So what do you do when some Pakistani “IT professionals” want to work in the House of Representatives while taking payoffs from Iraq?
The House Democrats chose to pay them money. Lots and lots of money. Then give them access to important systems.
I previously called this story “unreal” because of how bad it really is. Now that we’re finding out the scope of access these foreign spies had, it’s just getting worse!
According to the Daily Caller’s investigation, 30 Democrats plus the caucus paid out over $5,000,000 (five million dollars) to Inran Awan, Abid Awan, Jamal Awan, Hina Alvi, and Natalia Sova. More Democrats chipped in as well, for services that were barely rendered:
The suspects had full access to the emails and office computer files of the members for whom they worked. A focus of the investigation by the U.S. Capitol Police is an off-site server on which congressional data was allegedly loaded without the knowledge of authorities.
….As “shared” employees, their salaries were cobbled together with part-time payments from multiple members, with a result that the Awans appeared at one time or another on an estimated 80 House Democrats’ payrolls.
Yet the brothers spent significant time in Pakistan, TheDCNF was told. They even had time beginning in 2009 to operate a Northern Virginia car dealership, with Abid as its day-to-day manager. The dealership received a $100,000 loan that was never repaid from Dr. Ali Al-Attar, a onetime Iraqi politician who fled the U.S. on tax charges and who reportedly has links to the terrorist group Hezbollah.
Tim Ryan is on the Defense subcommittee of Appropriations. Jackie Speier is on Armed Services, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. They were among the dozens who hired these spies.
I ask again: What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it? Additionally: How much confidential information was on these servers? How much went out of the country? America needs to know.