for future grand juries and not skating. This one smells to high heaven. The Rot at the Heart of DOJ’s Sweetheart Deal for Imran Awan Justice Department prosecutors and congressional investigators both cannot be right about the House IT scandal by Mark Tapscott | Updated 05 Jul 2018 at 7:47 AMen Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors announced Tuesday they won’t press charges against House IT scandal kingpin Imran Awan, they violated one of the most fundamental rules of logic, the law of non-contradiction: That which is A cannot simultaneously also be non-A. Either Awan, his wife, two of his brothers and an unrelated friend — all of whom at one time or another since 2005 worked as IT aides for more than 40 House Democrats, including numerous members of the Armed Services, Homeland Security and Intelligence committees — used their congressional IT positions for illegal, possibly subversive, purposes. Or they didn’t. Awan is either A or Non-A. He cannot be both. Here's the A, as explained by House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and House chief administrative officer Phil Kiko in a six-page, Feb. 7, 2017, memo marked "URGENT" and addressed to the House Committee on Administration: Irving and Kiko said their investigation found "'numerous and egregious violations of House IT security' by members of the Awan family, including using Congress members' usernames and 'the unauthorized storage of sensitive House information outside the House ... These employees accessed user accounts and computers for offices that did not employ them, without the knowledge and permission of the impacted member's office,' the Irving/Kiko memo said, adding, 'Four of the employees accessed the Democratic Caucus computers 5,735 times.' "More than 100 office computers were open to access from people not on the office's staff, it said," according to Daily Caller News Foundation's Luke Rosiak, who first reported the document. Rosiak also reported the House office of inspector general (IG) gave House leaders a presentation in September 2016, claiming Awan and two of his brothers were improperly accessing servers for the offices of members who had previously terminated them, and were illegally transferring data to an off-site server. The IG said the evidence “suggests steps are being taken to conceal their activity” and that their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization.” Here's the actual story.