As Democrats' and the liberal mainstream media's "Russia Narrative" trudges along into its 10th month without a shred of evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump, his staffers and the Russian government, a real-news scandal of epic proportions continues to get even more disturbing on Capitol Hill.
During a recent hearing over the budget for the U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. apparently threatened the department's funding over a laptop from her office that is now in its custody. As the Daily Caller reported Wednesday, however, it's no ordinary piece of office equipment:
The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.
"My understanding is the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate members' equipment when the member is not under investigation," Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations' Legislative Branch Subcommittee.
"We can't return the equipment," Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.
"I think you're violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences," Wasserman Schultz said.
As one of eight members of the Committee on Appropriations' Legislative Branch subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz is in charge of the budget of the police force that is investigating her staffer and how he managed to extract so much money and information from members.
You can see the complete exchange in the video clip above.
The investigation into the "Democrat IT Guys" has been going on for nearly as long as the "Russia Narrative" has been floating around in the media. But, in this case, there is hard evidence of something that isn't legal.
The DC report states:
A federal employee with knowledge of the situation and who requested anonymity told The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group that as House authorities closed in on Imran Awan and his brothers, a laptop used by Imran was hidden in an unused crevice of the Rayburn House Office Building. Wasserman Schultz's office is in Longworth House Office Building, a separate structure.
The laptop was later found by Capitol Police and seized because it was relevant to the criminal investigation, the source said.
The investigation is examining members' data leaving the network and how Awan managed to get Members to place three relatives and a friend into largely no-show positions on their payrolls, billing $4 million since 2010.
Click here to read the entire article, which includes a recording of Daily Caller reporters attempting to get answers from Wasserman Schultz about her demands.
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