DNC Lawyer Scrambles To Block Evidence From Hidden Laptop Tied To Wasserman Schultz

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A lawyer for former DNC IT staffer Imran Awan is scrambling to block evidence found on a hidden laptop which may contain proof of a massive spy ring operating at the highest levels of Congress, in what may be the largest breach of National Security in U.S. history.

Awan, a Pakistani national, worked for dozens of Democratic members of Congress along with his wife, two brothers and a friend. Following the publication of DNC emails by WikiLeaks in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Congressional investigators discovered that the Awans had a secret server being housed by the House Democratic Caucus backed up to an offsite Dropbox account.

“For members to say their data was not compromised is simply inaccurate. They had access to all the data including all emails. Imran Awan is the walking example of an insider threat, a criminal actor who had access to everything,” -Daily Caller

According to a briefing, "all five of the shared employees system administrators collectively logged onto the [House Democratic] Caucus system 5,735 times, or an average of 27 times per day,” despite only one of them being authorized to do so.

The Awans were banned from the House IT network on February 2, 2017 after being named in a criminal investigation - however they continued to work in the building for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz until Imran Awan's arrest at Dulles Airport trying to flee the country in late July. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were charged with conspiracy and bank fraud in relation to a real estate transaction.

The laptop in question was tucked away in a tiny room formerly used as a phone booth on the second floor of the Rayburn House Office Building late one night in March, only to be found by Capitol Police just after midnight on April 6, 2017 along with notebooks marked 'attorney client privilege,' letters addressed to the US Attorney of DC regarding Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and several forms of identification. Based on the contents of the backpack, some believe Awan wanted the laptop to be found.

Attorney-Client Privilege

Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller, who has been tracking the Awan case, reports that Awan's attorney Chris Gowen - a former aide to Hillary Clinton, is seeking to block the laptop evidence by arguing the 'attorney client privilege' note attached to the notebook found with the laptop covers the contents of the hard drive, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

Via the Daily Caller:

"Chris Gowen, Awan’s attorney, said at the last hearing: “We do expect there being an attorney-client privilege issue in this case… What occurred is a backpack from my client was found, he was trying to get a better signal, there was a note that said attorney client privilege and a hard drive. We feel very strongly about this.”

Capitol Police report reveals the following items were found in the backpack:

#1 a Pakistani ID card with the name Mohommed Ashraf Awan
#2 a copy – not original – of a driver’s license with name Imran Awan
#3 a copy (front and back) of his congressional ID
#4 an Apple laptop with the homescreen initials ‘RepDWS’
#5 composition notebooks with notes handwritten saying ‘attorney client privilege’ and possibly discussing case details below
#6 loose letters addressed to US Attorney of DC discussing the apparent owner of the bag being investigated.

As Rosiak points out, it is unclear how the handwritten note saying "attorney client privilege" could be construed to cover a hard drive, rather than the pages of [the] notebook it was contained on.

Andrew McCarthy, a former chief assistant U.S. attorney who has followed the case, said “The A/C (attorney-client) privilege only applies to communications between the client and lawyer that are for the purpose of seeking legal advice and that are intended by both parties to be kept confidential… Moreover, asserting that something is A/C protected does not make it so. You still have to show that the material in question constitutes communications strictly between the lawyer and client that were for the purpose of seeking legal advice.

 

“If I give my lawyer my bank records and ask him if they show evidence of a crime, the bank records do not become A/C-privileged — only his advice to me would be A/C-privileged. And if I stuck a sign on my bank records that said ‘A/C-privileged documents,’ that would not make them A/C-privileged documents,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday." -Daily Caller

Debbie Downer

In May of 2016, Debbie Wasserman Schulz - an employer and personal friend of Awan - spent several minutes browbeating the Chief of DC Capitol Police at a budget meeting, claiming the laptop should be given back since it was hers and threatening 'consequences' if it wasn't returned.

#DebbieWassermanSchultz threatens DC Police Chief over not returning Arwan Bros laptop. "there will be consequences" https://t.co/2phDMnvWq5 pic.twitter.com/e2wkBJSaim

— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) May 25, 2017

Of Note

The Awan brothers were managing computers for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - a group with top secret clearance which is looking into Russian election interference right now.

Also of note

The brothers were "shared employees," hired by multiple Democrats for IT work whenever it was needed - so they floated all over the place doing all sorts of work on House members computers. Democrats Juaquin Castro, Cedric Richmond, Andre Carson, Jackie Speier, Tammy Duckworth, and Louis Frankel all employed the Awans.

Information Brokers? 

Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox Business Network in late July where he dropped a bombshell: not only did the Awans had access to the emails of every member of Congress, Imran Awan reportedly sold information to still unknown parties, which the FBI is currently investigating.

Napolitano: He was arrested for some financial crime - that's the tip of the iceberg. The real allegation against him is that he had access to the emails of every member of congress and he sold what he found in there. What did he sell, and to whom did he sell it? That's what the FBI wants to know. This may be a very, very serious national security situation.

 

Varney: Wait a second, he was the IT worker along with his two Pakistani brothers, for DWS, and other Democrats in the House - and the theory is that he got access to all of their secrets or whatever, and sold some?

 

Napolitano: Yes, and this was at the time that Congresswoman Schultz was also the chair of the Democratic National Committee. So at this point I don't believe they know what he sold, and to whom he sold it - but they do know what he had access to, which is virtually everything in the House of representatives, which would include classified material in the House intelligence committee.

 

Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer went even further - claiming that the Awan brothers were linked to the Muslim Brotherhood while working for Democrat Congressman Andre Carson, a report reinforced by Frontpage Magazine:

As Frontpage reported in February:

The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.

 

Carson is the second Muslim in Congress and the first Muslim on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and, more critically, is the ranking member on its Emerging Threats Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee.

 

The Emerging Threats Subcommittee, of which Carson is a ranking member, is responsible for much of counterterrorism oversight. It is the worst possible place for a man with Carson’s credentials.

 

Carson had inherited his grandmother’s seat and exploited it to promote a radical Islamist agenda. He has interfaced with a laundry list of Islamist groups from CAIR to ISNA to ICNA to MPAC. Islamists have funded Carson’s career to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. The Center for Security Policy has put together a dossier of Carson’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is the parent organization of many key Islamic terror groups posing a threat to our national security including Al Qaeda and Hamas.

 

Andre Carson shared the stage at a CAIR banquet with Sirraj Wahaj: an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing who had once declared,” You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.” CAIR itself had been named an unindicted co-conspirator in terror finance.

Immunity for Hina?

In September, it was reported that Hina Alvi - Imran Awan's wife, had struck a deal with federal prosecutors to return to the U.S. from Pakistan to face conspiracy and bank fraud charges.

Alvi and her children fled to the safety of Pakistan in early 2017, so her voluntary return - which was structured with an arrest to be made "not in front of her children" is significant. Upon her return to the United States, Hina was arraigned on four felony counts of bank fraud and handed over her U.S. passport to prosecutors.

Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) says that Alvi's return may be part of a broader immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a "significant" and "pretty disturbing" story about Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

“I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you're going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound.  The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people.”

 

"I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one."

Despite the volumes of evidence stacking up against the former DNC IT staffers, Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims the entire investigation of the Awans is nothing more than Islamophobia.

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cossack55's picture

Guillotine now, at least.

junction's picture

But first, ask Debbie who killed Seth Rich.

Chuck Norris's picture

Hopefully the Awan's know to stay clear of nail guns.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

And the Swamp Plot thickens.  Going to hae to stock up on popcorn.

Mercury's picture

Wasserman is such a dick-withering shrew of a human being...

wildbad's picture

from the people's court!

MOTION DENIED!

J S Bach's picture

It's a miracle this country has held together as long as it has with all the (((traitors))) who have infected every elected orifice.  I tend to think it is soley due to our having the world's reserve currency which has given our rotting body zombie-like animation over the past decades.  But, when this scenario finally ends, the corpse will begin its final decay apace.  And, of course, the pathogen which caused it all will leap to the next host for its continued comestibles.

DeadFred's picture

Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?
Who has ties to the MB?
Who is Awan?
What is the Awan Group?
Where do they have offices?
Why is this relevant?

Q

Don't you loved the smell of charred Deep State in the morning?

CuttingEdge's picture

Slightly off topic.

H/T to The Wizard on another thread for this pick up:

http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1679-now-...

4289 sealed endictments issued in 3 weeks across the country - usually around 1000 are issued in a year.

 

Tick tock, motherfuckers.

BennyBoy's picture

 

Debbie is innocent!

Because she will walk free.

Pakiman, not so much.

land_of_the_few's picture

Are you maligning the vigorous, yet also cunning-like-a-fox-on-Drano, Kobra of Karachi?

Troll Magnet's picture

THE QUESTION EVERYONE SHOULD BE ASKING:

Why does WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ want to hurt America?

nmewn's picture

Debbie Wassername Schultz, truly the gift that keeps on giving  ;-)

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Cutting,

From your lips to Gods ears.

However, Debbie is not going to say one word. Her brother Steve Wasserman, Assistant U.S. Attorney, will keep her informed of every step of the investigation, and if it looks like its getting to hot, she'll be on the next flight to Tel-Aviv. This whole thing will get buried, as it most likely involves the blackmail of, and breach of US National Security by several dozen Idiotic democratic members of Congress. No doubt these pakistani spies are somehow tied to israeli intelligence.

Thought Processor's picture

 

Agreed.  There must be some pretty big evidence links implicating Israel in this.  Data is pretty hard core evidence.  SO is money.  Just follow the two and let the investigation unfold.  Apparently that is actually happening now.  We shall see if this is real.  Trumps close links to Israel may be his real problem here, in that everyone will be bending over backwards to try to not implicate Israel.  This being the real elephant in the room.

 

Waiting to see real action on the part of the Justice department here......................... (and there had better be).

 

Tick Tock Motherfuckers.

CuttingEdge's picture

Can't see DWS in an orange jumpsuit with a gargantuan negro lesbian called Bubbles either, Chuc. But we can dream...

 

My link ref was O/T - but still related to the Dem phlegm bucket. The "inside" word is Weiner's laptop contents being the catalyst for a big simultaneous hit on kiddiefiddlers.

Let's face it, both the FBI and Sessions need a win. The rep of both of them is pretty much dead right now and need some serious PR. A massive paedo-ring bust to win the public over? Sans the Pedosta Bros, obviously. They being in the club and all.

Something to look forward to more immediately: Judicial Watch announced the other day they are getting the 50 FBI "tarmac emails" under FOI today. Could be interesting.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Cutting,

The Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA & FBI etc...Always leave certain levels of degrees of separation between them...the actual perpetrators & the Crime.

Textbook Clandestine Operations.

Invinciblity is a character defect these Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths do not comprehend.

It wil be their nails in their Coffins.

You would think the Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies would want to get back to good standing with the American People. However, whatever trust, loyalty & respect the American People had for them has been squandered.
And, they only have themselves to blame for not arresting, indicting, enprisoning & Executing Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Hillary Clinton and others.

Fuck Them!

And, their

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

WillyGroper's picture

i dunno...to hear RDS, bb is in some deep doody & the chozin have overplayed their hand.

 

we're in for some fireworks as the drips just keep coming.

RDS & Binney got thru to Sessions via one of his neighbors using certified mail advising just how to hoover up everything on all these pedos via no such agency. Sessions communications were being intercepted same as trumps.

btw, he also mentioned princess & kooshner may be heading back to nyc.

Rothstein will blow your skirt up on this one...from JFK to present.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxLst27bq8A

Scar Bro's picture

This is what happens when you don't deal with a mite infestation in it's early stages.

https://www.rt.com/news/411399-europe-muslims-number-grow/

The king mites invite the worker mites and pretty soon the house rots away from the inside.

They're ALL mites. From the South and East. S/E Mites

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

This is so much larger than described in this article.  First off, when we are dealing with a National Security issues especially related to state secrets or spying, the DOJ / NSC can authorize the investigation into the contents of the laptop no matter where it came from or who the owner is.

 

This laptop being part of the larger Awan and DWS / DNC investigations (and now Clinton Foundation also) means that they have a very obvious National Security reason for the examination of its contents.

The attorney client message was a ruse anyway (as it was DWS's laptop and she's a Gov. employee) but it's useless in this case none the less.

waterwitch's picture

Exactly.  For an idea of just how big a deal this is and how extensive the spy ring penetrates, check out George Webb's 14 month investigation videos on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/georgwebb

as well as those by Jason Goodman and Crowd Source The Truth:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cl9QaRtuW9CNjP7pP4BBQ

 

Bush Baby's picture

While we're at it, release the names of the Congressional Sex Slush Fund, talk about draining the swamp, 80% of Congress and the Senate would be gone!

BaBooom!!

shovelhead's picture

Y'all just Racist Islamaphobics.

Your friends from the Left.

LightBeamCowboy's picture

"...will leap to the next host for its continued comestibles."

And that host is China, already nicely infected. That's why Kissinger and his front-man stooge Nixon "opened up" the then-isolated and dysfunctional Communist Chinese state, even while Americans were still dying supposedly fighting Communism in Vietnam.

Son of Loki's picture

"The most transparent administration eva!"

 

~ Barrack Hussein Ahkbar bin Bama

IH8OBAMA's picture

"Rep Schiff denies viewing eye popping evidence"

LOL  Looks like EYE POPPING to me.

 

CuttingEdge's picture

"Rep Schiff demonstrates admirably to the public what a nauseating swamp turd he is"

Sound about right?

Chupacabra-322's picture

Adam and Eve Schiff are a husband and wife.

Eve runs the 'Sunlight Foundation' for the Rockefeller Family Fund (one of only ten funds).

The wealth of the Rockefeller's is est. at about $3 Trillion US $$$ A!

That's no typo folks (if anything its a lowball figure), and its run by the Kaiser Family.

Her husband 'adam (of eve)' is like all Rockefeller tools on the intelligence cmte.

Note: You'll always find these well connected stool pigeons on defense or the appropriations cmte.

http://www.muckety.com/Rockefeller-Family-Fund/5024609.muckety

http://www.muckety.com/David-Kaiser/198874.muckety

STP's picture

I hate that bug-eyed little bastard.  He looks like a total pedo too.  Every time, I see him on TV, it just pisses me off (which means, that I'm pretty much, pissed all the time).

lincolnsteffens's picture

Agreed. How could there be an presumption of privacy in a closet that nearly anyone in the building could have access to. Just putting a note about attorney client privilege would not keep everyone's eyes off of it. Curiosity would dictate that numbers of people couldn't resist a peek.

Bush Baby's picture

She's not a human. she's a reptile

rosiescenario's picture

" dick-withering shrew".....nice turn of words.....immediately bringing to mind Hitlery, Nancy, Maxine, etc.

As the warning accompanying Viagara states...."In cases of an erection lasting more than 4 hours seek prompt medical attention or watch a video clip from any one of the Dems dick withering shrews....usually available all day long on CNN."

GUS100CORRINA's picture

DNC Lawyer Scrambles To Block Evidence From Hidden Laptop Tied To Wasserman Schultz

My response: DOJ needs to find a reason to arrest and detain DNC lawyer.

The DNC is CORRUPT and it is time for JUSTICE to be SERVED!! 

IH8OBAMA's picture

You know nothing is going to come of this.  Sure the Pakisanis may go to jail but the DNC and the Dims will not be charged with anything.

The reason being that the Republicans know if they do anything like that it will come back to get them under the next Dim administration.

 

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ GUS,

“The DNC is CORRUPT and it is time for JUSTICE to be SERVED!!”

Please STOP using the word “Corrupt.”

It’s been beyond “corruption” for a while.

It’s CRIMINAL!

And. Should be referred to as such constantly & in conversation.

This was not by accident.  The brothers and their family were spying and being abetted by members of the DNC.

There's no telling how much information they were able to obtain...but they DID obtain information.

National Security Breach Big Time...

"An Appeal to Arms and the God of Hosts is all that is left us."
Patrick Henry

resistedliving's picture

Thank goodness the RNC is clean as a whistle and the POTUS former campaign chair didnt offer to betray us to Russian oligarchs or NSA General wasnt paid by the Russians for speeches to dismantle Russia sanctions or Turks ($500,000+) for various 'favors'.

Thank goodness

bpj's picture

WTF is the reference to Nail Guns?????????????????????????

Demologos's picture

Where you been for 8 years?

salvadordaly's picture

you been here 8 yrs and you don't know that one?
Search suicides.

LightBeamCowboy's picture

Nail gun reference is to a dead banker in Colorado with several nails fired into the back of his head, ruled a suicide by the usual corrupt, frightened, bought-off county coroner.

thecondor's picture

Fuck that, go straight to the source, either pizza Podesta or Killary herself. 

webmatex's picture

And ask why she offered all the other congress critters a cheap "share service" for their IT needs.

And isn't Awan's lawyer the Clintombs lawyer?

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

Give Awan immunity if he spills the beans on the DNC....

FoggyWorld's picture

Give the immunity to his wife who is in the process of divorcing him and who was very involved in Awan's many businesses.

Akzed's picture

Guillotine now, at least.

Start at the feet.

quadraspleen's picture

DC still carries the death penalty for treason, right? Or is that just the enlightened states? In fact treason is a federal crime?