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2018-03-08 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Chris Bedford Peels Back The Onion On Capitol Hill 'Awan' IT Scandal
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 03:46|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [439 views ]  Top

#1 Perhaps Pakistani Intelligence Awan's paid Rep. Cleaver for access ?

That would be a very inconvenient discovery indeed. Perhaps we should just continue to move along.


Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 03:57||   2018-03-08 03:57|| Front Page Top

#2 Democrats in Congress have refused to bring complaints

The reasonable assumption is that every piece of information that was stored on Crongressional IT hardware during the critical time frame is now in the hands of Pakistan and China.

Members of Congress and their staffers must thus reasonably expect retaliatory leaks of incriminating information should they misbehave.

That would explain their behavior.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2018-03-08 05:25||   2018-03-08 05:25|| Front Page Top

#3 ...If this is at all true, it would be nice. Problem is I am increasingly despairing of anything coming of it - too many people too close to the top with too much power with too much to lose.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-03-08 05:34||   2018-03-08 05:34|| Front Page Top

#4 The reasonable assumption is that every piece of information that was stored on Crongressional IT hardware during the critical time frame is now in the hands of Pakistan and China.

How could one assume otherwise ?
Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 07:20||   2018-03-08 07:20|| Front Page Top

#5 And to think, I was outraged by this:

3 April 2009 - Congressional Black Caucus Will Visit Cuba
Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 07:33||   2018-03-08 07:33|| Front Page Top

#6 Confidence games continue to flourish, primarily because prominent victims rarely report them, for fear of being prosecuted for their own complicity in a criminal activity.
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Posted by Skidmark 2018-03-08 07:37||   2018-03-08 07:37|| Front Page Top

#7 How could one assume otherwise ?

If reasonably derived consequences of reasonable assumptions are sufficiently terrible cognitive dissonance and denial will set in.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2018-03-08 13:20||   2018-03-08 13:20|| Front Page Top

#8 I shutter to think of some of the stuff Pakistain and Russia have if the Awans got access to the Senate and House Intelligence committees and the Senate and House Appropriations Committees...a lot of highly classified stuff goes down in those committees and I am just astounded at how lacksidasical the investigation is.

The blackmail and incriminating dirt found on some of the Congress critter computers could have considerable leverage for keeping your mouth shut.

And AGAIN, where was the CIA in all of this? Didn't know that a ISI asset was tinkering with hard drives in the Rayburn Building...oh come on.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-03-08 15:58||   2018-03-08 15:58|| Front Page Top

#9 And AGAIN, where was the CIA in all of this? Didn't know that a ISI asset was tinkering with hard drives in the Rayburn Building...oh come on.
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My guess (and only a guess) is there was a strategic 'trade off.' The Klingons and the FBI looked the other way whilst the Awans and the DNC did their domestic political monitoring, while at the same time the Awans provided a convenient, local (Woodbridge - Falls Church, VA) link to Pakistani intelligence.

I suspect the Awan's profited via both transactions, compliments of the US taxpayer. You get something, we get something. Everyone goes home happy.

Anyone hearing anything about the Awan's in the MSM. No, of course not. And you're not likely to either.

Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 16:18||   2018-03-08 16:18|| Front Page Top

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