Judging from Facebook, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Out Of Touch) does not seem worried about the growing scandal surrounding her Pakistani-born employee. Last week, FBI and other Federal agents arrested Imran Awan as he tried to flee to Pakistan. Awan, who performed IT work for Wasserman-Schultz, was charged with bank fraud. At the time of his arrest, Awan was still on the Wasserman-Schultz payroll.

Awan and his family members have been under investigation for months. Many Republicans and Democrats want to know why Wasserman-Schultz has been so protective of Imran Awan. Last week, her Democratic primary challenger called on Wasserman-Schultz to resign.

Nova Law Professor Tim Canova made the case that her ties to Awan made Wasserman-Schultz unfit for office. He wrote:

[I]t has been reported that just days ago, on July 23, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently seized smashed hard drives from the home of Wasserman Schultz’s long-time Congressional Information Technology (IT) staffer and close personal friend, Imran Awan.

This news comes only a month after I wrote to you about how Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught on video obstructing the investigation by threatening the Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Matthew R. Verderosa, for doing his job in gathering evidence on the apparent criminal activity of Awan — activity that includes suspicion of stealing a wide range of computer equipment and data, massive cyber-security breaches, accessing congressional computers without permission of members of Congress, and funneling sensitive congressional data offsite — all serious felonies, possibly related to blackmail and extortion, and for what criminal purpose or scheme, one can only imagine.

Surely Wasserman-Schultz is huddling with her closest advisers coming up with a plan to coming clean to her constituents, right?


According to Facebook posts, Wasserman-Schultz is lounging lakeside enjoying cocktails while wearing a "say no to pot" t-shirt.

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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