Conservative author and commentator Mark Steyn told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that the real "collusion" controversy could very well lie within the heart of the DNC — and on the shoulders of former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT staffer who was arrested on Monday night, attempting to flee the United States.
Pakistani-born Imran Awan was apprehended and arrested at Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport and arraigned on charges of bank fraud.
Awan had been under investigation for an information technology procurement scandal in the U.S. House resulting in security breaches.
Awan, who was hired in 2005, was reportedly in possession of an iPad used by then-DNC Chair Schultz, a Florida representative, around the time that DNC emails were leaked to WikiLeaks.
Awan, three members of his family, and close friend Rao Abbas were House IT workers and are accused of stealing equipment from Democratic members’ offices without their knowledge and committing potentially illegal violations on the House IT network, including leaking sensitive information stored within the servers and personal devices of House members.
The Awan family — as well as friends — were alleged to have owed money to the terrorist group Hezbollah.
Reports have revealed that Awan was not only abusing the system for financial gain but also may have had access to top DNC leadership technology.
The Awans worked in 32 House member offices, all Democrats, including the office of Schultz and members of the Homeland Security Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Intelligence Committee. The tech team also worked in the office of the House Democratic Caucus.
Steyn on Wednesday told Carlson that all elements for possible "collusion" that the Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller are seeking in President Donald Trump are able to be found in the saga of Schultz's former aide.
"It's about everything that the Democrats and the media spent months ... trying to prove [with] the Russia investigation," Steyn said, noting that Awan's story itself revolved around a "powerful political figure" attempting to interfere with a federal investigation.
"We have actual criminal elements," Steyn continued. "Everything they've been looking for is ... staring them in the face with this mysterious guy."
Steyn noted that it seemed curious that "one guy from Pakistan" wound up providing IT services for many powerful Democrats over the years.
Steyn told Carlson that Schultz was the head of the DNC during Hillary Clinton's email scandal, and that Mueller could "wrap this thing up in the next 48 hours" if he were to investigate it further.
See the segment in the video below.