Congressional leaders and lawmakers are moving ahead with their investigation of former Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her shady IT staffer; officially requesting a briefing from Capitol Hill Police regarding the widening scandal.
The investigation surrounding Schultz’ IT worker, Pakistani native Imran Awan, is picking up steam as officials demand answers over why the Congresswoman kept Awan on her payroll after he was barred from the Capitol, how much access he had to sensitive information, and the circumstances surrounding his arrest.
Awan was stopped by law enforcement while attempting to flee the country after sending hundreds of thousands of dollars back to Pakistan.
Congressional leaders are now requesting a formal meeting with Capitol Hill Police to discuss the ongoing probe of Awan and his close family and friends.
“I’m pushing very hard to get a full briefing from Capitol Police as soon as possible,” said GOP Rep. DeSantis. “There’s clearly criminal elements to this and I think there will be more going on. There’s probably going to be ethics issues on why these [taxpayer] funds were spent that [she] and others will have to deal with.”
“We have to know what happened now and we can’t wait for a criminal case to be done,” he added. “We need an immediate briefing from the Capitol Police.”
Schultz’ has repeatedly “stonewalled” the investigation at every turn, refusing to hand over DNC hard drives to the FBI, destroying evidence, and even publicly threatening the Capitol Hill Police Chief when he refused to hand over a laptop at the heart of the investigation.