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Texas Rep Pushing Ryan For House IT Scandal Probe Briefing

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Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is pushing his party’s leadership to hold a caucus briefing on the U.S. Capitol Police criminal investigation into the five congressional Information Technology (IT) workers suspected of stealing congressional data.

“I’m circulating a letter, and we’re going to ask for just that,” Gohmert told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Thursday following a “Conversation with Conservatives” news conference.

Congress needs to know more about three Pakistani brothers — Imran, Abid and Jamal Awan — and two of their associates, who are under criminal investigation for using a remote server to download and store data from congressional IT systems and over-billing taxpayers for computer equipment, Gohmert said.

The staffers performed IT services for dozens of Democratic members of the House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security. Their positions gave them access to “everything,” including House member email and office files.

Gohmert’s comments came a day after Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said U.S. Capitol Police are getting “the kind of help they need from other sources.” 

“We need to make sure that the Capitol police have the resources they need,” Gohmert said, adding that involving the FBI or other federal investigative authorities may run into separation of powers issues. “If they (U.S. Capitol Police) need to hire a forensic computer expert to come in, whatever they need, let’s make sure they have it so they can figure out how badly compromised the House was.”

The DCNF previously reported that the brothers owed money to a Hezbollah-connected fugitive, took cash from an Iraqi politician, had access to former Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s digital devices, and were suspected of holding their stepmother in “captivity” in order to access offshore cash.

Gohmert wants to ensure a “proper investigation” of the national security breach, and he believes Congress needs to make sure congressional IT systems aren’t compromised ever again, especially from the inside.

“We need to look at where mistakes were made,” Gohmert said. “How do we make sure that we don’t have people that can come in and compromise our system quite so easily?”

(DAILY CALLER)

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  • Athena22

    We have 80 Dem Congressmen involved, fast cars, bankruptcies, DUI’s, Pakistani nationals who travel back and forth, a series of burglaries, extraordinary salaries for non-work paid to 20+ year old’s. We have the Awan brothers threatening to kidnap/harm their step-mother over control of assets of their dying father. We have a step-mother talking….. and most unusual of all, an investigation being conducted by the Capitol Police.
    Oh yeah, I am following this story.

  • Natural Philosopher

    Go to George Webb’s YouTube channel for the full details of this. He is doing extensive investigation of the Awan brothers and their connections into the Congressional Committee computers. In fact it is completely surprising that the FBI has not been all over this case considering they were looking for hackers and leakers of DNC staff and congress members. This is the ‘go to site’ to follow and learn the real inside story. It needs to get aired and is being ignored by Jim Comey and his cronies. May be they have something to do with their operations and don’t want their activities disclosed. So glad to see this getting further interest and investigation, as it leads right down the correct rabbit hole.

  • Grandma_of_3

    yes. thanks for covering it true pundit. please continue to investigate it and report on it.

  • denouden

    THANK YOU FOR COVERING THIS STORY. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

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  • bridj

    According to George Webb, the Awan brothers were provided Top Secret Security Clearance… Were allied with HRC as is FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe, who began serving his newly appointed position on in Feb.1 2016.

  • huntress

    Thank you for covering this. Podesta connections to russia and clintons uranium russia connection need to also be investigated. These are ALL in the same cessool of criminality.

  • trustandobeyalways

    treason. wasserman -shultz to start. other traitors to follow. what is the statute for treason today> bet debbie knows

  • trustandobeyalways

    RT carried a major story on this today, finally.

  • Angie Horton

    More like gives us the info we need to tip everyone involved off! God forbid they’re out of the surveillance loop now! Lol