The White House made an official statement on Thursday, calling for a formal investigation into Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former aide who was arrested at the airport on Tuesday after trying to flee to Pakistan.
The aide has been accused of stealing equipment and potentially breaching the House intel network. He wired more than $283,000 to Pakistan prior to his arrest and is now facing additional charges of bank fraud.
Check it out (per Washington Tribune):
“I do think it is something we should fully look into and there should be a thorough investigation,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Mrs. Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, fired the staffer, Pakistan-born Imran Awan, after he was arrested Monday at Dulles Airport outside Washington trying to flee the country.
The Florida congresswoman also told investigators there would be “consequences” if Mr Awan’s laptop seized by police was not promptly returned to her office.
Mr. Awan, 37, of Lorton, Virginia, pleaded not guilty to a charge of bank fraud and was released on strict conditions that he remain at home and wear a GPS monitoring device.
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