As the Mueller Report controversy continues in the media – even knowing that Trump did not collude with Russia to interfere with the 2016 elections and did not obstruct justice while performing his constitutional duties – I was wondering if it was possible that the progressive socialist democrats in Congress were using the Trump/Russia collusion allegations to distract from an even bigger national security scandal.
What if …
What if the congressional Democrats found that they had willingly and negligently participated in a national security breach that saw the penetration of congressional computer systems, the large scale theft of taxpayer funds used by congressional offices, and the conveyance of classified information to a foreign intelligence service? And, what if this breach of national security was known to the various intelligence and law enforcement agencies and was being deliberately suppressed by order of the congressional Democrats? With approximately 20% of the Democrat caucus at risk from the perpetrators, what are the chances that some representatives feel coerced to cover up the matter and to pressure others to do the same?
Not really. The real charges disappear, and the perpetrator is given a government “get out of jail free” card.
Excerpts from Plea Agreement Letter in the matter of United States v. Imran Awan -- Criminal Case No. 17-cr-161 (TSC)
This letter sets forth the full and complete plea offer to your client, Imran A wan (hereinafter referred to as "your client" or "defendant"), from the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (hereinafter also referred to as "the Government" or "this Office"). This plea offer expires on July 3, 2018.
1. Charges and Statutory Penalties
Your client agrees to plead guilty to Count Three in the Indictment, charging your client with False Statement on Loan or Credit Application, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1014. Your client understands that a violation of 18 U.S. C. § 1014 carries a maximum sentence of 30 years of imprisonment; a fine of $1,000,000 or twice the pecuniary gain or loss of the offense, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(3); a term of supervised release of not more than 5 years, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(b)(l); mandatory restitution under 18 U.S.C. § 3663A; and an obligation to pay any applicable interest or penalties on fines and restitution not timely made.
4. Dismissal of Co-Defendant Hina Alvi
As part of your client's guilty plea to the above offense, the Government will request that the Court dismiss all charges in the Indictment against co-defendant Hina Alvi at the time of sentencing.
8. Relevant Conduct for Purposes of Sentencing Allocution
The Government agrees that, as part of its sentencing allocution, the relevant conduct for purposes of determining your client's sentence is the conduct described in the Statement of Offense.
More specifically, the Government agrees that the public allegations that your client stole U.S. House of Representatives ("House") equipment and engaged in unauthorized or illegal conduct involving House computer systems do not form the basis of any conduct relevant to the determination of the sentence in this case.
The Government conducted a thorough investigation of those allegations, including interviewing approximately 40 witnesses; taking custody of the House Democratic Caucus server, along with other computers, hard drives, and electronic devices; examining those devices, including inspecting their physical condition and analyzing log-in and usage data; reviewing electronic communications between pertinent House employees; consulting with the House Office of General Counsel and House information technology personnel to access and/or collect evidence; and questioning your client during numerous voluntary interviews. The Government has uncovered no evidence that your client violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems. Particularly, the Government has found no evidence that your client illegally removed House data from the House network or from House Members' offices, stole the House Democratic Caucus Server, stole or destroyed House information technology equipment, or improperly accessed or transferred government information, including classified or sensitive information.
Imagine 20% of the house Democrats used IT services from five unvetted Pakistani nationals who were promoted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee Chair who went to extraordinary lengths to defend and protect the perpetrators – even threatening Capitol Police if they accessed a laptop over which she initially claimed ownership and then later retracted.
Who can say that it was not this group that obtained the information claimed hacked from Democrat servers and released – possibly as a demonstration of how more serious information could be released if the matter was not quashed?
Where are the charges of lying to government investigators? Where are the charges of espionage and computer hacking, identity theft, and using stolen passwords? Where are the charges of defrauding the United States by significantly overcharging for services never performed? Where is the Grand Jury questioning of Debbie Wasserman Schultz?
And, what of the judge that “sentenced Awan to time served — which was one day in detention -- and 11 months of GPS monitoring — plus three months’ supervision? And, said from the bench, “The court finds Mr. Awan and his family have suffered sufficiently.”
This IT matter makes the Julian Assange hacking/password charges look almost petty and ludicrous.
Something stinks in Washington, and it appears that the smell is emanating from the Democrats and some of their wishy-washy GOP RINOs.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS