EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

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  • Starlord

    All could of been avoided by proper background checks and hiring qualified born in the USA IT people (of any colour or religion).

    • robins111

      Background checks are Raysissss, don’t cha know

    • Editor

      Yes. Aside from lack of oxygen at birth, what could posess Wasserman-Schultz to hire that bunch of goons?

      • Starlord

        She is working for pakistani intelligence or they have something on her. Nobody in their right mind after hiring one hires a whole family…

  • Brett_McS

    Depends what ‘smashed’ means. If the platters are still intact the data can be recovered.

    This Pakistani “IT” guy had his whole family employed as ‘consultants’ with ridiculous six figure salaries – courtesy of the DNC. All busy gathering information for use in future bribery and blackmail. Funnily enough the DNC don’t want this investigated!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Smashed is smashed, there’s little to do about that. The cost/benefit of attempting that kind of recovery is very very high.

    • Editor

      Actually, Brett’s distinction is important. If only the external logic board was smashed, it is, to all intents and purposes unusable but if the platters are intact, the can be swapped to another housing.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I’m pretty sure smashed is smashed up. We have shredders around here built for the sole purpose of crushing drives. Take a hammer to the platters you’re done. Though Hollywood likes the dramatic flare of setting them on fire, that’s not as useful.

        Anyway if they’re SSDs it’s a moot point ‘how’ smashed they are.

  • Clink9

    Great, now it’s all we’re going to hear about for six months on CNN.

  • simus1

    They don’t need the whole disk. Think how partial fingerprint evidence works.

  • John Boy

    Time to send some drones into Pakistan overnight!