“Remember Imran Awan, the horrible dirtbag who worked for horrible dirtbag Debbie Wasserman Schultz?” my pal Charles Glasser wrote in an item last week for Instapundit, which I am shamelessly ripping off here. Awan, it should be noted, “worked as a shared employee for Democrats in the House of Representatives,” according to Wikipedia, which I’ll be recklessly plagiarizing as well.
Wasserman Schultz, the disgraced former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee who is known affectionately across the land as “Debbie,” is an “American politician serving as the U.S. Representative from Florida’s 23rd congressional district,” Wikipedia alleges. She resigned as DNC chair in July 2016 “after WikiLeaks released a collection of stolen emails indicating that she and other members of the DNC staff had favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries.”
Glasser, the Instapundit pundit, continued in his item last week:
Awan, an IT specialist accused of improper access to certain congressional computers, was arrested in July 2017 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, as he tried to board a flight to Lahore, Pakistan. He had wiped his cellphones of any data, and federal agents found a résumé in the name of “Andrew Awan,” which they said suggested Awan planned to leave the country permanently, according to court documents.
Unsurprisingly, because then-President Trump tweeted about the case, the mainstream media took him up as a cause célèbre, and they kept referring to a “conservative conspiracy” theory. He eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of fraud in a plea deal. All in all, some shady shit, given that, according to Politico, who I [Editor’s note: the author of this piece you are reading right now at Washington Babylon] will liberally mug as well:
“Most Democratic lawmakers cut their ties with Awan and his family after the criminal investigation became public in early 2017. But Awan continued to be employed by Wasserman Schultz, although it’s unclear what his job duties were, given the fact that he had been barred from accessing the House IT system for months.”
Let’s give Glasser the final word, and if there’s anything inaccurate or libelous in this story it’s his fault, morally and most of all legally, not mine.
Fast forward to today. [Editor’s note: July 2, 2021.] Horrible dirtbag Awan had filed a lawsuit against The Daily Caller and others, alleging all sorts of claims in libel, emotional distress, and what not. Today, D.C. Superior Court Judge Fern Sadler dismissed his complaint against The Daily Caller.