A concerning scandal has emerged on Capitol Hill involving Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), but you won’t hear too much about that in the mainstream press.
Don’t let that lack of attention fool you, as there’s plenty to see here. Congressional leaders aren’t turning a blind eye, and it sounds like business is about to pick up on their end.
The Daily Wire passes along the details on that.
Congressional leaders have asked for a formal briefing by Capitol Police, according to the Free Beacon. The move comes after Imran Awan, a Pakistani who worked for Wasserman Schultz, was arrested last month at Dulles Airport trying to leave the country and charged with bank fraud after an investigation found he wired $300,000 to his home country.
Beyond the bank fraud, there are also tons of questions circling about on stolen computer equipment, missing equipment, and potential security breaches.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Oversight Committee and chair of its National Security Subcommittee, formally requested a briefing from the Capitol Police on Tuesday, telling the Free Beacon that the situation amounts to “one of the all-time congressional scandals in the last 30 years.”
Other senior congressional sources who spoke to the Free Beacon about the situation described Wasserman Schultz’s lack of cooperation in the investigation as unsettling, and said that her continued payments to these staffers even after evidence of their illegal activity became public may merit her resignation.
“I’m pushing very hard to get a full briefing from Capitol Police as soon as possible,” DeSantis told the Free Beacon. “There’s clearly criminal elements to this and I think there will be more going on. There’s probably going to be ethics issues on why these [taxpayer] funds were spent that [Wasserman Schultz] and others will have to deal with.”
Just suppose for a second that Wasserman Schultz was a Republican, and that her former IT guy was of Russian descent. What do you suppose would happen?
The mainstream media would be breathlessly talking about it round the clock, and Democratic leaders would be puffing out their chests while delivering talking points designed to express faux outrage.
There’s none of that going on right about now, but this story has the potential to get so big that there will simply be no ignoring it.
Who knows what’s going to be uncovered as Congress travels further down the rabbit hole. We’ll keep a bowl of popcorn on standby.
Source: The Daily Wire