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AP, NY Times Have Ignored Wasserman Schultz-Dem IT Scandal For Over A Month

Post by Riddick » 08-30-2017 12:21 AM

Since Imran Awan's arrest in late July, the Daily Caller has published roughly two dozen follow-up stories on various aspects of the scandal involving the longtime rogue Democrat IT staffer and his inexplicably enriched family members.

Anyone who really believes none of these Daily Caller stories are of national interest is either completely incompetent, works for the national establishment press as a de facto Democratic Party operative with a byline, or both.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press and the New York Times have, from all appearances, published nothing since July 28.

We must recall that in the single story the New York Times has deigned to write about the Awan situation, reporter Nicholas Fandos, in addition to employing the fundamentally dishonest Trump-related headline ("Trump Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker’s Arrest"), tried to claim that "Many here (in Washington) are finding it hard to say" whether "the (Awan) family’s story (is) the stuff of a spy novel, ripe for sleuthing and criminal prosecution, or simply an overblown ... story, typical of midsummer."

If this were a story about Republicans and conservatives, it would be a national establishment press obsession.

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Re: Debbie is out.

Post by kbot » 08-30-2017 11:17 AM

No one seriously expect the NY Times to hold the Dems to account.......... Not anymore anyway.
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Did Imran Want Capitol Police To Find Wasserman Schultz's Laptop?

Post by Riddick » 09-08-2017 12:22 AM

A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.

U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.”

The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.

The circumstances of the laptop’s appearance described in the police report suggest Wasserman Schultz was trying to keep the police from reviewing a laptop that Awan himself may have wanted them to find. The former phone booth room where police found the items is small, and there was no obvious reason to enter it.

Even though the laptop was allegedly used only by an IT aide who worked for numerous members, Wasserman Schultz has hired an outside counsel, William Pittard, to argue that the laptop not be examined. Pittard argued that the speech and debate clause — which only protects a member’s information directly related to legislative duties — should prevent prosecutors from examining the laptop’s contents, TheDCNF has learned. Pittard did not respond to requests for comment.

The collection of documents found in Rayburn tied the laptop to Awan and ensured that police would keep the computer. The reporting officer wrote that when he saw Awan’s name, he recalled guarding an interrogation of him a few months earlier. The “attorney client privilege” notation also prevented police from immediately reviewing some of the papers.

Nonetheless, the officer opened the MacBook and found that its login screen did not have Awan’s username, but rather “RepDWS.”

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