In clandestine moves that could have been ripped from the pages of a Brad Thor or Vince Flynn thriller, U.S. agents converged on a technology expert at Washington’s Dulles Airport as he prepared to board a plane for a trip to Pakistan. His wife and kids had fled the country months earlier.
The Daily Caller reports that Imran Awan, a Pakistani national, had access to sensitive information from none other than ousted Democratic National Committee Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
“[He] had access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned as its head in July 2016.
The DCNF reported Sunday night that the FBI had joined the investigation and seized smashed hard drives from Imran’s home. The next day, the FBI apprehended him at Dulles Airport after noticing that he had purchased a ticket to Pakistan, via Qatar.”
The airport bust occurred Monday night.
But Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera noticed something odd in the ensuing days in The New York Times:
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 26, 2017
The story wasn’t there.
Some of Geraldo’s followers on Twitter thought it was odd that the ‘newspaper of record’ failed to report on the scandal involving one of the top Democrats in Congress:
They're not covering arrest?! Do they notice he was trying to flee the country? Or that it's been trending all day? Wow @nytimes
— Adriana Cohen (@AdrianaCohen16) July 26, 2017
Heather thought she knew why it wasn’t reported:
It's not Trump related
— Heather H. (@Heatherhamama) July 26, 2017
And this guy had a thought about that:
Sure it's Trump related: they busted the Russian hacker who isn't Russian worked for DNC and did not collude with Trump.
— aej (@ajackson70508) July 26, 2017
Biggest scandal of the year but Fsilong NY Times not interested. Pathetic! They will all fall House of Cards style
— ? 100%#MAGA Warrior ❌ (@markperez21) July 26, 2017
The New York Times doesn’t appear to have covered the story online, either. A man with the same name, a lecturer at Birmingham City University, has written several pieces for The Times. He doesn’t appear to be the same individual.
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