Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ top IT technician, who was arrested this week while attempting to flee the United States, had the passwords to key DNC email accounts that were the source of WikiLeaks surprise email-dump just before the 2016 general election.
According to the Daily Caller, Imran Awan had the password to an iPad routinely used by former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The emails contained on that device were eventually released to the public through WikiLeaks; resulting in Schultz’ resignation from the DNC.
“I will call you shortly. I have to get this ipad thing figured out. Need to make sure I have her username and password,” wrote a DNC official in an email back in May 2016.
“I do not have access to her ipad password, but Imran does,” responded a staffer.
Earlier this week, the FBI and Capitol Hill police raided Awan’s apartment, seizing multiple hard drives that had been intentionally destroyed. The IT staffer, who has been barred from the Capitol by law enforcement earlier this year, remained on Schultz' payroll until earlier this week.
Schultz had previously blamed the release of her private emails on Russian hackers, but has so far refused to cooperate with federal investigators, leaving many scratching their heads over what she’s trying to hide.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.