Today, Representatives Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Scott Perry (R-PA) are hosting a caucus meeting on the IT scandal that continues to rock Capitol Hill.
.@replouiegohmert concerned that Rep. Yvette Clark's office filed a write-off request for $120,000 connected to Awan. Gohmert says he can't write off an old couch his office is not in possession of and was purchased by a previous congressional member. Point: not easy to write off— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) October 10, 2017
.@RepScottPerry asks Pat Sowers, House IT expert 12 years, about Dropbox used by Awan. Sower says it is not authorized by House and "can be exploited." When asked if movement of Terabytes of information uploaded to Dropbox could have been sold by Awans, Sower said yes.— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) October 10, 2017
Last month, Circa reported on the Awan brothers, a group of entrusted IT staffers, who may have caused one of the largest security breaches involving House Democrats on the Hill.
Read Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak's opening statement on the Awan IT scandal.
Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, his brothers and a friend all worked for the U.S. House of Representatives as "shared" IT staffers. Awan and his colleagues had become suspects in a cyber-security breach investigation. They were subsequently banned from the congressional computer network on February 2, according to a Capitol Hill police report. On March 5, Alvi left the United States for Pakistan with she and Awan's three children. And the following month, on April 6, U.S. Capitol Police found a laptop computer registered to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), a Florida Democrat and former DNC chairwoman. Awan was a trusted staffer or Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, and was last paid by her in June of 2017. The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak was the first to break the story that Wasserman Schultz's IT staffer, is believed to have planted her laptop in the Rayburn office room, along with his Pakistani ID card, copies of his driver’s license and his congressional ID badge. Awan also left behind letters to the U.S. attorney.
Awan was supposed to leave the United States for Pakistan on July 24, but was stopped at Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. and arrested not for an IT security breach, but on bank fraud charges.