REPORT: Pakistanis Made ‘Unauthorized Access’ To House Servers, Pretended To Be Lawmakers — Dems Then Lied About Breach
A new report confirms Democrat IT aides from Pakistan made “unauthorized access,” to House servers while pretending to be members of Congress.
The Daily Caller‘s Luke Rosiak reports the aides in question are Imran Awan, his Ukrainian-born wife Hina Alvi and brothers Jamal and Abid Awan. After an internal investigation, House Democrat leadership then lied about its findings to members, claiming the incident was “solely a matter of theft.”
House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.
Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. […]
When acting on the findings, Democratic leadership appear to have misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft, a comparison of the investigators’ findings with Democrats’ recollections and a committee’s public statement shows, leading 44 Democrats to not conduct protective measures typically taken after a breach — including informing constituents whose personal information may have been exposed.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit‘s Cristina Laila, we first learned about the breach during a live-streamed hearing featuring Rosiak and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton last year, where it was revealed Imran Awan was accessing House servers while in Pakistan.
“I’ve seen records indicating that [Imran Awan] spent three to even more months per year in Pakistan. I’ve also seen emails that indicated that he was doing his job remotely in Pakistan,” Rosiak told Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
“So he had access in doing the job in providing security for House members from Pakistan? Seriously?” a flabbergasted Gohmert asked, who later called the news “staggering”.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) employed the Awan brothers, who were given over $4 million dollars during the course of their employment, some of which was paid after they were accused of breaching House servers.