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September 27, 2017

The Awan Clan Moved "Massive" Amounts of Data off DNC Servers, Tapping Them in an Unauthorized Way 5,400 Times;
Democrats Say They Were Just Doing a Child's "Homework" on the Servers

Yes, I believe that.

Luke Rosniak of the Daily Caller News Foundation strikes again:

Democratic congressional aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled “massive” amounts of data off of it. But there’s nothing to see here, Democrats told The Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading homework assignments for Imran Awan's elementary-school aged kids and family pictures.

A congressional source with direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post’s account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his associates "were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote 'work on the files'" and that they desperately tried to hide what was on the server when caught, providing police with what law enforcement immediately recognized as falsified evidence and an indication of criminal intent.

The Post described the amount of data improperly flowing out of the congressional network as "massive." One congressional source told Circa it was "terabits.'

A terabyte is a million megabytes; a terabit is about one-tenth of that. Awan’s three children are in elementary school or younger. A book report in Word document format could clock in at under a megabyte, even if it were 100 pages long. To fill a terabyte with family photos, a person would need 250,000 photos.

...

The Post did not note the "massive" outgoing data and unauthorized access until the 40th and 42nd paragraphs of its story, after it had quoted multiple defense attorneys and ventured into a lengthy and seemingly irrelevant but humanizing backstory on Awan’s childhood.

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The Post also did not specify that data was also being backed up online via unofficial Dropbox accounts.

There's more: Democrats seem to have invoked the "speech and debate" clause -- which says that nothing said in Congress itself shall ever be subject to investigation or lawsuit; it would not seem to apply to DNC servers -- to block investigators from seeing the contents of the data being off-loaded.






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