April 5, 2018

Why, I was just thinking the other day how long it had been since we’d seen the cheery face of former DNC chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz or heard anything about that nice family of Pakistani “IT professionals” who kept Democrats’ laptops in tip-top shape for over a decade. How wonderful to see that they’re back in the news now.

Imran Awan and his family continued working as server administrators for months after the House Inspector General found that they’d committed serious misconduct. And to this day, no one has been charged with hacking, though Awan and his wife were charged with felonies for allegedly cashing out their congressional retirement account under false pretenses while trying to get the heck out of Dodge (the US). A new article by cybersecurity expert Kevin McDonald appearing in SearchSecurity, a publication for IT professionals, bluntly calls this story an example of “negligence trumping security and, worse yet, common sense.”

McDonald blames Wasserman Schultz in particular for the “alarming” risk-taking; as head of the DNC, she went so far as to keep Awan on the payroll for six months after he was put under criminal investigation and banned by the House from the computer network. Stunningly, he and his family had been working for 44 House Democrats, maintaining access to all the emails and files of 1 in 5 Democratic members of Congress. Incredibly, they could log right in any time they wanted with the personal usernames of those legislators.

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Wasserman Schultz insulted our intelligence by claiming Awan could still perform IT work after he was banned, without connecting to the House network at all. She argued that there were still some services he could provide because he possessed continued access to the building in which computers were stored and used. I am not kidding. Why on earth was she so unconcerned about this breathtaking breach of security? One thing we learn from this is that when you need someone to defend the indefensible...who ya gonna call? Call Debbie!

According to the IG, not only did Awan and his family steal equipment, but they also logged thousands of times into servers of offices they didn’t even work for. The report warned that there were indications of servers “being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removing information” Ya think? McDonald warned that there are all kinds of risks posed by this: “They can add programs designed to spy on users, damage systems or data, redirect data flows and communications, or fully produce every bit of data contained on the systems they control. They can pretend to be a user and take action as if they are that user.”

Certainly from these computers they would have been able to get into any other computer that sent or received email --- and that means from members of BOTH parties. That ability may be key to why the Democrats kept it on the hush-hush; perhaps they were getting something themselves.

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This kind of set-up is a spies’ paradise. According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, background checks are supposed to be required for all IT personnel, but in lieu of that, members of Congress can just personally vouch for them. So easy! Apparently, all 44 Democratic representatives vouched for Awan and his family.

At a time when Democrats are still expressing their rich fantasy life with chants of “Russia, Russia, Russia” and a ginned-up special counsel to pick apart Donald Trump, and by accusing Vladimir Putin of “assaulting democracy” by leaking their embarrassing emails to Wikileaks, their extreme disregard for cybersecurity when it comes to the VERY REAL Awan family is not only outrageous but totally nonsensical. (Come to think of it, though, they didn’t seem to have any concern about Hillary’s VERY REAL mishandling of classified documents, either. And as of this week, she’s still blaming “Russia” for her defeat, along with many other pathetic excuses.) It’s not just curious on the part of Wasserman Schultz but many others as well; for example, the lack of concern from then-House Democratic Caucus chair Xavier Becerra –- now attorney general of California –- makes absolutely no sense, considering his computer was monumentally hacked. And when something doesn’t make sense, it means there’s a piece we don’t have.

Since no evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump has been found after over a year of digging, why don’t investigators stop wasting time and money on that and find out what was going on with this odd and suspicious arrangement?



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  • Gail hayes

    04/08/2018 06:32 AM

    No wonder Hillary kept her system in her bathroom closet... she knew about this spy system.

  • Danna A. Stevens

    04/07/2018 02:20 AM

    I knew and worked w/Debbie's mother and she was a good woman (other than being a Democrat!) At one point, many yrs ago, she suggested my daughter use Debbie as her atty in a custody case.. want to say I"m glad she didn't, but on the other hand, she would probably have won!!! Feel sorrrry for her mom!!!

  • Phillip Hoffeld

    04/07/2018 02:11 AM

    Because the elite suffer no penalties for their actions. Debbie, Hitlery, Wild Bill, Erik the Red, and the rest of the democratic ilk will never face any prosecution. The news is nothing more than tabloid trash.

  • Patricia Driscoll

    04/06/2018 08:32 PM

    Dear Governor - I believe in President Trump and believe that he wants what is best for all of us. I became aware of the following article on a friend's Facebook posting:
    Knowing that it came from NBC, I believe it is inaccurate. However, I tried to get more information and/or another viewpoint on it and could not find info supporting President Trump's "pull-back." Because I trust in your commentaries, could you please shed some light on this? I do not wish to open a Pandora's box here but do wish to have facts and be clear when navigating the fake news, particularly as it is posted on Facebook. God Bless you and your family always and thank you for all that you do.

  • Mark Furber

    04/06/2018 10:42 AM

    The Deep State is on both sides of the aisle. No one wants to give up their power. The primaries are the place to remove these folks. But onto this topic....I agree the Deep State has to have something on Sessions...Sessions won't do anything about this, he won't do anything about the Dossier....what is it he will do?...oh yeah, harsh words for the CA mayor who warned about the ICE raids and recuse himself from the Russia investigation. There is a reason the senate approved his appointment. Mr. Huckabee, please keep up the good work.

  • Charles M

    04/06/2018 10:17 AM

    The "piece" in question is DWS herself - bet ol' Awan was getting more than just cash for himself and govt secrets for his masters at Paki Intelligence. Is that why his wife went back to Pakistan and he did not?

  • Angela M Babella

    04/06/2018 09:25 AM

    Mr Huckabee, I am so sick and tired of daily outrages like this, perpetuated by democrats. I am equally tired of waiting for arrests that never come.

  • David Stinson

    04/06/2018 07:39 AM

    South Korea has just sentenced a former President to 24 years for corruption. Proof that, unlike the United States, there are some countries which hold their (mis)leaders accountable for crimes. Alas- here, laws are only for "little people." No Democrat of any note need worry about anything. They know they will not be held accountable. Washington isn't a "swamp." It's a septic tank.

  • Ralph Eugene Crowe

    04/06/2018 06:56 AM

    Unrelated. For the past week or so When reading the comments I cannot get past the first page. When I click on the next button I am returned to the original article. Is this a website problem? It is frustrating because I like to read ALL the comments. Thanks and keep up the great work informing us of the real news.

  • john consier

    04/05/2018 11:53 PM

    Hi Mike, does BBLM mean my Comment was accepted?

  • Douglas Morgan

    04/05/2018 10:45 PM

    This travesty will not be investigated or reported by the "fake news" nor the "fake Attorney General!" The deep state either has something on Sessions that is threatening and/or he is just one more piece of solid deposit their cesspool. I have lost all confidence in the democrats as well as the republican'ts.

  • Curt DeWhitt

    04/05/2018 09:33 PM

    Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Where is the Special Counsel for that?

  • Mary Renzi

    04/05/2018 09:04 PM

    this should all be on the news stations FOX needs to run all of this

  • Suzanne E Wall

    04/05/2018 08:25 PM

    I read about this months ago and made comments about why it was not a bigger story. But of course we know the answer. I am so angered by the Congress-both chambers. There are very few from either party who are trustworthy. However, the dems have been undermining our republic for decades...and getting by with because of cowardly 'pubs. ENOUGH! Investigate, and prosecute. Time to follow laws for the Congress abuse of powers and traitorous ways. Stop!

  • Vicki G Crook

    04/05/2018 07:01 PM

    And still nothing is done.
    I am sick of the Obama's administration's lies, misdeeds, corruption, etc, yet no special council appointed.
    I wonder what his administration has on Sessions.

  • Robert H. Reese

    04/05/2018 05:52 PM

    Would you please send me a valid address to which I could send you a letter?
    Robert Reese, [email protected]
    Thank you.

  • Elaine Liming

    04/05/2018 05:24 PM

    I am blown away by the way our government has not handled this situation. These people need jail time. Wasserman needs to be held responsible for her part in all this drama. If she is being blackmailed; this must become public. The Democratic Party needs to start cleaning their house. Many cradle Democrats that I know personally are not voting Democrat again; they feel the party has been infiltrated with Communists, Socialists, and Atheists. This is evident in how they continue to support abortion, same sex marriages, disrespect voters who voted for Trump, have no idea of fiscal responsibility, lack of commitment to reform our immigration laws and enforce the ones that we do have, to mention a few. The attack on Christians and Jews in on going too. As a Californian, I am reminded by friends back East---" Your state as finally taken over by the Fruits and the Nuts". We have many Conservatives here and we must VOTE in 2018 in our primaries and election in the fall.
    Again to Wasserman; I live with an embedded systems expert--he warns me everyday to be careful of scams on Seniors . He agrees with other tech experts this lady should be arrested along with congressmen who didn't do their "due diligence". I want the list of men and women in Congress who allowed their computers to be available for this kind illegal activity of Aswan and family, made public. Voters need this information before 2018 election so they can vote and help clean the Congress.

  • stephanie smith

    04/05/2018 03:18 PM

    This has nothing to do with the article I just read. This has to do with Social Security benefits. I am a widow of 7 years. When my husband first passed away I was denied social security benefits because I was a teacher. I lived on my pension wish wasn't much. Money go really tight so last year I reapplied for my husbands benefits. It took 8-9 months to get a response to be told I would not receive all of his benefits. I am being denied $1800, which I would like to remind government that he paid into for the past 45 years. It was money he worked for. He did not have a choice, but was taken out of his paycheck. I am tired of giving illegals social security for work they have never earned.

  • Dianne Roberts

    04/05/2018 02:13 PM

    Are they still in the USA, if so, WHY? Is Wasserman still getting paid with tax dollars? Why hasn't age been removed from office? I am so sick of the crooks being identified and proven but they just keep on keeping on??

  • Carole Leandra

    04/05/2018 02:02 PM

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should have been arrested and tried as an accomplice to the illegal activities of the Awan s. After all she did provide them with unlimited access and lied to cover their activities.

  • Cindy Wermske

    04/05/2018 01:39 PM

    IMHO, I think the Awan's have enough info of the blackmailing nature to sink Debbie Wasserman - Witch's ship! No one would continue such a toxic relationship without reason. Just betting the Awan's know about Seth Rich and who was his murderer and if Seth was the source of the DNC hack and emails getting to Julian Assange.

  • Colleen Renee' Dahl

    04/05/2018 01:29 PM

    I am a California. The only reason I don't leave California is because my kids, grandkids and Family are here. Help! We are not all Liberals in this State. I live in San Diego and there are a lot of Conservatives here who voted for Trump (even though our vote didn't count). We have a Republican Mayor here. Help us to turn this State around. We absolutely don't want Jerry Brown (we voted against his "Train" and we are paying for it anyway), nor the rest of the mostly Democrats in Sacramento. Let people know California does not all think the same!

  • Regena Brown

    04/05/2018 12:34 PM

    I can’t believe she is not in jail along with her paid minions.

  • LaVada Adams

    04/05/2018 12:11 PM

    Just wanted to make the comment that my husband and I came to one of your shows last month in Nashville and would like for you to know how much we enjoyed it. We have decided you are quite a gentleman even off camera. Thank you for trying to keep us informed and we love your daughter she is doing a wonderful job.

  • Dennis Richard Mountz

    04/05/2018 11:59 AM

    Maybe related or not to the IT professionals in the DNC servers. In the 2012-2013 timeline (not sure of the exact dates), the Department of Commerce base system was taken over by hackers and the underlying base system was hijacked for some period of time (at least months). The D of C actually had to shut down its system completely for months as they researched the issue and built a new system. The D of C system was also connected to the Congress servers and email system. Maybe, just maybe, we may have an insight into actually took over the D of C system.


    04/05/2018 11:57 AM

    Great article! The real news is never reported by the "regular" news agencies, so I truly appreciate hearing the unbiased truth about how corrupt the elected officials really are. As a resident of California, the once golden state, but no longer, it is refreshing to hear the unbiased truth! Keep up the good work!

  • Delwin Hyatt

    04/05/2018 11:55 AM

    the ignorance of the Demo-socialists absolutely BOGGLES the mind. How can they live so long and be so DUMB.


    04/05/2018 11:49 AM

    President Trump should be all over the DOJ to prosecute the Awan family

  • Lois Beres

    04/05/2018 11:38 AM

    I guess the Clinton judicial system is alive and well. No Clinton or Dem gets punished. Even if Republicans aren't guilty they get punishef.

  • Clarence Burton

    04/05/2018 11:35 AM

    Here in South Florida Debbie Wasserman has had her face in the news at every political opportunity especially since the school shooting took place !!

  • Stephen Russell

    04/05/2018 11:30 AM

    Let DNC cannibalize own self & take down DeepState.
    OK toss in some RINOs, Yeah.
    Or mix them in with Uranium 1.


    04/05/2018 11:29 AM

    Time for Mueller to go.....Fire him

  • Daniel Galvin

    04/05/2018 11:21 AM

    Lock her up


    04/05/2018 11:20 AM