Thursday, July 27, 2017

White House calls for ‘thorough investigation’ of Debbie Wasserman Schultz staffer scandal

Via Billy

In this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Budget Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash. is at left. Wasserman Schultz fired IT staffer Irman Awan on July 25, 2017, following his arrest on a federal bank fraud charge. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The White House called Thursday for a thorough investigation related to the arrest of an IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who remained on the job and with congressional computer access for about five months after FBI began investigating him for fraud.

“I do think it is something we should fully look into and there should be a thorough investigation,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Mrs. Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, fired the staffer, Pakistan-born Imran Awan, after he was arrested Monday at Dulles Airport outside Washington trying to flee the country.

The Florida congresswoman also told investigators there would be “consequences” if Mr Awan’s laptop seized by police was not promptly returned to her office.

Mr. Awan, 37, pleaded not guilty to a charge of bank fraud and was released on strict conditions that he wear a GPS monitoring device and not travel more than 50 miles from his home in Lorton, Virginia.


  1. I am at a complete loss why the treasonous GOP, has zero interest in any of the numerous democrats illegal actions, and scandals. I bet here is another one that will be ignored. When democrats have control, they use the full weight of government to crush their opponents. Now with the GOP in charge of the President, House, and Senate, nothing. No, I don’t want them illegally using government like democrats. But, what the hell, why not investigate democrat’s misuse of government power. And there are numerous examples that need investigated. But nothing! I might as well vote democrat for all the good republicans are…


    1. Disheartening, but I don't see Trump giving up.

  2. Her brother is the ADA assigned to the case.

    You can't make this up.

    1. Amazing. Thanks.