As you know, House Democrats have all kinds of problems. Problems they’d like to hide. Of course, corruption is part of the package that comes with being a DC Swamper.
Right now, Congressional leaders appear to have been involved in some very serious scandals involving national security. And they even tried to hide it from some of their caucus members. That is a big no-no.
But now the story and report are out, and some Democrats are wondering why they were not privy to this very important information.
After months of investigation, it turns out that the Pakistani computer techs employed by a good portion of Congressional Democrats were nothing more than spies. But only a few of these House members knew that the investigation was about cybersecurity breaches. Most thought it was a theft or bank fraud issue, outside the scope of Congress. How shocking this report is to them to find out their employees were caught spying on them and their constituents!
From The Daily Caller:
“House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.
“Their behavior mirrored a ‘classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,’ and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. Authorities said that the entire server was then physically stolen.”
“When acting on the findings, Democratic leadership appear to have misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft, a comparison of the investigators’ findings with Democrats’ recollections and a committee’s public statement shows, leading 44 Democrats to not conduct protective measures typically taken after a breach — including informing constituents whose personal information may have been exposed.”
So Democrat leadership was afraid to even admit their mistake of forcing their caucus to hire this family of spies that they smoothed it over and told everyone the investigation was about theft and bank fraud? Because of that, more and more people became affected by the security breach, including constituents!
Here is what reveals to us that a caucus civil war is erupting:
The statements of numerous Democrats indicate that the Democratic staff of the House Administration Committee and other House officials may have withheld information about cybersecurity breaches from members who employed the suspects, and appear to have misled them about the basic nature of the investigation.
“This is the first I’ve heard about that,” said Missouri Democratic Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver — who employed almost every member of the Awan group — of cybersecurity issues.
“The only thing I’m aware of is that he’s being charged with bank fraud,” Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, who employed Jamal and is a member of the intelligence committee, told TheDCNF. “Do you have evidence that there’s anything more than a bank investigation? If someone’s given you a document to that effect, please give it to me.”
Now 44 Democrats have to answer to their constituencies about why they didn’t place added security measures in their offices, and their answer will be: because leadership told us not to worry about this.
I’m sure these 44 are furious that their communications have been compromised, thanks to their leaders. And I’m sure they’re also upset that they look absolutely stupid in front of their states.
Which means hell is about to break loose on the House Democratic Caucus.
The only silver lining I can see is that this national security breach will spark a true civil war in the Democratic party and they will be so busy fighting among themselves that the 2018 elections will pass them by.