Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Left-Wing New York Times - 100% biased, 100% of the time

James O'Keefe released a new undercover video, showing New York Times' Audience Strategy Editor Nick Dudich, promoting content to damage President Trump's businesses, and forcing his resignation.

While talking about being objective at the New Tork Times (NYT), Dudich replies, "No I'm not, that's why I'm here."

Dudich, who considers himself to be an important person at the NYT, said:

"I'd target his (Trump's) businesses, his dumb f--k of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric ... "

"Get people to boycott going to his hotels. ... "

"He cares about his business more than he cares about being President." 

"He would resign. Or he'd lash out and do something incredibly illegal, which he would have to."

When asked if he could make sure that the anti-Trump stories make it to the front page, Dusich replied, 
"Oh, we always do."

Dudich worked for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and Obama's campaign in both 2008 and 2012.

 "I had to leave my job at Fusion ABC to then take a job at Upworthy, where I wasn't deemed a journalist anymore, to be able to work for the (2016) Clinton campaign."

Dudich claims to have joined the Antifa movement as an undercover agent for the FBI (a request which he originally said came from his godfather, FBI Director James Comey, but he later retracted the claim about Comey).

"Yeah, I used to be an Anti-Fa punk once upon a time." he told the undercover journalist. 

"So, I had fun. They'd start shit, (and) ... I get to hit you (conservatives). I'm so excited."

Dudich originally claimed James Comey asked him to join Anti-Fa: "I joined that stuff for them [the FBI]. I was an asset... So it was intelligence gathering ... "

"How'd you meet Comey?" asked the Project Veritas journalist. 

"He's my godfather," Dudich explained. 

"My dad and mom knew him and his wife for a really long time."

"Well the Comey hearing, I should have recused myself, but I'm not ever telling anybody there [at the Times] that I have a tie with that or else I don't know if they can keep me on."

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wiretapping Mr. Trump ?

In March 2017, President Donald Trump claimed he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the 2016 election.

The media and Obama-era officials quickly attacked the accusation as a fantasy. 

Now CNN has reported that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager from May 2016 to August 2016. 

CNN, which hates Trump, claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. 

That warrant expired, but the FBI convinced the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court (a judge) to issue a second wiretap order concerning Russian meddling in the election.

Manafort has lived in a Trump Tower condo since 2006.

Mr. Manafort resigned from the campaign in August 2016, but continued to speak with Candidate Trump.

The FBI was listening to election-related conversations of a contender for the White House.

Mr. Comey told Congress in late March 2017 that he 
“had no information that supports those (Trump) tweets (on wiretapping).”

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said: “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against—the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”

Clapper denied that any FISA order existed.

The FISA court is supposed to set a high bar for warrants on U.S. citizens!

We now know Mr. Comey’s FBI was investigating BOTH presidential campaigns in an election year!

The Justice Department and FBI have also stonewalled Congressional requests for documents and interviews, citing the “integrity” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation?

But Mr. Mueller is not investigating the FBI -- if he was, Mueller's close friendship with Mr. Comey would create a huge conflict of interest.

Comey committed a felony by leaking confidential information to the New York Times that led to Mr. Mueller's appointment as Special Council.

I believe, and have said it before in this blog, that Mr. Comey should be in prison for the fake FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton, repeatedly lying under oath to Congress, and for leaking confidential information intended to get a special prosecutor hired.

A Special Council was hired as a result of Comey's leak of his notes, allegedly made right after a meeting with President Trump -- but I don't trust the contents of the Comey notes to be true, because that man can not be trusted !

The Comey leak led to appointment of Special Council Robert Mueller, who then hired (almost all) Democrat prosecutors, who will continue work until they find something -- anything -- to charge a Trump associate with -- probably charges unrelated to Russia.   

There is no doubt James Comey influenced the 2016 election.

There is also no doubt 'Trump Tower was wiretapped', as Trump claimed earlier this year.

At the least, Trump's conversations with his campaign manager Paul Manafort were recorded ... but I suspect a lot more that that was "overheard". 

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Was Fixed

All the lying about the four American deaths in Benghazi led to a Congressional subpoena for all Hillary Clinton documents (property of the US taxpayers).

But all 60,000 electronic eMail files were destroyed, if you take Hillary Clinton's word, which I don't (it could have been 600,000 eMails).

14 boxes of hard copies, of about 30,000 eMails, were eventually delivered  in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

We know printed copies do not contain ALL the information in the original eMail electronic file.

Long ago this blog described the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton as a fake investigation to give the impression this matter was being seriously investigated, without bias.

The fake investigation was very obvious after FBI Director James Comey didn't bother going to the the Hillary Clinton FBI interview, and her words were not even recorded or transcribed for him to read later.

And remember the intended to be secret meeting of Comey's boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, with Bill Clinton, that a lucky reporter passing though an airport happened to see?

New evidence has been recently revealed showing this blog was right: 

The probability of Hillary Clinton getting even a slap on the wrist, for destroying over 60,000 eMail files under subpoena by Congress, was always zero.

Jim Comey took over the case, made himself the prosecutor bypassing the Deputy Attorney General, and told the world Hillary broke lots of laws, but so what?

We now know FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton at least two months before he delivered the statement at a July 5, 2016 press conference.

This news is from a letter written to new FBI Director Christopher Wray by two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham. 

The decision to give Hillary a pass was made long before the investigation was over -- long before key witnesses, including Clinton, were interviewed.

And it all started with President Obama:

On April 10, 2016, President Obama publicly stated that Hillary Clinton had shown “carelessness” in using a private e-mail server to handle classified information, but had not intended to endanger national security. 

Obama acknowledged classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s home server, but the importance of that had been overstated.

In his April 10, 2016 comments, Obama made it obvious he did not want the candidate he was backing to succeed him, to be indicted. 

Obama's reasoning is the same reasoning James Comey used to absolve Clinton.

We now know (as Obama knew at the time) that the president had communicated with Hillary Clinton over her non-secure, private communications system, using an alias! 

Could his administration punish Mrs. Clinton for mishandling classified information while ignoring the fact that President Obama engaged in the same conduct? 

In May 2016 the Obama Justice Department leaked to the Washington Post that Hillary Clinton probably would not be charged – and that her top aide, Cheryl Mills, was considered a cooperating witness rather than a coconspirator.

Obama and Comey never mentioned that Mrs. Clinton’s felonies did not require proof of “malicious intent”, or any purpose to harm the United States – gross negligence was more than enough.

The FBI and Justice Department 
"fixed" the investigation:
--  cut off key areas of inquiry, 

-- made inexplicable immunity deals (normally made to force testimony to a grand jury), 

-- did not use a grand jury to compel evidence, 

-- agreed to limit searches of computers (to avoid key time-frames when obstruction of justice occurred),

-- agreed to destroy physical evidence (Hillary aides' laptop computers),

-- failed to charge witnesses who made false statements, and 

-- allowed subjects of the investigation to act as lawyers for other subjects of the investigation (making some evidence off-limits due to the attorney-client privilege).

By April 2016, enough obstacles were in place to ensure that any incriminating information from witnesses could be buried.

And James Comey already knew in April 2016 what he would say to the public on July 5, 2016.

All Obama administration officials were going to follow their leader, President Obama. 

What James Comey said to the world on TV on July 5, 2016 was a repeat of what Obama said  in April 2016, and what Obama’s Justice Department leaked to the press in May 2016.

They all "sold" a false narrative that Hillary could not be convicted without “malicious intent” -- rather than applying the actual espionage statute as it was written (no intent is required).

The Comey statement drafted in April 2016 was before immunity deals with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, along with Platte River Networks (the Clinton server owners), and before the FBI interviewed up to 17 key witnesses, including former Secretary of State Clinton and several of her closest aides.  

The Comey draft was written before any of the following interviews (and before many people on this list were also granted immunity deals):

1.      May 3, 2016 – Paul Combetta (Platte River)
2.      May 12, 2016 – Sean Misko
3.      May 17, 2016 – Unnamed CIA employee
4.      May 19, 2016 – Unnamed CIA employee
5.      May 24, 2016 – Heather Samuelson
6.      May 26, 2016 - Marcel Lehel (aka Guccifer)
7.      May 28, 2016 – Cheryl Mills
8.       June 3, 2016 – Charlie Wisecarver
9.     June 10, 2016 – John Bentel
10.  June 15, 2016 – Lewis Lukens
11.  June 21, 2016 – Justin Cooper
12.  June 21, 2016 – Unnamed State Dept. Employee
13.  June 21, 2016 – Bryan Pagliano
14.  June 21, 2016 – Purcell Lee
15.  June 23, 2016 – Monica Hanley
16.  June 29, 2016 – Hannah Richert
17.     July 2, 2016 – Hillary Clinton

The immunity agreements limited the FBI’s ability to review Clinton email archives concerning a March 2015 conference call that Paul Combetta, of Platte River Networks, had with David Kendall and Ms. Mills, the attorneys for Secretary Clinton.

Mr. Combetta admitted this to the FBI in May 2016, after receiving his own immunity agreement.

After a March 2015 conference call with Secretary Clinton’s attorneys, Combetta said he used BleachBit to destroy all of Clinton’s emails after some (half, or fewer) had been printed on paper.

The agreements provided that the Justice Department would destroy any records it retrieved that were not turned over to the investigative team, and would destroy the laptop computers!

Despite public claims by the FBI that Hillary aide laptops were not actually destroyed, the FBI promise to destroy them has never been explained.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Awan Brothers Mystery Deepens

If Republicans or members of the Trump administration 
hired foreign-born IT specialists who were later 
suspected of committing federal crimes 
and smashed lots of hard drives 
just before skipping the country, 
would the mainstream media 
ignore it, like they ignored this story?

Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by US Capital Hill Police and the FBI.  

The Awan brothers are Pakistani Information Technology (IT)  specialists, who worked for more than 30 house and senate Democrats, including Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS). 

Andre Taggart is the US Marine who alerted the FBI after he moved into a house he rented from Imran Awan, and found a garage full of "smashed hard drives".

Taggart, a black US Marine who says he typically votes Democrat, thinks DWS is attempting to shield the Awans from their crimes. 

“I just want to get these [guys] locked up and exposed,” said Taggart. 

“The people who facilitated them should also be locked up, as far as I’m concerned.”

Taggart thinks his fellow Democrats are making a mistake by ignoring a scandal with serious criminal and national security implications.

“Him, his wife, his brother, all working down there — there’s no way they could do this without help."

"If we can drag Trump and his wingnuts through the mud for the Russia influence ... then it’s only fair that we also expose this shit,” Taggart said.

Marine Taggart and his Navy wife had found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.”

“It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the Marine said. 

“It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”

He called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and not long after FBI agents arrived with the Capitol Police to interview them and confiscate the equipment. 

After FBI agents seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from his former residence in Virginia, Pakistani-born Imran Awan has desperately tried to get the hard drives back.

And why did DWS seemingly threaten the chief of the US Capitol Police earlier this summer with “consequences” for holding IT equipment that was confiscated as part of an ongoing legal investigation?  

Imran Awan had access to DWS's iPad password, meaning he and his brothers had direct access to the notorious stolen DNC eMails.

DWS has rejected questions about Imran stealing DNC eMails as “absurd” and “laughable,” even though:
(1) he had access to all of her congressional emails and files, 
(2) he had access to her iPad password, 
(3) he is suspected by police of cyber security violations, and 
(4) he had long been accused of defrauding people for financial gain.  

DWS claimed that Awan is being “persecuted” by the Capitol Police and FBI.

Imran Awan and his wife (Hina Alvi, who successfully fled to Pakistan with over $12,000 in cash) have been indicted by a grand jury on four counts of real estate loan application fraud.

Speculation continues over whether additional criminal charges will be filed.  

The Awans also appear to have been running a ghost employee scheme, collecting $6 million in salaries from taxpayers since 2004 even though only a few of the six people on the House payroll actually performed the IT work all six were paid for.

Imran Awan’s brother Abid managed to operate a Virginia car dealership while being paid $160,000 annually for IT work for multiple House Democrats. 

That dealership received $100,000 from an Iranian fugitive linked to Hezbollah, according to court records.

Amjad Khan, a former business partner, told the Daily Mail that “[Abid] would just go in [to the Hill] a couple times a week for a couple of hours, just to show his face. 

On paper, I think [Abid and Imran] were both working, but in reality only one was working (IT), the other was running the (car) business.”

Khan added that “when he would go to D.C., [Abid] would spend $3,000 or $4,000 a night.”

Imran Awan was first employed in 2004 by former Democrat Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) as an “information technology director”, before he began working in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (DWS) office in 2005.

On March 22, 2016, eight democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter, requesting that their IT staffers be granted access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). 

Of those that signed the letter were representatives Jackie Speier (CA) and Andre Carson (IN), the second Muslim in Congress, both of whom employed the Awan brothers.

The Awan brothers appeared to have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars of IT equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, for resale.

The Awans appear to have created a scheme to purchase IT equipment in a way that avoided tracking by House administrators, and then stole the equipment and sold that equipment for personal gain (after Congressional Representatives had paid for it).

They’re suspected of working with an employee of CDW Government Inc. — one of the Hill’s largest technology providers — to alter invoices in a way that bypassed the inventory tracking system. 

New York Democrat Representative Yvette Clarke quietly wrote-off $120,000 in missing electronics tied to the Awans.

Clarke’s chief of staff dismissed the loss, and prevented it from coming up in future audits, by signing a form removing the missing equipment from a House-wide tracking system after one of the Awan brothers alerted the office the equipment was missing. 

Rep. Clarke's office felt no need to report $120,000 of missing IT equipment to the authorities.

And the missing $120,000 covers only Rep. Clarke’s office. 

Imran and his relatives worked for more than 40 current House members when they were banned from the House computer network in February 2017.

Why did DWS keep Awan on her taxpayer funded payroll all the way up until the day he was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport while trying to flee the country to Pakistan? 

Some congressional IT aides believe the Awan’s are blackmailing Congressional representatives, based on the contents of their emails and files, because the representatives displayed intense loyalty towards the Awans that is not deserved.

Andrew McCarthy III, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who led the prosecution for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, says there is "something very strange" about the recent indictment filed against Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi in the District of Columbia.

McCarthy points out that "the indictment appears to go out of its way not to mention" that Imran was apprehended while in the process of fleeing the country, a fact that that seems to be the best evidence to prove the fraud charges.

One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to flee to Pakistan after they’d wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his flight.

A peculiar thing about the Justice Department’s indictment of Imran Awan and Hina Alvi:  There’s not a word in it about flight to Pakistan. 

The indictment describe in detail four counts of bank-fraud conspiracy, false statements on credit applications, and unlawful monetary transactions, yet leaves out the strongest evidence of guilt.

Why give Awan’s defense a basis to claim that, since the indictment does not allege anything about flight to Pakistan, the court should bar mention of it during the trial? 

Imran's wife, Hina Alvi, fled the country back in March after she was detained by US Customs and Border Protection agents with over $12,000 cash in her luggage -- a crime because it was not properly disclosed.

It is a felony to move more than $10,000 in U.S. currency out of the country unless one completes the required government report (see sections 5316 and 5322 of Title 31, U.S. Code). 

She didn’t fill out the required form, and she should have been arrested for the currency violation. 

Why let her go, especially when the FBI “does not believe that Alvi has any intention to return to the United States”?

The case is being handled by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. 

There is no press release about the indictment on the office’s website, though US attorneys’ offices routinely issue press releases and make charging documents available in cases of far less prominence. 

The US attorney’s office is currently led by Channing D. Phillips, an Obama holdover who was never confirmed. 

Still awaiting Senate confirmation is Jessie Liu, nominated by President Trump in June. 

Meanwhile, Steven Wasserman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s brother, has been an assistant US attorney in the office for many years. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Nation left-wing magazine agrees with this blog !

The Nation is a socialist magazine that I read once in a while to see how the "progressives" think. 

A recent The Nation article backs up something I've been saying here since Fall 2016: There's no independent evidence that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) was hacked, the hackers were Russians, and WikiLeaks received hacked eMails (WikiLeaks claimed the eMails came from a DNC insider angry that Bernie Sanders was not being treated fairly, and The Nation agrees!).

I have explained in many posts here (starting November 7, 2016, with a Julian Assange of WikiLeaks interview) why the Russian hacking story was a lie.

I later explained why the Trump-Russian collusion story was a lie too. 

I'm not a political genius -- I just know politicians lie most of the time, and I know Hillary Clinton is a world class liar (by "world class", I mean there's never any punishment). 

Let me add that Donald Trump is a liar too, but his specialty was grossly over promising what he could deliver as President.   

It is now a year since the DNC Email system was compromised, and quickly attributed to Russian hackers acting in behalf of Donald Trump. 

President Trump, members of his family, and people around him, now stand falsely accused of collusion with Russians. 

In my July-August 2017 economics newsletter I said this about Trump's first six months in office: "There is actually anti-RUSSIA bias."

Trump has been unfriendly with the Russians -- he recently signed legislation imposing severe new sanctions on Russia and European companies working with it on pipeline projects vital to Russia’s energy sector. 

In retaliation, Moscow just announced that the United States must cut its embassy staff in Russia by roughly two-thirds. 

All of this started when the DNC’s mail server was violated in 2016, described as a Russian hack on July 5. 

Quotes in red from The Nation with spaces added between sentences:
article written by Patrick Lawrence

"The evolution of public discourse in the year since is worthy of scholarly study: 

Possibilities became allegations, and these became probabilities. 

Then the probabilities turned into certainties, and these evolved into what are now taken to be established truths.

By my reckoning, it required a few days to a few weeks to advance from each of these stages to the next. 

This was accomplished via the indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly in our leading media."

" ... we are urged to accept the word of institutions and senior officials with long records of deception."

"Forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, system designers, program architects, and computer scientists of long experience and strongly credentialed are now producing evidence disproving the official version of key events last year."

"There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else. 

Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. 

In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. "

"This article is based on an examination of the documents these forensic experts and intelligence analysts have produced, notably the key papers written over the past several weeks, as well as detailed interviews with many of those conducting investigations and now drawing conclusions from them." 

"Under no circumstance can it be acceptable that the relevant authorities—the National Security Agency, the Justice Department (via the Federal Bureau of Investigation), and the Central Intelligence Agency -- leave these new findings without reply. 

Not credibly, in any case. "

"Qualified experts working independently of one another began to examine the DNC case immediately after the July 2016 events." 

"Prominent among these is a group comprising former intelligence officers, almost all of whom previously occupied senior positions." 

"Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), founded in 2003, now has 30 members, including a few associates with backgrounds in national-security fields other than intelligence." 

"The chief researchers active on the DNC case are four: 
William Binney, formerly the NSA’s technical director for world geopolitical and military analysis and designer of many agency programs now in use; 

Kirk Wiebe, formerly a senior analyst at the NSA’s SIGINT Automation Research Center; 

Edward Loomis, formerly technical director in the NSA’s Office of Signal Processing; and 

Ray McGovern, an intelligence analyst for nearly three decades and formerly chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch." 

"Most of these men have decades of experience in matters concerning Russian intelligence and the related technologies." 

"This article reflects numerous interviews with all of them conducted in person, via Skype, or by telephone."

"In a letter to Barack Obama dated January 17, 2017, three days before he left office, the group explained that the NSA’s known programs are fully capable of capturing all electronic transfers of data. 

“We strongly suggest that you ask NSA for any evidence it may have indicating that the results of Russian hacking were given to WikiLeaks,” the letter said. 

“If NSA cannot produce such evidence—and quickly—this would probably mean it does not have any.”

A day after this letter, Obama gave his last press conference as president, and he said: 
“The conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive.” 

"The group (VIPS) knew that (1) if there was a hack and (2) if Russia was responsible for it, the NSA would have to have evidence of both. Binney and others surmised that the agency and associated institutions were hiding the absence of evidence behind the claim that they had to maintain secrecy to protect NSA programs."

" ... until recently the VIPS experts could produce only “negative evidence,” as they put it: The absence of evidence supporting the hack theory demonstrates that it cannot be so."

"Research into the DNC case took a fateful turn in early July (2017), when forensic investigators who had been working independently began to share findings and form loose collaborations wherein each could build on the work of others. In this a small, new website called proved an important catalyst."

"... Binney and the other technical-side people at VIPS had begun working with a man named Skip Folden.  Folden was an IT executive at IBM for 33 years, serving 25 years as the IT program manager in the United States." 

"... first decisive findings, made public in the paper dated July 9, concerned the volume of the supposedly hacked material and what is called the transfer rate—the time a remote hack would require. 

The metadata established several facts in this regard with granular precision: 

On the evening of July 5, 2016, 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC’s server. The operation took 87 seconds. 

This yields a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second."

"These statistics are matters of record and essential to disproving the hack theory. 

No Internet service provider, such as a hacker would have had to use in mid-2016, was capable of downloading data at this speed."

“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” Folden said. 

“Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.” 

"Time stamps in the metadata provide further evidence of what happened on July 5. 

The stamps recording the download indicate that it occurred in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone at approximately 6:45 pm." 

"It is not yet clear whether documents now shown to have been leaked locally on July 5 were tainted to suggest Russian hacking ... "

"The Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), the supposedly definitive report featuring the “high confidence” dodge, was greeted as farcically flimsy when issued January 6. 

Ray McGovern calls it a disgrace to the intelligence profession. 

It is spotlessly free of evidence, front to back, pertaining to any events in which Russia is implicated."

"James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, admitted in May that “hand-picked” analysts from three agencies (not the 17 previously reported) drafted the ICA."

"The FBI has never examined the DNC’s computer servers—an omission that is beyond preposterous. 

It has instead relied on the reports produced by Crowdstrike, a firm that drips with conflicting interests well beyond the fact that it is in the DNC’s employ. 

Dmitri Alperovitch, its co-founder and chief technology officer, is on the record as vigorously anti-Russian."

"The investigators deserve a response, the betrayed professionals who formed VIPS as the WMD scandal unfolded in 2003 deserve it, and so do the rest of us."

"I concluded each of the interviews conducted for this column by asking for a degree of confidence in the new findings. 

These are careful, exacting people as a matter of professional training and standards, and I got careful, exacting replies."

"All those interviewed came in between 90 percent and 100 percent certain that the forensics prove out (their conclusions are correct)."

Friday, August 4, 2017

Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz ... is suddenly quiet

The FBI seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from the residence Imran Awan, the former Drmocrat Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz information technology aide.

Awan was captured at the Dulles airport while attempting to flee the country.  

He has been charged with bank fraud.

Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are part of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI.  

Allegations range from overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to blackmailing members of Congress with secrets captured from their emails.

The Awan brothers are Pakistani IT specialists.

They worked for more than 30 house and senate democrats, including  Schultz. 

FBI agents seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from their former residence in Virginia.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan and three of his relatives had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

Imran was first employed in 2004 by former Democrat Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) as an “information technology director”, before he began working in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005.

The family was paid extremely well, with Imran Awan being paid nearly $2 million working as an IT support staffer for House Democrats since 2004. 

Abid Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were each paid more than $1 million working for House Democrats. 

Since 2003, the family has collected nearly $5 million.

On March 22, 2016, eight democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter requesting that their staffers be granted access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). 

Signers included representatives Jackie Speier (CA) and Andre Carson (IN), the second Muslim in Congress, both of whom employed the Awan brothers.

The brothers were also employed by members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, such as: Jackie Speier (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), JoaquĆ­n Castro (D-TX), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Ted Lieu (D-CA). 

Lieu has since openly called for leaks by members of President Trump's administration -- not exactly a Trump supporter !

Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, so the brothers most likely had direct access to the allegedly "hacked" DNC emails.

The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers.

They are also accused of a procurement scheme buying equipment, and then overcharging the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members.

Some other congressional information technology aides believe that the Awan’s are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files.

They point out these representatives have had unusual intense loyalty towards the former aides.

Bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar

That was the route taken by Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, in March 2017, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.

By then, proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they’d gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. 

It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan wired from Capitol Hill by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. 

Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (“funeral arrangements”) wouldn’t fly, “Mrs.” Awan then claimed “she” was “buying property.” 

Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money to Pakistan.

Awan and his family had access for years to the e-mails and other electronic files of members of the House’s Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. 

They were accessing members’ computers without their knowledge, transferring files to remote servers, and stealing computer equipment — including hard drives that were later smashed.

They were fired in February 2017, except Awan.

Awan continued in the employ of Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat, former DNC chairwoman, and Hillary Clinton crony. 

She kept him at work for the United States Congress right up until he was nabbed at the airport.

At the time of his arrest, the 37-year-old Imran Awan had been working for Democrats as an information technologist for 13 years. 

He started out with Representative Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.) in 2004. 

The next year, he landed on the staff of Wasserman Schultz, who had just been elected to the House.

Congressional-staff salaries average about $40,000. 

Awan was paid about four times as much. 

He also got his wife, Alvi, on the House payroll . . . and then his brother, Abid Awan . . . sand then Abid’s wife, Natalia Sova. 

Awan’s brother Jamal, came on board in 2014, as a 20-year-old with an amazing annual salary of $160,000. 

Some Awans were rarely seen around the office.

The Capitol Police and FBI are exploring widespread double-billing for computers, other communication devices, and related equipment.

Why were they given access to highly sensitive government information? 

That requires a security clearance, awarded only after a background check that peruses ties to foreign countries, associations with unsavory characters, and vulnerability to blackmail.

These characters could not possibly have qualified. 

The family controlled several properties and was involved in various suspicious mortgage transfers. 

Abid Awan, while working “full-time” in Congress, ran an auto-retail business called “Cars International A” (yes, CIA), through which he was accused of stealing money and merchandise.

In 2012, he discharged debts with a bankruptcy (while scheming to keep his real-estate holdings). 

Congressional Democrats hired Abid despite his drunk-driving conviction a month before he started at the House, and they retained him despite his public-drunkenness arrest a month after. 

Beyond that, he and Imran both committed many vehicular offenses. 

In civil lawsuits, they are accused of life-insurance fraud.

Democrats now say access to sensitive information was “unauthorized.” 

But how hard could it have been to get “unauthorized” access when House Intelligence Committee Dems they wrote a letter to an appropriations subcommittee seeking funding so their staffers could obtain “Top Secret — Sensitive Compartmented Information” clearances? 

TS/SCI is the highest-level security classification. 

Awan family members were working for a number of the letter’s signatories.

The ranking member on the appropriations subcommittee to whom the letter was addressed was Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Why were Wasserman Schultz and her fellow Democrats so indulgent of the Awans?

A probe began in late 2016.

The Awans started arranging a fraudulent credit-union loan in December 2016, and the $283,000 wire transfer occurred on January 18, 2017. 

In early February 2017, House security services informed representatives that the Awans were suspects in a criminal investigation. 

investigators found stolen equipment stashed in the Rayburn House Office Building, including a laptop that appears to belong to Wasserman Schultz that Imran was using. 

Although the Awans were banned from the Capitol computer network, Wasserman Schultz kept Imran on staff for several additional months, and Meeks retained Alvi until February 28, 2017 — five days before she fled to Lahore.

On March 5, 2017, the FBI and Capitol Police got to Dulles Airport in time to stop Alvi before she embarked. 

She was carrying $12,400 in cash. 

It is a felony to export more than $10,000 in currency from the U.S. without filing a currency transportation report, and Alvi did not file one.

The FBI submitted to the court a complaint affidavit that describes Alvi’s flight but makes no mention of a currency transportation report. 

Agents permitted her to board the plane and leave the country, in spite of their stated belief that she has no intention of returning.

No arrests were made when the scandal became public in February. 

For months, Imran has been strolling around the Capitol. 

Wasserman Schultz has been battling investigators: demanding the return of her laptop, invoking a constitutional privilege (under the speech-and-debate clause) to impede agents from searching it, and threatening the Capitol Police with “consequences” if they don’t relent. 

Only last week, according to Fox News, did she finally signal willingness to drop objections to a scan of the laptop by federal investigators. 

Schultz's stridency in obstructing the investigation has been very suspicious.

As evidence mounted none of the Democrats for whom the Awans worked have expressed alarm. 

We have heard suspicions that the investigation is a product of “Islamophobia.” 

Samina Gilani, the Awan brothers’ stepmother, begs to differ. 

Gilani complained to Virginia police that the Awans secretly bugged her home and then used the recordings to blackmail her. 

She averred in court documents that she was pressured to surrender cash she had stored in Pakistan. 

Imran claimed to be so powerful he could order her family members kidnapped.

Did the Awans send American secrets, and hundreds of thousands of American dollars, to Pakistan?

Democrats are in yet another actual scandal, with actual crimes, where people have actually been arrested by the FBI while actually trying to flee the country.

None of these actual crimes seem to be of any interest at all to traditional media outlets.

Imran Awan was arrested by the FBI after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose.

He had previously wired money to the country.

He was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Imran’s real estate properties provide money that could be sent directly to Pakistan when two upcoming home sales close. 

Prosecutors have since filed paperwork saying they fear “the dissipation of the proceeds of the fraud and destruction of evidence in other locations.”

Imran was arrested July 24, 2017 — four months after the FBI says his wife Hina Alvi moved to Pakistan after learning the family was the subject of a criminal investigation into their work as IT administrators for House Democrats. 

On the day of Imran’s arrest, the couple accepted a buyer for one house owned by Hina with an asking price of $618,000 (Hawkshead Dr.) and listed another property for sale at $200,000 (Pembrook Village), real estate records show.

On June 20, 2017, a third house his wife owned was “sold” to his brother-in-law for $360,000 (Sprayer St.). 

In November 2016, a fourth home his wife owned was “sold” to his brother Jamal for $620,000 (Linnett Hill Dr.). 

In both cases, the bank financed nearly all of the purchase.

Title companies can wire large sums of money to international bank accounts without arousing the suspicions of federal investigators.

In addition to the three houses sold or slated to be sold since June 20, 2017, Imran’s lawyer Chris Gowen told The New York Times that the $283,000 wire in January was preceded by other similar transfers to Pakistan. 

“Gowen said the transfer represented the latest payment by his client for a piece of property he was buying in the country,” The NY Times reported.

Gowen would not say whether the proceeds of the $360,000 June 20 home sale were wired to Pakistan, nor where the income from the two upcoming home sales would go. 

The value of the known homes that have been sold since November or are currently being sold is $1.8 million. 

There is also the $283,000 January wire transfer from the Congressional bank, in addition to previous wires of unknown amounts that Imran’s lawyer acknowledged.

Since Imran’s lawyer said the January wire of $283,000 was the latest in a series of wires, or transfers.

The most intriguing question is why former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz decided to keep Imran on her taxpayer-funded payroll right up until his arrest, and whether that decision had anything to do with the whole DNC / Hillary email scandals that erupted last summer.

A preliminary hearing for Awan is scheduled for August 21, 2017.

Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer alleged on Fox News (Tucker Carlson) that the Awan brothers may have aided Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in making voice modulated phone calls to the offices of attorneys pursuing a class action lawsuit against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC. 

If substantiated, the claims add to the growing controversy surrounding the recent arrest of Imran Awan on bank fraud charges.

Jared Beck is an attorney litigating the DNC Fraud Lawsuit.

Disobedient Media‘s coverage of the DNC fraud lawsuit discussed ominous phone calls received by the Becks’ offices. 

The individual called the Becks using a voice modulator with a caller ID corresponding to the Aventura offices of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

This came after a string of events surrounding the lawsuit which resulted in  the Becks unsuccessfully seeking legal protection for themselves and others involved in the lawsuit. 

The the former DNC chairwoman’s representatives denied the call had been made by Schultz or any associated party.

Such phone calls were one in a string of apparently threatening conduct by Schultz and her associates. 

The former DNC chair was reported to have threatened the U.S. Capital chief of police with “consequences” in a heated exchange after he refused to surrender a laptop seized from Imran Awan.

Schaffer also discussed concerns regarding sensitive information that the Awans were privy to during their employment by the DNC. 

Schaffer added that the sensitive information the Awans had access to were stored in a third database, which he said is now being called a “breach.”

Schaffer alleged that a “foreign intelligence service” may have been the recipient of the leaked information, referring specifically to the Muslim Brotherhood, which he speculated was what had prompted FBI involvement in the case beyond the initial wire fraud charges.