Forget about the Russia scandal. While the media’s attention has been pivoted on imaginary stories involving President Trump and Vladimir Putin, Democrats have been perpetuating a massive fraud.
This week, an aide of former party chairman Debbie Wasserman Shultz was arrested for bank fraud.
“Imran Awan, 37, of Virginia, pleaded not guilty to one count of bank fraud after the arrest. Federal authorities said Awan allegedly tried to get a $165,000 home equity loan through the Congressional Federal Credit Union for a rental property, which violates the credit union’s policy because it is not the owner’s primary residence…The $165,000 was then transferred to two people in Faisalabad, Pakistan.”
Awan was arrested while attempting to flee to Pakistan. Prosecutors believe that he had no intention of ever returning to America.
“This is clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim,” Awan’s defense attorney, Chris Gowen said. “A quick glance at what the government filed in court today confirms the lack of evidence or proof they have against my client.”
Awan has been under investigation for months. He continued to work for Shultz even after his security clearance was denied. Why? Awan has worked for House Democrats for more than a decade, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for himself and his family. Yet he filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
“Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated,” said Wasserman Schultz spokesman David Damron. “No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we cannot comment on them.”
Despite Damron’s comments, Rep. Schultz has so far refused to cooperate with Capitol Hill police.