Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former DNC chair who rigged the 2016 primaries for Hillary Clinton, has threatened the DC Police Chief because he will not give her back a laptop that is EVIDENCE in the Democrat House security breach investigation!
Wasserman said there will be “Consequences” if he doesn’t hand over the evidence. She goes back and forth with him and does not seem to understand the simple concept that her laptop is EVIDENCE in a CRIMINAL investigation so she cannot get it back yet!
“If a member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?” Wasserman said.
The Chief responds, “Yes. Unless it is involved in an ongoing investigation,”
I lost count as to how many times he had to repeat that simple concept to dimwitted Wasserman. He really should not have to. It is a basic. They go back and forth. Her mentality of arrogance and that the law should not apply to her is horrific!
Just watch! It is amazing how ignorant Wasserman is at BASIC law. Then… the ‘threat of consequences’!!
So here is the background on all of this in case you have not been following the story.
The DC police are investigating Schultz’s IT administrators – the Awan brothers – Imran, Abid and Jamal, all Pakistanis who all made over $160,000 salary and accumulated some nice cash on the side as well. Imran had access to Debbie’s Ipad, in addition, the brothers allegedly had access between 80-120 computers and Blackberries of various Democrats.
The brothers are thought to have been involved in a MASSIVE security breach of Congressional data. Imran also billed the government $4 million for family members on the payroll that never actually worked.
When the situation became clear, the police confiscated a laptop from the former IT administrator. That laptop TECHNICALLY belongs to Schultz’s campaign.
What is also bizarre is that the relationship between Schultz and Awan has been described as a “friendly and personal” relationship. Which seems to be an odd thing in itself. Why is a Representative friends with a IT administrator and why is she defending him now at risk to her own career?
To really pull it all together, you need to know that Schultz sits on the Appropriations’ Legislative Branch subcommittee which determines the budget for the DC police, hence her threat of “consequences.” Her brother, Steven Wasserman is also an Assistant US Attorney at the Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia.
The Daily Caller explains:
The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.
The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.
“My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.
“We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.
“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz said.
What happens next? Hopefully, we find out just exactly what is in that laptop specifically that Wasserman does not want anyone to see. THAT is the big problem I am sure!