Remember those three brothers hired by the Democrat Congress members to do IT work on computers at the Capitol building?
It was discovered that they were stealing Congressional equipment, using restricted computers, and gaining access to Congressional records that held information regarding the fight against terrorism and our national security.
Yes, it was THAT big of a security breach.
As the story developed, we learned that the White House had simply fired them and taken no further action, but they were just starting to learn the depths of the crime.
Then we find out the three brothers were Muslim and had somehow passed a background check in order to work for the Congressional Democrats.
On top of which, they lived together in the same house owned by a woman who had ties to terrorist networks. She too, it was later discovered, worked for the very same department a few years earlier.
…yeah, it’s time to investigate. And Washington has finally taking that step.
“Five people employed by members of the House of Representatives remain under criminal investigation for unauthorized access to Congressional computers. Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed at least one of those under investigation.
The criminal investigation into the five, which includes three brothers and a wife of one of the men, started late last year, as reported by Politico in February.
The group is being investigated by US Capitol Police over allegations that they removed equipment from over 20 members’ offices, as well as having run a procurement scheme to buy equipment and then overcharge the House.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week Capitol Police are receiving additional help for the investigation.
“I won’t speak to the nature of their investigation, but they’re getting the kind of technical assistance they need to do that, this is under an active criminal investigation, their capabilities are pretty strong but they’re also able to go and get the kind of help they need from other sources,” Ryan said.
The brothers, Abid, Jamal and Imran Awan, worked as shared employees for various members of the House, covering committees relating to intelligence, terrorism, and cybersecurity, which included the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces of the Armed Services Committee.
Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, and Rao Abbas, both of whom worked as House IT employees, are also under investigation.”
Things tend to move slowly in Washington but at least it’s happening.
They may or may not have caught up with bad actors who were attempting to ferry information to the Russians, or there were other more nefarious reasons that were connected to terrorism.
Whichever it was, the Democrats can be assured that their troubles surrounding these brothers have only just begun.
Really, this is almost as bad, or perhaps even worse, than finding dozens of federal employees under Obama with child pornography on their computers. Trump is right: DRAIN THE SWAMP!