California’s Attorney General, former Congressman Xavier Becerra, accepted the 2017 Leland Yee Award For Exemplary Achievement in Democratic Lawmaking in a ceremony today at the minimum-security Fort Worth Medical Center.
“I did what any public servant would do,” said Becerra. “I protected our democracy from a politically-motivated witch hunt. But I have to give all props to Hillary Clinton. It wouldn’t have been possible without her trailblazing efforts in digital transparency.”
Former California state Senator Yee – inmate number 19629-111 – is serving time for selling votes and arranging illegal arms shipments, but took time out of his busy day to congratulate Becerra on his deft handling of the “criminal investigation” of the Imran Awan “secret server scandal.”
The award signed by Gov. Jerry Brown praises Becerra for “selflessly” serving as “California’s top law enforcement officer, where he continues to protect the Party and the State from unjust federal laws.”
Senior law enforcement officials in Washington, DC, say then-Congressman Becerra sought to “wipe” a “secret server” connected to the House Democratic Caucus, and then provided a “falsified image” of that server to police.
“Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server,” wrote investigative reporter Luke Rosiak. “Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations.”