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Three Muslim Brothers fired from Dem House IT

By TwoScoopsMcGee following x   2017 Feb 7, 8:31pm 1,858 views   24 comments   watch   quote     share  


Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.

Jamal handled IT for Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat who serves on both the intelligence and foreign affairs panels.

“As of 2/2, his employment with our office has been terminated,” Castro spokeswoman Erin Hatch told TheDCNF Friday.

Jamal also worked for Louisiana Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is on the Committee on Homeland Security.

Imran worked for Reps. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat, and Jackie Speier, a California Democrat. Both are members of the intelligence committee, and their spokesmen did not respond to TheDCNF’s requests for comment. Imran also worked for the House office of Wasserman Schultz.

Then-Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, employed Abid for IT work in 2016. She was a member of House committees dealing with the armed services, oversight, and Benghazi. Duckworth was elected to the Senate in November, 2016. Abid has a prior criminal record and a bankruptcy.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/exclusive-house-intelligence-it-staffers-fired-in-computer-security-probe/#ixzz4Y46qKjZn

Hmmmmm.....

Maybe it was more like Pakistan Hacked Our Elections.

1 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Feb 8, 9:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

When you're a Gazillionaire, the worlds best computer programmers, white hat hackers and security experts in the world follow you around and make you look easy.

2 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Mar 5, 1:10pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

UPDATE.

Dozens of House Democrats have collectively paid $4 million since 2009 to Pakistani IT professionals now under criminal investigation who had access to House members' email and computer files.

Capitol Police is investigating whether five members of the Awan family from Pakistan engaged in criminal activity, including theft, as computer administrators for dozens of House Democrats, some of whom serve on the intelligence, homeland security, and foreign affairs committees.

Democratic members from multiple committees "were inexplicably paying" the suspects who "they rarely or never saw," the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday.

The suspects–brothers Imran, Abid, and Jamal, and two of their wives, Hina Alvi and Natalia Sova–had full access to the lawmakers' email and computer files for whom they worked and are part of a criminal theft and cyber security investigation.

The House members who paid the most to the Awans included Democratic Reps. Marcia Fudge (Ohio), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Jim Costa (Calif.), and former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.).


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/house-dems-paid-4-million-pakistani-it-professionals-now-under-criminal-investigation/

Where's the MSM?

3 curious2   ignore (1)   2017 Mar 5, 3:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

WaPoIsHitler Lipsovitch says

Where's the MSM?

So far, it appears mostly in politically "conservative" media, e.g. FRONTPAGE MAG, but BuzzFeed has it too:

"Five men who had access to the House of Representatives’ entire computer network are under investigation [as of February 2] following a months-long investigation by federal law enforcement officials, according to a lawmaker briefed on the raid.

Although the lawmaker said House officials had told staff from affected offices that contractors had been arrested, late Thursday night US Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki told BuzzFeed News that no arrests had been made, but that USCP was investigating members of the House IT support staff.

“At the request of Members of Congress, the United States Capitol Police are investigating the actions of House IT support staff,” Malecki said in a statement. “No Members are being investigated. No arrests have been made. It should be noted that, administratively, House staff were asked to update their security settings as a best practice. We have no further comment on the ongoing investigation at this time.”

According to the member, the chiefs of staff for 20 lawmakers were summoned to a closed-door meeting with House administration officials, who briefed them on the incidents. The chiefs were told the men were conducting a procurement scam, although officials acknowledged the men — who staff were told were brothers — had access to virtually all of the computer systems used by the affected lawmakers."

4 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Mar 5, 6:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

No wonder our security is always getting compromised. We have the most stupid politicians. It's the politicians who should be fired first.

5 seniors   ignore (0)   2017 Mar 23, 9:04am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

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6 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 May 23, 3:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Update: Imran Awan has fled to Pakistan

A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.

The Awans are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network,” according to Politico. Many of the Democrats who employed the Awans are members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (A list of potentially compromised members is listed below.)

Their positions gave them access to members’ emails and confidential files. In addition, Imran was given the password for an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. The five came to the U.S. from Pakistan.

Since the investigation became public, the Awans have abruptly moved from longtime homes in Lorton and Springfield, Va.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/22/sources-democratic-aide-suspected-of-major-security-breach-under-government-protection-in-pakistan/

7 Quigley   ignore (1)   2017 May 23, 3:55pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Sounds like they obtained access and then blackmailed members of Congress with the sensitive info they obtained. More profitable than sending it to Wikileaks I guess!

8 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 May 23, 4:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Quigley says

Sounds like they obtained access and then blackmailed members of Congress with the sensitive info they obtained. More profitable than sending it to Wikileaks I guess!

Lol, that would be great! I don't even care which party they blackmail.

9 HEY YOU   ignore (3)   2017 May 23, 6:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Strategist says

No wonder our security is always getting compromised. We have the most stupid politicians. It's the politicians who should be fired first.

Politicians are put there by voters & never recalled.
Retard Republicans & Dumb ass Democrats.

10 HEY YOU   ignore (3)   2017 May 23, 6:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Why do Republicans allow spy/hacker/thieves to work in govt. jobs under a Republican administration?

Looks like Republicans control this fubar committee.
Scroll to committee members.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_Permanent_Select_Committee_on_Intelligence#Committee_members

11 BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2017 May 23, 6:59pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

DNC hires these guys in this environment??
Looks like they got what they deserved...
TwoScoopsMcGee says

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

12 curious2   ignore (1)   2017 May 23, 7:08pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        

BlueSardine says

DNC hires these guys in this environment?

America's best defense is at the border. Once people become citizens, the Constitution prohibits any religious test of office. So, the government needs to control the border and access to citizenship.

Unfortunately, certain people have decided that Muslim non-resident aliens have somehow a newfound right to wage hijrah against America. That's very surprising, because we've excluded totalitarians for a century, and people who advocate the violent overthrow of our government for nearly as long. Somehow, the fact that Islam commands violently overthrowing our government and replacing it with a totalitarian doctrine, gives them a right to do it. That's like saying Muslims have a right to kill you, because their religion commands that, too.

13 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 May 23, 7:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

BlueSardine says

DNC hires these guys in this environment??

Looks like they got what they deserved...

If I was hiring someone, I would NEVER EVER hire a religious Muslim with a Burkha or Islamic garbs. I would actually need to hear pro American, democracy, or secularism stuff from a Muslim.
Yes, I would profile. Fuck you if you disagree.

14 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 May 23, 7:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

curious2 says

That's like saying Muslims have a right to kill you, because their religion commands that, too.

Ha ha ha. I have heard that ugly guy, Anjem Choudry in England claim there is no freedom of religion in UK because they can't kill anyone their religion requires to be killed.
I understand he is a lawyer on welfare, who the finally managed to imprison. I hope someone comes up with a religion that requires him to be killed, and kills him.

15 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 May 24, 11:42am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

WASSERMAN CAUGHT ON TAPE THREATENING CAPITOL POLICE TO RETURN EQUIPMENT...

regarding the Pakistani Brothers IT Case...

https://patrick.net/1306536/2017-05-24-wasserman-caught-on-tape-threatening-capitol-police-chief

16 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 May 24, 11:46am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Quigley says

Sounds like they obtained access and then blackmailed members of Congress with the sensitive info they obtained. More profitable than sending it to Wikileaks I guess!

Looks like it! It's also possible they sold stuff to Wikileaks.

17 curious2   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 6, 7:12pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

USA Today has an opinion piece contrasting the MSM coverage of Russian vs Pakistani connections:

"If a Russian-born IT specialist with longstanding ties to former Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus was arrested by the FBI trying to board a flight to Moscow after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars abroad on a false pretense while leaving a trail of destroyed hard drives in his wake, it would be the subject of banner headlines and 24/7 speculation on cable TV.

Instead we have the case of Imran Awan, a Pakistani IT specialist hired by then-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Shultz, picked up by the Feds under similar circumstances to a collective yawn from the mainstream press.
***
So let’s stick to what we know.

We have an extremely highly-paid information technology technician and several of his family members working for many years with leading Congressional Democrats, including some on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. They collectively pulled down millions of dollars since the early 2000s.

Awan’s main employer was the head of the DNC at the time of a major computer security breach. Awan and his family were involved in a series of sketchy financial transactions, and have been implicated in misuse of the data to which they had access, which includes personal emails and even the possibility of classified information. In February 2017, members of the Awan ring were named by House security services as suspects in a criminal investigation involving “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”
***
At this time, Awan’s wife Alvi left the country carrying $12,400 in cash, after Imran wired $283,000 to Pakistan pretending to be Alvi. In the course of the criminal investigation, a laptop computer was discovered hidden in the Rayburn House Office Building along with other stolen IT equipment, and Wasserman Shultz personally threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” if it was examined.

If this is just a case about alleged financial crime, insurance fraud, no-show jobs, home loan violations, intimidation and the like, then fine. Let justice be done. But given the fact that Awan and his family were at the center of the Democratic IT world, you don’t have to be an Islamophobe or a fake news peddler to have some valid questions.

Don’t Democrats, who were Awan’s potential victims, want to know what happened? Couldn’t Awan be the source of the DNC data breach, either directly, or because someone — even Russians — stole information or passwords from him? Was classified information from the House Intelligence Committee compromised, sent overseas, or shared with a foreign intelligence service or terrorist group?
***
Why wouldn’t Wasserman Shultz, the most prominent victim of the DNC data breach, who lost her high-profile job because of it, want to get to the bottom of this? Why did she keep this sketchy individual on her payroll long after his pattern of suspicious behavior was evident?
"

18 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Aug 6, 9:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

They can fire these guys but likely there are thousands of ISIS agents on the system, gaming the congressfucks every which away.

19 someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 6, 9:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

"If a Russian-born IT specialist with longstanding ties to former Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus was arrested by the FBI trying to board a flight to Moscow after wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars abroad on a false pretense while leaving a trail of destroyed hard drives in his wake, it would be the subject of banner headlines and 24/7 speculation on cable TV.

Instead we have the case of Imran Awan, a Pakistani IT specialist hired by then-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Shultz, picked up by the Feds under similar circumstances to a collective yawn from the mainstream press.

Wow, I'm actually impressed with USA Today for allowing a little honesty about the MSM. The NY Times would not have the guts to print that because it would expose them for the propaganda rag that they have become.

We live in strange times. The shit paper is showing quality, and the former quality paper has turned to shit.

21 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 10, 7:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Booger says

She could just press both the buttons and solve both her problems.

22 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 10, 8:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Rumors that Hillary is being offered a plea deal on her email handling.
Also rumors that more Benghazi Emails are being sought.

Comparing and Contrasting Manafort vs. Hillary (or Podesta) treatment should be a major play by Trump and/or his Associates.

23 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 10, 8:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Hillary is now a nobody. No point going after her.

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