Paki shenanigans in I.T.

#76
What the fuck does this family have on HRC & co, that they show them such insane loyalty? They must have the motherlode of dirty laundry on the whole lot of them.
They did get access to files they weren't supposed to.
 

mascan42

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#77
They did get access to files they weren't supposed to.
But that was all Congressional files, nothing personal. If any of that was dirt on Hillary, the Republicans would've had access to it as well, and would've used it. I think whatever he's got is damaging to both sides, which is why we'll never see anything come of this.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#78
What the fuck does this family have on HRC & co, that they show them such insane loyalty? They must have the motherlode of dirty laundry on the whole lot of them.
Well to start off the dibble dabbles have 30k + deleted emails
 
#79
But that was all Congressional files, nothing personal. If any of that was dirt on Hillary, the Republicans would've had access to it as well, and would've used it. I think whatever he's got is damaging to both sides, which is why we'll never see anything come of this.
But they worked for DWS, who knows what she had on her HD.
 

domelogic

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#80
Nice recap of this story that the media has completely ignored. One thing I did read here but did not know was Awan started working for the dnc congressman in 2005.


Why is the Democrats' bizarre IT scandal being ignored?

While the focus in Washington, D.C. remains centered on the Mueller Russia probe, we cannot lose sight of another ongoing investigation on Capitol Hill. At the center of this developing scandal are the nefarious actions of a former Democratic congressional IT aide indicted last year on bank fraud charges, who at the time was being paid by a high-profile member of Congress although he was barred from the House computer systems.

While the case has not received a lot of mainstream media attention, the details are sordid. Not only does the case raise serious national security and obstruction of justice concerns, it also suggests a blatant cover-up on the part of the lawmakers involved.

Our story begins in the early 2000s when an IT contractor named Imran Awan began doing work for a number of House Members. He was later joined in this work by seven other family members who had almost little or no computer technology expertise, including his wife and two brothers. One of Awan’s brothers at 20 years old was earning the same amount as a member of Congress. After being fired from one office for “incompetence” the other congressional offices continued to pay him.

In February of 2016 the House Office of Inspector General revealed that $120,000 in office equipment belonging to the office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., went missing. At the time, Imran’s brother Abid Awan worked for Representative Clarke in an IT capacity and was believed to be involved in the equipment’s disappearance.

Later that year the House Office of Inspector General informed both House leadership, and the Committee on Administration, that the Awans had gained unauthorized access into the servers of 15 House members who did not employ them! Additionally, it came to light that from October 2015 to April 2016, the Awans made “excessive log ons,” to the tune of 27 times per day, to a server belonging to the House Democratic Caucus.

Not only does the case raise serious national security and obstruction of justice concerns, it also suggests a blatant cover-up on the part of the lawmakers involved.
In January of 2017, a Democratic Caucus server was reported stolen.

Shortly after the Awans were barred from accessing the House computer systems in February of 2017, many of the 44 House Members – all Democrats -- who gave the Awans access to their constituent and other office data, fired them. One high profile member, however, continued to employ Imran Awan.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., employed Imran Awan from 2005 until he was arrested on bank fraud charges while attempting to flee the United States to Pakistan on July 25, 2017. Although Awan was barred from the House computer systems in February of that same year and unable to perform IT work for her office, Wasserman Schultz refused to remove Awan from house payroll and continued to pay him at the same rate. She compensated Awan with taxpayer funds for several months, all while he was under indictment for bank fraud charges.

Since Wasserman Schultz failed to answer even basic questions about the nature of Awan’s employment in her office, last July my organization asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate her for blatantly disregarding House Ethics rules, as members of Congress are directly responsible for ensuring their staff are only paid for official public work.

What makes this situation even more bizarre and troubling is in April of 2017, during the time Wasserman Schultz kept Awan employed, he left a laptop belonging to her in an abandoned public phone booth in the House Rayburn Office Building, along with “a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney.” After this incident, Wasserman Schultz went on a public attack against the United States Capitol Police demanding they return her laptop, even publicly threatening Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa with “consequences” if it wasn’t returned.

Then a few months later she denied it was her laptop saying “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.” The laptop’s username was “RepDWS.”

These are only some of the bizarre facts of this case. The victims have been described as 44 members of Congress, but are they? Taxpayer funds were used to purchase equipment and pay salaries. The data likely included private citizens’ information and government information. The members of Congress were entrusted with, and expected to keep secure, our government property and our data—the citizens are the true victims here.

It’s interesting that members of Congress always hold businesses publicly accountable when there is a high-profile breach of customer data, but in this case they have failed to take action. To date, the Awans have not been charged with a single crime related to illegally accessing and stealing congressional computer servers as part of a sophisticated criminal enterprise.

Given what’s at stake here in terms of national security and the security of our citizens, our government must demand accountability, even in investigation-saturated and -weary Washington.
 

domelogic

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#82

The congresswoman worked on the house ethics committee. Now isn’t that ironic. That’s our tax dollars at work. Those dnc people really do care about our tax dollars.


Investigators eventually interviewed Abid about the missing equipment. He blamed Clarke staffers for some and claimed the office never received others, according to a House IG presentation dated Sept. 20, 2016 that also says:

75 pieces of equipment with a purchase price of $118,416 were recently written off the House inventory for a member because one of the subjects could not produce them

Shared employee stated that the items were never received, shouldn’t have been inventoried, or the staff lost the equipment
However, equipment could not be on inventory or have asset tag unless it had arrived in office and EIN [Equipment Identification Number, a form that must be signed for a piece of equipment to be paid for] had been signed
Missing equipment includes laptops, iPads, TVs, video conferencing equipment, and computers
 

domelogic

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#83
Nope nothing was going on here

He showed me a letter and I said, ‘Look Imran, I can’t do that, it’s not legal.'” The letter, the vendor said, was a commitment to award a contract.

“And at 8 a.m. the next morning, he had another signed letter rescinding it and said ‘Let’s go with Lockheed instead,'” the vendor told TheDCNF.

He has that much power,” the vendor continued. “How the hell did he have enough control over a member that by 8 a.m. the member has done his exact bidding? If you were a new member who just got elected don’t you think they’d be like, ‘Well, why are we switching, you told me yesterday the other was better?'”


“I can’t articulate how loyal they were to him,” the source alleged. “I’d say I’d do [tech services] for a quarter of [what members were paying Imran] and they’d say no.”

The vendor provided a variety of other detailed information about Imran that TheDCNF independently corroborated. He told TheDCNF in February 2017 that Imran described to him in detail how the aide falsified invoices — months before others publicly reported the scheme.


Full link: http://amp.dailycaller.com/2018/06/28/awan-graham-bribe/?__twitter_impression=true
 

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domelogic

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#89
That's it, they're going to let him do a few years on the mortgage scam, and, in return, they'll drop all the charges related to the DNC IT shenanigans, and he'll never have to name names.

The rats covering for the rats.

So you think his deal is he will shut the fuck up and they give him that small sentence? Damn I hope not but after reading the article it makes it seem so but I am holding out hope that is the case.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#90
So you think his deal is he will shut the fuck up and they give him that small sentence? Damn I hope not but after reading the article it makes it seem so but I am holding out hope that is the case.
"No Deals"

-Q
 

mascan42

Registered User
#92
But that was all Congressional files, nothing personal. If any of that was dirt on Hillary, the Republicans would've had access to it as well, and would've used it. I think whatever he's got is damaging to both sides, which is why we'll never see anything come of this.
 
#93
Fucking washington post headline...Literally draws a conclusion that does not exist...Just because you don't have to testify about you illegal dealings doesn't make them not exist...
Ex-congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access
By Shawn Boburg and Spencer S. Hsu July 3 at 3:03 PM Email the author

Federal prosecutors concluded an 18-month investigation into a former congressional technology staffer on Tuesday by publicly debunking allegations — promoted by conservative media and President Trump — suggesting he was a Pakistani operative who stole government secrets with cover from House Democrats.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, Imran Awan pleaded guilty to a relatively minor offense unrelated to his work on Capitol Hill: making a false statement on a bank loan application. U.S. prosecutors said they would not recommend jail time.

But the agreement included an unusual passage that described the scope of the investigation and cleared Awan of a litany of conspiracy theories promulgated on Internet blogs, picked up by right-leaning news sites and fanned by Trump on Twitter.

“The Government has uncovered no evidence that your client violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems,” including stealing equipment or illegally accessing or transferring information, prosecutors wrote in an 11-page plea agreement dated and signed Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors described in the agreement a “thorough investigation” that included forensic analysis of computer equipment and other devices, log-on and usage data and interviews with about 40 witnesses.


Awan and four of his associates, including family members, worked as IT specialists for dozens of Democratic lawmakers until they were banned from the computer network in February 2017, accused of violating House security rules. The ensuing investigation attracted aggressive coverage by conservative media outlets — led by the Daily Caller — and prompted calls from Trump to prosecute Awan, whom the president referred to in one tweet as the “Pakistani mystery man.”

The case has highlighted Trump’s willingness to lobby for specific outcomes of federal criminal investigations and to suggest a coverup by his own Justice Department. Trump also attempted to tie Awan to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee server — a breach that intelligence agencies have concluded was directed by Russia.

“Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook,” he tweeted last month, mentioning the Democratic congresswoman from Florida and former chairwoman of the DNC, after a court filing indicated prosecutors were in plea negotiations. “The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a ‘plea deal’ to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad!”

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia did not mention Trump or any media publications by name in the agreement.

But the agreement included an exhaustive list of “public allegations” that prosecutors investigated and shot down, including that investigators took custody of the House Democratic server.

[Federal probe into House technology worker Imran Awan yields intrigue, no evidence of espionage]

“Particularly, the Government has found no evidence that your client illegally removed House data from the House network or from House Members’ offices, stole the House Democratic Caucus Server, stole or destroyed House information technology equipment, or improperly accessed or transferred government information, including classified or sensitive information,” prosecutors wrote.


The office that conducted the investigation is led by Trump-nominated U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. Awan was released from electronic monitoring and will be free pending his sentencing Aug. 21, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ordered after accepting Awan’s plea at the Tuesday hearing.

As part of the deal, prosecutors agreed to drop a bank fraud charge against Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi. Awan agreed to plead guilty to a felony related to an application for a home equity line of credit. He told a bank that the home was his wife’s primary residence; it was a rental property. The loan was fully repaid.

Awan’s attorney called the case a “political prosecution” and a “tremendous waste of law enforcement time and resources” that failed to show a breach of security or harm to the country.

“There has never been any missing server, smashed hard drives, blackmailed members of Congress, or breach of classified information,” lawyer Christopher Gowen said in a statement. “Yet Fox News and its media children continued to peddle a story in perfect coordination with House Republicans and the President.”

Awan and his associates were assigned to work for individual lawmakers, but they shared job duties and log-in information for multiple servers, a practice that is prohibited under House rules. Gowen said that and other security concerns that led to the loss of Awan’s access to the House network illustrated a culture of “disorganization” in Congress rather than espionage.

The U.S. Capitol Police said that although the investigation found nothing to substantiate illegal computer access, it did uncover “violation of House IT internal controls” that would be referred to House officials for “administrative action.”

In his first public statements since the investigation began, Awan told The Washington Post in an interview before Tuesday’s hearing that he questions whether the case would have been pursued if he did not have a Pakistani name. He said he came to the United States as a teenager, put himself through college, became a U.S. citizen and built a career on Capitol Hill — what he portrayed as the fulfillment of a dream.

“This has cost me my reputation, my livelihood, my family,” he said. “I can’t believe this.”

He added, “The president used me to advance his political agenda.”
At least the NY Times acknowledged that maybe something odd might have happened by quoted one of Trumps tweets on it..

Imran Awan, Ex-Congressional I.T. Worker, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud
A former I.T. aide on Capitol Hill pleaded guilty to bank fraud. But federal prosecutors debunked accusations that he engaged in illegal conduct involving House computer systems.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times
By Karen Zraick
  • July 3, 2018

A former technology worker for the House of Representatives accused of data theft by conservative news outlets pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an unrelated charge of making false statements on a loan application.
The worker, Imran Awan, 38, was arrested last summer as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. He had been at the center of a swirl of allegations that he and several associates had conspired to steal hardware, data and perhaps even Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks.
President Trump had tried to heighten the intrigue, posting tweets claiming a media cover-up of a “Democrat I.T. scandal” and referring to Mr. Awan as a “Pakistani mystery man.”

Mr. Awan, who is Pakistani-American, had worked for more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers since 2004, including Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She defended him after the Capitol Police started looking into allegations by unnamed House lawmakers that Mr. Awan had executed some sort of fraud.
In the plea agreement, federal prosecutors debunked conspiracy theories about the case that had circulated online. They said that the government had interviewed about 40 witnesses, examined the House Democratic Caucus server and other data and devices, reviewed electronic communications and interviewed Mr. Awan on numerous occasions. They found no evidence that Mr. Awan had engaged in illegal conduct involving House computer systems.

Mr. Awan’s lawyer, Christopher Gowen, said the accusations were the product of an anti-Muslim, right-wing smear job targeting Mr. Awan and his family. He faulted Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts on the case, arguing they violated his client’s right to due process.
Mr. Awan admitted to submitting an online application in December 2016 in the name of his wife, Hina Alvi, to the Congressional Federal Credit Union for a home equity line of credit on a property that she owned in Alexandria, Va.
In the application, he stated that it was his wife’s primary residence. But in fact, she was renting the property to tenants. In January 2017, the credit union approved a line of credit for $165,000.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#94
Fucking washington post headline...Literally draws a conclusion that does not exist...Just because you don't have to testify about you illegal dealings doesn't make them not exist...
Ex-congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access

At least the NY Times acknowledged that maybe something odd might have happened by quoted one of Trumps tweets on it..

Imran Awan, Ex-Congressional I.T. Worker, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

The denial is absolutely hilarious, if it had been someone on the right, the headline would have read “paki IT expert cops deal to avoid actual jail time, proving that “insert republican” is covering up evidence and protecting their interests and usurping Justice once again”

Why the fuck are these news agencies allowed to politically editorialize everything?
Nothing was “put to rest” what happened was the guy copped a deal (which should have never been offered) to protect someone else, probably Hillary
 

domelogic

Registered User
#96
Fucking washington post headline...Literally draws a conclusion that does not exist...Just because you don't have to testify about you illegal dealings doesn't make them not exist...
Ex-congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access

At least the NY Times acknowledged that maybe something odd might have happened by quoted one of Trumps tweets on it..

Imran Awan, Ex-Congressional I.T. Worker, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

I just read or hear something from the left and immediately know it is the opposite. Like this headline you pointed out. It would not surprise me within the next 6 months if this is absolutely false. Russian collusion from the left about the right yet we have come to find out it was the dems who had any collusion at all with the Russians. Think the opposite and you will be right many more times than you will be wrong. We all know there is more from that server/laptops than they want to let on otherwise why would they have kept logging into them as much as they did(and when they were not supposed to). Something worth it was in there.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#97
It's the core of Trump's "fake news" campaign
I just find it infuriating, I read “headlines” then read the “story” and 9 times out of 10 there is a direct and intentional manipulation of the facts.

My favorite is the “unarmed black man” narrative that the “never trumpets” devour.

Just for once I would like to see a headline that reads “violent repeat offender, wanted on multiple warrants and under suspicion of committing another violent attack, who was eluding, and evading lawful arrest, tazed to subdue him”
Instead the headline will read
“Unarmed black man unlawfully tazed by police” or just “unarmed black man shot by police” ignoring the fight, and the pistol in his pocket that he should have never even been allowed to own.
 
#98
I just find it infuriating, I read “headlines” then read the “story” and 9 times out of 10 there is a direct and intentional manipulation of the facts.

My favorite is the “unarmed black man” narrative that the “never trumpets” devour.

Just for once I would like to see a headline that reads “violent repeat offender, wanted on multiple warrants and under suspicion of committing another violent attack, who was eluding, and evading lawful arrest, tazed to subdue him”
Instead the headline will read
“Unarmed black man unlawfully tazed by police” or just “unarmed black man shot by police” ignoring the fight, and the pistol in his pocket that he should have never even been allowed to own.
and then the writer of the story will use the old cop out..."Well I don't get to choose the headline, the editor does that" but nobody is calling out the editors...That's who really needs to be put into the bias narrative spotlight...these editors that fashion a fake headline from a limited but real story
 

domelogic

Registered User
#99
I just find it infuriating, I read “headlines” then read the “story” and 9 times out of 10 there is a direct and intentional manipulation of the facts.

My favorite is the “unarmed black man” narrative that the “never trumpets” devour.

Just for once I would like to see a headline that reads “violent repeat offender, wanted on multiple warrants and under suspicion of committing another violent attack, who was eluding, and evading lawful arrest, tazed to subdue him”
Instead the headline will read
“Unarmed black man unlawfully tazed by police” or just “unarmed black man shot by police” ignoring the fight, and the pistol in his pocket that he should have never even been allowed to own.

That my friend is called bizzaro world with the media. My favorite is in any of those articles the writer always and I mean always has to include family/friends who say he is a great kid/guy, never got into trouble and was just getting his life on track to do great things. That is as disingenuous as the headlines when you have repeat offenders or someone who has been in contact with the law for some reason.
 
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THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
and then the writer of the story will use the old cop out..."Well I don't get to choose the headline, the editor does that" but nobody is calling out the editors...That's who really needs to be put into the bias narrative spotlight...these editors that fashion a fake headline from a limited but real story
There was just a “shooting unarmed black man” narrative in Pittsburgh, now I watched 4 different “news” stories on it, and only ONE bothered to mention, not only why he was being chased by the police (involved in a drive by shooting that JUST OCCURRED) but, that two firearms were found in the vechical. They then left out the perp who got shot was in possession of a magazine that fit the firearms that were FOUND in the vehicle after the shooting, also not a fucking PEEP about the FACT that a driveby shooting had just occurred, except for a little blurb showing the other guy in the car shooting out of the window of the car.
But “oh they shot another innocent angel”
Oh, and the “kid” was 17, he’s not even old enough to purchase ammunition
 
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