THEIR HIGH POWERED LAWYER, OF COURSE!
From the biography written for American University Washington College of Law Professor Chris Gowen:
– worked for Former President William Jefferson Clinton for five years as a traveling aide and a fact checker for President Clinton’s memoir, “My Life.”
– Gowen is a founding partner of Gowen, Rhoades, Winograd and Silva law firm, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Penn.
– worked on several different initiatives with former President Clinton including: The Clinton Global Initiative, The Clinton Health Access Initiative, The Clinton Foundation, The Clinton Library and the Presidential Campaign to elect then-Senator Hillary Clinton.
– directed the operations for then-Senator Clinton’s campaign in Iowa for the 2008 Democratic caucus and served as a traveling aide throughout the primary campaign.
– consulted for Senators John Kerry and John Edwards and Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf.
– worked on several parts of the Chevron litigation; and, won a case of “alimony, legal separation, and further actions” in a same sex marriage “common law” case based on the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009 from District of Columbia and the Supreme Court Obergefell, supra.
One does have to wonder just who is picking up the tab for this man, Imran Awan. Generally as Business Insider alluded to, the creme of the crop of any high energy law firm makes between $1 million and $5 million per year. With all those liberal clients like the Clintons and Wasserman Schultz to name only two, this attorney has to be somewhere at the top of that income bracket. So the question of who is covering the firms fee is definitely valid. They could possibly “donate” their time but that is a serious stretch.
Let’s remind everyone that this story did not just break in July…Fox Business Report was one of the sources who broke the story back on February 9, 2017. At that time 3 Awan brothers and 2 wives were implicated. Alvi, Awan and three other House aides, including Abid Awan and Jamal Awan, relatives of Imran Awan, and Rao Abbas, are all linked to the criminal investigation according to Politico on February 6, 2017 being conducted by the U.S. Capitol Police. At that time it was written up as criminal investigation for wide-ranging equipment and data theft.
March 1, Politico ran an article which stated: Two House Democrats this week fired technology staffers linked to an ongoing criminal investigation, more than a month after the couple in question was barred from House computer networks.
If you remember it was Debbie (easy-going Democrat that she is) Wasserman Schultz during a House hearing May 25-26 that flat-out threatened the DC police chief because he wouldn’t release any of the IT equipment seized. She thought to intimidate to retrieve the goods but the police chief refused until cleared as part of the ongoing investigation. Video clip HERE.
The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group investigated and reported in a May 22nd post that since the investigation became public, the Awans abruptly moved from longtime homes in Lorton and Springfield, Va. An apartment and a house were registered as owned by Hina and had been listed for sale. Imran and Hina withdrew their children from schools.
Multiple people said Hina told them she was headed to Pakistan where the family has significant property. One unsubstantiated comment even noted that Imran had used those family connects in a threat to the Samina Galani, the stepmother.
The New York Post on May 28th noted how strange that the criminal probe into a cadre of Capitol Hill techies who worked for dozens of Democratic lawmakers remained shrouded in mystery, months after their access to congressional IT systems was suspended.
Imran Awan Fairfax County court documents show anything but an innocent victim of bias and prejudice in his dealings with legal matters. Those documents show an attempt to cheathis stepmother out of a single issue life insurance policy through threats, wiretappimg, and intimidation (dated April 2017), a failing and badly run car dealership (April 2011), a legal complaint of bank fraud (July 24), and that the Fairfax County recognized him back at the beginning of the year as a domestic problem (January 5).
The Awan family members went to work according to The Daily Caller (and presumably employment information) for Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in 2005. From 2009 until 2017, it as estimated that as “IT experts” making between $150,000 and $200,000 per year, the combined salary received of all of the family members was approximately $4 million.
The July 23rd article written in the Daily Caller:
Shortly after the criminal probe was revealed in February, Imran abruptly moved out of his longtime home on Hawkshead Drive in Lorton, Va., and listed it for rent on a website that connects landlords with military families. One of the new tenants said he found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner. The tenants called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and, not long after, FBI agents arrived together with the Capitol Police to interview them and confiscate the equipment. From all the evidence, left behind the tenant said it looked like the occupants left in quite a hurry.
However, the tenant said Imran wanted the hard drives back so desperately that he threatened to sue the renter for stealing them. [Democrat] members have been unusually mum about the apparent cybersecurity breach, especially given the pattern of cyberattacks on other government and political institutions.
They supplied the following additional links if interested:
A Continuing DCNF Investigative Group Series
- House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff
- Brothers Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity
- …Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money
- …Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive
- …Received $4 Million From Dem Reps
- …Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash
- …Also Had Access To DNC Emails
- …Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received
- Paul Ryan: Capitol Police Getting ‘Assistance’ On Criminal Investigation
- Read the Court Docs Detailing Their Greed, Ruthlessness
- House IT Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members
I added all of that because once Chris Gowen took on the case, his very first press release on July 26 was:
” The attacks on Mr. Awan and hisT family began as part of a frenzy of anti-Muslim bigotry in the literal heart of our democracy, the House of Representatives. For months we have had utterly unsupported, outlandish, and slanderous statements targeting Mr. Awan coming not just from the ultra-right-wing “pizzagate” media but from sitting members of congress… Mr. Awan has stayed in the U.S. to earn some income to manage this situation as best as possible…He attempted to travel this week to see his family for the first time in months. The government had been informed he would travel and had stated no objection. Yet on Monday night he was hastily arrested at Dulles airport. ”
The very next day, I guess the lawyer couldn’t take the incessant phone calls and in a short, terse statement:
“…We want to remind the people that this is a case that United States has brought against our client for Bank Fraud (see complaint). This is not a case between right-wing bloggers and twitter users vs our client. The most substantive piece of journalism on the case thus far, that we have seen, was published by BuzzFeed (here).”
Unnoticed of course is that Wasserman-Schultz had never fired them as she had publically noted so “someone” via her employment was providing him funds. Also not noticed wouldn’t Awan’s name have to be on a “no fly” or some other fugitive stop list for him to be arrested at the Airport? Or was he under constant surveillance? Or was there such piss poor coordination that he was “allowed” to leave but no one told those who needed to know?
Questions would also have to arise concerning where are all the brothers or members besides the two wives and children or the stepmother? Equally at issue is why those people fled like a flock of geese at the first signs of trouble in January? And where did they stay in the US or how did they manage to get out?
I am also curious as to why this “really serious” breach, theft of equipment, and hacking into some of the most sensitive areas of congress through Democrat accounts has been quietly handled. Or why DWS hasn’t been investigated already for HER part in this national security breach? Surely sweet Debby W-Schultz hasn’t got everyone cowering and afraid to do their jobs.
Oh but then I forgot, she is getting as infamous about investigators and attorneys suddenly coming up with heart attacks and suicides as her very close pal Hillary.