Why is House IT scandal seething with national security issues being buried?

Deb W. Schultz D-Fla.

Rep. Deb W. Schultz (D-Fla.), former chair of the DNC. [Snip from video at YouTube: Sharp News]

Considering the wide scope the US government employs in surveilling all of us, it’s hard to understand why a scandal related to House intelligence and national security committees is being buried by media.

There is a huge national security story just waiting to be told, but media busy attacking a president voters in 30 states chose just can’t be bothered.

Members of Congress haven’t weighed in. Why not?

The scandal involves Democrats in the US House who sit on committees dealing with intel and national security. Many of those Democrats hired a family whose patriarchs hailed from Pakistan, paying the members millions to handle IT systems.

The Daily Caller has been a lonely voice in attempting to shine a light on this scandal. Some of the actors appear to have left the country, according to reports TDC gathered from those who knew them. Some of the actors allegedly had passwords enabling access to devices like former DNC chair Debbie W. Schultz’s iPad.

Was intelligence compromised by these people? We don’t know.

Who’s investigating—the FBI, right?

As far as we know, the Capitol Police are heading this investigation up.

Was there collusion within our government, including efforts by these questionable individuals, to leak information helpful to the Democrats’ selected nominee? We don’t know. Former FBI director James Comey, as far as I know, has never been asked a single question about this.

TDC has followed this story, and on occasion, select government-friendly media have chimed in to inform about the Awan family:

“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.”

Furthermore, TDC talked to aides in the House, learning members who employed these persons of interest have:

“an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them.”

This scandal has been brewing for quite some time, but no arrests have been made. One IT professional raised the possibility of blackmail:

“A manager at a tech-services company that works with Democratic House offices said he approached congressional offices, offering their services at one-fourth the price of Awan and his Pakistani brothers, but the members declined. At the time, he couldn’t understand why his offers were rejected but now he suspects the Awans exerted some type of leverage over members.

“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again,” he said.

Why aren’t we demanding accountability? At present, media are obsessed with ‘Russo-phobia’ and so are Dems. Meanwhile, who knows how much sensitive information may have been compromised because of high ranking Dems whose decision to employ these people deserves serious scrutiny?

Where was the FBI as all this played out? Apparently MIA.

Read more about the House IT scandal at The Daily Caller by following links at the end of stories cited, and here in archives at Day on the Day.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/May 23, 2017)

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Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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