PROBE Into Arrested IT Staffer Is A Possible Lead Into Wasserman Schultz’s Resignation

PROBE Into Arrested IT Staffer Is A Possible Lead Into Wasserman Schultz’s Resignation

Things aren’t looking great for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Representative from Florida whose former IT staffer, Imran Awan, was arrested trying to flee the country on July 24 under suspicion of bank fraud.

Awan was arrested at the Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. as he tried to leave America for his home country of Pakistan and is being investigated by both the FBI and the Capitol Police.

As reported in the Free Beacon:

Congress is advancing an investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers’ offices, according to senior congressional sources who told the Washington Free Beacon the Democratic leader’s refusal to answer questions could “merit resignation.”

Congressional leaders have now requested a formal briefing by Capitol Police into its investigation of several Pakistani House IT staffers who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment and of illegally penetrating congressional networks.

It’s clear that Wasserman Schultz must be forced to answer for her trusted hire and she has reportedly been avoiding reporters and acting “jumpy” every since the July 24 arrest.

The Blaze goes on to tell us more of the meat of the story:

… anonymous multiple sources told the Free Beacon that congressional committees are moving toward beginning an investigation. This includes questioning Wasserman Schultz. The probe will likely fall under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Administration along with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) office, the Free Beacon said.

Friday afternoon is always when the best news stories hit, so we might look forward to a surprise as the day draws to a close.

Awan and others ran IT services in more than 30 Democratic lawmakers’ offices over the past few years, so if Debbie deserves some questions or a resignation, there might be even more dominoes left to fall over the next week.

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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