A Navy SEAL who was killed in a raid in Yemen two weeks ago and his death may be linked to Democratic members of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.
Three brothers who managed office information technology for Democratic members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other Democratic lawmakers woke up last week to the new world where the Trump administration cares about security breaches.
Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives. The three were IT staffers working for Democratic members who had access to some of the most sensitive information in the nation, potentially including information about the SEAL mission in question.
They worked for Reps Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joaquin Castro, Andre Carson, and Jackie Speier; all Democrats and all with access to top-secret information.
These three were discovered as part of a criminal investigation that began late last year related to violations of house IT policies. The Capitol Police say the investigation is still ongoing and arrests have not yet been made.
In addition to the brothers, one more House IT employee who works for the Democratic caucus is being investigated. Hina R. Alvi owns the house in Lorton, Virginia where she and the three brothers live. The positions held by all four should require high-level security clearances that none of them would likely have gotten.
To get a high-level security clearance background checks that include credit and legal issues are typically reviewed. At least one of the brothers has had continual credit issues having the car repossessed and declaring bankruptcy in 2012, in addition to multiple lawsuits.
Alvi, the homeowner, has multiple second mortgages.
In addition to security issues, there’s also an issue of what the brothers were paid. The average House IT staff salary is around $50,000 per year. The three brothers were paid $160,000, $161,000, and $165,000. The youngest of the three started working for the House Democrats two years ago when he was 20 makes $160,000 a year. What in the world are they doing for the Democrats for that kind of money?
What is it with Democrats and IT security? Between Hillary with her homebrew server, her campaign using passwords like “password,” and the Democratic National Committee refusing to discuss security with the FBI, and now this, perhaps Democrats should be denied security clearances and have their computers taken away.
Barring that, a Republican sweep in 2018 will be a good start.
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