In May, Debbie Wassermann Schultz threatened Capitol Hill Police holding on to a computer she led the police to believe was hers. By Thursday of this week, she said she never saw the computer, it’s not hers, and it belongs to her former IT tech and possible bank fraudster-spy, Imran Awan.
If you are unfamiliar with the Awan story and want to know more, do a google search on Daily Caller and about 30 articles will turn up with the possible criminal and espionage activity by the Awan brothers who worked on congressional computers.
On May 18th, she threatened the Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa for not returning a computer she suggested was hers.
After the testy exchange, Wasserman Schultz fought to block access to the laptop so vehemently that she hired an outside law firm to argue constitutional issues, an exceedingly rare step, according to Daily Caller.
On Thursday however, she told a Florida newspaper that it isn’t her computer, it belongs to Imran.
“This was not my laptop. I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop,” she told the sun-sentinel in an interview on Thursday. She said it was Imran’s laptop but purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.
She also admitted that she knows Imran is suspected by House authorities of transferring data from the House network, in addition to theft and bank fraud.
Debbie refused to fire him until he was arrested by the FBI trying to fly to Pakistan because she claims she wanted more information so she could check on how the police were handling things.
“I was trying to get more information, I wanted to make sure [police] were following the rules,” she told the newspaper.
She’s afraid the police are Islamophobic?
“You have to stand up for what’s right,” she said defiantly. “I would do it again,” she said, saying she had “racial and ethnic profiling concerns.”
When she spoke to the Police Chief in May, she said, “If a Member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?… My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” she said.
Over and over she demanded the return of the computer. The Florida rep told the police chief he is violating the rules and he “should expect there will be consequences.”
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