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Establishment Media Refuse To Cover House IT Scandal Rocking Democrats


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Leading members of the establishment media are ignoring the months-long House IT scandal rocking congressional Democrats, even after the FBI’s investigation into the matter became public, and even after Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide was arrested trying to flee to Pakistan after wiring almost $300,000 to the country.

As of Thursday morning, both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have yet to report on the growing scandal surrounding several IT staffers employed by House Democrats, including Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide, Imran Awan.

Other establishment media outlets are similarly refusing to tell the public about the growing scandal. MSNBC has given zero on-air coverage to the scandal. ABC News and NBC News’ national broadcasts have similarly given zero coverage to the scandal. CNN’s only on-air coverage of the scandal so far was a brief mention during the 6 a.m. ET hour Thursday.

As reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Luke Rosiak — who for months has extensively covered the growing scandal — Awan was arrested on Monday as he attempted to flee the country to Pakistan after wiring almost $300,000 to the country. The FBI seized smashed hard drives from Awan’s home as part of the ongoing investigation.


The real scandal ignored.

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Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint Against Wasserman Schultz

Paul Mirengoff

August 1, 2017


The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), an ethics watchdog group, has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The complaint pertains to the House IT scandal. We wrote about that matter here and here.

Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller reports that the complaint centers on the fact that Wasserman Schultz continued to employ House IT aide Imran Awan even while he was under criminal investigation and banned from the House computer network. Awan and several of his family members who worked for various House Democrats are suspected of stealing computers and improperly accessing and transferring House members’ computer files.

Other House Democrats fired Awan family members after the scandal broke in February. However, Wasserman Schultz did not fire Imran Awan until late July when he was arrested for bank fraud at Dulles Airport as he was leaving for Pakistan.

Not only did Wasserman Schultz retain Awan’s services after the scandal broke, she threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment in furtherance of the police investigation into the Awans. She demanded the equipment back.




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