It was last summer when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide, Imran Awan, was arrested at Dulles International Airport before he could leave the country. Just days earlier, the Daily Caller had reported that the FBI had seized smashed hard drives from Awan’s home.
Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were indicted on four counts last August, including bank fraud and making false statements, but now it looks like they’ve reached a plea deal.
NEW: It appears ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi have struck a deal with prosecutors: court filing says a plea agreement hearing has been set for July 3.
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) June 5, 2018
After 7 delays and black+white evidence of misconduct in the House including server logs + invoices, hours after a negative story about DWS' role (her brother is a prosecutor in DC) prosecutors suddenly say they have a deal they did not have hours before. https://t.co/XRDKimwbFr
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) June 5, 2018
The Epoch Times reported earlier in the day about the continuing delays:
This is the 7th time the court hearing has been postponed since November last year. Awan and his wife Hina Alvi have been charged with bank fraud.
Many of the delays appear to be related to a laptop that Awan left in a decommissioned phone booth in a House building in April last year.
The laptop, which has the username “RepDWS,” was accompanied by several copies of ID-cards belonging to Awan and a letter he wrote to prosecutors.
This stinks to high heaven! https://t.co/dETkVbXReT
— Rain (@LaRainChandler) June 5, 2018
— Lorm (@lormzic) June 5, 2018
I smell something fishy here! Nothing to see, move along people! https://t.co/6NXMLIgqhv
— Slamming Sammy (@slamming_sammy) June 5, 2018
— Paul Thoughts (@DookeyHouser) June 5, 2018
— Rev. Mauldin ? (@Reverend_Ducati) June 5, 2018
Plea deal? Didn’t go to trial? What, I wonder, did the prosecutors get from the Awans? https://t.co/TKXbXafvok
— tielle tea (@TielleTea) June 5, 2018
I'd like to see the details of THAT deal! I HOPE the deal includes testimony against DSW and the DNC. https://t.co/pYjtEsSVEy
— Steve Blake (@MountainDigital) June 5, 2018
"Why would they need a plea deal unless they are guilty of the most heinous offense?" https://t.co/SEE8SMbE1o
— Vulpes vulpes (@Oenonewept) June 5, 2018
How do you make a deal with traitors who exposed and infiltrated our congressional servers and sent the data to Pakistan? Where is the justice? https://t.co/I2HRNuHID5
— Freedom Lover (@simplify77) June 5, 2018
WTH is going on? Are we ever going to know the truth about the Awans? https://t.co/SYdG35b9qz
— ?? yvonne burton (@_YvonneBurton) June 5, 2018
This better be good and not just a slap on the wrist. https://t.co/5pohSFF8qG
— Elaines2cents (@Elaines2cents) June 5, 2018
If this 'deal' doesn't include prison time for those two spying…. then the deal is a farce! https://t.co/5zzgw7LArG
— Carolina~BLUE (@LADY_CON) June 5, 2018
WTF? This is crazy. Why is @TheJusticeDept letting them get away with this, it's of national security ?
— lynnj123 (@lynnj123) June 5, 2018
More hiding the news given the next day is July 4th… https://t.co/9aPjN8Z7V1
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) June 5, 2018
Notice how they set the court date the day before July 4th…. The last thing media, @TheDemocrats want is for the citizens to find out how the Democrats hired these crooks and the details within the case! https://t.co/M7jttdmXSY
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 5, 2018
Fourth of July going to be more lit than usual? https://t.co/SO35Dl0fa2
— Christy (@desertgardens) June 5, 2018
UNHINGED! Debbie Wasserman Schultz cursed and SCREAMED at House Officials over IT-aide Imran Awan https://t.co/c5VXrH3dXf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2018