Police Report Suggests IT Aide to Wasserman Schultz Wanted Police To Find The Computer He Left Behind

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A police report indicates that Imran Awan, the Internet staffer for dozens of US Democrat congressmen, wanted police to find the laptop computer that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fought to keep investigators from examining.  So far, however, there is no apparent reason for him to do so. Nevertheless, the computer was left in a place where police were bound to find it and documents were left with it that pointed to Wasserman as the likely owner. The mystery remains about why this was done. Wasserman who, at first said she wanted the computer back, because it belonged to her, now says she has no idea who owns it. If the public is ever told what is on that computer. the mystery likely will be solved. -GEG

A laptop computer that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted information technology staffer, Imran Awan, a police report indicates.

U.S. Capitol Police found the computer after midnight April 6 in a tiny room in a House office building that formerly served as a phone booth, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani identification card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters addressed to acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, a Democrat who is the top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia.

Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.”

The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never seen it.

Awan was banned Feb. 2 from the congressional computer network because he is a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, but he still had access to House facilities because Wasserman Schultz continued to employ him.

The laptop computer was found on the second floor of the the Rayburn House Office Building—a place Awan would have had no reason to go because Wasserman Schultz’s office is in the Longworth House Office Building, and other House members who employed Awan had fired him.

Wasserman Schultz used a televised May 18 congressional hearing on the Capitol Police budget to threaten “consequences” if Chief Matthew Verderosa did not give her the laptop.

“If a member loses equipment,” it should be given back, she said.

Verderosa told her the laptop couldn’t be returned because it was tied to a criminal suspect. Wasserman Schultz reiterated that, while Awan was a suspect, the computer should be returned because it is “a member’s … if the member is not under investigation.”

She changed her story two months later, saying it was Awan’s laptop—bought with taxpayer funds from her office—and she had never seen it. She said she sought only to protect Awan’s rights.

“This was not my laptop,” Wasserman Schultz said in an Aug. 3 interview with the Sun Sentinel newspaper. “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.”

Awan, his wife, Hina Alvi, and two of his Pakistani-born brothers are at the center of a joint FBI-Capitol Police criminal investigation of their IT work for dozens of House Democrats.

FBI agents arrested Awan on July 25 at Dulles International Airport outside Washington as he tried to board a flight to his native Pakistan. He was indicted on four counts of bank fraud in connection with his wire transfer of nearly $300,000 to Pakistan. The charges are tangential to the cybersecurity probe.

The circumstances of the laptop’s appearance described in the police report suggest Wasserman Schultz was trying to keep police from reviewing a laptop that Awan himself may have wanted officers to find. The former phone booth room where police found the items is small, and there was no obvious reason to enter it.

Leaving important items there accidentally would seem extremely unlikely, said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, a former prosecutor who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

“Imran Awan is a calculating person who made great efforts to cover his tracks, both electronically and physically,” Gohmert told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Placing that laptop with his personal documents, which may well incriminate him, those he worked for, or both, in the dead of night in a House office building, was a deliberate act by a cunning suspect, and it needs to be investigated.”

The collection of documents found in the Rayburn building at 12:21 a.m. tied the laptop to Awan and ensured that police would keep the computer.

The reporting officer wrote that when he saw Awan’s name, he recalled standing guard during an interrogation of the IT aide a few months earlier. The “attorney-client privilege” notation on the notebook prevented police from immediately reviewing some of the papers.

The officer opened the Apple MacBook computer and found that its login screen did not have Awan’s username, but rather “RepDWS.”

The police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation says:

On 4/6/2017 at 0021 hours, with the building closed to the public, AOC [Architect of the Capitol] informed USCP [U.S. Capitol Police] Rayburn offices of an unattended bag in the phone booth on the 2nd floor. The officer received the open-contents visible bag and prepared a found property report.

While reviewing the inventory of the bag contents, the officer found

#1 a Pakistani ID card with the name Mohommed Ashraf Awan
#2 a copy—not original—of a driver’s license with name Imran Awan
#3 a copy (front and back) of his congressional ID
#4 an Apple laptop with the homescreen initials ‘RepDWS’
#5 composition notebooks with notes handwritten saying ‘attorney client privilege’ and possibly discussing case details below
#6 loose letters addressed to US Attorney of DC discussing the apparent owner of the bag being investigated.

Approximately 3-4 months ago officer was requested by SAA [Sergeant at Arms] as police presence of 4 individuals being interviewed, including the bag owner. It is unknown to the officer whether he is still employed.

Although the laptop allegedly was used only by an IT aide who worked for numerous House members, Wasserman Schultz hired an outside counsel, William Pittard.

Pittard has argued that the Constitution’s speech and debate clause—which protects a federal lawmaker’s information directly related to legislative duties—should prevent prosecutors from examining the laptop’s contents. Pittard did not respond to requests for comment.

Pittard, a partner with the Washington law firm KaiserDillon, is the House’s former acting general counsel. Hiring an outside lawyer to argue on behalf of Wasserman Schultz appears unusual, because the House’s general counsel offers opinions on the constitutional speech and debate issues at no cost.

Federal prosecutors in Phillips’ office have given Awan a copy of the hard drive of the House laptop left in the booth at Rayburn, court filimgs show, suggesting they intend to bring charges related to the underlying cybersecurity and theft probe.

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