While most of the country was focused on Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, a troubling story broke about our national security that didn’t get as much attention.
Apparently, a major security breach took place with high-ranking members of Congress.
From The Daily Caller:
Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.
Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.
Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.
You have to imagine that these three would not have been immediately relieved of their duties if there was any doubt that something improper happened.
Hopefully, this breach doesn’t lead to anything that could harm the country in the future.