Investigation: How Could The Capitol Hill “Intelligence Gang Of Eight” Let Members Of A Pakistani Spy Ring Work On Capitol Hill For Three Years, Stealing Intelligence, And Endangering Our Special Forces In The Field.
by Pamela Williams
The House Intelligence Committee is the foremost oversight network with responsibility over the most sensitive and secretive government intelligence, including covert anti-terrorism activity. The Majority Chairman (Nunes) and Minority Chair (Schiff) sit on the CIA oversight team known as the “Intelligence Gang of Eight“:
2017 Congressional Intelligence Oversight “Gang of Eight”
I am sure most of you are familiar with the above Intelligence Gang Of Eight. They are responsible for the security oversight for the United States as the they are the House Intelligence Committee. You will recognize them from their work investigating imaginary issues surrounding President Trump. While they were busy doing investigations such as those surrounding President Trump, they turned a blind eye to three Pakistani Nationalists working in the Capitol Hill IT Department. These three Muslims had access to computers containing the most important United States intelligence.
You may have heard of the these three spies as Abid Awan, Imran Awan and Jamal Awan, three brothers who worked within the IT department for members of the House Permanent Intelligence Committee. They were first hired by the DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There is so much information in this story I cannot possibly cover it all.
However, I believe the following video of Representative (R-Texas) Louie Gohmert speaking to Congress on this situation is obviously a legitimate piece of evidence on the Awan Brothers.
These are the highlights of the video:
Published on Mar 12, 2017
Text (starts bottom-right of first page): https://www.congress.gov/crec/2017/03…
“they have taken what they call the Holy Koran and they have eliminated the verses that support terrorism and the killing of Jews and Christians”
“But for now, [radical Islam is] making so much progress in taking over the United States without using violence that right now violence distracts”
“[Obama admin] believed what the often Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated individuals would say: Yes, if we spend that money teaching people to love and accept Islam, then the problem goes away and there is no more violence. ”
“Homeland Security even had a project spending taxpayer dollars to fight radical Islam by teaching schoolchildren pro-Islamic songs to sing”
“They don’t need a background check. We can trust them. We are open-minded. They are Muslims, but we are not prejudiced. We don’t even require a background check because we know we can trust them” – DNC
“Imran [a #AwanBrother] still hasn’t been fired”
“#AwanBrotherhood was running a car dealership full time that didn’t pay its vendors. After one Rao Abbas threatened to sue them, he began receiving a paycheck from another Democratic member of the House of Representatives, also from Florida”
“after a friend in an international setting advised me that this person knew of radical Islamic leaders who sent their wives to the United States to have babies so they can bring them back, teach them to hate America, and they would be American citizens. They could come in and out at will. ”
“I kept hearing from people inside homeland security that we were spending more time and effort training our officers to spot Islamophobes than we were training them to understand radical Islam. But that is exactly why Tsarnaev was never stopped, was never picked up and prevented from killing and maiming people in Boston. ”
“The FBI agents, doing the best that they could, being deprived of Kim Jensen’s 700-plus pages of radical Islam that the Obama administration did not want FBI trainees to see and to know. ”
There are many implications surrounding this penetration by these elite Pakistani spies, who had access to our Nation’s secrets. I am inclined to believe at this time they may be part of the most elite intelligence agency in the world, the Pakistani ISI. I had no idea this agency was the most elite in the world. I will be posting videos to back up what I am reporting. If you doubt any of this, you must take the time to watch them. If you did not take the time to watch the above video by Rep. of Texas, Louie Gohmert, you are doing yourself an injustice regarding the truth of the situation we are finding ourselves in here in the United States today.
You must remember under the Obama Administration, these Pakistani Muslims were hired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They have since fled back to Pakistan, but we are being presented by a situation regarding the safety of our troops overseas. Since the intelligence was leaked by these spies the ISI now knows all the moves our Special Forces are making. In fact, we have been losing more of our troops as of late in peculiar circumstances.
Of all the foreign powers involved in efforts to sustain and manipulate the ongoing fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s ISI is distinguished both by the sweep of its objectives and the scale of its efforts, which include soliciting funding for the Taliban, bankrolling Taliban operations, providing diplomatic support as the Taliban’s virtual emissaries abroad, arranging training for Taliban fighters, recruiting skilled and unskilled manpower to serve in Taliban armies, planning and directing offensives, providing and facilitating shipments of ammunition and fuel, and … directly providing combat support.
The United States has been using Special Forces more in Afghanistan and Yemen, but we are seeing more and more operations go wrong. I cannot help but wonder if the Awan Brothers leaked so much US intelligence to the Pakistani ISI that our SF are not as safe as they were before the penetration of these Pakistani spies into our Government. The following data has been taken from: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-special-operations-20170525-story.html
The danger was highlighted again this week when three Navy SEALs were wounded in an assault on a militant stronghold in Marib in western Yemen. When a firefight broke out, the U.S. commandos called in airstrikes from an AC-130 gunship.
The raid was aimed at grabbing cellphones, computers and other devices used by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. officials said. The push for intelligence comes amid concerns that the terrorist group is planning new attacks on Western targets, including commercial aircraft.
The assault was typical for the special operations forces. They work closely with the CIA and other spy services to collect intelligence while they find, capture or kill Islamic State leaders, bomb-makers and operatives in Iraq and Syria, hunt Al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia and Yemen, and fight an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.
The number of raids they conduct is classified. But several are known to have gone terribly wrong. The Pentagon is still investigating the deaths of two Army Rangers killed in a nighttime assault in eastern Afghanistan in late April. The Pentagon also is investigating a raid that took place in late January, a Navy SEAL was killed on a night mission in Yemen that went awry.
I cannot help but ask myself if the Awan Brothers are haunting our Special Forces as they perform their “classified” duties overseas. After the leaking of classified information from Hillary Clinton and now the robbery of classified materials by the Pakistani Awan Brothers, we have to ask ourselves if our troops are paying the price for the negligence of our government.
The below video talks about the dangers our Forces are now facing overseas:
Published on Jun 17, 2017
Some of you may be familiar with the Investigative Reporter George Webb, who has been reporting on the Awan Brothers for many months now. I follow Webb, and I believe he is risking his life to expose what is going on inside of our government. Here is a brief video that you will probably not be able to understand unless you follow him. Nevertheless, it is one of his newer videos on the Awan Brothers. I will brief you more after the video.
The following article is an excellent source of background information about the Awan Brothers:
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information.
The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security.
Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach.
The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.
Imran Awan and his two brothers, Jamal and Abid, are at the center of an investigation that deals with, among other things, allegations of illegal access. They have been barred from the House of Representatives network.
A member of Congress expressed concern that, “they may have stolen data from us.”
All three of the Pakistani brothers had been employed by Democrats. The offices that employed them included HPSCI minority members Speier, Carson and Joaquín Castro. Congressman Castro, who also sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, utilized the services of Jamal Moiz Awan. Speier and Carson’s offices utilized Imran Awan.
Abid A. Awan was employed by Lois Frankel and Ted Lieu: members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also on the committee is Castro. As is Robin Kelly whose office employed Jamal Awan. Lieu also sits on the subcommittees on National Security and Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Tammy Duckworth’s office had also employed Abid. Before Duckworth successfully played on the sympathy of voters to become Senator Tammy Duckworth, she had been on the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces of the Armed Services Committee.
Gwen Graham, who had also been on the Armed Services Committee and on the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee, had employed Jamal Awan. Jamal was also employed by Cedric Richmond’s office. Richmond sits on the Committee on Homeland Security and on its Terrorism and Cybersecurity subcommittee. He is a ranking member of the latter subcommittee. Also employing Jamal was Mark Takano of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Imran had worked for the office of John Sarbanes who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee that oversees, among other things, the nuclear industry. Other members of the Committee employing the brothers included Yvette Clarke, who also sits on the Bipartisan Encryption Working Group, Diana DeGette, Dave Loebsack and Tony Cardenas.
But finally there’s Andre Carson.
Carson is the second Muslim in Congress and the first Muslim on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and, more critically, is the ranking member on its Emerging Threats Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee.
The Emerging Threats Subcommittee, of which Carson is a ranking member, is responsible for much of counterterrorism oversight. It is the worst possible place for a man with Carson’s credentials.
Carson had inherited his grandmother’s seat and exploited it to promote a radical Islamist agenda. He has interfaced with a laundry list of Islamist groups from CAIR to ISNA to ICNA to MPAC. Islamists have funded Carson’s career to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. The Center for Security Policy has put together a dossier of Carson’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is the parent organization of many key Islamic terror groups posing a threat to our national security including Al Qaeda and Hamas.
Andre Carson shared the stage at a CAIR banquet with Sirraj Wahaj: an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing who had once declared,” You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.” CAIR itself had been named an unindicted co-conspirator in terror finance.
Carson had praised Tariq Ramadan who had been barred from this country for funding Islamic terrorists. And the Muslim politician was a co-sponsor of the Free Syria Act which attempted to aid Islamist Jihadists in Syria linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as the Free Syrian Army.
The presence of Andre Carson on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee has always been extremely controversial. But this latest breach involving Democrats on this committee and on other key national security committees raises serious questions about the scale and magnitude of the real problem caused by a compromised congress.
While Carson and other HPSCI Democrats had been demanding security clearance for their staffers, three Pakistani Muslims working for them appear to have compromised security to an unknown degree.
Why were the Awan brothers, one of whom had a criminal record, even allowed to work in such a sensitive position? How did the personnel suspected in this case pass background checks? And was any classified information compromised as a result of these alleged breaches?
These questions and more must be asked and answered. But they are only the first of many questions.
When the Democrats are so contemptuous of our national security that they put forward Andre Carson, a politician who has appeared at Islamist events and praised radicals and extremists, to such a sensitive position, it is not surprising that they are equally willing to hire walking security risks.
The most obvious lesson here is that security must be tightened. If Democrats refuse to take their responsibilities seriously, then President Trump must do it for them. Until the Awan case is resolved, those Democrats who employed them must have their access to classified material restricted.
Under no circumstances may the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members who employed the Awan brothers be permitted to allow their staffers to gain access to classified material.
And Andre Carson must be forced to choose between his Islamist ties and his membership in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee. No one should be allowed to have a foot in both the pro-terrorist and the counter-terrorist spheres of our society.
Congressional Republicans must take the lead in cleaning house. If they cannot do so, President Trump must step in. At stake are the security of our nation and the safety of our troops. The Democrats may have abandoned their responsibility to our brave men and women, from the battlefield to the VA, but those elected officials who still believe that their sacrifices matter cannot remain silent.
The swamp that allowed Andre Carson and the Awan brothers inappropriate access must be drained.
We must remember President Trump inherited this security breach from the Obama Administration and the Democrats. Please do not forget this. This situation must be exposed now, and all Americans must realize what we have lost due to the hiring of three Pakistanis to oversee our most sacred intelligence inside Washington DC.
Due to Obama’s love of Muslims, this door was opened. We were told as Americans we must love Islam, and we must open our arms to illegal immigrants crossing our borders only to be sheltered in sanctuary cities refusing to abide by the laws of the newly elected President Trump.
He has tried to protect our borders, ban illegal immigrants, and pass laws to protect Americans from terrorists. However, the Democrats have fought him every inch of the way. They are still doing so, and I pray they do not achieve his impeachment. That is what they are trying to do as I write this report.
What are we facing here in this Country really? I think we are facing a civil war between Intelligence factions. One side is attempting to protect President Trump while the other is pushing to impeach him. The James Comey horror and the special counsel is nothing but a coup against President Trump…that is the bottom line. If they actually achieve their goal, the United States is done…we will have no justice system, no cohesiveness, and I dare to say we may have a civil war again in this divided Country. That is hard to wrap your brain around, isn’t it? However, it has happened once before, and I believe it will happen again.
In the movie COLD MOUNTAIN, which is my favorite movie by the way, we witness the absolute horror of that Civil War between the North and South. In the movie, there is a faction of citizens called the “Home Guard,” who are left in the small mountain Southern town of Waynesville, North Carolina near Cold Mountain. They are assigned with the responsibility of arresting deserters. In that process they transform from neighbors to brutal dictators, who kill their very own as the chaos of war rages over the land. This is a war that reminds me of what we are experiencing in the United States now. We are already facing a faction of those, who are violently protesting the honest election of President Donald Trump. It is as if they have lost all civility and can no longer understand what this Country represents, or what it used to represent.
Instead, they are allowing our Government to be penetrated by our enemies who seek to destroy us. One has to assume that is their goal: to destroy any civility and order we have experienced in this precious land, and they are using violence to achieve this goal. So, it seems to me, we are already in a type of civil war, but this time it is between two factions that have existed together in peace through respect of the voting process. How can this be happening in the United States of America?
The below meme expresses very much of what those of us, who still respect the office of the Presidency and the civility of the voting process stand for. However, we seem to be a dying breed. God bless America. Please help us as we fight to save this Country. Amen.