July 9, 2018
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Question:  how do you make a political scandal go away?

 

Well, first you work out a sweetheart plea agreement that doesn’t even touch on the scandalous part of what took place.  Then you announce it in conjunction with a major holiday, preferably one in which most people are outdoors grilling hot dogs and not paying much attention to the news.  The Fourth of July is ideal for such a plan, as patriotic Americans who normally would be paying attention to politics are, ironically, the ones most caught up in celebrating with their families.

 

If you are the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, you sneak out a press release with a generic, blah-vanilla headline such as “Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements on Application for Home Equity Loan.”

 



That took some skill –- one can’t even tell that this headline refers to the resolution of the Imran Awan case.  Recall that Awan was the IT aide to Florida Congresswoman and former DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz and about 45 other Democratic members of Congress, including members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.  Though he’d never been officially vetted for a security clearance, he’d been given essentially unrestricted access to their email and other electronic files.  Numerous members of his family were mysteriously on the government payroll, too, also without security clearances or degrees in IT, some pulling down highly questionable salaries.  When allegations were raised, his wife went home to Pakistan; he wasn’t quite fast enough and was intercepted while trying to flee the country as well.

 

Astoundingly, the press release announcing Awan’s plea deal made no mention of Wasserman Schultz or of his IT work for the Democrats.

 

President Trump must have been consulting his crystal ball about a month ago when he tweeted, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook.  The Democratic I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today.  They want to make a ‘plea deal’ to hide what is on their server.  Where is Server?  Really bad!”


 TRENDING:  Democrat insanity is coming


Trump was downright psychic with his reference to a plea –- they gave Awan one heckuva deal, even announcing that they had “uncovered no evidence” that he had “violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems.  The deal also specifies that he won’t be charged with any nonviolent crimes he might have committed in Washington prior to the agreement.  (I am not kidding.)  According to Luke Rosiak at the Daily Caller –- who has really been on top of this story –-  this benign conclusion is at odds with that of the findings of an IG appointed by Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top law enforcement official, its sergeant-at-arms, and the statements of multiple Democratic aides.  But that doesn’t matter; the allegations have been effectively buried.

 

Oh, and another thing you do to make a scandal go away is accuse the other side of bigotry.  In this case, Awan’s attorney, Christopher G. Gowan –- who happens to be a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton –- described the charge against Awan as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”  Wasserman Schultz used the same strategy, keeping Awan on the payroll for six months after he’d been banned from the congressional computer system by Capitol police because, as she said, he was “put under scrutiny because of his religious faith.”

 


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It also helps to have a sympathetic judge.  Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, appointed to the DC District Court by President Obama in 2014, was once a partner in the same firm that represented Huma Abedin in the investigation of Hillary’s email server.  She’s been a vocal opponent of Trump’s travel ban and ordered the Trump administration to provide abortions to two illegal immigrants.  She postponed Awan’s hearing in U.S. District Court six times.

 

Well, if you ever wanted to know how to bury a political scandal, now you know how it is done.  In case you were one of those patriotic Americans out grilling hot dogs last week and you happened to miss the Awan story, here’s Luke Rosiak’s detailed wrap-up.  If you’re like me, it’ll make you steamier than one of those dogs.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/03/awan-cybersecurity-not-charged/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=site-share

     

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  • Kathy Wingate

    07/09/2018 02:25 PM

    The plot is even thicker than many realize...over a year ago, Texas Rep Gohmert spoke to Congress for about an hour describe in detail, the entire plot by the DNC to keep the Anwan brothers on the job. Probably the most dangerous and destructive access to all the governments computers and information, which they could sell to all our enemies, and further enrich themselves. I am going to try to insert a link to the youtube video of his speech, but if It won't work, search you tube for " Texas Rep Gohmert spoke to Congress on Anwan brothers". When you hear this story, you will just not believe they were employed by the DNC, and allowed access to the information they had free access to.
    Where is the outrage?? 12 years they breached our government's computers and classified information, with no security clearance, and even no background check! Hear his speech, to hear how they worked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAR2G76k1YI

  • Joseph Trokey

    07/09/2018 02:24 PM

    God is not locked. That which you sow you shall also reap. They may get away with their foolishness now, bit one of these days it will come tumbling down on them. I am a patient man.

  • Firewagon

    07/09/2018 02:13 PM

    Short of an insurrection or another civil war, few, if any, of these seditionists will ever be prosecuted. For whatever 'unknown' reason, President Trump will not declassify ALL the documents requested by congress' oversight committee, and order the stalling DOJ and FBI to release them. The "toothless" congress should already have impeached that smug Rosenstein!

  • Allan Leroy Folsom

    07/09/2018 02:00 PM

    Do the wicked ever lose?

  • John McMann

    07/09/2018 01:51 PM

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Talk about corruption! I have more trust in the Russians than the Democrats at this point.

  • Joy Gotwalt

    07/09/2018 01:41 PM

    I don't understand why prosecutors allowed this case to be heard by an obviously prejudiced judge. I don't understand why the Federal Government did not take a stronger hand in this matter.

  • Dr Joseph Orsini

    07/09/2018 01:26 PM

    Mike
    Thanks very much for the information. Why isn't the "media" covering this? How many other iimportant issues being ignored purposely?

  • Robert Wrucke

    07/09/2018 01:18 PM

    OH MY! That's all I got at the moment!

  • Bruce Lee

    07/09/2018 01:06 PM

    Nothing surprises me when it comes to politics anymore. I will not vote for another Democrat again.

  • Mihael

    07/09/2018 12:46 PM

    Is there nothing that can be done about the Awan story? You bring these to our attention yet offer no path to bring transparency.
    All it does is frustrate me, your reader.

  • Elizabeth Doucet

    07/09/2018 12:46 PM

    Thank you for what you do! You were always my front man for President. I think we need some respect and Godly wisdom in the office..

    Beth Doucet

  • Judy Clemence

    07/09/2018 12:35 PM

    This is disgusting!! The swamp is so deep and thick, it will take YEARS to try to drain. I had no idea how bad it was until President Trump started shinning a light on it. 8 years of corruption will take years to fix. Dems seem to walk away unscathed, while spending millions of tax-payer dollars on a bogus charge against President Trump. How does this happen in America?

  • Ted & Kathy Barnes

    07/09/2018 12:29 PM

    This is disheartening, are we ever going to get any justice. I hope Judicial Watch investigates this and gets to the bottom of this conspiracy.

  • William Stone

    07/09/2018 12:27 PM

    Where is our "Justice Department" ? Is it also so crooked that it can turn a blind ear to the injustice of this plea bargain. Other people, like Republicans and patriots would be hung by their thumbs in the deepest jail in Virginia for 20 years. "Justice" is apparently non blind but favors crooked Democrats. I am disgusted with how this went down. Why is Wasserman Schultz still in the government?

  • Allan Dredge

    07/09/2018 12:23 PM

    I enjoy your commentary on current stories and the way you can weave it so the reality doesn't hurt so much.
    This is a story that can not be told in an uplifting manner. It is reticent of so many things awry in our governing class.
    I am frustrated to read these stories and not have any corrective course of action available.
    Embezzling money was not the highest of his crimes, it was opening our nations security to infiltration.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    07/09/2018 12:20 PM

    So, why is Mr. Trump's " Justice " department allowing this to happen !?!?

  • christina vandoran

    07/09/2018 12:20 PM

    I remember watching the move "Wag the Dog". It gave insight to just how far the govt. will go to cover something up. It doesn't surprise me, but it does sicken me. When they talk about American's not being patriotic, this is why. How can you defend a country that doesn't even vet its employees, who are from other countries? it's Insanity. The part that really bothers me is that they slam the little guy (me) for everything, and give a golden paved road to everyone in Washington, and their families!!!!!

  • Donald Ward

    07/09/2018 12:18 PM

    I think they all "Democrats" involved in this scandal should go down in history as the biggest fraudulent representatives of America "including Obama"...

  • philip crane

    07/09/2018 12:16 PM

    Governor.... the threats and lawlessness within the democratic cabal is going to have a result that this country doesn't need. The lack respect for or founders, our history (which they're not taught anymore in public indoctrination schools) and most of our institutions dealing with the rule-of-law. Even the government agencies are involved in the corruption.
    If something isn't done shortly to hold these people accountable for their actions there will be no law left to heed. They know this and they want the chaos factor to ensue in America. Correct me if I'm wrong but Trump could use the U.S Marshall's Service to start rounding up these traitors and culprits. Maybe they haven't been infected with blatant socialistic behaviors.
    The longer it goes on, the more the people of America become agitated with the system the way it has become. It won't be pretty. I'd start by revoking the trouble makers passports (the open border cartel) and see how other countries accept their "open border" wish. Would be fun to watch them.
    thanks for listening.

  • James Evart

    07/09/2018 12:15 PM

    Oh, how this pisses me offffffffff. These Democrats are enemies of the state and need to be held to account. The president needs to step in and somehow clean the courts of radical leftist judges and make Awan, Schultz and their cronies accountable. This is a blatant miscarriage of justice!

  • Robin G Bullis

    07/09/2018 12:14 PM

    I was disgusted when I had seen the story about Awan a few days ago. I felt like the whole thing was being swept under the rug with nothing we could do about it.
    When Democrats control the courts, justice sure is not blind. Thank-you for all you do in keeping us informed.

  • Anna Maria

    07/09/2018 12:10 PM

    I visited a hospital the other evening where I was told that many people in my area have been seen for stress. As I began to ponder what I heard I wondered if this is a result of the country we live in. The President isn’t at fault. I believe the stress most of us have endured during the last administration has had a great deal to do with it. We have rights under our Constitution but evidently only if we’re a Democrat or a crooked Muslim. I am not saying all Muslim people are in the same basket. I am only speaking about those who work for the Democrats in the Congress. Then there’s Hillary, Obama, Ms Schultz, Comey, and RINOS, etc. The rest of us had better watch our step as we are called hateful names from those who are ruining our country and getting away with corruption! These are the real Deplorables. The President can’t fix ALL this corruption. Even Jeff Sessions in my opinion is being paid for a job he isn’t doing! Why is that? In my opinion he’s also corrupt. With God’s help we will hopefully win. However He has given us free will. He may let us battle the Dems on our own!

  • Mary Koestner

    07/09/2018 12:06 PM

    What in Heaven's name can be done? I am praying and will continue to do so. Thank you for all you do.

  • Gail Niemiec

    07/09/2018 12:01 PM

    What ever happened to our justice system? You know, the one that no longer exists. What, if anything, can be done now? This country is definitely not the one I grew up in. Thank God for President Trump. Wish that not all the dims were against him. Just shows their total lack of concern for this country.

  • Jim Ortiz

    07/09/2018 12:01 PM

    The inmates are running the prison at DOj! Who makes a deal like that?? Was that a swamp rat, or AG Jeff Sessions? How much money did they send home for terrorist cause? How much intelligence did they send? President Trump NEEDS to FIRE working in these UNCONSTITUTIONAL agencies, and either SHUT THEN DOWN, or hire new people. Im ALL FOR SHUT DOWN personally

July 9, 2018
|

Question:  how do you make a political scandal go away?

 

Well, first you work out a sweetheart plea agreement that doesn’t even touch on the scandalous part of what took place.  Then you announce it in conjunction with a major holiday, preferably one in which most people are outdoors grilling hot dogs and not paying much attention to the news.  The Fourth of July is ideal for such a plan, as patriotic Americans who normally would be paying attention to politics are, ironically, the ones most caught up in celebrating with their families.

 

If you are the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, you sneak out a press release with a generic, blah-vanilla headline such as “Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements on Application for Home Equity Loan.”

 



That took some skill –- one can’t even tell that this headline refers to the resolution of the Imran Awan case.  Recall that Awan was the IT aide to Florida Congresswoman and former DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz and about 45 other Democratic members of Congress, including members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.  Though he’d never been officially vetted for a security clearance, he’d been given essentially unrestricted access to their email and other electronic files.  Numerous members of his family were mysteriously on the government payroll, too, also without security clearances or degrees in IT, some pulling down highly questionable salaries.  When allegations were raised, his wife went home to Pakistan; he wasn’t quite fast enough and was intercepted while trying to flee the country as well.

 

Astoundingly, the press release announcing Awan’s plea deal made no mention of Wasserman Schultz or of his IT work for the Democrats.

 

President Trump must have been consulting his crystal ball about a month ago when he tweeted, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook.  The Democratic I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today.  They want to make a ‘plea deal’ to hide what is on their server.  Where is Server?  Really bad!”


 TRENDING:  Democrat insanity is coming


Trump was downright psychic with his reference to a plea –- they gave Awan one heckuva deal, even announcing that they had “uncovered no evidence” that he had “violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems.  The deal also specifies that he won’t be charged with any nonviolent crimes he might have committed in Washington prior to the agreement.  (I am not kidding.)  According to Luke Rosiak at the Daily Caller –- who has really been on top of this story –-  this benign conclusion is at odds with that of the findings of an IG appointed by Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top law enforcement official, its sergeant-at-arms, and the statements of multiple Democratic aides.  But that doesn’t matter; the allegations have been effectively buried.

 

Oh, and another thing you do to make a scandal go away is accuse the other side of bigotry.  In this case, Awan’s attorney, Christopher G. Gowan –- who happens to be a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton –- described the charge against Awan as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”  Wasserman Schultz used the same strategy, keeping Awan on the payroll for six months after he’d been banned from the congressional computer system by Capitol police because, as she said, he was “put under scrutiny because of his religious faith.”

 


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It also helps to have a sympathetic judge.  Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, appointed to the DC District Court by President Obama in 2014, was once a partner in the same firm that represented Huma Abedin in the investigation of Hillary’s email server.  She’s been a vocal opponent of Trump’s travel ban and ordered the Trump administration to provide abortions to two illegal immigrants.  She postponed Awan’s hearing in U.S. District Court six times.

 

Well, if you ever wanted to know how to bury a political scandal, now you know how it is done.  In case you were one of those patriotic Americans out grilling hot dogs last week and you happened to miss the Awan story, here’s Luke Rosiak’s detailed wrap-up.  If you’re like me, it’ll make you steamier than one of those dogs.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/03/awan-cybersecurity-not-charged/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=site-share

     

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Comments 26-50 of 53

  • Kathy Wingate

    07/09/2018 02:25 PM

    The plot is even thicker than many realize...over a year ago, Texas Rep Gohmert spoke to Congress for about an hour describe in detail, the entire plot by the DNC to keep the Anwan brothers on the job. Probably the most dangerous and destructive access to all the governments computers and information, which they could sell to all our enemies, and further enrich themselves. I am going to try to insert a link to the youtube video of his speech, but if It won't work, search you tube for " Texas Rep Gohmert spoke to Congress on Anwan brothers". When you hear this story, you will just not believe they were employed by the DNC, and allowed access to the information they had free access to.
    Where is the outrage?? 12 years they breached our government's computers and classified information, with no security clearance, and even no background check! Hear his speech, to hear how they worked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAR2G76k1YI

  • Joseph Trokey

    07/09/2018 02:24 PM

    God is not locked. That which you sow you shall also reap. They may get away with their foolishness now, bit one of these days it will come tumbling down on them. I am a patient man.

  • Firewagon

    07/09/2018 02:13 PM

    Short of an insurrection or another civil war, few, if any, of these seditionists will ever be prosecuted. For whatever 'unknown' reason, President Trump will not declassify ALL the documents requested by congress' oversight committee, and order the stalling DOJ and FBI to release them. The "toothless" congress should already have impeached that smug Rosenstein!

  • Allan Leroy Folsom

    07/09/2018 02:00 PM

    Do the wicked ever lose?

  • John McMann

    07/09/2018 01:51 PM

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Talk about corruption! I have more trust in the Russians than the Democrats at this point.

  • Joy Gotwalt

    07/09/2018 01:41 PM

    I don't understand why prosecutors allowed this case to be heard by an obviously prejudiced judge. I don't understand why the Federal Government did not take a stronger hand in this matter.

  • Dr Joseph Orsini

    07/09/2018 01:26 PM

    Mike
    Thanks very much for the information. Why isn't the "media" covering this? How many other iimportant issues being ignored purposely?

  • Robert Wrucke

    07/09/2018 01:18 PM

    OH MY! That's all I got at the moment!

  • Bruce Lee

    07/09/2018 01:06 PM

    Nothing surprises me when it comes to politics anymore. I will not vote for another Democrat again.

  • Mihael

    07/09/2018 12:46 PM

    Is there nothing that can be done about the Awan story? You bring these to our attention yet offer no path to bring transparency.
    All it does is frustrate me, your reader.

  • Elizabeth Doucet

    07/09/2018 12:46 PM

    Thank you for what you do! You were always my front man for President. I think we need some respect and Godly wisdom in the office..

    Beth Doucet

  • Judy Clemence

    07/09/2018 12:35 PM

    This is disgusting!! The swamp is so deep and thick, it will take YEARS to try to drain. I had no idea how bad it was until President Trump started shinning a light on it. 8 years of corruption will take years to fix. Dems seem to walk away unscathed, while spending millions of tax-payer dollars on a bogus charge against President Trump. How does this happen in America?

  • Ted & Kathy Barnes

    07/09/2018 12:29 PM

    This is disheartening, are we ever going to get any justice. I hope Judicial Watch investigates this and gets to the bottom of this conspiracy.

  • William Stone

    07/09/2018 12:27 PM

    Where is our "Justice Department" ? Is it also so crooked that it can turn a blind ear to the injustice of this plea bargain. Other people, like Republicans and patriots would be hung by their thumbs in the deepest jail in Virginia for 20 years. "Justice" is apparently non blind but favors crooked Democrats. I am disgusted with how this went down. Why is Wasserman Schultz still in the government?

  • Allan Dredge

    07/09/2018 12:23 PM

    I enjoy your commentary on current stories and the way you can weave it so the reality doesn't hurt so much.
    This is a story that can not be told in an uplifting manner. It is reticent of so many things awry in our governing class.
    I am frustrated to read these stories and not have any corrective course of action available.
    Embezzling money was not the highest of his crimes, it was opening our nations security to infiltration.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    07/09/2018 12:20 PM

    So, why is Mr. Trump's " Justice " department allowing this to happen !?!?

  • christina vandoran

    07/09/2018 12:20 PM

    I remember watching the move "Wag the Dog". It gave insight to just how far the govt. will go to cover something up. It doesn't surprise me, but it does sicken me. When they talk about American's not being patriotic, this is why. How can you defend a country that doesn't even vet its employees, who are from other countries? it's Insanity. The part that really bothers me is that they slam the little guy (me) for everything, and give a golden paved road to everyone in Washington, and their families!!!!!

  • Donald Ward

    07/09/2018 12:18 PM

    I think they all "Democrats" involved in this scandal should go down in history as the biggest fraudulent representatives of America "including Obama"...

  • philip crane

    07/09/2018 12:16 PM

    Governor.... the threats and lawlessness within the democratic cabal is going to have a result that this country doesn't need. The lack respect for or founders, our history (which they're not taught anymore in public indoctrination schools) and most of our institutions dealing with the rule-of-law. Even the government agencies are involved in the corruption.
    If something isn't done shortly to hold these people accountable for their actions there will be no law left to heed. They know this and they want the chaos factor to ensue in America. Correct me if I'm wrong but Trump could use the U.S Marshall's Service to start rounding up these traitors and culprits. Maybe they haven't been infected with blatant socialistic behaviors.
    The longer it goes on, the more the people of America become agitated with the system the way it has become. It won't be pretty. I'd start by revoking the trouble makers passports (the open border cartel) and see how other countries accept their "open border" wish. Would be fun to watch them.
    thanks for listening.

  • James Evart

    07/09/2018 12:15 PM

    Oh, how this pisses me offffffffff. These Democrats are enemies of the state and need to be held to account. The president needs to step in and somehow clean the courts of radical leftist judges and make Awan, Schultz and their cronies accountable. This is a blatant miscarriage of justice!

  • Robin G Bullis

    07/09/2018 12:14 PM

    I was disgusted when I had seen the story about Awan a few days ago. I felt like the whole thing was being swept under the rug with nothing we could do about it.
    When Democrats control the courts, justice sure is not blind. Thank-you for all you do in keeping us informed.

  • Anna Maria

    07/09/2018 12:10 PM

    I visited a hospital the other evening where I was told that many people in my area have been seen for stress. As I began to ponder what I heard I wondered if this is a result of the country we live in. The President isn’t at fault. I believe the stress most of us have endured during the last administration has had a great deal to do with it. We have rights under our Constitution but evidently only if we’re a Democrat or a crooked Muslim. I am not saying all Muslim people are in the same basket. I am only speaking about those who work for the Democrats in the Congress. Then there’s Hillary, Obama, Ms Schultz, Comey, and RINOS, etc. The rest of us had better watch our step as we are called hateful names from those who are ruining our country and getting away with corruption! These are the real Deplorables. The President can’t fix ALL this corruption. Even Jeff Sessions in my opinion is being paid for a job he isn’t doing! Why is that? In my opinion he’s also corrupt. With God’s help we will hopefully win. However He has given us free will. He may let us battle the Dems on our own!

  • Mary Koestner

    07/09/2018 12:06 PM

    What in Heaven's name can be done? I am praying and will continue to do so. Thank you for all you do.

  • Gail Niemiec

    07/09/2018 12:01 PM

    What ever happened to our justice system? You know, the one that no longer exists. What, if anything, can be done now? This country is definitely not the one I grew up in. Thank God for President Trump. Wish that not all the dims were against him. Just shows their total lack of concern for this country.

  • Jim Ortiz

    07/09/2018 12:01 PM

    The inmates are running the prison at DOj! Who makes a deal like that?? Was that a swamp rat, or AG Jeff Sessions? How much money did they send home for terrorist cause? How much intelligence did they send? President Trump NEEDS to FIRE working in these UNCONSTITUTIONAL agencies, and either SHUT THEN DOWN, or hire new people. Im ALL FOR SHUT DOWN personally