The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Debbie's Scandal—Revisited

Paul Sperry reports on the ongoing investigation into Imran Awan and his suspicious connections to Congressional Democrats and his apparent mentor, ex-DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:
Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say.

What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.

Investigators now suspect that sensitive US government data — possibly including classified information — could have been compromised and may have been sold to hostile foreign governments that could use it to blackmail members of Congress or even put their lives at risk.

“This is a massive, massive scandal,” a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.
Gosh ... a "massive scandal!" The trained hamsters at the NYT, WaPo, CNN love scandals and spend 24-7 on them. It doesn't even matter whether there's any substantive evidence that the scandal is real. Consider for instance, the Russian collusion "scandal"—totally fake news, but the trained hamsters are locked and loaded.

But here we have actual and copious evidence of wrong-doing, a perpetrator (Imran Awan) who has already been arrested and indicted on multiple criminal counts, a Congresswoman who actually did try to obstruct justice by threatening a police chief in public, other Democrats who may have inadvertently allowed government secrets to be stolen, a family of foreign nationals that enriched itself, left the country to flee prosecution, and has ties to Pakistan (yeah, I know, it's not RUSSIA, but still), and potential threads that lead in many fascinating directions. Damn! The media is on this, right?

What!? They're not on it?? No investigative reporting or even mention of the Awan case and its aftermath??

Queue up my shocked face.

UPDATE (8/22/17):

Andrew McCarthy does an outstanding job of examining the Imran Awan's federal indictment and raises a number of very important questions about the case. He also questions whether the federal prosecutor (an Obama holdover) has defined the indictment so narrowly that it will enable Awan to skate (or at least not be compelled to testify via a plea deal) against Wasserman-Schultz or other Dems. Like all scandals involving Democrats, the media yawns and everything is buried. A reasonable question is why the current Trump DoJ doesn't get more heavily involved.