Democrats and Awan Gang, suitable company for each other--now the finger points both ways
I was asking myself: "self, what is a day without sunshine like?" Answer: a day without an Awan story. There's gonna be plenty of sunshine now.
Okay, then I asked myself: "self, what is a day without news?" Answer: a day without a story of political corruption.
So, now this is going to be beautiful day. You want Awans? We got 'em. You want corrupt congress critters? You are in luck, we got a whole lot of them.
People, you just don't know how fortunate we are to live in this wonderful country where we have Awans and corrupt pols aplenty. Now some off those crystallized water vaporites may take umbrage (I have never seen umbrage in my grocery store) when subject matter concerns the subspecies of diabolical rodents, rattus democraticus. If your feelings are about to melt, please do not read further.
As you know gulfgal has written a few fine essays about the Awans. She is very scholarly and much too restrained at times. I admire her restraint but I ain't got none. So here we go with another addition of the Awan Boys' love affair with rattus democraticus.
By now, most of the readers are well aware of that beloved by DWS family of Pakistanis (and a Russian!) who assisted the legislators (which is what they call thieves nowadays) in emoluments not considered halal (or kosher, Debbie, if you prefer).
Self-serving leads to downfall and/or money and fame. Secret servers. It seems that the DNC isn't the only party liking secret servers--or HerM either.
A secret server is behind law enforcement’s decision to ban a former IT aide to Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the House network.
Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
The secret server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra. Police informed Becerra that the server was the subject of an investigation and requested a copy of it. Authorities considered the false image they received to be interference in a criminal investigation, the senior official said.
Data was also backed up to Dropbox in huge quantities, the official said. Congressional offices are prohibited from using Dropbox, so an unofficial account was used, meaning Awan could have still had access to the data even though he was banned from the congressional network.
I, as did Hillary, consider this practice as very convenient. A nice trade-off of money in exchange for information theft. Now, this money is not the loot pilfered by Awan Inc., from congress in the form of ridiculous salaries. It represents a mutual enrichment plan.
House Democrats ordered the systematic falsification of records showing how they spend their taxpayer-provided office budgets, according to lawyers for two former House information technology (IT) aides...
If members or senior staff instructed IT aides to misrepresent how budgets were spent, that could potentially explain why officials have not charged the Awans with crimes related to procurement, even a full year after House authorities gathered documentation showing invoices that claimed expensive technological items cost $499 instead of their true price: potentially an open-and-shut violation....
House-wide administrators take a periodic inventory of all equipment over $500, but items listed as less than that amount can more easily go missing. The difference in the price was made-up to the vendor, CDW Government, by wrongly inflating the cost of a “service plan.” The cost for the equipment’s service plans did not count toward triggering any internal tracking. Service plans are costs associated with support in case something breaks....
TheDCNF first revealed the details of the long-running procurement issues Aug. 20, including that Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York did not immediately fire Abid after learning that $120,000 of equipment was missing from her office. Her chief of staff instead filed papers to remove the equipment from the inventory, and did not alert authorities or fire Abid until House administrators contacted the office months later to say they would be reviewing that Awans’ actions.
New York State hates being outdone by California, that is why they have so many wonderful congress critters. Let us forget about the now retired hot dog salesman, Anthony Weiner, who however is a shining predecessor of upstanding Representatives, such as Gregory Meeks. Now Yvette Clarke says that her $120,000 reimbursement request for "lost" electronic equipment was simply an oversight on the part of her prior chief of staff. If you believe any of that, I have a prediction for your: Hillary Clinton's long-anticipated third book on "It's All Your Fault, I AM POTUS" will be sold in the fiction section, next to stories about alien abductions.
Plea to any aliens (from outer space, only): please take the EQ away in your spaceship.
Well, it doesn't require a computer program to figure out why rattus democratii have dragged their feet and other anatomical areas in pursuing the investigation of Awan Inc. They would most likely be co-conspirators in financial crimes and abettors in treason. That's pretty strong, eh.
Tell that to the navy man on a submarine who had one photo of the sub's interior and then sent to repent his sins in prison for a few years.
The following song is dedicated to: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chucky Schumer: