The ongoing embarrassment to the 23th Congressional District of Florida who is otherwise known as U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has once again made national news with her underhanded dealings. The National Review wrote an in-depth article on Schultz and some Pakistani contractors. The primary contractor, Imran Awan, was arrested last week for bank fraud as he tried to flee the country. But the article makes it very clear that this is about a lot more than bank fraud.
This is an ongoing investigation so they’re being very slow about releasing information. But it appears that the staffers, who were making several times the normal pay for what they were supposedly doing, knew about enough Democrat shenanigans that they were being paid and protected right up to the point of being arrested. And when I say “paid”, I mean a whopping $4 million in taxpayer-funded salary since 2009, according to public salary records. Keep in mind that the average House IT staffer makes around $40,000 a year. In the words of the Washington Examiner newspaper, what in the world was Debbie Wasserman Schultz thinking?
One of the most interesting things about the timeline that the National Review laid out in the article is that it is clear that they began their exit plan in December 2016. To me it looks like they thought the upcoming Clinton Administration and the Hillary Clinton Justice Department would be able to cover for them and that Trump’s election made them realize they had to get out of town. Why would they need to exit? Wasserman Schultz knew what they were being paid. Why the rush to get away unless there were some big things to hide?
It will be very interesting to see how this case progresses. Why was Awan and his family members paid so much for their services? Why did Debbie Wasserman Schultz keep paying him after they were fired in February 2017? Why were they given preferential treatment trying to get Top Secret classified access when their background should never have let them do so? Why did the Awan family smash several computers/servers to try to prevent the FBI from being to access their data? Why did Schultz try so hard to prevent investigators from examining her laptop that is mentioned in the article? Why did Schultz keep paying them even after they were fired in February? What information are Awan and his family members providing to investigators? Get the popcorn ready because this is going to be a very interesting show.