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Hill Staffers in Security Probe Said to Keep Stepmom in ‘Captivity’ to Access Cash


Reported by Luke Rosiak / / March 09, 2017

Three brothers who provided computer services to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., among others, are being investigated for improprieties that include financial ties to Middle East terrorism. (Photo: Solar/ACE Pictures/Newscom)

Congressional staffers are accused of holding their stepmother in “captivity” with violent threats in a plan to use her to access money stashed away in the Middle East. The staffers are suspected of using their positions to enrich themselves. Days before U.S. Capitol Police told House members that three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called police in Fairfax County, Virginia, to say the Democratic staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed.

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Fairfax County is just outside Washington. A relative described the woman’s life as being completely controlled by the brothers for months while they schemed to take their father’s life insurance. Authorities said the brothers–who as IT professionals for Congress could read House members’ emails– used wiretapping devices on their own stepmother and threatened to abduct loved ones in Pakistan if she didn’t give them access to money stowed away in that country.

Investigation

On Feb. 2, House officials banned Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan from the House network as part of a Capitol Police criminal investigation into the House’s computer security.

But longtime employers, including Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Gregory Meeks of New York, have stood by them.

Meeks said although the brothers had access to his data, he’d “seen no evidence that they were doing anything that was nefarious” like steal or hack, and were being unfairly picked on for being Muslim.

But a Fairfax police report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group says that separately from that investigation, on Thursday, Jan.5, at 2 p.m.,  the stepmother, Samani Galani,  called police “after her stepchildren were denying her access to her husband of eight years, Muhammad Shah, who is currently hospitalized.” Police said they responded to the Springfield, Virginia, home Galani shared with Shah.

“I made contact with her stepson, Abid, who responded to location and was obviously upset with the situation. He stated he has full power of attorney over his father and produced an unsigned, undated document as proof,” officers wrote. “He refused to disclose his father’s location.”

The father died days later, with his children denying him a final moment with Galani. His body was taken to Pakistan, where the family has significant assets. Galani was shocked to learn that his death certificate listed him as divorced, according to a relative of Galani’s. The relative spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Captivity

“They kept their stepmother in sort of illegal captivity from Oct. 16, 2016, to Feb. 2,” the relative said, telling Galani they were in charge of her life and she was not allowed to speak to anyone.

The fact that she did not speak English made it easy for them to take advantage of her, the relative said. When Shah was hospitalized, “they would not let the father communicate with the wife, they would say he’d be meeting her when they said so.”

The brothers bugged Galani’s house with hidden listening devices and told her “her movements were under constant surveillance and conversations within the house and over the telephone were being listened to,” the relative said. “They would repeat what she had told people to prove that they were really listening.”

“This happened in the United States of America, can you believe it?”

Galani obtained a secret cell phone and stood in the yard to communicate with relatives, who encouraged her to call  police, the relative said.

Living in Fear

After she did, Abid “threatened her very severely, made her fearful,” the relative said, and the brothers “told her they are going to abduct or kidnap her family back in Pakistan, and she had to apologize.” Imran then tried “to manipulate her,” the relative said. “She said to him ‘If you say you are my son then why are you keeping my phone conversations listened to?’ So he said he would remove the devices. He came into the house and she saw him remove a couple,” including under the kitchen counter.

But as soon as Shah died, the stepmother’s relative said, the brothers came into the house and “whatever documents were there they stole, a couple laptops which were their father’s property, and [they] left for Pakistan.” Then Imran called and demanded that Galani give him power of attorney–this time a Pakistani version–for assets in his father’s name there, instructing Jamal to take her to the Pakistani embassy in Washington, the relative said. “He sent a couple of people to pressure her.” Galani learned from a life insurance executive that “a few days before the father’s death, the beneficiary was changed and Abid became the beneficiary,” the relative said. On top of that, the Springfield house where she lived would go to Abid.

Galani fled from the brothers and has filed a second police complaint with Fairfax County over insurance fraud and other abuses. Abid did not return a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.Galani’s relative came forward because members of Congress have attempted to downplay the brothers’ potential crimes, and limited the investigation to the Capitol Police, who lack the ability to investigate cyber breaches and international crimes and despite naming the brothers as suspects, have not even arrested them.

‘Very Bad People’

“I am fighting to protect the country,” the relative said. “These are very bad people.”

Politico reported that Imran and his wife, Hina Alvi, are personal friends with Wasserman Schultz, who presided over the Democratic National Committee when it was subject to an email hack that she angrily blamed on Russians. Wasserman Schultz has not fired Imran, although he is banned from the House network, and circumvented the ban by having him serve as an “adviser.”

Imran began working for the Florida Democrat in 2005 and soon after, his two brothers and two of their wives all appeared on the congressional payroll, collecting more than $4 million from Congress. The brothers had numerous additional sources of income, all of which seemed to disappear. While they were supposedly working for the House, the brothers were running a car dealership full time that didn’t pay its vendors. While the brothers were working for House members, including members of the Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees, the car dealership took but did not repay a $100,000 loan from Ali Al-Attar,  a fugitive from U.S. authorities who has been linked to Hezbollah.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


Open Season

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/03/07/open-season/

Are the media and democrats on a witch hunt, or are the witches on a Trump hunt?

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


Spying vs Spying

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/03/06/spying-vs-spying/

Democrats once had a very special soft spot for Russia despite knowing of their USA spy activity. What’s Changed?

Russia and the Democrats / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco.

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The American Sniper’s Widow Sounds Off on Liberal Attacks of Trump Honoring Fallen Navy SEAL


waving flag disclaimerAuthored By Onan Coca | March 2, 2017

Carryn Owens President’s Speech

Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle, appeared on Fox News Wednesday evening to decry the liberal attacks on Carryn Owens, the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in Yemen in January.

During President Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress, the President honored Owens and his family for the sacrifices they have made for their nation. In a heartfelt and touching display, the President praised the fallen soldier and promised his wife that her husband would never be forgotten.

Sadly, in the aftermath of those comments, unhinged liberals across the media spectrum have been attacking and demeaning both the President and the Owens family. They claim that the President was simply using the fallen hero as a “prop” and they’ve denigrated Carryn Owens for being too naïve to realize she was being used.marxist-socialist-leftist-tyranny-hate-groups

For example, Democrat activist Dan Grilo immediately tweeted, “Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.”more-words

But it wasn’t just Grilo saying ridiculous and disgusting things; the same kind of commentary could be heard coming from the talking heads at MSNBC.

Hopefully MSNBC and their stable of ignorant and unfeeling liberals will face the ire of the American consumer for their horrible comments about Trump’s decision to honor Owens and his family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


waving flagSweet Dreams

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/03/02/sweet-dreams/

 Trump looking more presidential these days may be a Sweet dream for some on the right, but a nightmare for the Left.

Iranian Officer and Government Advisor says Iran has Supporters in the USA ready to Attack


waving flag disclaimerwarning-unvetted-postAuthored By Onan Coca February 28, 2017

Hassan Abbassi

We have Iranian activist Banafhseh Zand to thank for once again revealing to us the danger that we face from the Muslim world. In a recent post to his Twitter feed, Zand exposes the threat that Iran (one of the nation’s on Trump’s travel “ban” order) poses to the United States.against-america

The threat is voiced by Hassan Abbassi, who happens to be an officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran and heads up a think-tank that provides counsel for the Iranian government’s leadership. He is an important supporter of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and he is a trusted advisor to the Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Khamenei.

I say all of this so that you understand that when Abbassi speaks of foreign policy issues, particularly ones that pertain to the USA, we should be paying attention. The man has a lot of influence in Iranian politics.

Recently, Banafhseh Zand happened to get a hold of a video that showed Abbassi explaining that Iran had many loyal supporters in the United States who were ready, willing, and waiting to attack.

“We have 2 million Iranians there (in the USA) be certain that I will raise a guerilla army from amongst them against you, you know this well.

Look how vulnerable you were on 9/11 when 4 Arabs from Saudi who don’t know how to fight managed to endanger your foundations. Yet with us, you face a nation even stronger. Don’t forget, we have 7,000 PhD holders in the U.S. If only 11 people created 9/11, do you realize what we can do?

We don’t need nuclear weapons, you have 6000 nuclear warheads those warheads are our target for our guerillas to destroy. Not even an Iranian guerilla movement but we have people from ALL Islamic countries…

We will guide anyone who has problems with the U.S. We have identified the U.S.’s Achilles heel…”

The threat is real, folks, and it’s time we demand our government and our media take the threat seriously. Liberals must be forced to stop playing politics with our lives and get proactive about our national defense.America Never Forget

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Vulnerable 2018 Senate Democrats Duck Town Halls


waving flag disclaimerAuthored by Martin Walsh | Updated 28 Feb 2017 at 8:05 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/vulnerable-2018-senate-democrats-duck-town-halls/

As Republicans continue to fight back against trained activists disrupting their town halls, some of the nation’s most vulnerable Senate Democrats are refusing to hold meetings with their constituents ahead of the 2018 elections. While Congress is on recess, lawmakers across the country have been holding town halls to discuss issues ranging from repealing and replacing Obamacare, border security, and the president’s executive order limiting immigration from seven terror-ridden nations.

While disruptions to Republican town halls have received much of the media’s attention, notable Democrats are skipping out on the chance to speak to the voters about important issues. Democrats avoiding in-person town halls altogether have instead resorted to communication through the telephone, e-mail surveys, and social media. Some are only meeting with voters in controlled environments with limited opportunities to ask questions, according to ABC News.

“Seems to me that all these members of Congress are afraid to face their constituents,” said Hillary Shields, a volunteer organizer with the Kansas City Indivisible, said after Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) declined the group’s invitation to attend a town hall.

Democrats will be defending 25 seats in 2018, 10 of which are in states carried by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. 

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McCaskill declined an invitation from Indivisible, the liberal activist group leading many of the protests against Republican lawmakers at town halls, and instead sent one of her staffers to speak on her behalf, according to ABC News.

Trump won McCaskill’s state by 19 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, making Missouri a high-priority target for Republicans to try to unseat McCaskill in 2018. McCaskill does not have any scheduled town halls, but she is slated to speak with her constituents this upcoming week on Facebook Live.

The political pressure has kept other endangered Democrats in hiding from their constituents. Neither Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) held in-person town halls during the recent recess. Trump won both of their states by more than 30 points in November. Heitkamp’s office indicated that she participated in a discussion about flood issues with voters in northeastern North Dakota and attended a subsequent ribbon-cutting event. Likewise, Manchin’s office reported an equally busy schedule, while his constituents argued he has been “hard to find” this past week, according to the Associated Press.

In Montana, where Trump beat Clinton by 20 percentage points, Sen. Jon Tester made a few small public appearances, but none in the form of a town hall where voters could ask him questions.

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) claimed he would be hosting a town hall in early March, but details of the event are not yet available on his official website. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) delivered remarks to students Thursday, while Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) spoke with his constituents through a tele-town hall.

Other Senate Democrats not up for re-election in 2018 are ducking town halls, too. Washington Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are not scheduled to speak in their states at all, The Seattle Times reported.

Last Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) faced a raucous crowd that repeatedly heckled the former infantryman as he attempted to answer audience questions. Cotton kept his cool and answered many of the questions that were asked of him, even as he was being booed.

The importance of speaking to your constituents is crucial, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It’s now on us to produce results. And one of the things that we need to do is engage with the public,” Christie said.

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