Magazine October 2, 2017, Issue

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Laptop

(Mike Segar/Reuters)
House Democrats face a brewing IT scandal

Why is Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) so worried about a laptop computer that she claims she has never seen before? So worried, in fact, that she has spent five months trying to block investigators from searching it?

Investigators found the laptop on Capitol Hill along with other intriguing items tied to a potentially explosive scandal that the mainstream media seem determined not to cover. The probe, now being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, centers on a family of Pakistani Americans, alleged fraudsters who were hired as information-technology specialists by Wasserman Schultz and scores of other House Democrats.


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