A couple weeks ago FBI agents raided Pakistani-born Awan’s home and seized smashed computer hard drives.
Awan was arrested on bank fraud charges at Dulles International Airport while attempting to leave the country.
On Thursday, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and requested that the Justice Department freeze Aswan’s assets, to stop him from transferring any illegally-obtained funds out of the U.S.
During an interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Thursday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz shared her concerns about Aswan.
“I had grave concerns about his due process rights being violated. When their investigation was reviewed with me, I was presented with no evidence of anything that they were being investigated for. And so that, in me, gave me great concern that his due process rights were being violated. That there were racial and ethnic profiling concerns that I had,” said Wasserman Schultz.
She also stated that she believes Awan was put under more scrutiny because he’s Muslim. When Awan and his family’s access to the House IT network was cut off, Wasserman Schultz was told they were under investigation for “procurement violations and data transfer violations.”
Wasserman Schultz blamed the incident on “the right-wing media circus fringe” that “immediately focused” on “outrageous, egregious conclusions” of a “run-of-the-mill investigation.”
“He is from Pakistan. […] He’s an American, a naturalized American citizen. His children are natural-born citizens. His wife is a naturalized American citizen. And I mean when you’re trying to flee, you don’t fill out a form with your employer and go on unpaid leave,” claimed Wasserman Schultz.
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