Last summer a former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz and many other Democrats was indicted on charges including bank fraud and making false statements. Imran is accused of gaining unauthorized access to congressional data, and a new Inspector General report indicates that dozens of Democrats who obtained Imran’s services skipped a background check:
IG report finds nearly 50 Democrats waived background checks for Pakistani IT aides accused of hacking pic.twitter.com/1zYp1m97Cc
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 2, 2018
Forty-four Democrats reportedly waived the background check process for Awan.
All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.
The lack of Dem curiosity about red flags in Awan’s past are themselves red flags:
I cannot believe this woman is still getting paid by my tax dollars…
— Richard Cahill (@Rich55ard5) April 2, 2018
People involved need to be held accountable and fired if they didn’t follow protocol
— Andy Scoular (@welovejets) April 2, 2018
— Shepard Ambellas (@ShepardAmbellas) April 2, 2018
This would be headlines everywhere if we're about trump and conservatives. https://t.co/aexBGpOV3f
— cubanoshake10 (@cubanohake10) April 2, 2018
Does this stink of corruption or what? https://t.co/ws9ewYAwTn
— Decal Daddy (@pitemsnet) April 2, 2018
I thought Dems were all about deeper background checks. https://t.co/axIHlZVi2J
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 2, 2018
Obviously there are exceptions.