CONNECTIONS: Lawyer For Arrested Democrat IT Staffer Was Bill Clinton’s “Fact Checker”

Do you ever get the sense that everyone working in Washington DC is somehow connected to everyone else? The IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Scgulz who was arrested while trying to flee the country is now being represented by a lawyer with connections to the Clintons.

The Daily Signal reports:

House IT Aide’s Lawyer Is Longtime Clinton Associate

Chris Gowen, Imran Awan’s lawyer, is a longtime campaigner for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a member of an attorney team that brought a fraudulent lawsuit against energy giant Chevron Corp.

Pakistani-born Imran was arrested late Monday at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia before he could board a flight to Qatar and then Pakistan on bank fraud charges. Imran; his younger brothers, Abid and Jamal; his wife, Hina Alvi; and Rao Abbas, his best friend, have been subjects of a federal criminal investigation led by the U.S. Capitol Police and including the FBI since February 2017.

The investigation is focused on allegations the Awan group abused their access as congressional information technology administrators for dozens of Democratic members of the House of Representatives, including the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

Politico reported the criminal probe concerned “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”

Gowen described Imran’s arrest as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”

That’s a real original defense strategy they’ve got lined up there. How ridiculous!

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