Last Thursday, March 8, Imran Awan was supposed to appear in federal court on bank fraud charges. The decision to push the case to May 4 left many wondering what, exactly, is going on with the Democrats’ favorite IT man. Quite a bit, as it turns out, and not just bank fraud.
As Frank Miniter noted in Forbes, Imran Awan was born in Pakistan and got a green card through the immigration lottery system, similar to Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbeki terrorist who killed eight people in New York in October. Awan became a U.S. citizen in 2004 and earned an IT degree from Johns Hopkins. He did not work for any of the six officially vetted IT firms that perform work for congressional offices.
Even so, DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz not only brought Awan aboard but hired his wife Hina Alvi and other family members, though none had degrees in information technology. Of all the IT people in all the companies in all the world, this was the squad the Democrats wanted.
The unvetted Awan enjoyed access to the computers of 45 members of Congress, including members the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees, but as Andrew McCarthy noted, Awan could not possibly have qualified for a security clearance. Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller found evidence that Imran Awan “was doing his job remotely from Pakistan.”
Capitol police eventually banned Awan from the congressional computer system. Some Democrats fired the IT man but Debbie Wasserman Schultz duly kept Awan on her payroll for more than six months, charging that he was “put under scrutiny because of his religious faith,” and that “the right-wing media circus fringe” was jumping to conclusions.
Awan’s attorney Chris Gown, a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, said Awan’s arrest for bank fraud was “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”
Last July, when Awan attempted to flee to Pakistan, the feds busted him on bank fraud charges. As Andrew McCarthy noted, it was more likely a national security case. True to form, Awan was placed under curfew, required to wear a GPS device, and barred from traveling more than 150 miles from his home. His massive IT capers, and violence toward women, led many to wonder why his case would be delayed, but by now the reason should be perfectly clear.
The presiding judge in the Awan case is Tanya S. Chutkan, once a partner in the law firm of Boies, Schiller, & Flexner, which represented Huma Abedin in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server. In 2014, POTUS 44 selected Chutkan for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Judge Chutkan is a vocal opponent of President Trump’s travel ban and she was the judge who ordered the Trump administration to allow two false-documented illegals to have abortions. President Trump also called attention to the Awan case, so Chutkan’s secrecy and delays make perfect sense. As the bogus Mueller probe continues, Chutkan conveniently shields a national security story of far greater importance, with plenty of hard evidence on hand and a suspect in custody.
Imran Awan stashed information on a secret server controlled by Rep. Xavier Becerra of the House Democratic Caucus, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate. When capitol authorities requested the server, they were handed only a fake image. That ruse likely prompted Becerra to leave Congress and become attorney general of California, where he defies Trump and champions sanctuary state policies.
To continue as attorney general Becerra must now face the voters in November. As some in California see it, Tanya Chutkan is stalling Awan’s criminal trial until after the election. Others place Awan with DNC staffer Seth Rich the night he was murdered last July and wonder if that crime had anything to do with the leaks from the DNC.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC boss at the time, calls these charges, “vile and disgusting and offensive.” On the other hand, DWS also claimed Imran Awan was being persecuted solely because he was a Muslim. As Awan’s story plays out, some realities remain clear.
Federal judges are supposed to represent the people and prosecute criminals. Judge Tanya Chutkan represents the administration of POTUS 44 and protects criminals. So no surprise that petitions to impeach her are already appearing.
One signer, Gregory River, said the use of judicial appointments to cover up criminal wrongdoing must be checked, and “impeaching Judge Chutkan would be a step in that direction.” According to signer Renee Davis, “Unveiled Pakistani agents in Congress need to be charged with espionage, not just bank fraud.”
These signers are talking about a corrupt IT man who ripped off crucial information and a corrupt crony of a judge who is protecting him, and neither got what was coming to them. That’s a terrific story, as Michael Corleone would say, but the old-line establishment media don’t like a story like that.