Answer: When it involves a shady IT aide who’s now under indictment:
IG report finds nearly 50 Democrats waived background checks for Pakistani IT aides accused of hacking pic.twitter.com/1zYp1m97Cc
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 2, 2018
Gee, it’s almost like these Dems didn’t want to stumble across anything that could ruin their attempt to maintain plausible deniability:
Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.
All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.
Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records. Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran’s residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court records.
Remember last year when Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the Capitol Police Chief for not immediately returning to her a laptop that was seized from Imran Awan?
Why so nervous, Debbie?
This story stinks to high heaven, and you can tell because much of the mainstream media isn’t going anywhere near it.