ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today continued on Wednesday morning the liberal media’s attempts to help Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl.) cover up the scandal involving now-fired I.T. staffer Imran Awan after his arrested Monday when he tried to flee the country.
After all three ignored the story until Wednesday, CBS This Morning arrived at the scene, albeit it with a 37-second news brief by co-host Gayle King that only scratched the surface on this scandal concerning Awan and his family.
King chose not to credit the intrepid work of The Daily Caller but instead Politico, one of the rare liberal media outlets to give this story the light of day: “Politico reports a former aide to Congresswoman Deborah Wassermann Schultz was arrested trying to leave the country. 37-year-old Imran Awan was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday.”
“He is accused of attempting to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by taking out a home equity loan on a rental property. He allegedly tried to have those funds transferred to Pakistan. He pleaded not guilty yesterday. The office of congresswoman Wassermann Schultz fired him after the arrest,” King added.
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Hysterically, King concluded with a comment from Awan’s attorney to CBS News that the criminal probes and allegations swirling around Awan are because of “anti-Muslim bigotry.”
As The Daily Caller has reported for months, Awan and his family have provided I.T. services to not just Wasserman Schultz but prominent congressional Democrats across key committees such as the House Intelligence Committee.
The news outlet also found that Awan and his brother secretly took $100,000 of Iraqi money, owed money to an Iraqi politician who’s been linked to Hezbollah, and possibly kept their stepmother in "captivity" for better access to offshore money.
On Monday, The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak reported that the FBI had “seized smashed computer hard drives” from Awan’s home in addition to the Capitol Police’s seizure of “computer equipment tied to [Wasserman Schultz].”
The disturbing details were also covered here at NewsBusters in a post Tuesday night and, as stated there, telling someone who knew nothing of this story would likely be disturbed and wonder where the media have been.
Then again, this shouldn’t be surprising the media are aiding and abetting liberals in their nefarious behavior. To tweak a phrase that our friend Chris Plante likes to use, it’s good to be a liberal.
Here’s the transcript of the brief from July 26's CBS This Morning:
CBS This Morning
July 26, 2017
7:32 a.m. Eastern
[ON-SCREEN NEWSPAPER HEADLINE: Politico, “Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country”]
GAYLE KING: Politico reports a former aide to Congresswoman Deborah Wassermann Schultz was arrested trying to leave the country. 37-year-old Imran Awan was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday. He is accused of attempting to defraud the Congressional Federal Credit Union by taking out a home equity loan on a rental property. He allegedly tried to have those funds transferred to Pakistan. He pleaded not guilty to yesterday. The office of congresswoman Wassermann fired him after the arrest. This morning, Awan’s attorney told CBS News that Awan was cleared for flying and, quote, “claims anti-Muslim bigotry” for the attacks on him.