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July 31, 2017

Andy McCarthy: If You Think the Imran Awan Investigation Is About Bank Fraud, You're Wrong.
It's About Islamophobia.

Just kidding. Andy McCarthy does mention "Islamophobia," but only to mock Democrat defenders of the Awan clan (why do these shabby swindlers have so many Democrat defenders?) going immediately to the "Islamophobia" card to trump genuine questions about why this very sketchy group of foreign swindlers was granted root access to Democrat secured networks, and paid such enormous amounts of money on top of that.

There's too much great stuff here to properly excerpt, but here's a few bits and bobs.

This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.

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 are modest, in the $40,000 range. For some reason, Awan was paid about four times as much. He also managed to get his wife, Alvi, on the House payroll . . . then his brother, Abid Awan . . . then Abidís wife, Natalia Sova. The youngest of the clan, Awanís brother Jamal, came on board in 2014 -- the then-20-year-old commanding an annual salary of $160,000.

A few of these arrangements appear to have been sinecures: While some Awans were rarely seen around the office, we now know they were engaged in extensive financial shenanigans away from the Capitol.

Nevertheless, the Daily Callerís Luke Rosiak, who has been all over this story, reports that, for their IT "work," the Pakistani family has reeled in $4 million from U.S. taxpayers since 2009. Thatís just the "legit" dough. T

he family business evidently dabbles in procurement fraud, too. The Capitol Police and FBI are exploring widespread double-billing for computers, other communication devices, and related equipment. Why were they paid so much for doing so little?

Intriguing as it is, thatís a side issue. A more pressing question is: Why were they given access to highly sensitive government information?

I can't quote the rest, but he then starts digging into the specifics of how much access to national security information this crew was granted, the swindles they conducted on the side (with Democrats not too fussed about it, I guess), and Democrats' bizarre loyalty to them -- the wife that fled to Pakistan was only fired by Greg Meeks five days before getting out of dodge, and Imran was on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz' payroll until after the FBI arrested his ass at Dulles International airport.


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