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Leid Stories—Indictment of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Ex-Tech Aide Opens Many Cans of Worms–08.21.17

George Webb, a citizen journalist with Crowdsource the Truth, who was the first to raise pointed questions about Imran Awan, returns with more answers about the Pakistan-born IT engineer who owned and operated his own private business while managing to add several dozen high-level congressional accounts, most of them from Democrats serving on committees handling classified information. On July 24, …

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Leid Stories—Free Your Mind of the Week’s Assaults on Us All!—08.18.17

Download this episode (right click and save)We’ve been through a gut-wrenching week. We can only hope that things won’t get worse anytime soon; we’re overloaded as it is. It helps to talk things through. It helps to re-situate ourselves in our own power. It helps to find and build community. You can start or continue right here, on Leid Stories’ …

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Leid Stories—Trump and His ‘Facts’ About Charlottesville—08.16.17

Download this episode (right click and save) He would have addressed sooner the race war that exploded last Saturday in a three-part tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., but President Donald Trump said he thought it ill-advised to speak without knowing “all the facts.” That moment apparently came yesterday. Armed with the “facts,” Trump called a news conference at his Trump Tower …

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Leid Stories—After Charlottesville, A Slow Burn or Slow Burnout for Trump?—08.15.17

America has noted President Donald Trump’s slow-to-show, half-hearted reaction to the deadly, white-racist protest in Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday. And they’re seeing that swift reaction and opposition by the people to other Charlottesville-style protests planned across the country are being cancelled. Trump, bewilderingly, sees a political opportunity here to [re-] build his base for re-election. Does this not suggest that …

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Leid Stories—The Awan Brothers: A Different Kind of Family Business (Part 2)—08.11.17

It wasn’t until Imran Awan’s July 24 arrest by federal agents at Dulles International Airport on bank-fraud charges that a fuller picture of the mysterious man began to emerge. Certainly by then there were more than enough signals that Awan was no clean slate, but he’d skillfully maneuvered his way up the career ladder to be the go-to IT consultant …

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Leid Stories—The Awan Brothers: A Different Kind of Family Business (Part 2)—08.10.17

It wasn’t until Imran Awan’s July 24 arrest by federal agents at Dulles International Airport on bank-fraud charges that a fuller picture of the mysterious man began to emerge. Certainly by then there were more than enough signals that Awan was no clean slate, but he’d skillfully maneuvered his way up the career ladder to be the go-to IT consultant …

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Leid Stories—The Awan Brothers: A Different Kind of Family Business—08.09.17

On July 24, Imran Awan, a Pakistan-born owner of a U.S.-based IT business with dozens of congressional accounts, was about to board a flight back home but instead was arrested by federal agents at Dulles International Airport on bank fraud charges and taken into custody. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, had falsified information on a bank loan for a …

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Leid Stories—Hillary, Bill & Co. Give No Clue They’re Trapped, but The Evidence Mounts Against Them—08.08.17

Charles Ortel report his latest forensic findings on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s  labyrinthine business enterprises that, along with daughter Chelsea, they operated under the auspices of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation. Ortel has spent more than two years examining the foundation, its principals and officers, and its official records, and has declared it “the largest unprosecuted fraud in U.S. history.” …