If you consider the possibility that the DNC hacking was an inside job, here’s a Daily Caller report from February:

Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.

Bill Clinton & Jamal Awan

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

Top staffers for lawmakers impacted by the scam were briefed and the Sergeant-at-Arms confirmed the U.S. Capitol Police is conducting an active criminal investigation, but said no arrests have been made.

Imran Awan was first employed on Capitol Hill by former Rep. Robert Wexler in 2004 as an “information technology director.” Awan has worked for at least 25 other House Democrats since then as a shared employee providing tech support including to previous House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, currently the California attorney general.

Jamal Awan worked as a House IT staffer for more than half-dozen House Democrats since 2014, according to LegiStorm, a website that tracks congressional employment. Abid Awan worked for more than a dozen House Democrats as a systems administrator since 2005, according to congressional records.Another House staff with connections to Imran Awan is also under investigation, according to a senior House official.

Frontpage Magazine reported the brothers are Muslims from Pakistan, but I have not been able to confirm that. How they infiltrated the Democrat Party long before “Russiongate” would make interesting news, and some strong IT investigation is needed.  Could this be another job for CrowdStrike (no need for FBI or NSA)?


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