INTELLIHUB— In an absolutely outrageous and transparent abuse of authority, former DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz used her position on a committee that sets the police force’s budget to not only attempt to undermine an active investigation but also to directly threaten the chief of the U.S. Capital Police.
During the hearing, Schultz spent nearly three minutes grilling the police chief over the confiscation of a laptop that is connected to an active investigation, going as far as trying to extract a promise that the computer would be returned, a move that if allowed to happen would surely hinder the criminal investigation.
After being told that the laptop was a key piece of evidence in the investigation, Schultz then preceded to publicly threaten the police chief!
“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” the top Democrat told Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa.
The computer in question is being held by police in order to build a case against one of her staffers, Pakistani Imran Awan, who is suspected of being involved in a massive cybersecurity breach that includes “funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.” Awan is also accused of billing the government four million dollars for work that was never actually conducted.
“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,” reported The DCNF. Read the rest here.