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Go deeper: Why Trump is tweeting about "Awan & Debbie"

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a black top and glasses with red pins
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted about a "Democrat I.T. scandal" on Thursday morning, demanding that the Justice Department not let "[Imran] Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook."

Between the lines: This is the second time in a week that Trump has tweeted about speculative, right-wing theories. While Awan, a former congressional I.T. aide, is under FBI investigation and faces fraud charges, as of right now, there is no evidence that the most salacious accusations are true.