Stand by your Awan (4)

Andrew McCarthy’s most recent NRO column on the case of the Awans is “The very strange indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT scammers.” Paul wrote about it last night here. The sagacious Mr. McCarthy concludes with the observation: “There is something very strange going on here.” If you haven’t done so yet, please read Andy’s column.

A little birdie draws attention to the attorney representing Imran Awan. The attorney’s name is Christopher Gowen. Gowen formulated his comment on Awan’s case with a familiar public relations spin. He described it as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.” Clearly.

The little birdie points out Gowen’s firm profile. He links to this background on Gowen in Conservative Review. He quotes from Gowen’s firm profile:

Recognized for his years of experience and accomplishments, the District of Columbia Superior Court appointed Mr. Gowen to two panels for representing defendants under the Criminal Justice Act as well as respondents in criminal juvenile proceedings. He began his legal career as a public defender in Miami-Dade, Florida where he represented hundreds of adult and juvenile clients accused of committing crimes. Mr. Gowen left the Public Defender’s office to work for former President William Jefferson Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Chris was a fact checker for President Clinton’s memoir, My Life. He also served as a traveling aid for President Clinton’s national and international trips. Chris finished his tenure with the Clintons by directing the advance operations for then-Senator Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign.

As a wise man once said, “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

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