Are congress members being blackmailed by IT breach?

Here is another story that the media has no interest in covering but a real who dunnit. This started with Schultz, former head of the DNC , in bringing in these unknowns to work on Congressional IT issues. Worth the full read:

Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information.

Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.

“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten in Denmark.

“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again,” he said.

A House IT employee who requested anonymity said tech workers who have taken over some of those offices found that computers in some — but not all — offices were “thin clients” that sent all data to an offsite server in violation of House policies. Additionally, staffers’ iPhones were all linked to a single non-government iTunes account.

The investigation goes far beyond the theft of millions of dollars. The employees could read all emails dozens of members of Congress sent and received, as well as access any files members and their staff stored. Court records show the brothers ran a side business that owed $100,000 to an Iranian fugitive who has been tied to Hezbollah, and their stepmother says they often send money to Pakistan.

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20 Responses to “Are congress members being blackmailed by IT breach?”

  1. How many in Congress are being blackmailed by IT Imran Awan? | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

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  4. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatens Police Chief with ‘consequences’ if her computer being held as evidence in a hacking scandal is not returned | America's Watchtower Says:

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    One local Boston talk show host has been talking about three DNC insiders who were Muslim who suddenly went back to their home countries after the election, is this part of that story? Something nefarious is going on here and the MSM is not interested in it. Good find!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. geeez2014 Says:

    This IS a curiosity because I remember when this news hit and then……..ZIP.
    And, yaaa….this is PRETTY DAMNED BIG STUFF. SO? Should we write to our congressmen, senators? What could get this going? MY GOSH!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    Did I read this right? Have I understood correctly? Am I over-reacting if I say – a la Joe Biden – “This is a big fucking deal!”

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      We could take out a good many Dems if the investigation goes through. I had to keep the post short but the conclusion is that they are still paying these thieves. Why?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        Two House Reps still have the one dude in their employ, except they changed his title. He isn’t working for them as an IT person. It’s outrageous!

        Congress (government) needs a good housecleaning – pun intended. We have to do this – they won’t. ‘They’ includes every government employee, all elected officials, all political party ‘leadership’, and the money men. They are the disease and we can’t keep expecting the disease to cure – which means remove all vestiges of – itself.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Could be the beginning of the end if Trump gets on it. No more nonsense.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Simply Linda Says:

    You know……those fat cats in DC are special and don’t have to follow the same laws/rules that us simple folk do. (dripping with sarcasm). They are so far out of touch of reality—it stopped being funny.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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