Reports of the FBI seizing computer hard drives form the home of the congressional IT director and aide of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are accurate, according to FBI sources: with the exception of one major detail. The computer hard drives were not damaged when they were confiscated, FBI sources said.
The FBI, who is working in some capacity to assist with the Capitol Police on the Awan investigation, confirm the hard drives and other computer equipment have been damaged but are pointing the finger at the Capitol Police’s chain of custody with the evidence. The FBI, they said, would not damage evidence and stressed if someone went to the trouble of destroying evidence before a seizure they normally would discard of it as well, federal sources said.
Capitol Police officials would not respond to requests for comment.
Who did it? FBI just holds up their hands, and says, “Not us!” How’d it happen? “Not us!” When did it happen? “Not us!” Notice they don’t appear too interested in what happened. Funny stuff.
It probably means somebody in the US intelligence machine was running the Awan brothers. Either domestic intel is protecting an asset, or they feared there would be something on the drives linking the brothers to domestic intel. That does not mean they weren’t spying for other entities, but it does give you an idea of how hard it is to keep secrets from the Deep State in the US government. Evidence in a US spying investigation can mysteriously be smashed, and nobody will ask questions.
It also gives you an idea of what Trump is up against. I am sure some government/Deep State entity right now has several sources running IT in the White House, running security on Trump, and even in the White House staff reporting on gossip.
People complain that Trump hasn’t taken on the Deep State directly yet, but he is in a tricky position. He may not be able to confront them due to their penetration of White House operations compromising his operations too much. He may be pausing to see if events change that, or he may have already decided fighting that battle is not possible at this juncture, so he will just focus on leading in governance. There is no glory in making a suicide run when you can maybe do good elsewhere for the time being instead.
Still it gives you an idea of deep state power. My own belief is whoever wrote the TV show Burn Notice knew something about what was going on in government, and based the show on it. In that show, the covert intelligence network named “Management” is very reminiscent of what the Deep State seems to be. They have assets on standby all around – every agency, every office, it is all penetrated and controlled. Their people promote their people into positions of power, so they control the machinery. As a result their people can do the impossible, be it telling you exactly what the President has said that morning and who he said it to, or destroying evidence inside a Police Evidence room if they don’t want it to ever see the light of day.
All of it is just the natural evolution of power when resources are so freely available that nobody will ever starve, no matter how much you drain out of the system. In this environment of free resources and amygdala atrophy, anything can be built, and nobody cares enough to stop it.