A high level Democrat Congressional staffer was just arrested by the FBI trying to flee the country to Pakistan.

He was at the center of an investigation into a sensitive data breach where information from critical House Committees had been stolen.

Now his ties to Bill Clinton are leading everyone to ask disturbing questions.

Imran Awan was arrested by the FBI on bank fraud while trying to flee to Pakistan after wiring nearly $300,000 to his homeland.

Awan is linked to individuals with ties to Hezbollah, and some critics believe he is also linked to foreign intelligence services.

The new tenant at the property Awan rented out also discovered smashed lap tops and computer equipment which led many to believe he was covering up stolen data and who it was sent to.

When Awan was arrested, attorney Chris Gowen immediately stepped forward to defend him by claiming Awan was the victim of right-wing hate.

Gowen’s close associations with Bill and Hillary Clinton – as well as the Clinton Foundation – quickly raised eyebrows across Washington.

Jordan Schactel wrote at Conservative Review:

“After Awan’s arrest, Gowen immediately jumped into the fray, alleging that Awan was a victim of Islamophobia. He labeled Awan’s arrest as part of “a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”

His statement displays a remarkably similar tone to the one often promulgated by his former boss, Hillary Clinton, who often spoke of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to undermine her family and her leftist ideals.

Gowen’s past includes several stints in the Clinton machine’s orbit. He began his legal life as a public defender but left that job for the Bill Clinton White House. At the time, he also worked for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Years later, he jumped on board Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, directing advance operations there, according to his biography from his law firm, Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, PLLC. In another bio page, Gowen states he has consulted with former Democratic presidential contenders John Kerry and John Edwards.

Another biography, from American University, says Gowen worked with several controversial Clinton projects, including The Clinton Global Initiative, The Clinton Foundation, and The Clinton Health Access Initiative.

In 2012, Gowen went to bat for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, whose family is deeply connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. After GOP reps explored Abedin’s nefarious ties, Gowen pledged to “stand with Huma.”

Schactel wonders why Awan was hooked up with Gowen so quickly.

He noted that Awan worked for former Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was a key Clinton ally:

“Gowen’s Clinton connections are intriguing on another level, given that Awan’s employer in the House, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, remains a close Clinton confidant. The former Democratic National Committee chair resigned from her position after emails surfaced alleging she attempted to tip the scales of the Democratic primary in Clinton’s favor. Wasserman Schultz was also the 2008 campaign co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s first failed run for president.

It remains unclear at this time how Imran Awan managed to link up with Gowen and retain his services.”

Why did a Clinton-connected lawyer move so quickly to represent Awan?

That is one of the many disturbing questions in this growing scandal.

Another is why Wasserman Schultz stonewalled for months and blocked the Capitol Police from scanning a lap top they had in their possession.

Her conduct in that matter was similar to how the Democrat National Committee refused to let the authorities access their servers after claiming they’d been hacked by the Russians.

Both of these cases are leading many to wonder just what they are trying to hide.

A Clinton-connected lawyer jumping into the fray is only going to raise more questions.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.