The Stream’s Rachel Alexander has been covering news leads in the investigation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT staffer Imran Awan. Awan had access to emails and files of 45 congressional members. So far, he and his wife have been indicted on charges of bank fraud.
- The House banned Awan from its network in February due to allegations that he illegally transferred data from House Democrats to his own private server.
- Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on her staff until his arrest in July.
- Awan hasn’t been charged with a criminal cybersecurity violation partly because some of the 45 Democrats have been passive about helping build the case, according to a source.
- The laptop that was seized by Capitol police was found on the second floor of the Rayburn Senate building. Awan had no reason to be there, since by then he was no longer working for other House members. Wasserman Schultz’s office is in the Longworth building.
- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R. Tex) told The Daily Caller he suspects Awan is turning on Wasserman Schultz. (Gohmert is a former prosecutor and member of the House Judiciary Committee.)
Rachel writes, “Awan had access to Wasserman Schultz’s laptop and password. He could have downloaded her DNC emails and leaked them to Wikileaks. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said an insider gave Wikileaks the DNC emails, not a Russian hacker.”