Despite the best efforts of the media to spike the story surrounding the scandal of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz and the Pakistan collusion, it just won’t go away.
It was revealed late this week that while Shultz was still serving as DNC Chair, she attempted to intimidate Capitol Police who had seized the laptop of her Pakistani IT consultant Imran Awan in hopes of getting them to return it despite its being part of an investigation.
And now that the details have come to light, she’s throwing Awan under the bus by pointing out that it wasn’t her laptop.
So let’s get this straight, Debbie.
You paid your IT consultant from Pakistan over 4 million bucks to do very little work, then he became the subject of an investigation and your first response was to demand the return of his laptop.
That IT consultant is now if federal custody for attempting to flee the U.S. with hundreds of thousand of dollars.
What’s Debbie hiding?
Here’s more from Daily Signal…
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said in a newspaper interview that she never actually saw a laptop that she fought to block U.S. Capitol Police from examining as evidence in a criminal case against her IT aide by saying it was hers.
Wasserman Schultz, who resigned under a cloud last year as head of the Democratic Party, threatened “consequences” May 18 for the Capitol Police chief unless investigators returned the laptop.
This was despite investigators’ contention the laptop was needed to help them determine whether the IT staffer violated House cybersecurity.
“This was not my laptop,” Wasserman Schultz told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in the interview Thursday. “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.”
She said it was the laptop of Imran Awan, her former IT aide, and was purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.
After Wasserman Schultz’s exchange in May with Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa, she fought to block access to the laptop so vehemently that she hired an outside law firm to argue constitutional issues, an exceedingly rare step.
Wasserman Schultz acknowledged that Awan is suspected by House authorities of transferring data from the House network, in addition to theft. She refused to fire him until he was arrested by the FBI July 24 as he tried to fly to Pakistan, saying she did so because she wanted police to share evidence with her and they would not.
In explaining the heated exchange with the police chief, she told the newspaper: “I was trying to get more information, I wanted to make sure [police] were following the rules.”