Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the disgraced former head of the DNC, has been desperately trying to avoid federal investigators look into her involvement in a convoluted case involving cyber security and fraud.
Schultz has finally agreed to start cooperating, after months of stonewalling, having even threatened law enforcement officials with “consequences.”
This all stems from a massive case of Democratic stupidity, when the DNC hired a group of Muslim contractors, with questionable backgrounds, to work as their IT support team.
Schultz had her computer confiscated, but has refused to cooperate and allow police to get access to the system.
Now, she seems to be reluctantly giving in, after a very strange battle with investigators.
What does Schultz have to hide, and why has she fought law enforcement for so long?
If she has nothing to hide, Schultz should have no problem allowing investigators to look at her computer.
Fox News reports:
The former head of the Democratic Party who lost her post in the fallout from a massive email breach is expected to start cooperating with federal investigators in a separate cybersecurity case, after months of apparent stonewalling.
Fox News has learned that Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to allow federal investigators to scan a laptop belonging to her as part of a complex probe into allegations of computer theft, over-billing and possible email hacking.
U.S. Capitol Police have had the laptop for months and until now had been unable to get access. It’s unclear why the Florida lawmaker and ousted Democratic National Committee chairwoman had been battling law enforcement over the computer; however, her counsel began negotiating this week with Capitol Police in connection with the probe.
At least five IT contractors who worked for dozens of House Democrats including Wasserman Schultz purportedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of computer equipment and potentially hacked into the lawmakers’ email accounts.
The contractors, all members of a Pakistani-Muslim family, also are being investigated for a possible procurement scam in which they allegedly bought computer equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office.
In addition, sources say the contractors had “unauthorized access” to the House computer system.
House Democrats have stood by the contractors, privately and publicly suggesting their heritage prompted the probe and is contributing to fear-mongering.
There is no indication that Wasserman Schultz has been accused of wrongdoing. The USCP has declined to comment on the case, a standard response in ongoing investigations. But the agency recently told Fox News the probe focuses on “the actions of House IT support staff.”
Wasserman Schultz’s office declined to comment Tuesday on the situation or the congresswoman’s apparent shift.
However, the south Florida lawmaker, who has a primary challenger next year, has publicly resisted USCP efforts to look at the contents of her computer — even suggesting “consequences” for the agency if the computer was not promptly returned.
In a Capitol Hill hearing in late May, Wasserman Schultz asked Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa whether members’ property found on the Hill complex is promptly returned.
Verderosa replied: “It’s generally turned back over to the owner of a property. If it’s part of an ongoing case, then there are other things that have to occur for that to happen.”
The chief gave a similar response to Wasserman Schultz’s repeated questions on issue before she finally said: “I don’t understand how that is possible. Members’ equipment is members’ equipment. My understanding is the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate members’ equipment when the member is not under investigation.
“It is their equipment, and it is supposed to be returned … I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way. And you should expect that there will be consequences.”
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