The scandal surrounding Democratic IT staffer Imran Awan and his associates has been well documented in the last few months. The issue is far from settled, however, with press reports this week indicating that lawmakers are finally acknowledging that the ‘massive data transfers’ constituted a ‘substantial national security threat.’
These latest reports indicate that, according to a member of the Homeland Security subcommittee on cyber security, more than 5,700 logins by the five Awan associates were discovered on a single server within the House and 5,400 of those logins appeared unauthorized. Just two days ago, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton and The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak spoke to House representatives about the importance of the Awan scandal.
Journalist and author HA Goodman’s latest book addresses the infamous and ongoing Awan scandal, as well as its connections to former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrat Party insiders. The publication, titled: “The Awan Brothers and Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Secret Servers, Stolen Computers, and Cybersecurity,” is the third installment in the “But Her Top Secret Emails” kindle series.
Goodman’s work provides important context for the Clinton, DNC and Awan Scandals, highlighting why the issues are of significance as well as discussing details not reported my legacy press.
HA begins his latest installment by pointing out that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has already admitted that Imran Awan, Hina Alvi and their associates used dropbox to store files while working for dozens of House Democrats. Goodman adds that Schultz has acknowledged that data was moved to a cloud, and that she portrayed this as a harmless action despite cloud storage being prohibited by Congress.
Goodman writes that many of Democrats whose data may have been accessed by the Awans likely had no idea their information could have been used improperly.
Goodman also discusses payments made by individual Democrats to the Awans for their IT services, including “New York Congresswoman Yvette Clarke was a ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.” Goodman points out specifically that Clarke had used the Awans services while she constructed “legislation protecting the country from cyberattack.”
As the book implies, the unencrypted storage of sensitive data on a cloud service likely constitutes either gross ineptitude, or an intentional move to open up such data to foreign entities in order to sell the information. Goodman writes: “Ultimately, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decade-long friendship with Imran Awan and Hina Alvi resulted in sensitive Congressional data possibly in the hands of rival nations, or at least stored outside the U.S. government.”
Goodman adds that it would be a mistake to view the Awan and DNC scandals as separate from the ongoing Clinton scandal and its connection to the Clinton Foundation, writing that Saudi Arabian donors of the Clinton Foundation contributed to the campaigns of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Cory Booker, as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
This is one example of the many points during the publication where Goodman illuminates the interconnection between the Awan IT scandal and the larger Clinton Foundation pay-for-play issues.
Goodman also observes the importance of Wikileaks in confronting the deep state, writing: “the nature of politics in America encompasses more relationships hidden from public scrutiny, than exposed to voters. For this reason, WikiLeaks is so important in balancing the scales.”
Referencing the seriousness of the Awan’s access to the inner workings of the DNC, Goodman writes: “It’s important to remember that Imran Awan could access DNC servers by accessing Debbie Wassermann Schultz’s iPad, and her emails, yet the NSA, CIA, and FBI were denied this privilege.”
This is especially significant as it relates to the issue of authorities having never examined DNC servers, despite the DNC’s claims that Russian hacking was responsible for the DNC leak.
Disobedient Media has provided extensive coverage of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s dubious actions, especially in relation to the DNC Fraud Lawsuit. Disobedient Media reported on the implications of the evolving Awan scandal, and reported on Schultz’ public displays of affection towards Evan Ross, a Democratic operative who openly expressed his desire to murder Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
Goodman’s latest installment in the ‘But Her Emails’ series provides important context for the many interlocking scandals surrounding the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Hillary Clinton. It synthesizes and explains the monumental importance of the Awan scandal and the serious threat of data insecurity among political officials that may be due, in part, to the intentional sale of U.S. leaders’ sensitive information.