratic-it-staffer-who-fled-the-cou...

My prediction...dead woman walking.

smacker's picture

Weird. What possible motive is there for her to return to the US to face criminal charges? Especially given that she's got kids.

Akzed's picture

"Face charges" = "Sing like a bird."

Implied Violins's picture

I think even charges would rather wear bags than face that bitch.

11b40's picture

Probably a lot easier & safer to kill her in Pakistan, and she knows it.  Here, at least in theory, if she & Imran turn states evidence, they may be given new identities.

Omen IV's picture

Brilliant - spot on!

813kml's picture

The CIA can recycle them into the ISIS brown horde.

smacker's picture

I guess the sub-text of your comment is that if she didn't agree to return to the US to turn states evidence, they hinted she would be killed where she is.

That looks like the sort of offer that's difficult to refuse!

dunce's picture

No time served if she talks, maybe become a national hero if she survives the clinton hit squad.

land_of_the_few's picture

No way, they're obviously all guilty of messing with the State directly so they will all be set free without any  further inconvenience, or it will be debated until the Sun burns out, as is the recent custom.

BandGap's picture

No, it's just that I love chocolate.

Thanks for making it official, BTW. Is there paperwork to fill out?

Croesus's picture

Nah, just roll with it; life's more fun when you're crazy, even if you do have to occasionally sell your body to libtard politicians for chocolate. What the hell, at least you didn't say Hillary.

BandGap's picture

Dude, I have standards. Ya know.

I have just about had enough, just letting it all go at this point. I wouldn't fuck Nancy Pelosi for all the gold in Fort Knox. Uh.

Nobody For President's picture

Well, THAT'S a no-brainer, being's how the amount of gold in Fort Knox is somewhat, ahhhh - speculative.

Got The Wrong No's picture

I'd take that speculation. That is what paper bags and showers are for. After that I could buy all the beautiful ladies I wanted. The risk is worth the reward. 

knukles's picture

Dude.  That's sick.  Seriously sick.
     Kudos

ayyy lmao's picture

Throw in Hillary for the money shot?

ayyy lmao's picture

Edited for double post.

Di bo chet's picture

Are you writing the script for a snuff flick?