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    Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes


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    Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed May 24, 2017 12:17 pm

    Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

    The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.

    The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.

    “My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.

    “We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.

    “I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz said.

    As one of eight members of the Committee on Appropriations’ Legislative Branch subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz is in charge of the budget of the police force that is investigating her staffer and how he managed to extract so much money and information from members.

    In a highly unusual exchange, the Florida lawmaker uses a hearing on the Capitol Police’s annual budget to spend three minutes repeatedly trying to extract a promise from the chief that he will return a piece of evidence being used to build an active case.

    “If a Member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?” she said.

    Police tell her it is important to “an ongoing investigation,” but presses for its return anyway.

    A federal employee with knowledge of the situation and who requested anonymity told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that as House authorities closed in on Imran Awan and his brothers, a laptop used by Imran was hidden in an unused crevice of the Rayburn House Office Building. Wasserman Schultz’s office is in Longworth House Office Building, a separate structure.

    The laptop was later found by Capitol Police and seized because it was relevant to the criminal investigation, the source said.

    The investigation is examining members’ data leaving the network and how Awan managed to get Members to place three relatives and a friend into largely no-show positions on their payrolls, billing $4 million since 2010.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one that sees some similarities here.

    DNC is told by FBI they're being hacked. DNC ignores it and gets hacked. (Then blames it on Trump even though the same FBI told the RNC they were being hacked and they did something about it.)

    Who was DNC chair? Debbie Whatsername Schultz.

    These guys are accused of espionage. They were stealing secrets. They had access to congressional servers that have definitely been hacked. They were also stealing things from congressmen (mostly Democrats) and selling it back to them. The worst part of that is the Democrats know it was their stuff that was stolen being sold back to them.

    Who has their backs? Debbie Whatsername Schultz.

    In both cases the Democrats don't want anything to happen. (Unless something shows up on Wikileaks or they lose elections due to their crimes.) They don't want espionage investigated and punished.  They don't want the criminals caught and prosecuted.

    Both times led by Whatsername Schultz. But don't make the mistake of thinking she's alone. She's being encouraged by most of the Democrats in Congress and all of the DNC Democrats.

    Few skills are so well rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims.
    -- Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes

    Post  JJRobinson on Thu May 25, 2017 8:20 am

    I agree....

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