For Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Awan brothers scandal is like a dripping faucet which you can’t turn off.
It’s annoying, it keeps you up at night, and no matter what you do, until you come clean and call professional help, it’s not going to stop.
In the background, you can already hear your spouse go: ‘At a certain point, you’re going to have to admit you did something wrong there, dear’.
And so it is for the former chairperson for the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
It has reached our editorial desks that Imran Awan, the former congressional IT staffer who tried to flee the country, and his wife, who fled already, are both seeking immunity from federal prosecutors.
In exchange for the granting of this said immunity they will offer significant testimony against the Democratic representative from Florida.
Despite currently being in Pakistan in relative safety, Awan’s wife Hina would consider returning to the US where the fraud charges against her would then be dropped.
Republican representative Trent Franks from Arizona commented on this news: “The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people. I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.”
And there is Pakistan. A rather nasty detail of course is that the location and country of origin of the culprits in this story, the Awans, has since the breaking of this dripping news stream, not gotten a good public relations review from the White House Administration.
In a recent speech, the Trump administration has said that they are considering taking a harder stance against Pakistan for supporting terrorist groups active in Afghanistan.
In that context to have two Pakistanis in the midst of an IT scandal with access to the US House computers, seems to us like a step too far for Miss Schulz.
Whether this will be enough for the next building block of the Democratic party to come down, of course remains to be seen.
As always here at The Goldwater, we’ll keep you updated.