Background Checks for ‘We’ Not for ‘Me’

Background Checks for ‘We’ Not for ‘Me’ by Kenneth Whittle – DisObedient Media

According to a new report by the Daily Caller, all 44 House Democrats who employed members of the Awan family chose to exempt the family from background checks.

The Daily Caller relates that House security policy, “…requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.”

The Daily Caller further notes that had House Democrats performed proper background checks on members of the family, numerous red flags would have been raised, thus preventing their access to sensitive information.

These red flags include: Abid Awan’s $1.1 million bankruptcy filed in 2012; six lawsuits filed against Abid and his company; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records.

The Daily Caller notes: “If a screening had caught those, what officials say happened next might have been averted. The House inspector general reported on Sept. 20, 2016, that shortly before the election members of the group were logging into servers of members they didn’t work for, logging in using congressmen’s personal usernames, uploading data off the House network, and behaving in ways that suggested “nefarious purposes” and that “steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”

Disobedient Media has extensively detailed how the Awan family had direct access to our nation’s most sensitive information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, as well as Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails.

Last summer, Imran Awan was arrested while trying to flee the country and was indicted by a grand jury for attempting to wire $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to bank accounts in Pakistan.

However, in light of the lack of background checks for Awans, it seems particularly hypocritical of House Democrats to demand everyday American citizens to be required to undergo background checks when purchasing a firearm or even ammunition.

On March 22, Debbie Wassermann Schultz (FL) introduced a bill in the House titled H.R. 5383: Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018. Wassermann Schultz announced her support for the legislation, tweeting “It requires more than just a gun to take an innocent life. It also takes bullets. We need to do all we can to make sure neither of them end up in the wrong hands.”

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