quote:Meanwhile, Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on her payroll throughout the investigation and even ran interference for him with investigators. She was seen threatening Washington, D.C. police investigators, refused to cooperate with federal investigators, and even harassed the investigators
En de enige sanctionering is huisarrest en een enkelband met een 50 mijl radius.quote:First of all Debbie Wasserman Schulz disenfranchised millions of Bernie Sanders voters by crookedly siding with Crooked Hillary when she had to remain impartial. She lost her job as head of DNC right after wikileaks ... leaked these/her sinister workings at the DNC !(why?). (Crooked Hillary deleted or had deleted thousands of email on a private server.) Any congressperson engaged in such activities should already be on their way to jail. a couple of months ago DWS threatens the Police Chief? And later her employee has a bunch of busted hard drives and is on the RUN. She terminates him about the same time he is trying to FLEE this country after wiring 10's of thousands of dollars outside the country (even thought he has been working here for years. !!
ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: DWS Obstructed A Potential National Security Threatquote:[...]Overnight, we also learned that Awan reportedly also consulted for the DNC and possessed the password for the iPad which then-chairwoman Wasserman Schultz used for official DNC business at or around the same time that the DNC's email system was hacked and DNC emails were published by Wikileaks.
This means that during the intrusion into IT systems containing national security information (as well as potentially the DNC and their election information), Democrats were wagging their fingers at Republicans for purported Russian interference, while Democrats themselves had a fox in their own henhouse.
The hypocrisy of Democrats is stunning.
Their unwillingness to help law enforcement is even more so.
Initially, Wasserman Schultz refused to fire the IT aide "despite being a known criminal suspect in a cybersecurity probe," instead placing him in an advisory capacity in order to circumvent the ban on having him as an IT provider. As of Tuesday morning (the day he was arrested), Wasserman Schultz still employed him. In her own interactions with authorities, she also previously refused to turn over her laptop to law enforcement and threatened the Capitol Police for getting involved.
quote:Congressional leaders are interested in conducting their own independent investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers' offices.
Shaffer: Evidence That Wasserman Schultz Used Pakistani Imran Awan For Malevolent Activities Against Bernie Sandersquote:"In addition to the criminal case that is now underway, Congress needs to get answers regarding the scope of Imran Awan's misconduct and the access he had to sensitive material in the United States House of Representatives, including why he remained on the House payroll for so long," Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the Government Oversight Committee and chair of its National Security Subcommittee told the Washington Free Beacon.
quote:WASHINGTON – Detectives leading the Seth Rich murder investigation agreed to meet with Capitol Hill investigators to discuss evidence surrounding the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential election, a private eye claims.
But the Metropolitan Police Department canceled its meeting with House investigators on the Hill just hours before it was scheduled to take place, according to former Washington, D.C., homicide detective Rod Wheeler.
quote:Wheeler claims a thorough investigation of the Democrats’ IT hacking scandal involving the Awan brothers may reveal more information about Rich’s murder, the 2016 email breach of the Democratic National Committee and the Awan family.
quote:Despite the rapidly escalating scandal that potentially involves multiple federal crimes, Awan had been kept on the payroll of former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who circumvented the ban by having him “advise” her office.
In the wake of WikiLeaks posting damaging internal emails during the 2016 election, Wasserman Schultz resigned from her post as DNC chairwoman and blamed the scandal on an alleged hacking by Russians.
After the emails became public, Donna Brazile, who served as interim DNC chairwoman following Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, initially claimed the messages were fabricated. Then she alleged Russians stole the emails.
Donna Brazile is bekend om haar werk bij CNN. Ze was ook een belangrijke sponsor voor de Hillary campagne. Zij is in opspraak geraakt nadat ze betrapt werd met het doorgeven van vragen aan Hillary Clinton die later tijdens de stadhuisvergadering zouden worden gevraagd.quote:The FBI requested access to the DNC’s server to determine who was responsible for the breach. According to former FBI Director James Comey, the DNC refused to grant access to its server.
quote:Wheeler said in several interviews last week that a federal investigator has elaborate details about Rich’s connection to WikiLeaks and is a credible source.
Op YouTube kwam ik een filmpje tegen. De maker daarvan is al maanden bezig aan deze zaak en heeft en geeft een goed overzicht van de zaak.quote:The total reward for solving Rich’s murder currently stands at approximately a half-million dollars. Yet, the DNC has offered no reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of its own young staffer. Instead, the DNC honored its murdered employee by dedicating a bike rack outside its headquarters to Rich’s memory.
The Rich family’s attitude toward Wheeler, he claimed, changed dramatically after Democratic political crisis consultant Brad Bauman became their spokesman. Rich’s family threatened legal action against Wheeler in May after he told a Fox affiliate that he believed police were covering up details about the crime. An attorney representing the family sent Wheeler a cease-and-desist letter on May 19.
Wheeler said he’s uncertain when he’ll be allowed to reveal his report on Rich’s murder, but he is perplexed that Rich’s family has never expressed interest in the report’s findings.
quote:We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged, and it was. And you've got to be honest about it
Dat was toen. In april toen de verhoren waren getuigde de DNC in haar eerste lijn van verdediging dat zij zich niet hoefde te houden aan haar eigen reglementen.quote:Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate and one of the several attorneys who filed the suit against the DNC and its former chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wants retribution for donations made by supporters to the Vermont senator's campaign, citing six legal claims of the DNC’s deceptive conduct, negligent misrepresentation and fraud. The DNC violated Article 5, Section 4 of its own charter by working with a single campaign to effectively choose who would win the Democratic ballot, the attorneys stated in the suit.
De advocaten die de rechtszaak tegen de DNC zijn gestart zijn inderdaad wel erg bezorgd over hun veiligheid.quote:“[T]here is no right to — just by virtue of making a donation, to enforce the parties’ internal rules,” said DNC attorney Bruce Spiva. “And there’s no right to not have your candidate disadvantaged or have another candidate advantaged. There’s no contractual obligation here.”
Deze conclusie wordt gemaakt, omdat Wasserman Schulz Awan op de loonlijst liet staan, ondanks het misdaadonderzoek dat tegen hem en zijn familie werd verricht en zij hem pas de volgende dag na zijn arrestatie formeel ontsloeg.quote:It now appears that Debbie Wasserman Schultz planned to pay IT staffer Imran Awan even while he lived in Pakistan had he not been arrested by the FBI at Dulles Airport Monday.
Congressional payroll records also suggest that Wasserman Shultz knew Imran’s wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the U.S. months ago while she was a criminal suspect.
Waarom beschermt Debbie Wasserman Schulz zo wanhopig deze man en waarom liet ze hem op de loonlijst staan, zelfs wanneer hij in Pakistan zou hebben gezeten?quote:A House source said Awan was seen in the House office building multiple times after the network ban. “Imran Awan is working in an “advisory” role for Wasserman Schultz, her spokesman said, “providing advice on technology issues.”
The spokesman wouldn’t say who did the office’s computer work after the ban, if not Awan.
quote:Awan’s wife, Hina, left the country under similar circumstances March 5, after withdrawing the couple’s three kids from school without telling Virginia education officials, packing up all of her possessions, and hiding $12,000 in cash, according to an FBI affidavit. She allegedly had hundreds of thousands of dollars waiting in Pakistan for her — money the FBI says Awan had obtained partly through mortgage fraud and had wired overseas using a false explanation.
Two days later, on March 7, House records show Hina was cut from Wasserman Schultz’s payroll.
Een deskundige bij Fox News, luitenant-kolonel buiten dienst Tony Shaffer, vertelde gisteren in de show dat op zijn minst een van de broers Awan allerlei schimmige zaakjes voor Wasserman Schulz opknapte.quote:Wasserman Schultz spokesman David Darmrom did not respond to a DCNF IG request to explain why Hina had been terminated two days into a trip she claimed was temporary, while her husband had not been terminated for a six-month move. Between the part-time nature of her work and the ban, her absence was unlikely to have been noticed in two days without someone telling the office her plans.
Klinkt heel vergezocht uiteraard, maar er is een afgevaardigde in het Congres, een zekere André Carson.quote:then there's evidence some of the information they had access to dumped off into a third database that's actually being called a breach. That's why the Capitol Hill Police rolled in saying there's something wrong here.
Now the FBI has rolled in and let me give you the big take away here, it looks like a foreign intelligence service may be the recipient of all this. Something called the Muslim Brotherhood.
quote:Leading Islamist groups are contributing more to Democrats than to Republicans by a ratio of 17 to 1
Het salaris dat de Awan familie en in het bijzonder Imran Awan kreeg is heel opmerkelijk, aangezien in zijn functie de gemiddelde jaarlijkse salariëring $43.000 is.Imran ontving vanaf 2010 $1.200.000 en elk $1.000.000 voor zijn broer Abiden zijn vrouw Hina. In 2014 kwam zijn jongste broer Jamal voor de Democraten te werk. Hij vroeg en kreeg op jaarbasis $160.000twitter:
Imran Awan's achtergrond leent zich er helemaal niet voor om dergelijke vertrouwelijke toegang te verkrijgen, lijkt me.quote:In 2012, he discharged debts in 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 sundry vehicular offenses. In civil lawsuits, they are accused of life-insurance fraud.
quote:Imran Awan, the former DNC staffer who was arrested this week while trying to flee the United States, was with Seth Rich the night of his murder, according to new photographic evidence.
Rod Wheeler heb ik al eerder benoemd als de detective die de moord op Seth Rich onderzoekt.quote:Police who originally investigated the murder suggested that Seth Rich might have been killed by someone he knew, due to the lack of struggle. The killer also took nothing from the victim, leaving behind his wallet containing $2000, watch and phone.
quote:“Seth attended that party, and I wanted to know who else was at that party. But I could never find out,” Wheeler said. “When I went back to ask other people who should have known who was at that party – these were people who were close to Seth – they told me, ‘You don’t need to know who was at that party because it had nothing to do with his death.’”
quote:“He was at the party before he went to the bar (dit is de Lou's City Bar en dit was de plaats waar hij voor het laatst is gezien). What you do in a murder investigation is you work backward. You want to trace the victim’s steps as far back as you can – who was that person around the day before? – as far back as you can,” he said.
“What was interesting is when I am told as an investigator that I don’t need to talk to people who were at the party. It makes you wonder why.”
quote:The Profiling Project, the independent, nonpartisan and autonomous unit investigating the mysterious unsolved murder of Seth Rich, announced today that to catch the killer or killers, the group will stage a re-enactment of the murder on Tuesday, August 1 funded by Jack Burkman.
Mirroring a Hollywood set, complete with lights, cameras and actors, the group says known facts of the Seth Rich case will be coupled with various probable scenarios to act out what happened that night. It will be open to the media.
In relatie tot de Wiki Leaks:quote:Late last month, The Profiling Project released an 80-page report on its preliminary findings. Chief among them: the facts don’t support that the killing was random; that it was likely a hit.
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Date: 2015-02-22 21:20
Subject: Re: Wash Post story -- Sorry to write this on a Saturday night
I agree--when we have press staff, this will be MUCH easier.
And I would love an example being made.
On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 6:12 PM, John Podesta <[email protected]>
> Agree. Happy to talk to the David's. Call me crazy, but I think if we can
> survive the next month, it will be possible, maybe even straightforward to
> get our arms around this once there is an actual campaign. I'm definitely
> for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real
> basis for it.
Hierbij het begeleidende officiële document.quote:The staffer’s services were so important to congressional members, that 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). 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.
In veel begeleidende commentaren wordt gesuggereerd dat Awan via Wasserman Schulz toegang tot het netwerk werd verleend om zijn sporen uit wissen.quote:A right-leaning ethics group is pushing for a congressional probe into Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz because she continued to employ an IT staffer for months after he became the focus of a criminal investigation.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a conservative accountability group, is requesting the Office of Congressional Ethics launch an investigation into what the nonprofit says is Wasserman Schultz’s “apparent breach” of House rules for continuing to employ Imran Awan, even after he was blocked from accessing the House IT system earlier this year.
Gisteren gelastte de Republikeinen een tweede Special Counsel in te stellen.quote:Asked if Wasserman Schultz should be forced to testify DeSantis responded, “I think it's questionable what they were doing during that time,” referring to Imran Awan and other members of his family. “We would have to investigate that. Of course, they had access to intelligence and House Foreign Affairs Committee members’ personal email and IT accounts. There is some very sensitive information on there. This could be a significant security breach.”
Amendement is aangenomen.quote:The most recent court hearing on the class action lawsuit filed against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on behalf of Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters occurred in late April 2017 when a federal court judge in South Florida heard arguments from DNC attorneys and Attorney Jared Beck for why the court should move forward on the case. That decision is still pending, but on July 27 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee wrote a seven page letter to the Department of Justice seeking a special counsel probe into several aspects of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Dit laatste statement klopt niet. Ik heb in voorgaande bericht de officiële brief met het verzoek tot toegang tot TS/SCI gepost.quote:Intelligence agencies concluded Russia-related hackers broke into the email system by sending Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta a fake email from Google requesting his password.
Awan’s lawyer Chris Gowen said he thought Awan had been cleared for the trip to Pakistan before the flight. He has also denied any spying or intelligence-related wrongdoing.
“He didn't even have a security clearance,” the lawyer said, calling allegations from conservative media “completely utterly ridiculous.”
quote:Attorney General Sessions seems more motivated lately, probably for reasons having something to do with the Presidential teeth marks he’s now sporting. He’s promising action, saying, “I have not been happy with the past prosecutions and investigations of criminal leaks.”
Jeff Sessions heeft het hier over criminele lekken. Dit refereert dus niet aan de artikels van bijvoorbeeld de Washington Post en de New York Times waarbij zij zich baseren op anonieme bronnen.quote:Sessions says, “We’ve already taken a number of steps, we’ll have multiple, we’ll have a press conference next week about it, but we already have multiples numbers of prosecutions compared to last year at this time. We’re stepping up those cases, it cannot continue. Some people need to go to jail. If we can make cases they are going to jail.”
Dit is groter dan Water Gate, denk ik.quote:
Dat zal wel uit alle macht tegengehouden worden door de mensen die erbij betrokken waren/zijn.quote:Op dinsdag 1 augustus 2017 09:12 schreef dellipder het volgende:
Dit is groter dan Water Gate, denk ik.
Ik ben er wel sceptisch over of dat het daadwerkelijk tot op de bodem onderzocht gaat (kunnen) worden. En of dat iedereen die hier betrokken bij is verantwoordelijk kan worden gehouden.
De mainstream media berichten hier nauwelijks over. Dit is al een voorbeeld waar het hierover niet mee zit.
De tijd is in het voordeel van de DNC die veel bewijsmateriaal heeft weten te vernietigen. Het lijkt een vaste bezigheid te zijn van de DNC om mobiele apparaten, servers en harde schijven onbruikbaar te maken.
Ik vind het heel opmerkelijk, dat hij in zijn beschuldiging precies weet wat het motief zou zijn. En dat dit toevallig te maken heeft met de 'Russia collusion'.quote:The investigator, Rod Wheeler, sued Fox for defamation. His lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York, lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies conspiring to push a false story to take the pressure of the Russian collusion investigation off the president, and a news organization willing to show the president its story before it was published.
Ik kwam nog een bericht tegen van iets meer dan een week geleden.quote:Fox called the accusation that reporter Malia Zimmerman's story was published to detract from the Russian investigation "completely erroneous." Jay Wallace, Fox's news president, said the story is still being investigated and that Fox has no evidence that Wheeler was misquoted.
Dit gaat over een tweetal memorandum, namelijk:quote:Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.
After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device, and that “telltale signs” implicating Russia were then inserted.
Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying and doctoring were performed on the East coast of the U.S. Thus far, mainstream media have ignored the findings of these independent studies [see here and here: Guccifer 2.0 NGP/VAN Metadata Analysis
There has been so much conflation of charges about hacking that we wish to make very clear the primary focus of this Memorandum. We focus specifically on the July 5, 2016 alleged Guccifer 2.0 “hack” of the DNC server. In earlier VIPS memoranda we addressed the lack of any evidence connecting the Guccifer 2.0 alleged hacks and WikiLeaks, and we asked President Obama specifically to disclose any evidence that WikiLeaks received DNC data from the Russians.
En deze:quote:More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans are calling on President Obama to release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign – or admit that the proof is lacking.
quote:We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack. Here’s the difference between leaking and hacking:
Leak: When someone physically takes data out of an organization and gives it to some other person or organization, as Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning did.
Hack: When someone in a remote location electronically penetrates operating systems, firewalls or any other cyber-protection system and then extracts data.
All signs point to leaking, not hacking. If hacking were involved, the National Security Agency would know it – and know both sender and recipient.
Ondertussen komt Debbie Wasserman Schulz steeds verder onder druk te staan.quote:The Time Sequence
June 12, 2016: Assange announces WikiLeaks is about to publish “emails related to Hillary Clinton.”
June 15, 2016: DNC contractor Crowdstrike, (with a dubious professional record and multiple conflicts of interest) announces that malware has been found on the DNC server and claims there is evidence it was injected by Russians.
June 15, 2016: On the same day, “Guccifer 2.0” affirms the DNC statement; claims responsibility for the “hack;” claims to be a WikiLeaks source; and posts a document that the forensics show was synthetically tainted with “Russian fingerprints.”
We do not think that the June 12 & 15 timing was pure coincidence. Rather, it suggests the start of a pre-emptive move to associate Russia with anything WikiLeaks might have been about to publish and to “show” that it came from a Russian hack.
The Key Event
July 5, 2016: In the early evening, Eastern Daylight Time, someone working in the EDT time zone with a computer directly connected to the DNC server or DNC Local Area Network, copied 1,976 MegaBytes of data in 87 seconds onto an external storage device. That speed is many times faster than what is physically possible with a hack.
It thus appears that the purported “hack” of the DNC by Guccifer 2.0 (the self-proclaimed WikiLeaks source) was not a hack by Russia or anyone else, but was rather a copy of DNC data onto an external storage device. Moreover, the forensics performed on the metadata reveal there was a subsequent synthetic insertion – a cut-and-paste job using a Russian template, with the clear aim of attributing the data to a “Russian hack.” This was all performed in the East Coast time zone.
quote:Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is coming under mounting pressure to explain why she kept an IT aide on the payroll for months after a criminal investigation was revealed, facing calls from Republicans to testify as well as a newly filed ethics complaint.
quote:“I think she should testify,” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Monday. “If I had a staff member, an IT staff member, who had access to all of our data and all of our infrastructure and he had come under investigation … you better believe I would be cooperating.”
Contents of House Democrat IT Aide’s Smashed Hard Drives Seen as Recoverablequote:The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), run by former U.S. Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker (a George W. Bush appointee), also filed a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday. The complaint urged an investigation, questioning why Schultz kept paying Awan after he was barred from the House computer system, noting “Members are directly responsible for ensuring their staff are only paid for official public work.”
quote:The MSM spent a tireless 24-hours attempting to lead the public away from knowing the truth about the Seth Rich case. NPR led the charge publishing a piece titled “Behind Fox News’ Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale”, a piece they will no doubt have to HEAVILY retract and apologize for. NPR attempts to disprove the story after they had gained access to a lawsuit against Fox News by Rod Wheeler.
quote:The NRP report alleges that on April 20th, after uncovering disturbing leads in the case, Butowsky and Wheeler met in the White House with Sean Spicer to brief him on what they were uncovering. Wheeler believed, and expressed to FOX 5, that there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.
NOW THIS: As NPR was attempting to stop the inquires once and for all, Big League Politics reporter, Cassandra Fairbanks, released a leaked audio of Rod Wheeler explaining the Fox coverage of Rich and how Aaron Rich, Seth’s brother, was adamantly trying to stop all inquiries into the WikiLeaks connection.
quote:On August 1, Wheeler filed a lawsuit in New York City alleging White House involvement in pushing the story. But in this recording, he explains that he acted on his own in contacting Fox News reporters — and exactly how that all went down. The White House being involved is not mentioned once.
quote:Wheeler said that brother Aaron Rich tried to block Wheeler from looking at Seth’s computer, even though there could be evidence on it.
quote:Wheeler said that Seth’s girlfriend told him that Aaron Rich had possession of Seth’s cell phones, but Aaron denied it and said “we’re not going to worry about the cell phones.”
Aaron also blocked Wheeler from finding out about who was at a party Seth attended the night of the murder.
Aan dit topic te zien zit er geen bodem in.quote:
quote:Congress is advancing an investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers' offices, according to senior congressional sources who told the Washington Free Beacon the Democratic leader's refusal to answer questions could "merit resignation."
quote:Leading members of Congress are growing frustrated with the pace of the criminal investigation and have moved to conduct their own independent probe into the scandal, according to multiple sources who indicated that the relevant congressional committees are making moves to start an investigation, which could include compelling testimony from Wasserman Schultz, who has been accused of stonewalling on the issue.