Luck be a Wasserman tonight. That’s Steven Wasserman, assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and word has it that he will handle the case against computer guru Imran Awan, who was arrested Tuesday on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport.
Awan was employed as a consultant by several congressional Democrats, only of which continued paying him after he was accused of stealing computers and data systems in February.
That Congress member’s name? [score]Debbie Wasserman Schultz[/score] (D., Fla.). It’s no coincidence she shares a surname with Steven Wasserman. The two are sister and brother.
Talk about your coincidences! Awan was also a longtime Clinton associate.
And Steven Wasserman’s previous judicial triumphs include having thrown a wrench into the Seth Rich murder case, but of course the Clintons had no connection whatsoever with Rich. Certainly they had no reason to order his execution.
So will Wasserman recuse himself from the Awan case? And even if he does, will he avoid using his considerable influence to keep his sister’s good name(!) out of the case and out of the headlines related to it?