It was reported by the Washington Examiner last week that the former Democratic staff member who left the United States in order to return to Pakistan has just struck a deal with authorities to return and face charges. These charges include fraud, among others. Following the published report, Rep. Trent Franks warned that this staffer’s decision to return could be bad news for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
In order to understand why, the former IT aide Hina Alvi’s connection to Wasserman Schultz has to be looked at. Starting in the beginning of 2004, Schultz hired the first of the Awans, Imran, to work for her. Eventually, more and more of his friends and family starting working as well.
Beginning in February of this year, reports starting breaking out that these staffers were stealing information and equipment from members’ offices. A month later, Alvi fled the country. And a couple months after that, her husband was arrested for allegedly trying to leave as well. Trent Franks went on to talk about this.
“I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound. The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people.”
“I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.” Here is the video:
Wasserman’s sporadic and often times, desperate behavior points to her attempt at trying to keep these people loyal to her. It could be a simple attempt at getting them to keep their mouths shut on possible illegal actions made by her.
Now all authorities want is to get these people back into the United States for trial. However, according to the Associated Press, that might be hard to do.
“However, Pakistan can make an extradition difficult. The Islamabad High Court, for example, recently barred the extradition of a bombing suspect to the United States, where the man’s father claimed the suspect would be subject to the Trump administration’s “biased and prejudiced policy toward Muslims.””
H/T World PoliticUS