A letter written by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has been made public. The request, submitted on August 4 to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, seeks immigration histories for Imran Awan and his associates.
Awan is the former House IT employee who was arrested recently trying to flee the country. He, his wife, two brothers, and two friends are at the center of the current scandal. So far, the group has been accused of violating congressional security policies and stealing equipment from Congress. It is likely that their crimes go much deeper.
Grassley’s letter stated, “In light of the alleged illegal activity, the committee seeks to better understand Awan and his associates’ immigration histories. Therefore, please provide the Alien File for the individuals listed below. Please also include any temporary files, working files, and all documents and items contained in them that were generated by DHS or in its possession.”
This has been a massive scandal for the Democratic Party or at least, it should be. All of the congressmen involved are Democrats and it appears that their former leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz was at the forefront. She was found to still be making payments to Awan’s wife who was in Pakistan. It also appears likely that she was having Awan do work right up until the time he fled even though he was banned from that congressional computers.
ABC, NBC, And CBS Pretty Much Bury IT Scandal Engulfing Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Office https://t.co/PjbZ2TGIKb
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Grassley’s letter includes a brief summary;
“Awan began working as an IT aide in 2004. Later, his wife, two brothers, and two friends began working as IT aides for nearly 30 congressmen. Over the span of 13 years, they collected more than $4 million— a sum that is reported to be three times higher than the norm for a government contractor.”
Awan has retained an attorney that is all too familiar with Democrat scandals, Chris Gowen, a long-time friend of Hillary and Bill. It remains to be seen whether the attorney and his client will object to the release of the immigration files. Given what Awan has to hide, we suspect he will try and block everything.
Source: The Daily Caller